Associate in Science | SC Program: AS.1085

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An academic plan shows all the courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. To make your personalized comprehensive education plan, please make an appointment with a counselor.

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A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.

Fall Semester, First Year

15 Units Total
BUAD 66
GE M 3
Business Communications
BUAD 66
Units 3
Note: Student must complete all assignments using a computer. Handwritten assignments will not be accepted.

This course applies the principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation-graphics software to create and deliver professional-level oral reports. This course is designed for students who already have college-level writing skills. This is a required course for many major and certificate programs and an alternate requirement or suggested elective in others. This class also satisfies the A.S. General Education requirement in English. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 172
GE M 3
Business Math
BUAD 172
Units 3
This is a required course in several business occupational majors and suggested elective in others. Students entering the class should have a strong foundation of basic arithmetic skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentage values. The class consists of applications of these skills to such business problems as markup; simple, discount, and compound interest; trade and cash discounts; insurance; installment buying; depreciation; break-even analysis to solve for systems of linear equations; and the use of quadratic equations and graphing to solve for maximum profit. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 10
GE M 3
Introduction to Business
BUAD 10
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 280 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 5 or higher.

A survey course for both business and non-business majors covering the different disciplines (finance, management, and marketing) of business. The course also covers the complexities of the competitive business world and includes additional disciplines such as international business, forms of business ownership, social responsibility and ethics, and entrepreneurship. Designed to provide students familiarity with basic principles and practices of contemporary business, knowledge of business terminology, and an understanding of how business works within the U.S. economic system. Due to its introductory nature, it is recommended that this course be taken as a first business course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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CMST 60
GE 3
Public Speaking
CMST 60
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course is an introduction to the process of human communication with emphasis on public speaking. The subjects covered are speech topic selection, audience analysis, information competency (e.g. researching, evaluating and using supporting materials), presentation outlining, principles of effective speech delivery, critical evaluation of speeches, and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches. Most students will have the opportunity to be recorded and to use presentational technology. College level writing skills will be expected on all papers, outlines and short essays. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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CIS 1
GE 3
Computer Literacy Workshop
CIS 1
Units 3
Note: Class will require outside time using a computer with appropriate software. Some computer access is provided on campus at the Math and Business Learning Center. Students taking the Internet format of this course must have access to the Microsoft Operating System and Office Suite--further information will be provided on the first day handout.

This course is intended to help students achieve a degree of computer literacy through exposure to a variety of basic computer concepts including discussions of hardware, software, computer history, programming, computer ethics, and cultural implications. In addition, the student will be introduced to several hands-on applications such as systems software (Windows), word processing software (MS Word), spreadsheet software (MS Excel), database software (MS Access), and presentation software (MS PowerPoint). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Spring Semester, First Year

15 Units Total
ACCT 101
M 3
Basic Accounting I
ACCT 101
Units 3
A beginning course based on the double-entry bookkeeping system with an emphasis on a procedural approach. Topics include the accounting cycle, transaction analysis (rules of debits and credits), journalizing, posting, worksheets, preparation of financial statements, adjusting, closing and reversing entries, petty cash, bank reconciliations, special journals, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and basic payroll procedures. This course is not transferable to a four-year college or university. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 6
M 3
Business Law I
BUAD 6
Units 3
Introduction to the legal process which covers the fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, judicial and administrative processes, employment law, forms of business organizations, and domestic and international governmental regulations. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 15
M 3
Business and Society
BUAD 15
Units 3
The purpose of this course is to increase the student's awareness of ethical issues in business. The course establishes a framework and definition of ethics and the interaction among business, government, and society. Examples from current events and across business disciplines will be used. Opposing points of view will be presented allowing the student to make individual judgments about ethical behavior in business and what things can and should be done to create a sustainable business model for the future. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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HUM 2
GE 3
Exploring the Humanities
HUM 2
Units 3
This course is designed to explore the humanities by examining expression of human values, ideas, concerns, and experience through the arts, literature, media and the social sciences. The reading of important works in the humanities, written analysis, and attendance at selected performances are major requirements of this course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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AGNR 60
GE 3
Environmental Science
AGNR 60
Units 3
Advisory: Students who wish to add a lab component to this class should co-enroll in AGNR 61.

