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Management/Supervision Certificate
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
 

This certificate prepares students for entry-level management/supervision positions. This program will introduce the student to the concepts and theories of management and provide practical skills essential for managing employees in the modern workplace. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Management/Supervision Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree.

 

 

Required Coursework (minimum 24 credit hours)

ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 credits
BUS 252 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUS 253 Supervision 3 credits
BUS Electives with “ACCT” or “BUS” prefix 7 credits
BUS 283 Management Practicum – Management Certification/review 4 credits
Total: 25 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Effective: Fall 2011
Current as: 7/16/14

 

 

Employment Information

Is this for me?
Consider a career in management/
supervision if you are good at
seeing the big picture, have the
ability to inspire others in
pursuing a common goal, and are
not afraid of having difficult
conversations.

Managers or supervisors lead teams, departments or buildings. They are knowledgeable about their products or groups; they set goals and lead their teams toward accomplishing them.

Managers have more and different roles than those they supervise, and ultimately they are responsible for the quality of the product or service that their workers make or perform. They set schedules, delegate work, pick up the slack when their group is shorthanded, help solve problems between employees, advocate on behalf of their employees to upper management, and sometimes need to hire or fire people.

Good interpersonal relationships are an important management skill, and great managers inspire their people to do their best work.

The median annual wage for management occupations was $100,790 in May 2016, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups. Salaries will vary depending on the type of industry, i.e. manufacturing, education, health care, etc.


Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of management occupations is projected to grow nine percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 878,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more people to manage these operations.

Glen Oaks Program
This certificate prepares students for entry-level management/supervision positions by introducing them to the concepts and theories of management and provides practical skills essential for managing employees in the modern workplace. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Management/Supervision Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree.

 

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Management/Marketing Certificate
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
 

The Management/Marketing Certificate will prepare the student for entry-level positions in marketing for all types of businesses. The program will familiarize the student with the skills needed for understanding the effects of marketing on an organization. Areas of study will include advertising, promotions, market research, retailing, and forecasting. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Management/Marketing Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree.

 

 

Required Coursework

ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 credits
BUS 153 Advertising 3 credits
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
BUS Electives with “ACCT” or “BUS” prefix 7 credits
BUS 282 Marketing Practicum – AMA certification attainable 4 credits
Total: 25 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Effective: Fall 2011
Current/Updated: 3/17/16

 

 

Employment Information

Is this for me?
Consider a career as a marketing
manager if you are creative,
outgoing, friendly, communicate
well, attentive to detail, and
skilled in computer use, budgeting,
negotiating, and long-term planning.

Marketing managers oversee the promotion of a business or product. They create, execute and evaluate advertising campaigns over multiple channels, develop strategies to publicize new products, listen to customer feedback, and report to upper management. They build relationships with media, vendors, employees and clients to ensure their company is presented in the best light possible.

While traditional communication skills are important for this field, digital marketing skills such as search engine optimization, analytics and staying up to date on social media are increasingly important.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for marketing managers was $131,180 per year.


Glen Oaks Program
The Management/Marketing Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in marketing for all types of businesses, by familiarizing them with the skills needed for understanding the effects of marketing on an organization. Areas of study include advertising, promotions, market research, retailing, and forecasting. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Management/Marketing Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree.

Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, the overall employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow nine percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.

Advertising, promotional, and marketing campaigns are expected to continue to be essential as organizations seek to maintain and expand their market share. Advertising and promotions managers will be needed to plan, direct, and coordinate advertising and promotional campaigns, as well as to introduce new products into the marketplace.

 

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Accounting Certificate
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
This is an entry-level certificate for students wishing to pursue accounting careers in the retail, service, or manufacturing sector. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles and knowledge, as well as basic business and communications skills. This certificate may be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree.

Required Coursework

ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits
ACCT 109 Payroll Accounting* 2 credits
ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 credits
ACCT 112 Principles of Accounting II* 4 credits
ACCT 113 Quick Books for Accounting* 2 credits
ACCT 204 Small Business Tax Accounting 2 credits
ACCT 213 Cost Accounting* 3 credits
BUS 281 Accounting Practicum Bookkeeping Industry Certification Review 4 credits
Total: 25 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

Effective: Fall 2012
Current/Updated: 3/17/16

Employment Information

Accounting Certificate
The Accounting Certificate is a
program of study for those wishing
to pursue entry-level positions in
accounting and tax services, CPA
firms, retail stores, wholesale
firms, banks, manufacturing,
government agencies, hospitals,
education, entertainment/film and
insurance. Emphasis is placed on
accounting principles and
knowledge, as well as basic
business and communications skills.

Accountants and auditors review and prepare financial documents. They may work in the private or public sector or in non-for-profit organizations or in government. Their job is to ensure accuracy and that the business runs efficiently. Accountants who prepare tax returns are prepared to meet all the latest tax regulations and ensure that they are filed on time.

There are about 1.2 million accountants and auditor jobs in the U.S. and employment is expected to grow 16 percent through 2020 according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are approximately 1.8 million bookkeepers, accounting and auditing clerks in the U.S. with an expected growth of 14 percent.

