Porterville College

Business Administration

Associate in Science for Transfer 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 business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, logistics, and information systems. AA-T/AS-T Degrees

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:

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.

  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:
    1. 40 units from either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 20 semester units in the major as determined by the required courses described below.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
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
MATH P122 - Statistics 4 units
List B: Select two of the following courses:  
Any course from List A not already chosen  
BSAD P101 - Introduction to Business 3 units
BSAD P132 - Business Communications 3 units

In addition to the above “major specific” courses, students must complete the rest of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern requirements. Course “double-dipping” is allowed to satisfy these areas with courses from the above Major lists.

Total Overall Units 60 units

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

Effective Fall 2013

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
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