Program Coordinator: Patty Tymon, LRC 230. Ext. 2540
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: With the rapid development in business and industry in Virginia, there is a great demand for qualified personnel in business administration to help provide leadership for this economic growth. The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree curriculum with a major in Business Administration is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in a business area.
Human Resource Management
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College entry into the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree curriculum with a major in Business Administration requires the satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 3 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social studies.
Students who do not meet these requirements will be permitted to correct their deficiencies in developmental studies. Those students who meet the specific requirements for this degree program but are deficient in basic skills and understandings in English and/or mathematics will be required to enroll in appropriate developmental courses.
Program Requirements: The modern business world demands that its employees be knowledgeable in fields over and beyond business technology. Thus, this curriculum requires courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences in addition to the principles of economics and principles of accounting usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate business curriculum. In order to help prepare for upper division (junior class) standing at a four-year college or university, the student usually must complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and courses to the first two years of the program at the four-year college or university. Upon completion of the four-semester curriculum listed, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in Business Administration.
Total Minimum Credits for AA&S Degree...................................61
Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated; and further, to consult with their counselors and advisors at Virginia Highlands Community College in planning their program and electives.
The above semester-by-semester sequences of courses may be modified when necessary. Please refer to the Program Choices section of this Catalog for a discussion of factors, which affect planning and sequencing programs of study.