- Perform entry-level work to journalize, post transactions, and prepare financial statements.
- Use financial statements to make business decisions
- Make management decisions related to personnel
- Use marketing information to enhance business decisions.
- Evaluate local, national, and international trends in business
- Communicate effectively in oral and written forms in a business environment
- Collaborate with others in ways that contribute to the organization’s goals.
- Make effective use of human differences to create positive relationships with co-workers and the public.
- Use current and emerging technologies to solve workplace problems through presentation, research, analysis, and synthesis.
- Practice within the legal and ethical frameworks of business.
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. General Business AAS Prerequisites: None for program. Some individual courses have prerequisites (marked with *). Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement. Please consult a college advisor and/or the program coordinator.
|Course Number||General Education/Related Instruction (35 Credits)||Credit Hours|
|BUS230*||Business Communications (See Note 1)||5|
|BUS210*||Business and Economic Statistics||5|
|BUS236||Interpersonal Communications for the Work Place||5|
|General Education Courses (See Note 2)||10|
|Course Number||Degree Requirements (65 credits)||Credit Hours|
|ACCT&201||Principles of Accounting I||5|
|ACCT&202||Principles of Accounting II||5|
|BUS&101||Introduction to Business||5|
|BUS112||Multicultural Issues in the American Workplace (See Note 3)||5|
|BUS114*||Introduction to Marketing (See Note 1)||5|
|BUS169 or BUS171 *||Using Computers in Business or Information Technology II||5|
|Business Electives - Pathway
(see Course Options below)
|Business Electives - General
(see Course Options below)
- Must complete BUS131 -or- be eligible for English 101 via English Placement Exam or completion of ENGL 097/098.
- Five credits must be selected from an approved list of US Culture or Global Studies courses. Other 5 credits must be from General Education Areas of Knowledge (VLPA, ICS, or Nat World).
- Students completing the Communications, Business and Media Certificate may substitute CMST205 for BUS112.
Total Credits -- Minimum
Total Credits -- Maximum
PathwayCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours ACCT&203*Principles of Accounting III –Managerial5 BUS118*Introduction to Project Management5 BUS151 or BUS154 Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Exploring Entrepreneurship (See Note 5)3 or 5 BUS186*Sustainable Business5 BUS205Human Resource Management5 BUS215*Introduction to International Business5 ECON&201*Principles of Economics - Microeconomics5 RES100Real Estate Fundamentals5 Total Credits (excluding pre-requisites)8 or 10
GeneralCourse NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours ACCT131QuickBooks5 ACCT&203Principles of Accounting III –Managerial5 ACCT261Accounting Information Systems5 BUSAny additional S with a BUS designation (See Note 6)Varies CMSTAny CMST designated courses in the CB&M Certificate (See Note 7)Varies ECON&201 *Principles of Economics -Microeconomics5 ECON&202*Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics5 ENVS160*Introduction to Sustainability5 RES100Real Estate Fundamentals5 RES202 or RES203 Multi-Family Property Management or Property Management-Commercial 3 Total Credits (excluding pre-requisites)20 or 22 Notes:
- Electives must include a minimum of 15 credits with a BUS designation (except students with CB&M Certificate).
- You may take BUS151 or BUS154, but not both. Only one will apply towards the degree.
- Elective BUS courses must be numbered 100 or above and not listed in Degree Requirements. May include BUS courses from Approved Business Electives – Pathway. Some courses have prerequisites; check course catalogue.
- Only students completing the Communications, Business and Media (CB&M) Certificate may apply CMST courses. Some courses have prerequisites; check course catalogue.
What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?
What are some potential job titles?
- Business Manager
- Customer Service Manager
- Financial Management
- Marketing Coordinator
- Operations Management
- Project Manager
- Sales Manager
Wages, employment trends and pathways
William (Bill) Holt (206) 934-4523
NSC Advising Office
Effective beginning: Spring 2002
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