Business

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Business Administration

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in business administration. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions. Students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (Pursuant to SB1440, §66746):

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework.

Each California State University may have slightly different requirements for transfer so it is critical for students to work with their counselors to develop individual academic plans.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 340 Business Law (3) 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) 3
ECON 310 Economic Statistics (3) 3 - 4
   or MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics (4)
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing (2)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (2)
CISA 340 Presentation Graphics (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1)
CISA 318 Exploring Spreadsheet Software (1)
Total Units: 25 - 26

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • P-SLO 1: Identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
  • P-SLO 2: Develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
  • P-SLO 3: Analyze practical business problems and utilize research and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend alternative solutions.
  • P-SLO 4: Apply accounting principles and concepts in making decisions about business operations.
  • P-SLO 5: Integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services and information.
  • P-SLO 6: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.
  • P-SLO 7: Apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.

Career Information

Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in business administration may lead to positions: in Accountancy, Accounting Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, International Business, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Public Administration, Real Estate and Land Use, Risk Management and Insurance.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Business, General

This program provides an overview of business fundamentals for students interested in most business occupations. The program is also recommended for general government service occupations.This degree is intended for students who wish to complete an A.A. degree in Business. Please consult with an academic counselor if you wish to obtain an A.A. degree and transfer to a CSU university as a business degree major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 61
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
ECON 310 Economic Statistics (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
BUS 345 Law and Society (3)
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (3)
RE 300 California Real Estate Principles (3)
BUS 495 Independent Studies in Business (0.5 - 4)
BUS 498 Work Experience in Business (1 - 4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (2)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
Total Units: 31

1Students may select ECON 310 or STAT 300, but not both.

The Business, General Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
  • Develop leadership skills and abilities that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
  • Analyze practical business problems and utilize critical thinking and research skills in the evaluation of alternative solutions.
  • Apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
  • Integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.

A.A. in Business, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

The Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship degree provides training and education for those wishing to own or manage a small entrepreneurial venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUSINESS CORE:
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MKT 310 Selling Professionally (3)
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (2)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
Total Units: 31

The Business, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
  • Research and compose a business plan that can be used for planning as well as financing.
  • Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate standards of ethical behavior in various business settings.
  • Formulate original ideas and concepts in addition to integrating the ideas of others into the problem solving process.

A.A. in Restaurant and Food Service Entrepreneurship

This program provides training and education for those wishing to own a restaurant or other food service venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered as well as training in food theory and production, safety and sanitation, culinary purchasing, and service.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
Take in 1st Semester- Offered Every Fall and Spring:
CAM 300 Introduction to Culinary Arts Management 2
Take in 1st Semester- Offered Every Fall and Spring:
CAM 301 Food Theory and Preparation 4
Offered Spring Semester :
CAM 303 Food Product Identification 2
Take in 1st Semester- Offered Every Fall and Spring:
CAM 306 Culinary Sanitation & Safety 2
Offered Spring Semester:
CAM 310 Quantity Food Production 3
Offered Spring Semester:
CAM 320 Culinary Management 2
Offered Spring Semester:
CAM 322 Culinary Customer Service 2
Offered Only Fall Semester in Odd Years:
CAM 332 Culinary Financial Management 2
Offered Only Fall Semester in Odd Years :
CAM 334 Culinary Marketing 2
Offered Fall and Spring Semesters :
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters:
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters :
BUS 340 Business Law 3
Offered Fall and Spring Semesters :
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters:
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 301 Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer BUS 320 offered Fall and Spring:
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4) 3 - 4
   or BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer :
NUTRI 300 Nutrition 3
Total Units: 42 - 43

