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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook

Business, A.A.S.


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The A.A.S. degree in Business is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in a business or organizational environment immediately following graduation.  Skills obtained in this program could be applied to a variety of settings including retail, office, hospitality and operations management, as well as sales and customer service.

The degree is subdivided into several concentrations.


Accounting Concentration: Business, A.A.S.


The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is designed to prepare students for employment in public, private and governmental accounting as a paraprofessional.  The program covers financial, managerial and tax accounting using manual and computerized accounting systems.

Students pursuing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential and those planning to transfer to senior institutions should consider the university parallel Associate of Science degree, Business Administration emphasis.

The A.A.S. in Accounting was developed in compliance with the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.  Students who begin this program at Cleveland State Community College and transfer to another Tennessee public community college are guaranteed that their credits will transfer and will be credited toward completion of the A.A.S. degree in Accounting at the receiving institution.  This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I  3
  3
  3
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I  3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar  3
  3
   
Spring  
ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II  3
ACCT 2301 - Payroll Accounting  3
BUSN 2370 - Legal Environment of Business  3
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics  3
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication  3
   
Fall  
ACCT 2341 - Cost Accounting  3
ACCT 2362 - Forensic Accounting  3
ACCT 2382 - Accounting Systems Applications  3
BUSN 1300 - Personal Finance  3
ECON 2020 - Microeconomics  3
   
Spring  
ACCT 2331 - Tax Accounting  3
ACCT 2399 - Accounting Capstone  3
BUSN 2320 - Business Finance  3
ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics  3
HUM 2230 - Ethics  3
Total 63
 

Business Concentration: Business, A.A.S.


This concentration allows students to specialize in several areas of business. Advisors can assist students in making career choices.

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
   3
   3
   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
   3
   
Spring  
ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II   3
   3
   3
   3
1Humanities/Fine Arts   3
   
Fall  
   3
   3
   3
   3
2Business Elective  3
   
Spring  
   3
   3
  or    3
2Business Electives 6
Total 60

1In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Humanities/Fine Arts elective .

2In consultation with academic advisor, students may select electives that meet career/college degree requirements (ACCT, ADMN, BUSN, CIS, CIT, CITC, CPE, CULN, INFS).

 

Computers and Information Systems Concentration: Business, A.A.S.


The Computers and Information Systems Concentration in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business prepares students for positions in the business environment through the use of various systems, applications, languages and products. The program consists of a common core of General Education and Computer Information Technology major core courses. 

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
ACCT 1010 - Principles of Accounting I   3
   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
INFS 1010 - Computer Applications   3
1Mathematics/Natural Sciences   3
   
Spring  
ADMN 1311 - Word Processing I   3
BUSN 1370 - Spreadsheet Applications    3
CITC 1302 - Introduction to Networking    3
CITC 1321 - A+ Hardware    3
CITC 1322 - A+ Software    3
   
Fall  
   3
BUSN 2380 - Principles of Marketing    3
CITC 1301 - Introduction to Programming and Logic    3
CITC 2199 - Co-op/Internship I    1
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication    3
2Business Elective 3
   
Spring  
BUSN 2195 - Business Applications   1
BUSN 2370 - Legal Environment of Business   3
CITC 1300 - Beginning HTML & CSS    3
CITC 1303 - Database Concepts    3
CITC 2190 - CITC Capstone    1
1Humanities/Fine Arts   3
1Social/Behavioral Sciences   3
Total 63

1In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives.  

2In consultation with academic advisor, students may select electives that meet career/college degree requirements (ACCT, ADMN, BUSN, CIT, CITC, CPE, CULN, INFS, MGT, OSA).

 

Health Care Management Concentration: Business, A.A.S.


The A.A.S. degree in Business, with a concentration in Healthcare Management, is designed for the individual who plans to become an employee in a nursing home, hospital, clinic or a home health care agency.

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
   3
   3
   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
   3
   
Spring  
ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II   3
ADMN 1308 - Office Procedures   3
BUSN 1302 - Keyboarding with Word Processing   3
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics   3
1Humanities/Fine Arts   3
   
Fall  
ADMN 1306 - Medical Terminology I   3
ADMN 1307 - Survey of Coding   3
   3
   1
  or    3
MDCA 2302 - Healthcare Legal/Ethical Issues   3
   
Spring  
   3
   3
2   3
  or    3
   3
Total 61

1In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Humanities/Fine Arts  elective 

2Cooperative Education placements in the healthcare field must be pre-arranged with the Cooperative Education Office before students can enroll in the course. The academic advisor will help determine when the student is prepared for his/her internship.

 

Management Concentration: Business, A.A.S.


The A.A.S. degree in Business, with a concentration in Management, is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in a business or organizational environment immediately following graduation.  Skills obtained in this program could be applied to a variety of settings including retail, office, hospitality and operations management, as well as sales and customer service.

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
   3
   3
   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
   3
   
Spring  
ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II   3
   3
   3
   3
1Humanities/Fine Arts   3
   
Fall  
   3
   3
  or    3
   3
2Business Elective 3
   
Spring  
   3
   3
   3
   3
   3
Total 60

1In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Humanities/Fine Arts  elective.

2In consultation with academic advisor, students may select electives that meet career/college degree requirements (ACCT, ADMN, BUSN, CIS, CIT, CITC, CPE, CULN, INFS).

 

Small Business Management Concentration: Business, A.A.S.


This concentration is for individuals who want to start a business or who have a small business and need more knowledge on how to increase markets, profits and productivity by using management tools and techniques.

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
   3
   3
   3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
   3
   
Spring  
ACCT 1020 - Principles of Accounting II   3
   3
   3
   3
1Humanities/Fine Arts   3
   
Fall  
   3
   3
   3
   3
   3
   
Spring  
   3
   3
   3
   3
  or    3
Total 60

1In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Humanities/Fine Arts  elective.

 

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