Associate in Applied Science in General Business

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Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS General Business

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MCCCD Program Detail


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

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in General Business program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish a broad overview of business and desire not to enroll in a specialized curriculum in business. The program is designed to acquaint students with major subject areas of business, to improve the student's business vocabulary, and to provide students with an understanding of influencing factors in business decision making and activities. In addition, this program may aid a student in recognizing a specific business field to be pursued in future studies. Although many courses will transfer to a four-year institution, some courses do not. This curriculum is not designed to meet the needs of students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Required Courses Credits: 21

ACC111Accounting Principles I3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS110Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR
MGT175Business Organization and Management (3) OR
MGT251Human Relations in Business (3)3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3

Restricted Electives

Students should select eighteen (18) credits from the following courses.
Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
ACC+++++ Any ACC Accounting course(s)
GBS+++++ Any GBS General Business course(s)
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course(s)
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course(s)
EPS+++++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s)
IBS+++++ Any IBS International Business course(s)
REA+++++ Any REA Real Estate course(s)
SBS+++++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment0-3
Math Credits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3)
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)

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Major: 3148
First Term: 2015 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-66
CIPS code: 52.0101
Initiating College: Phoenix College
Program Availability: Shared by CG, GC, GW, MC, PC (Primary), RS, SC, SM - CGC GCC GWC MCC PC RSC SCC SMC
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00