Business Administration

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Students may select from various programs to meet their specific career goals. Certificate programs can be completed in one year or less in the areas of Administrative Assistant, Business Foundations, Management and Social Innovation.

Two-year associate of applied science degrees are available in several emphasis areas as detailed in the following section of this catalog. Transfer degrees intended to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions are also offered. Business students interested in transferring to a four-year university should refer to the Associate of Arts Degree in Business.

Faculty advisors are available to assist students in evaluating the various options. Call 502-3300 at the Centennial Campus or 502-3215 at the Rampart Range Campus for program information or to schedule a personal appointment with a business program faculty advisor.

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business with a specific area of emphasis.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Business Administration program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze contemporary business concepts
  • Apply comprehension of business terminology in deliverables
  • Compare different economic philosophies
  • Perform library research, analytical, and business writing/oral communication skills

General Education Requirements

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

or

 

 

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

 

 

15

Business Foundation course requirements for all emphasis areas

ACC 101

Fundamentals of Accounting

3

or

 

 

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

(4)

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

FIN 106

Consumer Economics

3

MAN 128

Human Relations in Organizations

3

MAR 160

Customer Service

3

 

 

15-16

NOTE: Completion of the 30-31 hours in General Education and Business Foundation courses earns the student a Business Foundations Certificate.

Emphasis Areas

Administrative Support

The Administrative Support Emphasis is designed to prepare students to become office professionals in positions that require skills in computer technology, communication skills, customer service, and office applications.

BTE 102

Keyboarding Applications I

2

BTE 108

Ten-Key by Touch

1

BTE 111

Keyboarding Speedbuilding I

2

BTE 166

Business Editing Skills

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

CIS 135

Complete PC Word Processing

3

CIS 140

Microsoft Outlook

1

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CIS 165

Complete Presentation Graphics

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from list below

6

 

 

30

Total Credit Hours for Administrative Support Emphasis

60-61

Administrative Support Emphasis Electives

ACC 115

Payroll Accounting

3

ACC 125

Computerized Accounting

3

BTE 187

Cooperative Education/Internship

3

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 145

Complete PC Database

3

CWB 110

Introduction to Web Authoring

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

Management

The Management Emphasis is designed for those students whose career path or occupational goal includes working in a corporate organizational structure as a manager of a particular department or functional area.

BUS 181

Internship

3

or

 

 

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

(3)

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

BUS 226

Business Statistics

3

FIN 201

Principles of Finance

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 240

Strategic Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

 

 

30

Total Credit Hours for Management Emphasis

60-61

Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Emphasis is designed to prepare students to become socially involved business professionals who will bring business operations, marketing, and management skills into a not-for-profit business and socially responsible impact skills into a for-profit business.

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 226

Business Statistics

3

BUS 289

Capstone

3

MAN 240

Strategic Management

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

PHI 205

Business Ethics: AH3

3

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

Electives

Choose nine (9) hours from list below

9

 

 

