Whether you are certain about your future career in business, undecided, or anywhere in between, the Associate in Arts (AA) Business Transfer Degree Program is the right place to start.
This program is designed for students who wish to complete two years of general education study at JJC prior to transferring to a university as a junior. In fact, when you complete your first two years of college at JJC, you'll save an average of $38,000.
What Will I Learn?
In this program, you'll learn the skills that are essential to succeeding in any business career. The Business Transfer Program focuses on completion of the general education requirements and introductory business courses.
General education requirements include communication, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, fine arts, and mathematics. These are the same classes that are mandatory at four-year universities: so why not take them at JJC for a fraction of the cost?
What are my Career Opportunities?
An Associate in Arts (AA) Business Transfer Degree is not a career degree. Your career opportunities will depend on the area of specialization within business that you will chose after transfer.
What Degree/Certificate Will I Receive?
A.A. Business Transfer Degree
The business transfer degree pathway featured below is designed to match the requirements of four-year programs in business. It represents a selection of courses from a broader list for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) transfer degree. Please note: It is strongly advised that prospective students meet with a faculty adviser (listed on the right side) before beginning this program. Faculty advisers will guide students in choosing the best pathway for them.
Business Transfer Pathway Courses
Completion of the pathway allows students to meet general educational and principals-level course requirements in business and transfer as a junior for further specialization in:
- Business administration
- Human resources
- Global supply management
- Or other business majors
Note: Course selection varies depending on the transfer institution and future major selection. Please contact a Business faculty adviser to confirm.
Communication: 9 Credit Hours
Note: A grade of “C” or better is required for ENG 101 and ENG 102.
COMM 101 - Principles of Speech Communication – 3 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences: 9 Credit Hours
- ECON 103 - Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics) – 3 credit hours
- ECON 104 - Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics) – 3 credit hours
Plus one more IAI Social Science course from a different area. We recommend one of the following:
- PSCI 101 - American National Government – 3 credit hours
- PSYC 101 - General Psychology – 3 credit hours
- SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology – 3 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts: 9 Credit Hours
One IAI Humanities course. We recommend:
- PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy – 3 credit hours
- PHIL 103 - Introduction to Ethics – 3 credit hours
One IAI Fine Arts course. We recommend:
- ART 109 - Introduction to the Visual Arts – 3 credit hours
- ENG 190 - Introduction to Film Study – 3 credit hours
- THEA 101 - Introduction to the Theatre – 3 credit hours
Plus one additional course from either area. Select one more course from the above recommended courses (3 credit hours)
Physical/Life Sciences: 7 Credit Hours
To meet this requirement, one course must be from Physical Sciences and one course from Life Sciences with at least one of them being a lab course.
We highly recommend that you see a faculty adviser to assist with course selections.
- BIO 104 - Biological Diversity - 5 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 105 - Microbes and You - 4 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 106 - Animals and Society - 4 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 107 - Plants and Society - 4 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 125 - Human Biology - 4 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 144 - Introduction to Human Heredity - 3 credit hours
- BIO 146 - Environmental Biology – 3 credit hours
- BIO 149 - Principles of Biology - 4 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 151 - General Biology I – 5 credit hours, lab course
- BIO 152 - General Biology II – 5 credit hours, lab course
- ASTR 101 - Descriptive Astronomy – 3 credit hours
- CHEM 100 - Fundamentals of Chemistry - 5 credit hours, lab course
- CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I - 5 credit hours, lab course
- CHEM 104 - Chemistry and Society – 3 credit hours
- GEOG 111 - Physical Geography - Weather and Climate - 4 credit hours, lab course
- GEOG 112 - Physical Geography - Landforms - 4 credit hours, lab course
- GEOL 101 - Principles of Physical Geology - 4 credit hours, lab course
- PHSCI 125 - Life in the Universe – 3 credit hours
- PHYS 100 - Basic Physics - 4 credit hours, lab course
- PHYS 101 - General Physics I - 5 credit hours, lab course
- PHYS 110 - Physics of Sound, Music and Hearing - 4 credit hours, lab course
- PHYS 201 - Engineering Physics I - 5 credit hours, lab course
Mathematics: 4 Credit Hours
Select one of the courses listed below:
- MATH 150 - Mathematical Analysis for Business - 4 credit hours
- MATH 153 - Finite Mathematics - 4 credit hours
Business Core: 15 Credit Hours
- ACCY 101 - Accounting I - 4 credit hours
- ACCY 102 - Accounting II - 4 credit hours
- BLAW 101 - Business Law I – 3 credit hours
- BUS 205 - Business Statistics - 4 credit hours
Additional Transfer Courses: 11 Credit Hours
Note: Transfer requirements vary by institution. See a Business faculty adviser to confirm.
- BLAW 102 - Business Law II - 3 credit hours
- BUS 101 - Introduction to Business - 3 credit hours
- BUS 111 - Principles of Business Communications - 3 credit hours
- FIN 201 - Principles of Corporation Finance - 3 credit hours
- MGMT 101 - Principles of Management - 3 credit hours
- MGMT 102 - Human Relations - 3 credit hours
- MKTG 101 - Principles of Marketing - 3 credit hours
Plus one or the following:
- CIS 126 - Microsoft Office - 3 credit hours
- CIS 122 - Computer Information Systems Fundamentals - 4 credit hours