Business, Applied

College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College
907-455-2800
Department of Applied Business, Paralegal and Accounting
www.ctc.uaf.edu/programs/abus/

A.A.S. Degree; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

Planning and preparation are the keys to success in business. The A.A.S. degree in applied business provides students with the skills and training needed to run a business effectively. The program covers basic knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, advanced procedures and interpersonal skills. Courses teach the principles of accounting, management, human relations, math, communications, customer service, computers, law, finance and logic. Instructors provide a practical understanding of the marketplace -- not just a textbook view of business.

Potential careers for graduates include entrepreneurship and mid-level positions in business management, tourism, human resources and public administration.

Major -- A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Administrative Management, Applied Management, Computer Applications, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Management, Recreation and Guiding Management, and Tourism.

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, it is recommended that students complete ABUS F154 for the human relations requirement.)
  3. Complete the following general business requirements:*
    ABUS F101--Principles of Accounting I--3 credits
    ABUS F161--Personal and Business Finance--3 credits
    ABUS F175--Customer Service--3 credits
    ABUS F179--Fundamentals of Supervision--3 credits
    ABUS F232--Contemporary Management Issues--3 credits
    ABUS F241--Applied Business Law (3)
         or ABUS F242--Employment Law (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F260--Marketing Practices (3)
         or ABUS F263--Public Relations (3)--3 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business --3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Administrative Management
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F102C--Keyboarding: Document Formatting--1 credit
    ABUS F116--Using 10-Key Calculators--1 credit
    ABUS F134--Alphabetic Filing--1 credit
    ABUS F170--Business English--3 credits
    ABUS F182--Office Procedures--3 credits
    ABUS F183--Advanced Job Readiness Skills--2 credits
    ABUS F199--Practicum in Applied Business--1 credit
    ABUS F264--Filing/Records Management--3 credits
    CIOS electives appropriate to skill level--3 credits
    ABUS, CIOS or CITS electives appropriate to skill level--3 credits

    Applied Management
    Complete one of the following (21 or more credits):
    1. A university approved certificate; or
    2. A professional, technical or vocational license or certification issued by government or industry and 21 department approved electives.

    Computer Applications
    Complete the following:
    CIOS F130--Microcomputer Word Processing--3 credits
    CIOS F135--Microcomputer Spreadsheets--3 credits
    CIOS F240--Microcomputer Databases--3 credits
    CIOS F146--Using Internet Tools and Technologies (3)
         or CITS F220--Implementing Internet Tools and Technologies (3)--3 credits
    CIOS F233--Desktop Publishing (3)
         or CIOS F255--Microcomputer Graphics--3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, BA, CITS or CIOS electives--6 credits

    Entrepreneurship
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F201--Principles of Accounting II (3)
         or ABUS F210--Income Tax (3)
         or ABUS F220--QuickBooks Accounting (3)
         or ABUS F221--Microcomputer Accounting (3)
         or ABUS F235--Fund Accounting for Non-Profits (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F233--Financial Management (3)
         or ABUS F234--Introduction to Investing (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F265--Seminar in Applied Marketing--3 credits
    ABUS F272--Small Business Planning--3 credits
    ABUS F273--Managing a Small Business--3 credits
    ABUS F274--E-commerce--3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, BA, CITS or CIOS electives--3 credits

    Finance
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F160--Principles of Banking--3 credits
    ABUS F201--Principles of Accounting II--3 credits
    ABUS F210--Income Tax--3 credits
    ABUS F220--QuickBooks Accounting (3)
         or ABUS F221--Microcomputer Accounting (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F233--Financial Management--3 credits
    ABUS F234--Introduction to Investing--3 credits
    ABUS F272--Small Business Planning--3 credits

    Health Care Management
    Complete the following:
    HLTH F100--Medical Terminology--3 credits
    HLTH F118--Medical Law and Ethics--2 credits
    HLTH F132--Administrative Procedures I--2 credits
    HLTH F208--Human Diseases--3 credits
    HLTH F234--Administrative Procedures II--4 credits
    HLTH F235--Medical Coding--4 credits
    HLTH F236--Outpatient Health Care Reimbursement--3 credits

    Human Resources
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F141--Payroll Accounting--3 credits
    ABUS F178--Professionalism--3 credits
    ABUS F231--Introduction to Personnel--3 credits
    ABUS F242--Employment Law--3 credits
    CIOS F135--Microcomputer Spreadsheets--3 credits
    CIOS F240--Microcomputer Databases--3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, BA or CIOS electives--3 credits

