AAS — Business

This 60-credit Associate of Applied Science degree prepares graduates to pursue diverse employment options in existing and emerging fields as employees, entrepreneurs or business owners. Certification in specific areas of study allows students to focus on the skill sets that best fit their career plans by completing at least two certificates from the following areas: Accounting, Administrative Business Specialist, Computer Support, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, and Marketing & Entrepreneurship.


Graduates will obtain foundational knowledge and skills to open up a range of career opportunities in the diverse world of business. Graduates could become entrepreneurs or business owners, or depending on their interests, could seek a position as a general or operations manager, operations manager or administrative manager.

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College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Complete the Required Courses and two Certificates from the list below.
ENGL 1111College Writing I3
Required Courses
MATH 1110College Algebra3
PHIL 1201Ethics3
PSYC 1105General Psychology3
SPCH 1110Intro to Public Speaking3
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3
ADMS 1116Business Communications3
SUPL 1104Intro to Business3
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3
Accounting Certificate
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3
ACCT 1134Computerized Accounting Applications3
CRLT 1102Contemporary Career Search1
Administrative Business Specialist Certificate
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3
ADMS 1112Desktop Publishing/Presentation Graphics3
ADMS 1126Business Office Management3
ADMS 2124Advanced Micro Computer3
ADMS 2226Advanced Administrative Office Applications3
Computer Support Certificate
CPTR 1138Information Systems3
CPTR 1142Network Essentials3
CPTR 1148Microcomputer Operating Systems3
CTEC 1106Helpdesk Operations3
CTEC 1108E-Merging Technologies3
Human Resources Certificates
ACCT 1104Payroll3
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3
MKTG 2220Human Resource Management3
MKTG 2200Prin of Management3
SUPL 1120Supervisory Leadership3
Sales Marketing Certificates
MKTG 1106Professional Sales3
MKTG 1116Advertising & Promotion3
MKTG 1112Retailing Management3
MKTG 2214E-Marketing3
Management Entrepreneurship Certificate
MKTG 2200Prin of Management3
MKTG 2236Small Business Management3
MKTG 2220Human Resource Management3
BUSN 1100Entrepreneurial Finance3
Total Credits: 60