El Centro College - Program - Business Administration
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program - Business Administration

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Offered at all colleges

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BUSI.ADMIN

The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Business Administration is designed for students seeking a broad program of study in all phases of business practices. This degree focuses not only on the core of management (principles of management, organizational behavior, and personnel administration) but also encompasses the critical areas of business operations (principles of marketing, accounting, and business law).

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Math Elective OR 3-5
POFT 1321 Business Math AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
+++Elective 3
15-19

SEMESTER II

MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR 3
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
+++Elective 3
15-16

SEMESTER III

ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II OR 3
ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II (4)
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education-Business Administration and Management, General 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15-16

SEMESTER IV

BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (3)
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 60-66

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

+++Elective - must take 3 hours of any college level courses to satisfy these electives.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION--ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.BUSADM.ENTREP

The Business Administration/Entrepreneurship certificate is designed to prepare students to start, develop, finance, manage, and harvest new ventures with high growth potential. To explore the development of innovative thinking and venture exploration which could, ultimately, lead to a new business venture.

Students examine current academic theory, best practice in the field, and are exposed to successful practicing entrepreneurs. Courses are presented within an active learning environment so that students develop the skills to initiate their own ventures, join the family business, or work in entrepreneurial firms anywhere in the world.

The certificate, which is designed around the business plan, examines how to formulate business ideas, select a location, select a legal form of organization, locate financing sources, assess the market, develop a human resource management system, and establish budgets for control.

BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship will be the Capstone for this certificate - a practicum where the student will prepare a written business plan for an actual business venture; for profit or nonprofit.

This certificate will meet the needs of any individual, of any age, experienced and inexperienced, exploring the possibilities of self-employment/business ownership with a desire to become an Entrepreneur.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
9

SEMESTER II

BMGT 2309 Leadership 3
BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
12

SEMESTER III

HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education - Business Administration and Management, General 3
12

SEMESTER IV

MRKG 1311 Principle of Marketing 3
ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 42

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION--HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.BUSADM.HR.ASST.12

This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in human resources.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I OR 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR (3)
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
9-10

SEMESTER II

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education-Business Administration and Management, General 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 18-19

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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