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, Customer Service, Management, Marketing and Supervision.

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 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 must also have demonstrated proficiency equivalent to the completion of BTE 100.

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

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 31.5-32.5 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 107

Voice Recognition: Dragon

1

CIS 135

Complete PC Word Processing

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheets Concepts

3

CIS 165

Complete Presentation Graphics

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from the 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

Complete Web Authoring

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

Customer Service

The Customer Service Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in business and governmental organizations that require customer contact roles, leading to customer satisfaction and the improved image of the organization.

BUS 181

Internship

3

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

 

 

30

Total Credit Hours for Customer Service Emphasis

60-61

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

Marketing

The Marketing Emphasis is designed to prepare students for entry level and management training positions in advertising, marketing, purchasing, retailing, and sales. Cooperative/Internships are an integral part of the program emphasis. In addition to the Business Foundations courses, the student must complete the following:

BUS 181

Internship

3

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

MAR 220

Principles of Advertising

3

MAR 249

Strategic Marketing

3

Electives

Choose three (3) hours from the list below

3

 

 

30

Total Credit Hours for Marketing Emphasis

60-61

Marketing Emphasis Electives

BUS 182

Internship

3

MAN 216

Small Business Management

3

NOTE: Program advisors may approve additional elective choices.

Supervision

The Supervision Emphasis is designed for those students who are primarily interested in the supervisory or operational level of management in a small business or corporate entity. Skills, attitudes, and knowledge gained are based on effective first-level management needs.

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

Electives

Choose twelve (12) hours from the list below

12

 

 

30

Total Credit Hours for Supervision Emphasis

60-61

Supervision Emphasis Electives

BUS 181

Internship

3

MAN 240

Strategic Management

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 249

Strategic Marketing

3

PSY 112

Psychology of Adjustment

3

NOTE: Program advisors may approve additional elective choices.

Certificates

Administrative Assistant

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/business-administration-management/administrative-assistant-gedt.

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 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

CIS 107

Voice Recognition: Dragon

1

CIS 135

Complete PC Word Processing

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheets Concepts

3

CIS 165

Complete Presentation Graphics

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from the list below

6

Total Credit Hours

30

Administrative Assistant 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

Complete Web Authoring

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAR 160

Customer Service

3

Business Foundations

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/business-administration-management/business-foundations-gedt.

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

Customer Service

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/business-administration-marketing/customer-service-gedt.

The certificate prepares the student for both internal and external Customer Service analysis in Industry and Governmental Agencies.

BUS 181

Internship

3

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 160

Customer Service

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours

30

Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/business-administration-management/management-gedt.

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

Marketing

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/business-administration-marketing/marketing-gedt.

The Marketing certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry level and management training positions in advertising, marketing, purchasing, retailing, and sales. Paid cooperative/internships are an integral part of the program.

BUS 181

Internship

3

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 216

Principles of Marketing

3

MAR 220

Principles of Advertising

3

MAR 249

Strategic Marketing

3

Electives

Choose three (3) hours from the list below

3

Total Credit Hours

30

Marketing Electives

BUS 182

Internship

3

MAN 216

Small Business Management

3

Supervision

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/business-administration-management/supervision-gedt.

The Supervision certificate program is designed for those students who are primarily interested in the supervisory or operational level of management in a small business or a corporate entity. Skills, attitudes, and knowledge gained are based on effective first-level management needs.

BUS 216

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217

Business Communication & Report Writing

3

MAN 116

Principles of Supervision

3

MAN 200

Human Resource Management I

3

MAN 226

Principles of Management

3

MAN 246

Critical Issues in Marketing & Management

3

Electives

Choose twelve (12) hours from the list below

12

Total Credit Hours

30

Supervision Electives

BUS 181

Internship

3

MAN 240

Strategic Management

3

MAR 111

Principles of Sales

3

MAR 249

Strategic Marketing

3

PSY 112

Psychology of Adjustment

3