Business Administration: AS Degree

The Business Administration Associate Degree is designed to provide students with a broad basis and foundational background in business. The degree focus on the practical skills necessary for students to work in a variety of positions in business. Employment opportunities include bookkeeper, sales, ad agency staffer, office manager, supervisor, banking and investment staffer, marketing department staff and real estate agent.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate oral, written, and critical thinking skills required to succeed in business.
  2. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
  3. Apply knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of software applications to solve business problems.
Degree Requirements
Required Courses
ACCT-125Financial Accounting5
ACCT-126Managerial Accounting5
BUSI-100Introduction to Business3
BUSI-103Legal Environment of Business3
BUSI-105Business Communication3
BUSI-142Principles of Management3
BUSI-297Personal Money Management3
COMS-101Computer Information Systems3
or COMS-110 Introduction to Computers
COMS-165Microsoft Excel3
ECON-100Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics
SPCOM-126Intercultural Communication3
Total Units40

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.  

The following is a suggested course sequence and does not replace an educational plan created with you and your counselor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
BUSI-100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSI-105 Business Communication 3
Introduction to Computers
or Computer Information Systems
NVC GE Area D1: English Composition 3-4
NVC GE Area B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
BUSI-103 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSI-251 Marketing 3
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
ACCT-125 Financial Accounting 5
NVC GE Area D2: Mathematics 3-5
Second Year
ACCT-126 Managerial Accounting 5
BUSI-142 Principles of Management 3
BUSI-297 Personal Money Management 3
NVC GE Area A: Natural Science 3-5
COMS-165 Microsoft Excel 3
SPCOM-126 Intercultural Communication 1 3
NVC GE Area C: Humanities 3-5
Graduation Requirement: Physical Education/Health 3
 Total Units58-65