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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business, A.S. (004.2) ♦


Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

This university parallel program provides the freshman and sophomore foundations of a baccalaureate business degree. Students should select specialized courses with their major field of concentration as identified by their transfer college or university.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate business concepts in the areas of marketing, management, finance, accounting and the external business environments.
  2. Explain major concepts and elements of the global environment.
  3. Solve business problems through analysis and critical thinking.
  4. Demonstrate competency in oral and written communications such as standard business communications, memos, programs and reports.
  5. Discriminate between valid and invalid sources of information as a means of reporting on current trends in business.

Graduates may earn a Bachelor’s degree and prepare for graduate training in many business fields.

Transfer Opportunities

The keystone icon indicates that this particular CCAC program is a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (TAOC) approved Associate Degree program. All credits earned in this program are accepted by any state system college in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor’s degree in Business, including California University of PA, Carlow University, Clarion University, Edinboro University, Indiana University of PA, and Slippery Rock University. Other articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Argosy University, Capella University, La Roche College, Point Park University, PSU Commonwealth Campuses, Robert Morris University, University of Pittsburgh, West Liberty University and Westminster College.

It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.

Degree Requirements


First Semester


Total: 16–18 Credits


Second Semester


Total: 16 Credits


Third Semester


Total: 16 Credits


Fourth Semester


  • Humanities Elective Credits: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credits: 3
  • Mathematics Elective Credits: 3-4
  • Science with Lab Elective Credits: 4 2

Total: 13–14 Credits


Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61–64


Students transferring to a TAOC participating-institution must complete the courses as outlined above. All transfer students should meet with a counselor to choose appropriate courses for transfer.

Total: 7-8 Credits

Transferring to a non-TAOC participating institution?


Students transferring to a non-TAOC participating-institution:

See the Business, A.S. Non-TAOC option  .

All transfer students should meet with a counselor to choose appropriate courses for transfer.