Porterville College


Business Administration (AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. or B.S. degree in Business Administration or for entry-level into a variety of career options. Students who pursue a Business Administration degree enjoy a wealth of career options ranging from business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, logistics, and information systems.

Program Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the degree the student will be able to analyze business, economic, or financial principles and explain their application to the real-world; apply written and verbal communication skills in a business relationship, a teamwork setting or a leadership position; apply the importance of Ethical behavior in the business environment; demonstrate technological competency by using technology effectively in the business environment or workplace; explain the significance of international cooperation to the success of global business.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required Core Courses (15 Credits):

ACCT P110 - Financial Accounting 3 units

ACCT P120 - Managerial Accounting 3 units

ECON P101 - Microeconomics 3 units

ECON P102 - Macroeconomics 3 units

BSAD P140 - Business Law 3 units

List A: Select one of the following courses:

BSAD P150 - Quantitative Methods in Business Decision Making 3 units

BSAD P155 - Business Statistics 3 units

List B: Select two of the following courses:

Any course from List A not already chosen AND BSAD P101 - Introduction to Business 3 units 


BSAD P132 - Business Communications 3 units

Total Overall Units 60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Effective Summer 2017