The Restaurant and Food Service Entrepreneurship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • (PSLO 1) Understand and practice proper sanitation and safety procedures critical to the food service industry.
  • (PSLO 2) Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to assess and correct problems within food preparation, production, presentation and service.
  • (PSLO 3) Demonstrate effective techniques for the selection and procurement of food and non-food items used common to the food service industry.
  • (PSLO 4) Demonstrate basic knowledge of cooking techniques and procedures.
  • (PSLO 5) Exhibit a basic understanding of nutrition
  • (PSLO 6) Demonstrate skill and comprehension in entrepreneurship as indicated by course outcomes.
  • (PSLO 7) Transform an entrepreneurial idea into a viable business concept.
  • (PSLO 8) Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.
  • (PSLO 9) Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems.
  • (PSLO 10) Evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
  • (PSLO 11) Research and compose a business plan that includes all facets of starting and managing a business.
  • (PSLO 12) Express ideas and facts clearly and completely.
  • (PSLO 13) Develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.

Career Information

Small Business Owner- Restaurant and Food Service field. Restaurant manager.

Certificates of Achievement

Business, General Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Business provides an overview of the various disciplines in business. It is intended to meet the needs of students who wish to develop, retrain or upgrade skills for work in a business setting. Students wanting to earn the A.A. degree in Business, General, can do so by taking additional courses beyond the 18 units required in this certificate. Please seek advice from your counselor to verify the correct courses to take towards the A.A degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
Total Units: 19

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • P-SLO 1: Skills/Knowledge: Identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, economics, and accounting.
  • P-SLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills: Analyze practical business problems utilize critical thinking and research skills in the evaluation of alternative solution.
  • P-SLO 3: Critical Thinking Skills: Apply concepts and principles in business law, management, marketing, finance, and economics to making decisions about business operations.

Career Information

Business occupations General government service occupations.


Business, Office Assistant Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with general knowledge in business and an in-depth knowledge of a variety of business technology applications. Program topics include: keyboarding/word processing, integrated office applications, organization and supervision of office activities, office procedures, and business communications.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUSTEC 101 Computer Keyboarding: 10-Key 1
BUSTEC 120 Skills for Today's Office 1
BUSTEC 303 Computer-Keyboard Formatting 2
BUSTEC 304 Computer-Keyboard Speed-and-Accuracy Building 21
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing 2
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 2
CISC 302 Computer Familiarization 2
BUS 100 English for the Professional 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
CISA 340 Presentation Graphics (2)
CISA 318 Exploring Spreadsheet Software (1)
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1)
BUSTEC 302 Computer-Keyboarding (2)
Total Units: 18

1BUSTEC 304 may be replaced by keyboarding speed verification at 40 wpm or better

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • P-SLO 1: Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrate skill and comprehension in respective subject areas as indicated by course outcomes
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and electronic communication software to effectively support the office environment.
  • Demonstrate keyboarding skills which represent industry-standard speed and accuracy
  • P-SLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems .
  • Analyze and demonstrate effective business procedures and office management strategies
  • Incorporate technological, communication, and problem-solving skills in the business setting

Career Information

Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Data-entry Specialist.


Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship is designed for current and potential entrepreneurs. It provides an introductory and organized course of study that enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, recognize opportunities, and learn the various aspects of starting and managing a small business. Students wanting to earn the A.A. degree in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship can do so by taking additional courses beyond the 18 units required for this certificate. Please seek advice from your counselor to verify the correct courses to take towards the A.A degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Total Units: 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • P-SLO 1: Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrate skill and comprehension in entrepreneurship as indicated by course outcomes
  • Transform an entrepreneurial idea into a viable business concept
  • Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.
  • P-SLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems
  • Evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
  • Research and compose a business plan that includes all facets of starting and managing a business
  • P-SLO 3: Communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and completely
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings

Career Information

Business Owner Employer creating jobs/career opportunities for others

Certificate

Entrepreneurship Certificate

This certificate is designed for current and potential entrepreneurs. It provides an introductory and organized course of study that enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, recognize opportunities, and learn the basics of starting and managing a small business.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
Total Units: 9

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • create a business plan that covers all facets of operating a business
  • organize and manage the different business functions necessary for ongoing operations
  • appraise and evaluate business opportunities