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Business Careers A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Wendy Meehan, ext.413-236-4560

The Business Careers degree program is for the student primarily interested in going to work in business after graduation from BCC.

This program is not designed to transfer to baccalaureate institutions.

This flexible program can help students prepare for responsible positions in areas such as first-level management in an applied technology or service organization. Students study accounting, computer literacy, economics, and oral and written communications, along with business specialty courses in the areas of their choice.

Program graduates can expect to find employment in manufacturing operations, accounting, finance, customer service, government, sales, insurance, marketing, human resources management, and other career areas.

Expected Outcomes:

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • use the necessary math skills to handle complex economic, ac­counting and finance problems;
  • recognize, analyze, and calculate sales, cost, revenue,profit, and other financial data to make informed business decisions;
  • possess excellent communication skills to relate well to custom­ers, management, and their peers in the workplace;
  • demonstrate ethical and social responsibility as they go to work in the real world for business firms or government organizations.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 61 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.

Program 37 Credits
BSS 102 Microsoft Word or 3
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BUS 107 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUS 111 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 112 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 247 Business Communications 3
BUS Electives 6
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy (see footnote 2) 4
Free Elective 9
Professional Electives (see footnote 3) 9
General Education 24 Credits
BUS 105 Business Mathematics or
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
COM Communication 3
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
General Education Elective (see footnote 4) 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Additional Requirements As Shown
Core Competencies Portfolio (items) 4
Forum (units) 4
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Averages Overall: 2.000
Area of specialization: All program requirements, except the Free Elective 2.000

Suggested Block For Program Completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester 16 Credits
BUS 107 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUS 111 Principles of Accounting l 3
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy (see footnote 2) 4
BUS 105

Business Mathematics

OR

MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
ENG English Composition/ Writing 3
Second Semester 15 Credits
BSS 102 Microsoft Word OR
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BUS 112 Principles of Accounting ll 3
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/ Writing 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Third Semester 15 Credits
BUS Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Professional Elective (see footnote 3) 3
ECO 212 Principles Of Macroeconomics 3
General Education (see footnote 4) 3
Fourth Semester 15 Credits
BUS 247 Business Communications 3
BUS Elective 3
Professional Electives (see footnote 3) 6
ECO 211 Principles Of Microeconomics 3

Footnotes:
1. Mathematics to be chosen from any MAT course with the "MA" General Education designation.
2. BSS 102, Introduction to Microsoft® Word; BSS 201, Microsoft® Excel; and BSS 120, Introductory Keyboarding, may be substituted for CIS 102.
3. Professional Elective chosen from BSS, BUS, CIS, CUL, ECO, and HSP courses.
4. General Education Elective chosen from History, Natural or Physical Science, Environmental Studies.