Associate in Applied Science in Business

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Business

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business prepares students for entry-level careers in a field of their choice: bookkeeping, business communication, management, marketing, management information systems, real estate, international business, Web technology, project management, game technology, multimedia technology, software quality assurance, or small business.

Program Prerequisites


Required Courses Credits: 30

ACC109Accounting Concepts3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
GBS151Introduction to Business (3) OR
IBS101Introduction to International Business (3)3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
OAS108Business English3
CSM/TQM101Quality Customer Service3
TQM240Project Management in Quality Organizations3

Restricted Electives

Students must select one of the following tracks:
Track I: Business Communication Credits:15
COM110Interpersonal Communication3
COM259Communication in Business and Professions3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
ENG111Technical Writing3
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
Track II: Management Credits:16
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
MGT230Management and Leadership II3
MGT147Supply Chain Management3
MGT276Personnel/Human Resources Management3
TQM230Teamwork Dynamics2
TQM235Motivation, Evaluation, and Recognition Systems2
Track III: Marketing Credits:15
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
MKT263Advertising Principles3
MKT267Principles of Salesmanship3
MKT273Marketing Research3
Track IV: Management Information Systems Credits:15
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS150ABObject-Oriented Programming Fundamentals3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I3
CIS250Management of Information Systems3
CIS162ADC# Level I (3) OR
CIS259Visual Basic Programming II (3)3
Track V: Real Estate Credits:15
REA179Real Estate Principles I3
REA180Real Estate Principles II3
REA282Real Estate Finance3
REA283Property Management (3) OR
REA270Basic Appraisal Principles (2) AND
REA273Residential Market Analysis Highest and Best Use (1)3
REA271Basic Appraisal Procedure (2) AND
REA274Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (1)3
Track VI: International Trade Credits:15
IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade3
IBS116Export/Import Management3
IBS118International Marketing Management3
IBS123U.S. Custom and Export Licensing Regulations3
IBS140International Financial Management3
Track VII: Multimedia Technology Credits:15
CIS/MMT140Survey of Multimedia Technology2
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation3
CIS120DKIntroduction to Digital Video Editing3
MTC/TCM120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
CIS108Electronic Portfolio Development1
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (3) OR
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3) OR
CIS120DGFireworks: Web Graphics (3)3
Track VIII: Web Technology Credits:15
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (3) OR
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3) OR
CIS120DGFireworks: Web Graphics (3)3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
CIS233DCInternet Web Publishing: Dreamweaver3
CIS235e-Commerce (3) OR
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation (3)3
Track IX: Project Management Credits:14
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
MGT242Project Scope and Procurement Management2
MGT243Project Time and Cost Management2
MGT244Project Risk and Quality Management2
MGT245Project, Human Resources and Communications Management2
MGT246Principles of Project Management3
Track X: Small Business Credits:13-14
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
CIS131AADoing Business on the Internet1
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C1
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2) AND
EPS195The Business Plan for Business Start-Up (2) OR
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business (3)3-4
SBS204Small Business Marketing and Advertising2
SBS213Hiring and Managing Employees1
SBS214Small Business Customer Relations1
SBS230Financial and Tax Management for Small Business2
Track XI: Game Technology Credits:15
CIS107The Electronic Game Industry3
CIS151Computer Game Development Level I3
ART170Three-Dimensional Computer Design3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3) OR
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator (3)3
Track XII: Software Quality Assurance Credits:12
CIS244Testing Software Tools3
CIS246Software Quality3
CIS248Engineering Quality in Software Development3
CIS249Software Testing for Quality Assurance3
Track XIII: Bookkeeping Technician Credits:8
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC115Computerized Accounting2
ACC121Income Tax Preparation3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
Math Credits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra Accelerated (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics courses3-5
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3

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Major: 3852
First Term: 2018 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60
CIPS code: 52.0201
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.0