Business, Finance & Office Administration Pathway

Business Administration

Associate in Applied Science

You have an eye for opportunity and demand—learn how to organize, plan, manage, and play a key role in the fast-paced and growing world of business. From small businesses to Fortune 500 environments, your future as an accountant, advertising executive, or administrative assistant begins in our Business, Finance, and Office Administration Pathway.

At the completion of the Business Administration Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate alternatives that lead to successful accomplishment of organizational objectives
  • Create and deliver information in written, oral and symbolic forms to convey information
  • Formulate strategies to collect and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to support organizational objectives
  • Recognize and assess ethical dilemmas in the workplace
  • Recognize and adapt interpersonal behaviors and communication styles to effectively collaborate in a multicultural world

Quarter Plan

Search Schedule

Quarter 1

Students have several options for their starting point. Some students may start in our Transition Studies programs: Adult Basic Education, ESL, High School+, and Basic Computer Skills.

Quarter 2

MATH092 5cr Mathematical Reasoning
Introduces operations with rational numbers, applications, problem solving skills, expressions, solving linear equations, and graphing linear relationships.
Choose One:

ENGL090 5cr Integrated Reading and Writing I
Introduces students to college-level reading and writing. Focuses on reading strategies, critical thinking, and writing unified paragraphs. ENGL 090 classes are combined with ENGL 095 classes, and students who demonstrate ENGL 095 proficiency may earn ENGL 095 credit. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or an �S� in ABE 054, ABE 055, ESL 065, ESL 066, IE 065, or IE 066.
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ENGL095 5cr Integrated Reading and Writing II
Prepares students for entry into college-level writing courses. Focuses on reading analytically, thinking critically, and writing coherent, well-supported texts. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement based on Reading & English CPT scores or transition test.

CCS101 3cr Pathways to Success
Cultivates the mind-set and skills necessary for students to become confident, reflective, self-directing, and successful learners.

Quarter 3

Choose One:

ENGL&101 5cr English Composition I
Develops strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas and participate in multiple discourse communities. Focuses on both the process and product of composing. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
Choose One

BUS104 5cr Business Math
Emphasizes solving practical problems in business, including percentages, payroll, simple and compound interest, annuities, discounts, and markups using a calculator. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a 'C' or better in MATH 092 or an 'S' in ABE 065. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
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CMATH146 7cr Clippers Introduction to Statistics
Gives students the opportunity to complete MATH& 146 in one quarter with prerequisite support, as needed. Covers basic probability and descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will earn credit for either MATH 095 and MATH 096 or MATH 096 and MATH& 146 at the conclusion of the course. CLIPPERS courses combine the prerequisite courses with the college-level course and are taught with a focus on video-based instruction. . Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
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MATH&146 5cr Introduction to Statistics
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee

BUS&101 5cr Introduction to Business
Introduces current concepts and structures of American business. Covers the functions of business: forms of ownership, management, marketing, production, finance, and the economy. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee

Quarter 4

OFTEC108 3cr Introduction to Microsoft Office
Introduces the software components of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Applied Tech Course Fee

BUS160 5cr Principles of Marketing
Introduces fundamental principles of marketing with an emphasis on application of the concepts. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee

ACCT&201 5cr Principles of Accounting I
Examines the basic structure of accounting, including receivables, payables, merchandise inventory, deferrals, accruals, and internal controls. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee

Quarter 5

OFTEC141 5cr Microsoft Excel
Covers Excel worksheet and workbook concepts and functions. Introduces advanced topics such as database functions and macros. Fees: $12.00 Applied Tech Course Fee

BUS260 5cr Principles of Management: Diversity
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
Choose One (3-5cr)

