Associate in Applied Science in General Business

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business Critical course Gateway course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MGT175 or
MGT251
Business Organization and Management or Human Relations in Business 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or Equivalent by assessment L 0–3
GBS120 or
GBS233
Workplace Communication Skills or Business Communication or L 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
MA Mathematics 3–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences SB 4
RE Restricted Electives 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select 18 credits from the following courses/subjects. Any 100/200 level courses in the following subjects can be used, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s) 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
EPS+++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s) 3
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course(s) 3
IBS+++ Any IBS International Business course(s) 3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management course(s) 3
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) 3
REA+++ Any REA Real Estate course(s) 3
SBS+++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s) 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT175 or
MGT251
Business Organization and Management or Human Relations in Business 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or Equivalent by assessment L 0–3
GBS120 or
GBS233
Workplace Communication Skills or Business Communication or L 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
MA Mathematics 3–5

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences SB 4
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select 18 credits from the following courses/subjects. Any 100/200 level courses in the following subjects can be used, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s) 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
EPS+++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s) 3
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course(s) 3
IBS+++ Any IBS International Business course(s) 3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management course(s) 3
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) 3
REA+++ Any REA Real Estate course(s) 3
SBS+++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s) 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.