Associate of Science in Business - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Business

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Business through the study of general business, communications, math, computers, ethics, and human relations. Students will acquire skills in computer applications, keyboarding and ten-key, office management and procedures, and oral and written communications.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in a business environment.
  • Actively participate in the day-to-day operations of a business office.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: administration, management, human resources, finance, secretarial, and various office positions.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (32 Units)32
Introduction to Business
Career Strategies
Public Speaking for Business *
Business Communications
Ethics in Business & Industry
Human Relations in Business *
Electronic Calculating
College Keyboarding Level 1
College Keyboarding Level 2
Business English
Computer Concepts
Intro to Personal Computers
Restricted Electives-List A (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
Business Statistics
Quantitative Methods
Business Mathematics
Restricted Electives-List B (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
Marketing Principles
Intro to Entrepreneurship
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-2nd Sem
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-3rd Sem
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-4th Sem
Electives (3 Units)3
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

Courses meet General Education requirements and 6 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).