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Business Degree and Certificate Options

PPSC offers a two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Business for transfer to a 4-year university, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in various emphasis areas, and robust business certificates.
Why earn an AA Degree?

An Associate of Arts (Transfer) degree in Business is designed to prepare business students to move on to a four-year university and ultimately receive a bachelor’s degree in the field of business

Why earn an AAS Degree?
AAS degrees are meant to prepare students to be work ready at graduation. PPSC's Business department currently offers AAS degrees in three emphasis areas designed to prepare students to engage the world of business:
  • Administrative Support
  • Management
  • Social Innovation

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3)

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3)

MAT 1340 College Algebra (4)

COM 1150 Public Speaking (3)

ACC 1021 Accounting Principles I (4) 

Total 17 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1022 English Composition II (3)

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus (4)

ACC 1022 Accounting Principles II (4) 

ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 

Arts and Humanities (From Approved AA Electives) (3) 

ART 1100; HUM 1015; LIT 2005; MUS 1000; PHI 1014

Total 17 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

BUS 2016 Legal Environment of Business (3)

ECO 2002 Principles of Microeconomics (3) 

Arts and Humanities (From Approved AA Electives) (3)

ART 1100; HUM 1015; LIT 2005; MUS 1000; PHI 1014

History (From Approved AA Electives) (3)

HIS 1220; HIS 2005; HIS 2125; HIS 2200; HIS 2110

Natural & Physical Science (From Approved AA Electives) (4-5) 

AST 1110; BIO 1111; CHE 1111; ENV 1111; MET 1050

Total 16-17 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

BUS 2026 Business Statistics (3)

BUS 2017 Business Communications & Report Writing (3)

Natural & Physical Science (From Approved AA Electives) (4-5)

AST 1110; BIO 1111; CHE 1111; ENV 1111; MET 1050

Total 10-11 Credit Hours 

 

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Social Innovation Emphasis Area | AAS

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3)

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3)           

ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

or

ECO 2002 Principles of Microeconomics (3) 

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3)   

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3)          

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

FIN 1060 Consumer Economics (3) 

COM 1150 Public Speaking (3) 

ACC 1001 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or

ACC 1021 Accounting I (4)

MAR 1060 Customer Service (3)

MAN 1028 Human Relation-Organizations (3)

Total 15 or 16 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

BUS 2016 Legal Enviroment of Business (3) 

BUS 2026 Business Statistics (3)

BUS 2089 Capstone (3) 

MAR 2016 Principles of Marketing (3)

MAN 2040 Strategic Management (3)

Total 15Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

PHI 2005 Business Ethics (3)

SOC 2018 Sociology of Diversity (3)

Social Innovation AAS Elective (1-4)

AEC 2300;ANT 1001;ASE 2031;AST 1140;CAR 1003;COM1250;COM 2300;COM 2250;EDU 1011; EMP 1007;ENG 1015;HWE 2060;IPP 2007;MUS 1005;PHO 1005;PTA 2051;RTV 1013;SPA 2062;VET 1009

Social Innovation AAS Elective  (3-4)

EMP 1001;ENP 1005;ENV 1111;ETH 2024;GEO 1006;GEY 1135

Social Innovation AAS  Elective  (2-3)

HIS 2005;HWE 1050;JOU 2025;MAN 2016;OUT 1200;PHI 1012

Total 9-17 Credit Hours 

 

Management | AAS Emphasis Area

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) * Regis requires MAT 1240 or higher

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3)

ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

or

Eco 2002 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3) 

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3) 

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

FIN 1060 Consumer Economics (3) 

COM 1150 Public Speaking (3) 

ACC 1001 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or

ACC 1021 Accounting I (4) 

MAN 1028 Human Relation-Organizations (3) 

MAR 1060 Customer Service (3) 

Total 15 or 16 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

MAN 1016 Principles of Supervision (3) 

BUS 2016 Legal Enviroment of Business (3) 

BUS 2017 Business Communications (3) 

BUS 2026 Business Statistics (3)

FIN 2010 Principles of Finance (3) 

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

MAN 2000 Human Resource Management I (3) 

MAN 2026 Principles of Management (3) 

MAN 2040 Strategic Management (3)

MAN 2046 Critical Issues in Marketing & Management (3)

MAR 2016 Principles of Marketing (3) or

BUS 1081 Internship

Total 15 Credit Hours

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Administrative Support | AAS Emphasis Area

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) 

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3) 

ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

or

ECO 2002 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3) 

CIS 1018 Intro to PC Applications (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

FIN 1060 Consumer Economics (3) 

COM 1015 Public Speaking (3) 

ACC 1001 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or 

ACC 1021 Accounting I (4)

MAR 1060 Customer Service (3) 

MAN 1028 Human Relation-Organizations (3) 

Total 15 or 16 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

BTE 1002 Keyboarding Applications I (2) and 

BTE 1008 Ten-Key by Touch (1)

BTE 1011 Keyboarding Speed Building I (2)

BTE 1066 Business Editing Skills (3) 

BUS 2017 Business Communication & Report Writing (3) 

CIS 1035 Complete PC Word Processing (3)

Total 14 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

CIS 1055 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3) 

CIS 1065 Complete Presentation Graphics (3) 

MAN 2046 Critical Issues in Marketing & Management (3) 

CIS 1040 Microsoft Outlook (3) 

Administrative Support Elective (3)

ACC 1015;ACC 1025;BTE 1087;CIS 1024;CWB 1010;MAN 2000

Total 15 Credit Hours 

 

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Administrative Assistant Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

BTE 1002 Keyboarding Applications I (2) 

BTE 1008 Ten-Key by Touch (1) 

BTE 1011 Keyboarding Speed building I (2) 

BTE 1066 Business Editing Skills (3) 

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3) 

CIS 1040 Microsoft Outlook (1) 

MAR 1060 Customer Service (3) 

 

Course & Credit Hours

BUS 2017 Communication & Report Writing (3) 

CIS 1035 Complete PC Word Processing (3)

CIS 1055 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3) 

CIS 1065 Complete Presentation Graphics (3) 

Administrative Support Elective (See an Advisor)

Total 30 Credit Hours

 

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Business Foundations Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

ACC 1001 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or

ACC 1021 Accounting Principals I (4) 

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3) 

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3) 

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3) 

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) 

 

Course & Credit Hours

COM 1015 Public Speaking (3) 

ECO 2001 Principals of Macroeconomics (3)

or

ECO 2002 Principals of Microeconomics (3) 

FIN 1060 Consumer Economics (3) 

MAN 1028 Human Relations in Organizations (3) 

MAR 1060 Customer Service (3) 

 

Management Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

BUS 2016 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

BUS 2017 Business Communication & Report Writing (3) 

FIN 2010 Principals of Finance (3) 

MAN 1016 Principals of Supervision (3)

or

BUS 1081 Internship (3) 

MAN 2026 Principals of Management (3) 

 

Course & Credit Hours

BUS 2026 Business Statistics (3)

MAN 2000 Human Resource Management I (3) 

MAN 2040 Strategic Management (3)

MAN 2046 Critical Issues in Marketing & Management (3) 

MAR 2016 Principles of Marketing (3)

 

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Program Flyers AAS | Transfer

The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an advisor for more information.

2-year Course Offerings Printable Program Flier (PDF)

2-Year Course Offerings - Transfer2-Year Course Offerings - Admin Support2-Year Course Offerings - Management2-Year Course Offerings - Social Innovation