This course is an introduction to the conservation or wise use of natural resources and incorporates discussions about the complex relationships of man to the environment. Students will learn about the diverse agencies that manage our resources along with their history and philosophies. The course will cover each of the major natural resources - such as water, air, energy, forests, wildlife, agriculture, and soils - as well as environmental policy and laws that govern the use of these resources. An emphasis is placed on the practical components of Environmental Science as it relates to social and economic aspects of conservation. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Fall Semester, Second Year

15 Units Total
BUAD 45
M 3
Human Relations on the Job
BUAD 45
Units 3
This is a course designed to give the student the opportunity to increase interpersonal skills. There is particular emphasis on communication, motivation, leadership, and group decision skills. Emphasis is placed on improved relationships among employees and between employees and employers. Topics include communication processes and styles, attitudes, values, motivation, leadership, valuing diversity, and reinforcement on the job. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 12
M 3
International Business
BUAD 12
Units 3
This course is an introduction to international business. Emphasis will be on understanding global management, marketing, supply-chain management, and finance while working in an international environment influenced by cultural, legal, political, economic, and social factors. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 41
M 3
Leadership and Supervision
BUAD 41
Units 3
This course focuses on the role of the first-line supervisor in the organization. There is particular emphasis on team building, coping with organizational change, leadership styles, motivating employees, and the supervisor's role in monitoring the primary management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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ECON 1A
3
Principles of Economics-Micro
ECON 1A
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 280 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 5 or higher (ECON 1A is not a prerequisite for ECON 1B).

This course is a study of the basic institutions and principles of microeconomics and so it concentrates on the parts of an economic system: the markets, the producers, the consumers, and the structures of basic industries, along with systems for relative resource use and income determination. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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HUSV 60
3
Life Management
HUSV 60
Units 3
This course provides students with skills for understanding and using both internal and external resources to function effectively in our present and future society. The effects of cultural forces and future trends will be covered in reference to individual and family values, standards, and goals. Students will be required to analyze and integrate established principles with self-understanding in both decision-making and creating lifetime goals for themselves. Strategies in time management, energy management, stress management and conflict management will also be covered. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Spring Semester, Second Year

15 Units Total
BUAD 77
M 3
Principles of Marketing
BUAD 77
Units 3
Advisory: BUAD 166 or ENGL 196 with a grade of C or higher

This course is designed to help the student understand everyday marketing problems in organizations. Topics include changing roles of marketing, the marketing mix, consumer behavior, sales, advertising, market research, middlemen, retailing, product development, and marketing plans. Additionally, the writing and presentation of a marketing plan is required. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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ECON 1B
3
Principles of Economics-Macro
ECON 1B
Units 3
Advisory: A grade of C or higher in ENGL 280, or English Placement Level 5 or higher (ECON 1A is not a prerequisite for ECON 1B).

This course studies the basic economic institutions and principles as they pertain to the entire economic system such as money and banking, determinants of national income, employment, output and the roles played by government in using monetary and fiscal policy to promote the mandates of the Employment Act of 1946. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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ETHS 1
GE 3
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETHS 1
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 196 with a grade of C or higher

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States. It examines social justice movements in relation to ethnic and racial groups in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political conditions among key social groups including, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina/o Americans. This course examines the systemic nature of racial/ethnic oppression through an examination of key concepts including racialization and ethnocentrism, with a specific focus on the persistence of white supremacy. Using an anti-racist framework, the course will examine historical and contemporary social movements dedicated to the decolonization of social institutions, resistance, and social justice. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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BUAD 14
GE 3
Personal Finance
BUAD 14
Units 3
An introduction to personal finance, providing an in-depth study of time value of money, loan options and savings vehicles, retirement planning, tax strategies, and the implications of inflation. The course will strengthen quantitative reasoning skills including algebraic models and statistical data analysis. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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HIST 17A
3
United States History - 17A
HIST 17A
Units 3
Advisory: ENGL 190 with a grade of C or higher, or English Placement Level 6 or higher.

This course is a survey of the history of the United States from Pre-Columbian Peoples to the end of Reconstruction. Topics include contact and settlement of America, the movement toward independence, the formation of a new nation and Constitution, westward expansion and manifest destiny, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This course satisfies the CSU requirement for US History (US-1). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.

*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:

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