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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business, AS

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Program Mission

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

  • Graduates will be able to maintain a set of business accounting records by completing the accounting cycle for a corporation.
  • Graduates will be able to develop essential components of a business plan.
  • Graduates will be able to create a variety of documents using current application software.
  • Graduates will be able to explain the workings of monetary policy and its impact on the economy.
  • Graduates will recognize and appreciate the role that economic principles play in their personal and professional lives.

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 earned two-thirds of credits in degree-required major courses at SLCC and have no more than 50 percent of total degree-required credits from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

General Education Requirements

(27 Total credit hours)

Major Area Requirements

(33 Total credit hours)

Curriculum Guide

Semester 1

Total: 15

Semester 2

Total: 15

Semester 3

Total: 15

Semester 4

Total: 15

Associate of Science Total Credits: 60

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

1Humanities options: HIST, 2XXX ENGL (except ENGL 2045 and 2070), or CMCN (except CMCN 1170, 1270, and 2145)

2Choose from Criminal Justice (CJUS), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), Political Science (POLI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology (SOCI).  

3Students may choose to take ACCT 2103 in the place of ACCT 2101 & 2102. Credit will not be given for both ACCT 2101 and / or ACCT 2102 and ACCT 2103. Students taking ACCT 2103 must take an additional 3 credit GBUS, MCIS, or general education elective to substitute for ACCT 2101.

4ECON 2010 cannot be used as a substitute for ECON 2030 or ECON 2020.

5Choose from ARTS, Music (MUSC), or Theater (THEA).

6Choose from Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physical Science (PHSC), or Physics (PHYS). Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to complete two courses in the same science discipline.

7Electives options: GBUS 1060, GBUS 2010, GBUS 2020, GBUS 2030, GBUS 2060, GBUS 2065, GBUS 2075, GBUS 2080; MCIS 1010, MCIS 1030; Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Fine Arts, Math, French (FREN), Spanish (SPAN) or SFSE. Electives should be selected with the assistance of an advisor. Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to consult that institution to maximize transferability. Students who intend to transfer to ULL should use the SLCC curriculum plan designed for 2+2 agreement with ULL found on the SLCC website.

8Math must be a course at a higher level than MATH 1105. (MATH 2010 and 2020 highly recommended)

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