Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Business (University Parallel Program)

Allegheny, Boyce, North, South  
Associate of Science (004.2)

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.

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.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum credits to graduate: 60-69

First Semester

Course #  

Course Name    

     Credits

ACC-104Financial Accounting

4

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

 Computer Information Technology Elective  

3–4

 Major Field Elective1

3

 Mathematics Electives2

3–4

 

Total Credits

16–18

Second Semester
ACC-203             Managerial Accounting

4

ECO-102Principles of Macroeconomics

  3

ENG-102English Composition 2

3

 Major Field Elective1

3-4

 Social Science Elective

3

 

Total Credits

16-17

Third Semester 
ECO-103Principles of Microeconomics

3

SPH-101Oral Communication 

3

 Major Field Electives1 (2) 

6-8

 Social Science Elective

3

 

                        Total Credits 

15-17

Fourth Semester 
 Humanities Elective

3

 Major Field Electives1 (1-2) 

3-6

 Mathematics Electives2

3–4

 Science/lab Elective3

4

 

Total Credits 

13–17

1Major Field Electives: Non-TAOC participating institutions students must complete a minimum of 18 credit 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.

Students transferring to a TAOC participating-institution must complete the following courses as Major Field Electives.

BUS-103            Principles of Management                                        3
BUS-104Principles of Marketing

 3

BUS-251Business Law 1

 3

 Humanities elective

 3

 Science elective with a lab

 4

 

 

16

2Required Mathematics electives for students transferring to a TAOC participating-institution:

MAT-165            
MAT-161   
Probability & Statistics  or                           
Elementary Statistics

             4
3

MAT-201
MAT-220
Calculus 1 or
Business Calculus

4
4

 

Total Credits

7-8

Required Mathematics electives for students who are not intending to transfer to a TAOC participating-institution:

MAT-120Analytical Methods or
Departmental approved mathematics course 

            3


MAT-108
MAT-165
MAT-220             

Intermediate Algebra  or 
Probability & Statistics  or 
Business Calculus


4
4
4

 

Total Credits

7

MAT-195, Business Mathematics will not satisfy the mathematics requirements in Business (004.2).

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

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