Associate in Applied Science in General Business

Business

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3148

Credits

61–63

Available Online

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

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.

Program Prerequisites

CRE101 Critical and Evaluative Reading or equivalent by assessment.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13
RC CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area. 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9–11
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Oral Comm Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area 3
Mathematics MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra
3–5

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
RC ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
RC GBS110 or
MGT175 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or
Business Organization and Management or
Human Relations in Business
3
RC GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
RC GBS233 Business Communication 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
RC MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
RE Restricted Elective 9

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
SB ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or
Microeconomic Principles or
Society and Business
3
RE Restricted Elective 9

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE ACC+++++ Any ACC prefixed course 1–18
RE CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
RE CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
RE CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
RE GBS+++++ Any GBS prefixed course 1–18
RE IBS+++++ Any IBS prefixed course 1–18
RE MGT+++++ Any MGT prefixed course 1–18
RE MKT+++++ Any MKT prefixed course 1–18
RE REA+++++ Any REA prefixed course 1–18
RE SBS+++++ Any SBS prefixed course 1–18

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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