Business Transfer Curriculum

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Recommended AS Transfer Curriculum for Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Management

SSC Business transfer programs include courses and majors in general business, accounting, finance, marketing and management. This AS curriculum applies to courses and programs in all those fields. Some colleges and universities have capstone programs designed for students who wish to transfer after completing the AAS degree programs.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and program. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Business Programs & Computer Technology.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success

Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a course is designed to assist students in the navigation of becoming successful in college and life. Major topics include setting academic, career and personal goals; effective communication strategies; study skills; critical thinking; self-discovery; and learning styles. In addition, this course delves into topics such as stress management, diversity and other well-being topics. Students will develop educational and career plans, learn to utilize college resources and receive extensive help in course planning. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Students must take OCS 121 if they meet one or more of the following:

  • First time degree seeking students.
  • Transfer student with less than 12 credit hours and no evidence of similar course on transcript.
  • Registering for 6 or more credits.
  • Test into 2 or more developmental classes.
  • Currently does not have OCS credit or registered for OCS.

Minimum General Education Courses (44-48)

Overview for College Success CREDITS
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Communications (9)
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
GROUP II Select from Humanities Electives
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
Social and Behavioral Science (9)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics, Macro 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics, Micro 3
GROUP III Select from Social Science Electives
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics requirements differ in business programs at various colleges and universities. Students are advised to consult the C&CSC and/or the catalog and advisor of the institution where they plan to transfer for appropriate selection of mathematics courses.
MTH 165 College Algebra
or qualifying score on placement exam
MTH 180 Calculus for Business and Social Science 4
Physical and Life Science (7-8)
GROUP V Select from Physical and Life Science Electives (Must include one lab) 7-8

Area of Concentration/Electives (25)

These courses will be accepted for credit by bachelor’s degree institutions but may not meet the specific requirements of a bachelor’s degree in business. Many four-year institutions accept more than 62 credits to fulfill requirements in business. However, students planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in business should the College & Career Success Center and with their intended transfer institution for specific information about how specific additional business courses will transfer.

ACC 120 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 121 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 105 Business Mathematics 3
BUS 108 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 203 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 220 Principles of Management 3
BLW 201 Introduction to Business Law 3
BLW 203 Legal Environment of Business 3
Minimum for AS Degree 62-64