Business

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Business degree is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge in fundamental business concepts including accounting, business math, management, customer service, finance, and marketing to gain entry-level employment in a variety of business enterprises.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 125 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS  3
ECON 105
or
SURVEY OF ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES 
or
3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
BUS 120 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS  3
LABORATORY SCIENCE  4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 101 SURVEY OF ACCOUNTING  3
BUS 100 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES  3
BUS 121 PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE  3
BUS 215 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS  3
BUS 220 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE  3
BUS 260 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP  3
CMPSC 120 BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS  3
MGMT 113 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT  3
MGMT 205 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT  3
MGMT 213 MANAGEMENT CASES AND PROBLEMS  3
MGMT 214 MANAGING TECHNOLOGY  3
MGMT 216 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT  3
MKTG 112 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING  3
MKTG 201 SALES  3

The Associate in Applied Science Business program of study is designed for students preparing for professional positions of responsibility at a variety of business enterprises. The program offers courses in accounting, business math, management, customer service, finance, sales, marketing, human resource management, and professional development.

Students complete an internship in an approved business where they gain practical experience. Program requirements can be completed in four semesters of full-time study or on a part-time basis. The program is not designed for college transfer, although some courses may transfer with approval from four-year institutions.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; BUS 100; MGMT 113; CMPSC 120; MKTG 112
Spring Semester 1BUS 120; BUS 121; ECON 105 or ECON 110; MGMT 214; MKTG 201
Fall Semester 2ACCTG 101; BUS 215; ENGL 125; Laboratory Science; MGMT 205
Spring Semester 2BUS 220; BUS 260; MGMT 213; MGMT 216; BUS 151; Humanities/Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

Julie Howar, Dean

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems

Room TC205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Management