Business Administration

Award: Associate in Arts and Science

Contact: 434.797.8474

Length of Program: 4 semesters (2 years) if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.

Purpose: The Associate in Arts and Science Degree in Business Administration is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in Business Administration, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Marketing, or Management.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established by the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of Laboratory Science, and one unit of Social Studies. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses are revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College's Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: This program requires courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, in addition to the Principles of Economics, Principles of Accounting, and Business Statistics, usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate Business program. Courses should be selected to satisfy the requirements of the senior college or university to which you plan to transfer. You are urged to familiarize yourself with the college or university to which transfer is contemplated. A DCC counselor will help you in the initial planning of your program. You will also be assigned an academic advisor in the Business Department who will assist you in course selections at Danville Community College. In order to prepare for junior class standing at a four-year college or university, you must formally complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of the program at the four-year institution. Upon satisfactory completion of this program at DCC, you will be awarded the Associate in Arts and Science Degree (AA&S) in Business Administration.

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate in Arts and Science Degree in Business Administration, you must complete a minimum of 61 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time day students. Part-time and/or evening students my take courses in any desired sequence, except for sequence courses or others requiring prerequisites.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, and regulatory parameters of business.
  2. Calculate, compile, and analyze business data for problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of appropriate current and emerging technologies to support business functions.
  4. Use verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills effectively.
  5. Use critical thinking skills in problem analysis.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of economic and social issues and their impact on the business environment. 

Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
BIO 101 General Biology I OR      
CHM 101 General Chemistry I OR      
CHM 111 College Chemistry I OR      
GOL 105 Physical Geology
& Cooling Systems
3 3 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I OR      
HIS 121 U.S. History I 3 0 3
MTH 161 Precalculus I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total   13 13 14
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
BIO 102 General Biology II OR      
CHM 102 General Chemistry II OR      
CHM 112 College Chemistry II OR      
GOL 106 Historical Geology 3 3 4
BUS 147 Intro. to Business Info. Systems 2 2 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II OR      
HIS 122 U.S. History II (or approved sub) 3 0 3
MTH 261 Applied Calculus I 3 0 3
Total   14 5 16
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3 0 3
BUS 221 Business Statistics I 3 0 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
  Humanities Elective* 3 0 3
  Social Sciences Elective* 3 0 3
PED/HLT Approved Wellness Elective 0 0 1
Total   15 0 16
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 0 3
BUS 227 Quantitative Methods 3 0 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 3
  Humanities Elective* 3 0 3
  Elective* 3 0 3
Total   15 0 15

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Business Administration: 61

*Choice of elective courses should be based on the senior institution's requirements.

Students should contact their faculty advisor for specific requirements.