Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Coordinator: Richard Hutton, LRC 208, Ext. 2452
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: With the rapid development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a great demand for qualified management personnel to assist in this economic growth. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Management is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in business and industrial management immediately upon completion of the community college curriculum. Persons who are seeking their first employment in a managerial position as well as those presently in management who are seeking a promotion may benefit from this curriculum.
Manager of Small Business
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Management requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. Proficiency in keyboarding is highly recommended. Students may enroll in AST 114 to upgrade keyboarding skills.
Program Requirements: The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Management are similar to the AAS degree in Business Technology with a major in Accounting. However, in the second year each student will pursue his or her specialty in management. The curriculum will include technical courses in business and industrial management, courses in related areas, general education and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in business and industrial management. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Management.
Notes on Transfer: Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are designed primarily to provide occupational competence for employment entry. Upon the student’s request, courses may be modified to provide possible transfer acceptability by four-year colleges and universities. Transfer options are listed in the footnotes.
First Semester (Fall)
Principles of Accounting
College Composition I
Introduction to Business
1*Business Mathematics I
Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
Orientation to College Success
Second Semester (Spring)
Principles of Accounting II
Principles of Management
Principles of Public Speaking
2*Principles of Economics I or ECO 202
Third Semester (Fall)
Business Law I
Human Resource Management
Principles of Marketing
3*Degree Related Elective
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Business Law II
6*Applied Business Statistics
7*Physical Education or
Preparation for Employment
BUS 197 or 297
0 or 2-3
Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree..............................67
The above semester-by semester sequencing of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors, which affect planning and sequencing in this program of study.
1. Placement is required for all mathematics courses.
2. ECO 201 or 202 may be taken to complete the economics requirement. Note that Economics 201 is Macroeconomics and 202 is Microeconomics.
3. Students may take any three credit hour ACC, BUS, ECO, ITE, MKT, or AST course.
4. Humanities electives include: ART 201, 202; foreign languages; MUS 121, 122; PHI 101; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152.
5. Students may substitute PSY 200 for PSY 120.
6. Prerequisite: MTH 141.
7. Students may substitute any HLT (Health) course for Physical Education requirement. Transfer students should note that four-year institutions may require a PED activity course in the general education core.
Cooperative Education – BUS 197 or BUS 297 may be taken after the satisfactory completion of one semester with Faculty Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Co-op Advisor approvals. The non-paid Co-op Education option with nonprofit entities is available in this program of study.