The Business Associate in Science Degree (60 units total, 25 units in the major) is designed to develop skills for immediate employment in an increasingly challenging business environment. This degree is intended to provide a student with a broad preparation for a career in business. Upon completion of this degree, the student will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of business, apply critical thinking skills to technical issues, make legal and ethical decisions in a business environment, analyze issues involved in operating a business in complex, diverse, and international environments, and demonstrate an understanding of financial management.
This degree is not specifically designed for transfer. Students wishing to transfer are advised to consider the Business Administration AA Degree.
Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Demonstrate a general understanding of the nature of business.
- Apply critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation) to technical issues in a business environment.
- Make legal and ethical decisions in a business context.
- Analyze issues involved in operating a business in complex, diverse, and international environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of financial management.
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|BSAD C100||Introduction to Business||3 Units|
|BSAD C101||Financial Accounting||4|
|BSAD C110||Introduction to Personal Finance||3|
|BSAD C131||Business Law||3|
|BSAD C141||Human Relations in Business||3|
|BSAD C152||Managing Diversity in the Workplace||3|
|BSAD C251||Principles of Management & Organization||3|
|CSCI C101||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|