30

Total Credit Hours for Social Innovation Emphasis

60-61

Social Innovation Emphasis Electives

ACC 216

Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

AEC 218

Sustainable Building Systems

3

AGY 240

Introductory Soil Science: SC1

4

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 215

Indians of North America: SS3

3

ANT 218

Archaeology of the Bible

3

ANT 225

Anthropology of Religion: SS3

3

ANT 250

Medical Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 255

Anthropology of Energy

3

ANT 260

Sex, Gender, & Culture

3

ARA 111

Arabic Language I

5

ASL 121

American Sign Language I

5

AST 155

Astronomy Ancient Cultures: SC2

3

BIO 103

Principles of Animal Biology: SC2

3

BUS 203

Introduction to International Business

3

CAR 103

Carpentry Basics

4

CHI 111

Chinese Language I

5

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 214

Natural Resource Interpretation & Communication

3

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

3

CRJ 220

Human Relations & Social Conflict

3

DIT 110

The Modified Diet

3

DIT 182

Field Experience: Sanitation & Management of Food Systems

2

DIT 212

Nutrition Care Seminar

3

DIT 221

Food & Drug Interactions

3

ECE 205

Nutrition, Health & Safety

3

ECO 245

Issues in Environmental Economics: SS1

3

EMP 101

Principles of Emergency Management

3

EMP 105

Emergency Planning

3

ENP 105

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

ENV 101

Introduction to Environmental Science: SC1

3

ENV 110

Natural Disasters: SC2

4

ESA 305

Crisis Communication & Public Relations

3

ETH 200

Introduction to Ethnic Studies: SS3

3

ETH 224

Introduction to Chicano Studies

3

FRE 101

Conversational French I

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

GER 111

German Language I

5

GEY 135

Environmental Geology w/Lab: SC1

4

HHP 125

Feldenkrais Awareness

0.5

HIS 205

Women in World History: HI1

3

HIS 207

American Environmental History: HI1

3

HIS 208

American Indian History: HI1

3

HIS 215

Women in U.S. History: HI1

3

HIS 243

History of Modern China: HI1

3

HIS 244

History of Latin America: HI1

3

HIS 249

History of Islamic Civilization: HI1

3

HIS 250

African American History: HI1

3

HIS 251

The History of Christianity in the World: HI1

3

HLT 101

Introduction to Horticulture

4

HLT 150

Irrigation I

3

HLT 151

Irrigation II

3

HUM 211

Cultural Diversity in the Humanities

3

HWE 100

Human Nutrition

3

ITA 101

Conversational Italian I

3

JOU 225

New Media

3

JOU 231

Introduction to Public Relations

4

MAN 205

Event Planning

3

MAN 216

Small Business Management

3

MED 101

Introduction to Mediation

3

NRE 100

Foundations of Forestry

3

NRE 102

Introduction to Natural Resources Management

3

NRE 211

Environmental Policies & Economics

3

NRE 214

Environmental Issues & Ethics

3

OSH 126

30-HR Construction Industry Standards

3

OUT 134

Wilderness Ethics

2

OUT 136

Leave No Trace Trainer Cert.

2

OUT 167

Basic Search & Rescue

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 114

Comparative Religions: AS3

3

PHI 115

World Religions-West: AH3

3

PHI 116

World Religions-East: AH3

3

PHI 218

Environmental Ethics: AH3

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

PSY 100

Psychology of Workplace Relations

3

PSY 205

Psychology of Gender: SS3

3

PSY 217

Human Sexuality: SS3

3

PSY 226

Social Psychology: SS3

3

PSY 227

The Psychology of Death & Dying: SS3

3

PSY 238

Child Development: SS3

3

PSY 247

Child Abuse & Neglect

3

SPA 101

Conversational Spanish I

3

SWK 100

Introduction to Social Work

3

WQM 100

Introduction to Water Quality

3

WST 200

Introduction to Women`s Studies: SS3

3

Certificates

Administrative Assistant

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students to become office professionals in positions that require skills in computer technology, communication skills, customer service, and office applications.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

BTE 102

Keyboarding Applications I

2

BTE 108

Ten-Key by Touch

1

BTE 111

Keyboarding Speedbuilding I

2

BTE 166

Business Editing Skills

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

CIS 135

Complete PC Word Processing

3

CIS 140

Microsoft Outlook

1

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CIS 165

Complete Presentation Graphics

3

MAR 160

Customer Service

3

Electives

Choose three (3) hours from list below

3

Total Credit Hours

30

Administrative Assistant Electives

ACC 101

Fundamentals of Accounting

3

ACC 115

Payroll Accounting

3

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 125

Computerized Accounting

3

BTE 187

Cooperative Education/Internship

3

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 145

Complete PC Database

3

CWB 110

Introduction to Web Authoring

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

Business Foundations

Gainful Employment Disclosure at https://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/business-foundations/

This certificate will allow students exposure to most of the major areas of business. Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

ACC 101

Fundamentals of Accounting

3

or

 

 

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

(4)

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

or

 

 

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

FIN 106

Consumer Economics

3

MAN 128

Human Relations in Organizations

3

MAR 160

Customer Service

3

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

Total Credit Hours

30-31

Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure at https://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/management/

The Management certificate program is designed for those students whose career path or occupational goal includes working in a corporate organizational structure as a manager of a particular department or functional area.

