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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business, AS

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Program Description

The mission of the Business program is to provide students with a broad background in various business administration disciplines and prepare students to enter the field of business management or transfer into a four-year institution business degree program.

Program Goals

  • Enable students to acquire competencies in computer application software expected of an Associate of Science degree graduate
  • Enable students to acquire general education competencies expected of an Associate of Science degree graduate
  • Provide foundation courses in accounting, economics, and information systems that will transfer to most baccalaureate degree programs in business and other majors offered by 4-year institutions

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Science in Business, students will be able to:

  • Communicate business information, either written or orally, in a clear, concise, well-organized, and professional manner using the latest technologies when appropriate. 
  • Apply software applications to enhance the efficiency of business functions.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills when applying principles of accounting and economics. 
  • Evaluate ethical conflicts in business situations.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Business from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than forty percent credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

TOTAL General Education CREDITS 27


Elective Requirements

A maximum of 6 credits with a grade of “D” are permitted for SLCC graduation for the courses in this block.

Grades of “C” or higher are recommended if planning to transfer to a 4-year institution.


Degree Plan

AS: Business Total Credits: 60


1ACCT 2103 may be taken as a substitute for ACCT 2101 & 2102. Credit will not be given for both ACCT 2101 and /or ACCT 2102 & ACCT 2103. Students taking ACCT 2103 must take an additional 3 credit elective to substitute for ACCT 2101/2102.

MATH 2010 or 2020 are highly recommended.

3ECON 2010 will not apply to this degree.

Transfer information: 2 + 2 Articulation Agreement with the University of Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) - Students who intend to transfer to ULL should use the SLCC curriculum plan designed for the 2 + 2 articulation agreement, which can be found at Opportunities to Transfer to a 4-year College/Transfer Agreements/Cross Enrollment  

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