Business Administration (AAS)

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This program is designed for the student who wishes to complete a general, broad-based program. This degree requires a balanced core of business courses to introduce professional careers in business, with additional courses that can be structured to meet a student’s individual needs. This program enables a student to acquire skills for entry-level positions in both the profit and non-profit sectors.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses in Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of “C” or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Consult with a business academic advisor for recommended course, program planning.

Completion of Certificate of Proficiency in Marketing, Small Business Management, Accounting Clerk or Supervisory Management accounts for 56-60 of necessary credits.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
CMST&220PUBLIC SPEAKING5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Subtotal5
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Natural Sciences
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Humanities
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Computational Skills
Satisfied in the CPs
Subtotal0
Human Relations
Satisfied in the CPs
Subtotal0
Social Sciences
Satisfied in the CPs
Subtotal0
Major Area Requirements
BUS  029BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES3
BUS  036ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS3
BUS  110CUSTOMER SERVICE3
BUS& 201BUSINESS LAW5
BUS  211BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
BUS  260PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING5
Additional Major Area Electives
Select a minimum of eight to nine additional credits/units from the following areas:8-9
Complete as many General Elective (GE) courses as needed to reach the total of 90 credits/units required by the degree
Total Credits/Units90-94

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Demonstrate customer skills (internal and external) to establish a customer-centered business organization.
  • Identify and demonstrate professional traits and behaviors that apply to job performance in real-world environments.
  • Use micro- and macroeconomic concepts to analyze domestic and global business situations.
  • Communicate effectively, using business terminology in written and verbal language.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers' needs at a profit.