Jun 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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 Pennsylvania , Carlow University , Clarion University of Pennsylvania , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania , Indiana University of Pennsylvania  and Slippery Rock University . Other articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to  Capella University , La Roche University , Point Park University , Pennsylvania State University 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


Total: 16–18 Credits


Total: 16 Credits


Total: 16 Credits


Total: 13–14 Credits


Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61–64


Students transferring to a TAOC participating-institution must complete the courses as outlined above.

Students transferring to a non-TAOC participating-institution should meet with a counselor to choose appropriate courses for transfer, as outlined below:

1 Major Field Electives: students must complete a minimum of 18 credits or six courses in the area of the Bachelor's degree or related field of knowledge. Electives should be selected in consultation with a transfer counselor.

2 MAT 195 - Business Mathematics  will not satisfy the mathematics requirements in Business (004.2).  For non-TAOC program, students may select the following math electives: MAT 120  or department-approved mathematics course and MAT 108  or MAT 165  or MAT 220  .

3 It is recommended for students who are unsure where they are transferring to take a four credit lab science class.

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.