    International Business
    1. Complete the following:
      ABUS F178--Professionalism--3 credits
      ABUS F233--Financial Management--3 credits
      ABUS F265--Seminar in Applied Marketing--3 credits
      ABUS F275--Applied International Business--3 credits
      Foreign language elective --3 credits
    2. Complete one of the following elective options:
      Option 1
      ABUS F272--Small Business Planning (3)
           or ABUS F273--Managing a Small Business (3)--3 credits
      PS F201--Comparative Politics (3)
           or PS F321W--International Politics (3)--3 credits
      Option 2
      ABUS F299--Practicum in Applied Business (Study Abroad)--6 credits

    Management
    Complete the following:
    ABUS, ACCT, BA, ECON, MATH or STAT or other department-approved electives--21 credits
    Recommended courses include, but are not limited to:
    MATH F161X, MATH F262, ACCT F262, ECON F100X, ECON F200, ECON F201, ECON F202, ECON F227, BA F254, STAT F200X, ABUS F201, ABUS F202, etc.

    Marketing
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F178--Professionalism--3 credits
    ABUS F265--Seminar in Applied Marketing--3 credits
    ABUS F274--E-commerce--3 credits
    CIOS F233-Desktop Publishing (3)
         or CIOS F255--Microcomputer Graphics--3 credits
    CIOS or CITS F200-level or above Internet or web design elective--3 credits
    ABUS, BA or CIOS electives--6 credits

    Public Management
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F235--Fund Accounting--3 credits
    PS F100X--Political Economy--3 credits
    PS F101--Introduction to American Government and Politics--3 credits
    PS F212--Introduction to Public Administration--3 credits
    PS F403W--Public Policy (3)
         or ABUS F242--Employment Law--3 credits
    ABUS, ACCT, CIOS or PS electives--6 credits

    Recreation and Guiding Management
    Complete the following:
    ABUS F158--Introduction to Tourism--3 credits
    NRM F101--Natural Resources Conservation and Policy--3 credits
    NRM F161--Wilderness Leadership Education--3 credits
    EMS F152--Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
         or EMS F195--Wilderness First Responder (3)
         or more advanced Emergency First Responder Training (3)--3 credits
    EMS F257--Arctic Survival (3)
         or NRM F361--Advanced Wilderness Leadership (3)--3 credits
    RECR electives--6 credits

    Tourism
    1. Complete the following:
      ABUS F158--Introduction to Tourism--3 credits
      ABUS F199--Practicum in Applied Business--3 credits
      ABUS F265--Seminar in Applied Marketing--3 credits
      ABUS F275--Applied International Business --3 credits
    2. Complete 3 credits from the following electives:
      ABUS F256--Small Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, and Lodge Operations 1 ---3 credits
      ABUS F267--Transportation and Logistics Management 1 ---3 credits
      ABUS F268--Rural Tourism: Planning and Principles 1 ---3 credits
      ABUS F269--Food and Beverage Management 1 - --3 credits
    3. Complete one of the following elective options:
      Option 1
      ABUS, ACCT, BA, CAH or CIOS electives--6 credits
      Option 2
      ABUS F299--Practicum in Applied Business (Study Abroad)--3 credits
      Foreign language --3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--60 credits

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) or better in each course.

Minors

Applied Business -- General Business

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS F101--Principles of Accounting I--3 credits
    ABUS F161--Personal and Business Finance--3 credits
    ABUS F175--Customer Service--3 credits
    ABUS F232--Contemporary Management Issues (3)
         or ABUS F275--Applied International Business (3)--3 credits
    ABUS F260--Marketing Practices (3)
         or ABUS F263--Public Relations (3)--3 credits
    BA F151--Introduction to Business --3 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--18 credits

Note: Other courses specific to individual education and career goals may be substituted with program approval.

Applied Business -- Recreation and Guiding Management

  1. Complete the following:
    ABUS F158--Introduction to Tourism--3 credits
    ABUS F175--Customer Service--3 credits
    NRM F161--Wilderness Leadership Education--3 credits
    EMS F152--Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
         or EMS F195--Wilderness First Responder (3)
         or more advanced Emergency First Responder
    Training (3) --3 credits
  2. Complete six credits from the following electives:
    RECR electives (1 - 6)
         or NRM F361--Advanced Wilderness Leadership (3)
         or ABUS/NRM/RECR approved practicum (1 - 6)--6 credits
  3. Minimum credits required--18 credits

Note: Other courses specific to individual education and career goals may be substituted with program approval.


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