ACCT&202 5cr Principles of Accounting II
Examines fixed assets, current liabilities, payroll systems, corporations, stocks and bonds, preparation of statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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ACCT206 3cr General Ledger Computerized Accounting
Introduces a computerized general ledger system to develop and maintain accounting records. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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ACCT239 5cr Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes
Introduces taxes affecting businesses, including the preparation of payroll registers and payroll related documents and tax forms. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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BUS140 5cr Customer Service
Introduces the importance of developing a service-oriented organization whose practices foster customer retention and loyalty. Develops skills in problem-solving, communication in both oral and written form, critical thinking and decision-making in order to identify and respond to customer needs.
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BUS220 5cr Starting and Managing a Small Business
Describes the steps in business planning through the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
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CMST110 5cr Introduction to Social Media
Investigates how social media, platforms, and applications shape human behavior and communications. Students will develop skills analyzing and using social media for personal, strategic, and professional purposes. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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OFTEC263 5cr Fundamentals of Project Management
Introduces students to the project management life cycle: initiation, project management process, documentation, and project close. Fees: $12.00 Applied Tech Course Fee
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ECON&201 5cr Micro Economics
Develops a framework for understanding the fundamentals of price theory by applying practical applications of microeconomic analysis and general equilibrium models. Includes the analysis of government intervention in a free market and explores concepts in market welfare. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
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PHIL102 5cr Ethics
Studies historical and recent views on such issues as the nature of good and evil, right and wrong, justice, rights, the rational grounds for moral responsibility and moral decision making, and the objectivity of moral values. Addresses both traditional and contemporary moral problems. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 6

BUS240 5cr Principles of Finance
Introduces basic finance theory and decision making. Covers financial statement analysis, review of basic economic concepts, evaluating risk and return, sources of internal and external funds, and the effect of debt. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee

BUS&201 5cr Business Law
Introduces the American legal system from the business perspective. Examines system structure, concepts, procedures, terminology, and ethics with an emphasis on principles and procedures applicable in the context of business. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
Choose One

ENGL&102 5cr Composition II
Develops reading, writing and critical thinking skills at the advanced level. Teaches how to write academic papers by conducting research; analyzing, evaluating and constructing arguments; documenting sources and using appropriate writing conventions. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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ENGL&235 5cr Technical Writing
Introduces technical writing skills necessary to communicate effectively in the workplace. Emphasizes written documents, successful teamwork strategies, and ethical considerations in workplace communication. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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OFTEC260 5cr Business Communication
Explores the principles of effective communication in business, emphasizing the human relations factor through correspondence, report writing, and an oral presentation. Fees: $12.00 Applied Tech Course Fee

Quarter 7

BUS289 5cr Integrated Business Applications
Integrates accounting, data analytics, and business concepts to create solutions to complex business problems. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
Choose One

CMST&220 5cr Public Speaking
Introduces oral communication theory and public speaking/listening practice as applied to a variety of settings and audiences. Students will learn to verbally inform and persuade an audience using a variety of speech types. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
Choose One (Program Electives)

ACCT&202 5cr Principles of Accounting II
Examines fixed assets, current liabilities, payroll systems, corporations, stocks and bonds, preparation of statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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ACCT&203 5cr Principles of Accounting III
Examines the development of costs for manufacturing concerns, determination of net income, development of managerial information and evaluation of performance. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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ACCT206 3cr General Ledger Computerized Accounting
Introduces a computerized general ledger system to develop and maintain accounting records. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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ACCT239 5cr Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes
Introduces taxes affecting businesses, including the preparation of payroll registers and payroll related documents and tax forms. Fees: $12.00 Social Science Course Fee
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BUS140 5cr Customer Service
Introduces the importance of developing a service-oriented organization whose practices foster customer retention and loyalty. Develops skills in problem-solving, communication in both oral and written form, critical thinking and decision-making in order to identify and respond to customer needs.
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BUS220 5cr Starting and Managing a Small Business
Describes the steps in business planning through the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
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CMST110 5cr Introduction to Social Media
Investigates how social media, platforms, and applications shape human behavior and communications. Students will develop skills analyzing and using social media for personal, strategic, and professional purposes. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
-OR-
OFTEC263 5cr Fundamentals of Project Management
Introduces students to the project management life cycle: initiation, project management process, documentation, and project close. Fees: $12.00 Applied Tech Course Fee
-OR-
PHIL102 5cr Ethics
Studies historical and recent views on such issues as the nature of good and evil, right and wrong, justice, rights, the rational grounds for moral responsibility and moral decision making, and the objectivity of moral values. Addresses both traditional and contemporary moral problems. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 8

Choose 3 Program Electives from the list in Quarter 7

Revision Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2023