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Career Technical Education: Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T Business Administration) degree provides students with an entry-level understanding of business, accounting, and economics. Students will recognize and respond to changing economic conditions within the business environment that determine how goods and services are produced, distributed, and consumed in a society. This coursework will satisfy the lower division business administration requirements at the California State University.

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T in Business Administration) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T in Business Administration) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and apply ethics to effectively operate as a business manager within the global business environment.
  2. Prepare and analyze basic financial statements, financial ratios, and tax forms to assess opportunities and risks for the purpose of formulating and implementing business strategies.
  3. Demonstrate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills required for the workplace, including the effective use of appropriate technologies, written reports, and formal presentations.
  4. Understand and analyze the legal and social environment of business, in particular civil and criminal law, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property rights.
  5. Understand and apply economic theory and policy, including supply and demand and market equilibrium, the American banking system, and the Federal Reserve System.

 

Required Core Courses Units
ACCT 201, Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 205, Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 101, Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 102, Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 201, Business Law 3
   
Required Electives A Units

Select 4 units from the following:

 
MATH 115, Statistics 4
   
Required Electives B Units
Select 6-7 units from the following:  

CIS 101, Introduction to Computer Information Science (3) or CA 103, Introduction to Microcomputers (3) or
CA 221, Computer Concepts and Applications in Business (4)

3-4

BUS 101, Introduction to Business (3) or
BUS 113, Business Communications (3)

3

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
ECON 102, Principles of Microeconomics (CSU GE Area D2) 3
Required Elective B 3-4
CSU GE requirement Area A2 (ENGL 101) 3
CSU GE requirement Area C1 3
Course from GE requirement Area E 3
  Total 15-16
   
Second Semester Units
ACCT 201, Financial Accounting 3
ECON 101, Principles of Macroeconomics (CSU GE Area D2) 3
Required Elective B 3-4
CSU GE requirement Area A1 (COMM 101 or COMM 103) 3
  Total 12-13
   
Third Semester Units
ACCT 205, Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 201, Business Law 3
CSU GE requirement Area A3 3
CSU GE requirement Area B2/B3 3-4
CSU GE requirement Area C 3
  Total 16-17
   
Fourth Semester Units
MATH 115, Statistics (Required Elective A) (CSU GE Area B4) 4
CSU GE requirement Area C2 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
CSU GE requirement Area B1/B3 3-4
*Elective Total 13-14
   
  Degree Total 60

*Electives should be taken from other courses within the major.

Last updated: September 26, 2016