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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Business Management

Morris, Karen

Program Coordinator Business
Full Time Faculty Business
304-367-4731
202C Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The A.A.S. Business Degree helps to provide students with an opportunity to develop job-related skills while increasing awareness of their roles and responsibilities toward society through their profession. This degree program helps to address the educational needs for trained human resources in the service area of Pierpont Community & Technical College and gives graduates the necessary skills to function professionally in today’s business environment.

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Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Effectively use technologies appropriate to their discipline
  • Exhibit basic knowledge of business principles and procedures
  • Exhibit basic knowledge of personal and business finance
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a professional manner
  • Prepare and deliver an effective business presentation
  • Write in a clear and professional manner
Opportunities: 

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business are qualified for entry level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. Some graduates choose to become entrepreneurs; others choose to continue their education in a Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field.

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s):  18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing  Skills Set  of ASSET; 71 or higher on English portion  of COMPASS; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
ENGL 1108 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
Program Specific Required Coursework: 
45 CHs

ACCT 2201

Principles of Accounting I
3
CH(s)

BUSN 1102

Introduction to Business
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2251

Corporate Communications
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2300

Legal Aspects of Business
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2995

Integrated Business Strategies
3
CH(s)

ECON 2201

Economic Principles and Problems I (Macro)
3
CH(s)

ENTR 1100

Introduction to Entrepreneurship
2
CH(s)

ENTR 1110

Business Opportunities Analysis
1
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)

FINC 2230

Financial Literacy
3
CH(s)

GRAP 2280

Internet Publishing
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2220

Spreadsheet Design
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2209

Principles of Management
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2240

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
3
CH(s)

MKTG 2204

Principles of Marketing
3
CH(s)

Select 3 credit hours from elective list.

Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ACCT 2201

Principles of Accounting I
3
CH(s)

BUSN 1102

Introduction to Business
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s):  18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing  Skills Set  of ASSET; 71 or higher on English portion  of COMPASS; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
Spring Semester

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

FINC 2230

Financial Literacy
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2209

Principles of Management
3
CH(s)

OFAD 2220

Spreadsheet Design
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
ENGL 1108  ENGL 1104 "C" or better or ACT score 21
COMM 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200
Fall Semester

BUSN 2251

Corporate Communications
3
CH(s)

ENTR 1100

Introduction to Entrepreneurship
2
CH(s)

ENTR 1110

Business Opportunities Analysis
1
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)

MGMT 2240

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
3
CH(s)

MKTG 2204

Principles of Marketing
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

BUSN 2251 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104 C or better
ENTR 1110 Prerequisite(s): ENTR 1100 C or better

Spring Semester

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2300

Legal Aspects of Business
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2995

Integrated Business Strategies
3
CH(s)

ECON 2201

Economic Principles and Problems I (Macro)
3
CH(s)

GRAP 2280

Internet Publishing
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

BUSN 2248  Prerequisite(s): BUSN 2251 C or better
BUSN 2995 Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval

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