BUS 181

Internship

3

or

 

 

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

(3)

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

BUS 226

Business Statistics

3

FIN 201

Principles of Finance

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 240

Strategic Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours

30

Social Innovation

TThe Social Innovation Certificate is designed to prepare students to become socially involved business professionals who will bring business operations, marketing, and management skills into a not-for-profit business and socially responsible impact skills into a for-profit busines

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 226

Business Statistics

3

BUS 289

Capstone

3

MAN 240

Strategic Management

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

PHI 205

Business Ethics: AH3

3

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

Electives

Choose nine (9) hours from list below

9

Total Credit Hours

30

Electives

ACC 216

Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

AEC 218

Sustainable Building Systems

3

AGY 240

Introductory Soil Science: SC1

4

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 215

Indians of North America: SS3

3

ANT 218

Archaeology of the Bible

3

ANT 225

Anthropology of Religion: SS3

3

ANT 250

Medical Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 255

Anthropology of Energy

3

ANT 260

Sex, Gender, & Culture

3

ARA 111

Arabic Language I

5

ASL 121

American Sign Language I

5

AST 155

Astronomy Ancient Cultures: SC2

3

BIO 103

Principles of Animal Biology: SC2

3

BUS 203

Introduction to International Business

3

CAR 103

Carpentry Basics

4

CHI 111

Chinese Language I

5

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 214

Natural Resource Interpretation & Communication

3

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

3

CRJ 220

Human Relations & Social Conflict

3

DIT 110

The Modified Diet

3

DIT 182

Field Experience: Sanitation & Management of Food Systems

2

DIT 212

Nutrition Care Seminar

3

DIT 221

Food & Drug Interactions

3

ECE 205

Nutrition, Health & Safety

3

ECO 245

Issues in Environmental Economics: SS1

3

EMP 101

Principles of Emergency Management

3

EMP 105

Emergency Planning

3

ENP 105

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

ENV 101

Introduction to Environmental Science: SC1

3

ENV 110

Natural Disasters: SC2

4

ESA 305

Crisis Communication & Public Relations

3

ETH 200

Introduction to Ethnic Studies: SS3

3

ETH 224

Introduction to Chicano Studies

3

FRE 101

Conversational French I

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

GER 111

German Language I

5

GEY 135

Environmental Geology w/Lab: SC1

4

HHP 125

Feldenkrais Awareness

0.5

HIS 205

Women in World History: HI1

3

HIS 207

American Environmental History: HI1

3

HIS 208

American Indian History: HI1

3

HIS 215

Women in U.S. History: HI1

3

HIS 243

History of Modern China: HI1

3

HIS 244

History of Latin America: HI1

3

HIS 249

History of Islamic Civilization: HI1

3

HIS 250

African American History: HI1

3

HIS 251

The History of Christianity in the World: HI1

3

HLT 101

Introduction to Horticulture

4

HLT 150

Irrigation I

3

HLT 151

Irrigation II

3

HUM 211

Cultural Diversity in the Humanities

3

HWE 100

Human Nutrition

3

ITA 101

Conversational Italian I

3

JOU 225

New Media

3

JOU 231

Introduction to Public Relations

4

MAN 205

Event Planning

3

MAN 216

Small Business Management

3

MED 101

Introduction to Mediation

3

NRE 100

Foundations of Forestry

3

NRE 102

Introduction to Natural Resources Management

3

NRE 211

Environmental Policies & Economics

3

NRE 214

Environmental Issues & Ethics

3

OSH 126

30-HR Construction Industry Standards

3

OUT 134

Wilderness Ethics

2

OUT 136

Leave No Trace Trainer Cert.

2

OUT 167

Basic Search & Rescue

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 114

Comparative Religions: AS3

3

PHI 115

World Religions-West: AH3

3

PHI 116

World Religions-East: AH3

3

PHI 218

Environmental Ethics: AH3

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

PSY 100

Psychology of Workplace Relations

3

PSY 205

Psychology of Gender: SS3

3

PSY 217

Human Sexuality: SS3

3

PSY 226

Social Psychology: SS3

3

PSY 227

The Psychology of Death & Dying: SS3

3

PSY 238

Child Development: SS3

3

PSY 247

Child Abuse & Neglect

3

SPA 101

Conversational Spanish I

3

SWK 100

Introduction to Social Work

3

WQM 100

Introduction to Water Quality

3

WST 200

Introduction to Women`s Studies: SS3

3

Additional information available on the Business Department website at www.ppcc.edu/bus.