Business Emphasis (AA Degree A8981)

Degree A8981
An emphasis in Business provides the student with an understanding of business and its role in society. Students will have knowledge of various business functions and economic analysis. Upon completion of this degree students will be prepared for an entry level job in the business world.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSC 1APrinciples of Economics - Macroeconomics3
or BUSC 1AH Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
BUSC 1BPrinciples of Economics - Microeconomics3
or BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
or CISB 11 Computer Information Systems
Choose a minimum of 3 courses from the following which should be selected in consultation with a counselor or educational advisor:9-13
Principles of Accounting - Financial
Principles of Accounting - Managerial
Applied Business Statistics
Business Law
Principles of Business
Business Communications
Total Units18.5-22.5

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Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the basic accounting system and how it is used to serve business needs.
  • List and explain the foundations upon which business is built and the economic challenges facing the United States.
  • Compose an appropriate, effective letter presenting good news, bad news, sales, or persuasive content.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Guided Pathways of Study

When students can identify a career goal early on in their educational journey, they are more likely to complete on time and succeed. Consistent guidance and a clear outline of the required courses help support students decisions in choosing the right program for them. Explore below to find the programs that most interest you.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units9
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 1
BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics 3 3
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units9
Summer Term 1
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
 Units1-3
Fall Term 2
BUSC 1B Principles of Economics - Microeconomics 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units6-7
Winter Term 2
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
 Units1-3
Spring Term 2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
Take electives to reach 60 degree applicable units 0  
Business Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts A8981 1  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units8-14
 Total Units38-49
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