Median annual pay for accountants and auditors was $61,690 in the latest data from the NBLS, while median annual pay for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks was $34,030.

Professional accountants and auditors in Michigan, with added experience, an advanced degree and/or certified public accountant (CPA) credentials, averaged annual pay of over $60,000 in 2006. Tax accountants in large organizations are likely to be paid between $38,000 and $46,000 to start, according to the major staffing firm Robert Half International.


Is this for me?
Accountants should have an aptitude for mathematics and be able to analyze compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. They must be able to clearly communicate results to client and managers. Accountants must have high standards of integrity and they must be good at working with people, business systems and computers.
Add to your certificate
This certificate program applies toward the Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree (62 credits) which is designed for those moving directly into the workplace upon graduation. This flexible degree offers a wide range of classroom experiences in accounting, computers, management, marketing, administrative assistant, supervision and medical-related careers.
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Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU Concentration
Course OverviewCourse Guide
Students seeking an Associates of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU can move directly in the workforce or continue on to further studies in Agricultural Operations. Students will take courses from Glen Oaks and Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) emphasizing fundamentals in farm and crop management. Students will study in such fields as soil and water usage, plant nutrients, crop disease and pest management, natural resource and land management, emerging technologies, and regulations. Students are required to meet with advisors from Glen Oaks and MSU on course selection.

Glen Oaks Required Coursework
Communications (6 credit hours, from MTA list)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 Credits/3 Contacts
**ENG 122 English Composition 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (choose 3-4 credits, from MTA list)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any LNG Course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any REL Course* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any SOC Course* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

Other courses in ART, ENG (126 or higher), HIST, MUS, PSY can be used by Advisor approval

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (choose 3-5 credits, from MTA list)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
Any CHEM Course* 4 Credits/5-6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
MATH 117 Finite Math* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
**MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 162 Calculus II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

Other courses in BIO, MATH, PHYS can be used by Advisor approval

Elective Courses
19-22 elective credits as needed to reach 34 total GOCC credit hours

Suggested Electives:

ACCT Courses 2-4 Credits/2-4 Contacts
AGT 101 Hydraulic Theory & Operation 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 102 Production Agriculture 2 Credits/3 Contacts
AGT 104 Vehicle/Equip. Electrical Fundamentals 3 Credits/5 Contacts
AGT 107 Preventive Maintenance & Service 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 109 Heating, Venting & Air Conditioning 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 116 Combine Maintenance & Repair 3 Credits/7 Contacts
ART 115 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 116 Color for Graphic Design 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 170 Image Manipulation: Photoshop 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 172 Digital Illustration* 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 274 Typography* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ART 276 Advertising Design* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ART 280/CIS 280 Web Design w/ Dreamweaver 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
COM Courses 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Glen Oaks Courses: 34 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite
** Minimum requirements to for transfer to MSU

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree.

MSU IAT Requirements

ABM 130 Farm Management I 3 credits
AE 131 Water Resource Protection and Mgmt 3 credits
AE 143 Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies 3 credits
AT 202 Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Course 3 credits
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3 credits
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3 credits
CSS 105 Agricultural Industries Seminar 1 credits
CSS 126 Introduction to Weed Management 2 credits
CSS 143 Applied Soil Science 2 credits
ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants 3 credits
PLP 105 Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology 2 credits
MSU Elective Credits 6 credits
MSU Courses: 34 credits
Total Minimum Credit Hours: 68 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

MSU Courses are billed through MSU

GOCC tuition is calculated on contact hours.
MSU administers financial aid for students in this program.

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

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Associate of Business
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Business Degree will give the students a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those individuals planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transferability of courses.

Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (choose 1; consult Advisor for best choice)

MATH 117 Finite Math*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 151 College Algebra*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Science (choose 1 course)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Required Courses (23 credit hours)

ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ACCT 112 Principles of Accounting II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 255 Business Law* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Elective Courses
Minimum of 6 elective credit hours as needed to reach 60 total credits

Business Electives to Consider

ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 205 Business Statistics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 251 Organizational Behavior* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 252 Introduction to Management* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Other ACCT/BUS Courses – in consultation with Advisor
Total Credit Hours: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required for any courses in the general education (MTA) areas.
Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 111 ACCT 112 COM 150 BUS Elective
BUS 104 BUS Elective BUS 255 ECON 204
ENG 121 MATH course ECON 203 MTA Humanities course
BUS Elective MTA Social Science course MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Natural Science course
MTA Humanities course

Current/Revised: 04/08/2020

Employment Information

Faculty

Glen Oaks faculty are skilled,
knowledgeable, and enthusiastic
about the subjects they teach.
One of our Professor of
Business, Larry Hass, has been
named five times to Who’s Who
Among Teachers at America’s
Junior Colleges and has authored
and edited sections of several
business textbooks.

The Associate of Business (AB) degree gives the student a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transfer-ability of courses.

