General Business (AAS)

Program Information

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.

This program requires students to complete prerequisites. Download the Course Check Sheet or see a program advisor for details.

Program Notes

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are taken are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You may want to consider taking one or more of these courses during summer session to reduce your class load in the regular semester.

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

Any prerequisites for restricted elective courses may determine in which semester they can be taken. Also some courses are only offered in one semester each academic year at GCC. Consultation with Program Director is recommended for selection and sequence of electives.

 

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
ACC 111 Accounting Principles I 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3 credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.)

*    
Semester II 12-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
MAT 120 Intermediate Algebra OR 5    
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra OR 4    
MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra OR

Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course (3-5 credits)

3    
MGT 175 Business Organization and Management OR 3    
MGT 251 Human Relations in Business 3    
GBS 151 Introduction to Business 3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3 credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.)

*    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
GBS 205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3    
GBS 233 Business Communication 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3 credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.)

*    
Semester IV 18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles OR 3    
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles OR 3    
SBU 200 Society & Business 3    
MKT 271 Principles of Marketing 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 9 credits from the list of Restricted Electives below.)

*    
Restricted Electives Grade Sem/Year

Choose any combination of the following courses for a total of 18 credits.

CIS 114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3    
CIS 117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3    
CIS 133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3    
ACC 107 Bookkeeping Theory & Practice 4    
ACC 109 Accounting Concepts 3    
ACC 111 Accounting Principles I 3    
ACC 112 Accounting Principles II 3    
ACC 115 Computerized Accounting 2    
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3    
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3    
ACC 219 Intermediate Accounting I 3    
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting II 3    
ACC 221 Tax Accounting 3    
ACC 230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3    
ACC 240 Uses of Accounting Information II 3    
ACC 298AB Special Projects OR

Any ACC prefixed course(s) not otherwise required for the program (1-18 credits)

 

2    
GBS ANY Any General Business (GBS) course

not otherwise required for the program (1-18 credits)

*    
MGT ANY Any Management (MGT) course

not otherwise required for the program (1-18 credits)

*    
MKT ANY Any Marketing (MKT) course

not otherwise required for the program (1-18 credits)

*    
EPS 195 Business Start-Up and Planning 2    
EPS 295 Bus Plan & Bus Start-Up OR

Any EPS prefixed course(s) (1-18 credits)

2    
IBS 101 Intro to Intrnatnl Bus

Any IBS prefixed course(s) (1-18 credits)

3    
REA 179 Real Estate Principles I 3    
REA 180 Real Estate Principles II 3    
REA 290AH Real Estate Seminar: Contract Writing OR

Any REA prefixed course(s) (1-18 credits)

.5    
SBS 200 Small Business Operations 2    
SBS 202 Small Business Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation 1    
SBS 203 Financing and Cash Management For a Small Business 1    
SBS 204 Small Business Marketing and Advertising 2    
SBS 213 Hiring & Managing Employees 1    
SBS 215 Managing Stress in Small Business 1    
SBS 217 Starting/Managing a Home Business 1    
SBS 218 Establishing an Import/Export Business 1    
SBS 220 Internet Marketing for Small Business 2    
SBS 290AC Developing a Practical Marketing Plan for a Small Business OR

Any SBS prefixed course(s) (1-18 credits)

.5    

Course Check Sheets

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