Glen Oaks Community College students are at an advantage with a community college “start” before transferring to a college or university. Glen Oaks advisors have complete curriculum guides listing course equivalencies for many programs. Glen Oaks advisors work closely with colleges, receive regular program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at various institutions. They keep current on transfer information which impacts Glen Oaks students.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:

  • Accounting
  • Service
  • Business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Health Care
  • Banking & Finance
  • Management/Marketing
  • Retail

The U.S. Department of Labor expects jobs in management to show above average growth through 2016. This is due to the continuing complexity of business. According to National Bureau of Labor Statistics data, first-line retail supervisors/managers of retail sales workers earned $37,427 on average and first-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers earned as much as $64,281 on average in annual wages.


Is this for me?
Successful business people have a passion for business. They must know their business inside and out and have the drive to effectively execute the business plan. They must have the pulse on new and emerging products, businesses, and technology.Business managers must keep an eye on the competition and continually identify ways to maintain and grow the business. It is important to set realistic business goals and stay focused on achieving them.
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Associate of Applied Science in Business
Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Business degree generally move directly into the workplace upon graduation. This Associate degree is flexible and provides a wide range of classroom experience in the fields of accounting, computers, management, marketing, administrative assistant, medical office assistant, medical transcriptionist, health insurance/coder biller and supervision. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to choose classes that pertain to their area of concentration.

Orientation and College Success (3 credit hours)

BUS 101 College Skills and Portfolio Writing 3 credits

 

Program Introduction (3 credit hours)

 BUS 104 Introduction to Business  3 credits

 

Communications (10 credit hours)

 BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications*  4 credits
OR
 ENG 121 English Composition I*  3 credits
 COM 140 Speech*  3 credits
OR
 COM 150 Public Speaking*  4 credits

 

Computer Literacy

 CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software 4 credits

 

Humanities (4 credit hours recommended courses)

 ART 100 Art Appreciation*  4 credits
OR
 PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits

 

Social Science (8 credit hours recommended courses)

 ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)*  4 credits
 PSY 101 Psychology*  4 credits

 

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

 BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications  3 credits

 

Certificate Program Required

To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree the student must complete (1) of the following business, computer or medical-related certificates:

Accounting Certificate
Computer Support Technician Certificate
Management/Marketing Certificate
Management/Supervision Certificate
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant

Business elective courses as needed to meet requirements for degree

Total:  60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

Under certain categories, substitutions are possible with approval

 

Scope & Sequence:

AASB with Accounting Certificate

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 100  ACCT 109  ACCT 112  ACCT 113
BUS 101  ACCT 111  BUS 105  ACCT 204
CIS 101  BUS 104  BUS 111  ACCT 213
ENG 121  COM 140 OR 150  ECON 203  ART 100 OR PHIL 210
 PSY 101  BUS 281

 

AASB with Management/Marketing Certificate

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 100 ACCT 111 BUS 111 ART 100 OR PHIL 210
BUS 101 BUS 250 BUS 153 BUS 282
BUS 104 CIS 101 ECON 203 BUS Elective
BUS 105 COM 140 OR 150 PSY 101 BUS Elective
ENG 121

 

AASB with Management Supervision Certificate

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 100 ACCT 111 BUS 111 ART 100 OR PHIL 210
BUS 101 BUS 252 BUS 253 BUS 283
BUS 104 CIS 101 ECON 203 BUS Elective
BUS 105 COM 140 OR 150 PSY 101 BUS Elective
ENG 121

 

Effective: Fall 2012
Current/Updated: 3/17/16

Employment Information

Faculty

Our Business faculty have worked
in business and industry and
continued their own education to
bring current expertise and
experiences to the classroom.
Involvement of local professionals
also assures programs are relevant.
Concepts and practices cover a
variety of industries and
organizations.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree is designed for those intending to move directly into the workplace upon graduation. This flexible degree offers a wide range of classroom experience in management/marketing, accounting, computers, administrative assistant and medical-related careers.

While earning the AASB, the student must obtain one of the following occupational certificates: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Database Programming, Management/Marketing, Management/Supervision, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Assistant and Web Page Design.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:

  • Business
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Customer Service
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Construction
  • Agri-Science
  • Food Service

Graduates are qualified for business-related positions in diverse fields including education, small business, government, advertising, sales, legal, agriculture, construction, transportation, travel, tourism, entertainment, architecture, hospitals and medical-related offices, or in the newspaper/television and radio industry.

According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the annual wage for a customer service representative in 2010 was $30,460; human resource assistants earned $37,510; travel agents reported $34,600; lodging managers earned $46,880; and executive secretaries and administrative assistants reported an average of $34,660.


Is this for me?
A degree in business offers a variety of opportunities. Business students gain a general background of business skills including accounting, marketing, finance, sales and management. Students learn how to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. In addition, they learn to think analytically to make sound financial decisions. These important skills can help prepare one to become a manager or earn a promotion or salary increase.Business majors should possess good communication and critical thinking skills. They enjoy working with people, are detail-oriented and have an interest in a variety of business areas.Invest in your future through a versatile and rewarding career in business.