Catalog 2019-20

Business

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Business Administration

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in business administration. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions. Students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (Pursuant to SB1440, §66746):

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework.

Each California State University may have slightly different requirements for transfer so it is critical for students to work with their counselors to develop individual academic plans.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 340 Business Law  (3) 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business  (3) 3
ECON 310 Economic Statistics  (3) 3 - 4
  or MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics  (4)
  or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (4)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science  (3)
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing  (2)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets  (2)
CISA 340 Presentation Graphics  (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software  (1)
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet  (1)
CISA 318 Exploring Spreadsheet Software  (1)
Total Units: 25 - 26

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

P-SLO 1: Identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.

P-SLO 2: Develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.

P-SLO 3: Analyze practical business problems and utilize research and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend alternative solutions.

P-SLO 4: Apply accounting principles and concepts in making decisions about business operations.

P-SLO 5: Integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services and information.

P-SLO 6: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.

P-SLO 7: Apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.

Career Information

Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in business administration may lead to positions: in Accountancy, Accounting Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, International Business, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Public Administration, Real Estate and Land Use, Risk Management and Insurance.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Business, General

This program provides an overview of business fundamentals for students interested in most business occupations. The program is also recommended for general government service occupations. This degree is intended for students who wish to complete an A.A. degree in Business. Please consult with an academic counselor if you wish to obtain an A.A. degree and transfer to a CSU university as a business degree major.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 61
BUS 310 Business Communications  (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance  (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace  (3)
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship  (3)
ECON 310 Economic Statistics  (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting  (4)
BUS 345 Law and Society  (3)
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior  (3)
RE 300 California Real Estate Principles  (3)
BUS 495 Independent Studies in Business  (0.5 - 4)
BUS 498 Work Experience in Business  (1 - 4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science  (3)
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing  (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software  (1)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets  (2)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management  (1)
Total Units: 31

1Students may select ECON 310 or STAT 300, but not both.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.

Develop leadership skills and abilities that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.

Analyze practical business problems and utilize critical thinking and research skills in the evaluation of alternative solutions.

Apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.

Integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.

A.A. in Business, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

The Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship degree provides training and education for those wishing to own or manage a small entrepreneurial venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUSINESS CORE:
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
BUS 310 Business Communications  (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace  (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance  (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics  (3)
MKT 310 Selling Professionally  (3)
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management  (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science  (3)
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing  (2)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software  (1)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets  (2)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management  (1)
Total Units: 31

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.

Research and compose a business plan that can be used for planning as well as financing.

Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.

Develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.

Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate standards of ethical behavior in various business settings.

Formulate original ideas and concepts in addition to integrating the ideas of others into the problem solving process.

A.A. in Restaurant and Food Service Entrepreneurship

This program provides training and education for those wishing to own a restaurant or other food service venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered as well as training in food theory and production, safety and sanitation, culinary purchasing, and service.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
Take in 1st Semester- Offered Every Fall and Spring:
CAM 300 Introduction to Culinary Arts Management 2
Take in 1st Semester- Offered Every Fall and Spring:
CAM 301 Food Theory and Preparation 4
Offered Spring Semester :
CAM 303 Food Product Identification 2
Take in 1st Semester- Offered Every Fall and Spring:
CAM 306 Culinary Sanitation & Safety 2
Offered Spring Semester:
CAM 310 Quantity Food Production 3
Offered Spring Semester:
CAM 320 Culinary Management 2
Offered Spring Semester:
CAM 322 Culinary Customer Service 2
Offered Only Fall Semester in Odd Years:
CAM 332 Culinary Financial Management 2
Offered Only Fall Semester in Odd Years :
CAM 334 Culinary Marketing 2
Offered Fall and Spring Semesters :
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters:
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters :
BUS 340 Business Law 3
Offered Fall and Spring Semesters :
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters:
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 301 Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer BUS 320 offered Fall and Spring:
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting  (4) 3 - 4
  or BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance  (3)
Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer :
NUTRI 300 Nutrition 3
Total Units: 42 - 43

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

(PSLO 1) Understand and practice proper sanitation and safety procedures critical to the food service industry.

(PSLO 2) Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to assess and correct problems within food preparation, production, presentation and service.

(PSLO 3) Demonstrate effective techniques for the selection and procurement of food and non-food items used common to the food service industry.

(PSLO 4) Demonstrate basic knowledge of cooking techniques and procedures.

(PSLO 5) Exhibit a basic understanding of nutrition

(PSLO 6) Demonstrate skill and comprehension in entrepreneurship as indicated by course outcomes.

(PSLO 7) Transform an entrepreneurial idea into a viable business concept.

(PSLO 8) Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.

(PSLO 9) Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems.

(PSLO 10) Evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.

(PSLO 11) Research and compose a business plan that includes all facets of starting and managing a business.

(PSLO 12) Express ideas and facts clearly and completely.

(PSLO 13) Develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.

Career Information

Small Business Owner- Restaurant and Food Service field. Restaurant manager.

Certificates of Achievement

Business, General Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Business provides an overview of the various disciplines in business. It is intended to meet the needs of students who wish to develop, retrain or upgrade skills for work in a business setting. Students wanting to earn the A.A. degree in Business, General, can do so by taking additional courses beyond the 18 units required in this certificate. Please seek advice from your counselor to verify the correct courses to take towards the A.A degree.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship  (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance  (3)
BUS 310 Business Communications  (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace  (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics  (3)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science  (3)
Total Units: 19

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

P-SLO 1: Skills/Knowledge: Identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, economics, and accounting.

P-SLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills: Analyze practical business problems utilize critical thinking and research skills in the evaluation of alternative solution.

P-SLO 3: Critical Thinking Skills: Apply concepts and principles in business law, management, marketing, finance, and economics to making decisions about business operations.

Career Information

Business occupations General government service occupations.

Business, Office Assistant Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with general knowledge in business and an in-depth knowledge of a variety of business technology applications. Program topics include: keyboarding/word processing, integrated office applications, organization and supervision of office activities, office procedures, and business communications.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
Core Courses:
BUSTEC 101 Computer Keyboarding: 10-Key 1
BUSTEC 120 Skills for Today's Office 1
BUSTEC 303 Computer-Keyboard Formatting 2
BUSTEC 304 Computer-Keyboard Speed-and-Accuracy Building 21
CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing 2
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 2
CISC 302 Computer Familiarization 2
Office Assistant:
BUS 100 English for the Professional 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business  (3)
BUS 310 Business Communications  (3)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science  (3)
CISA 340 Presentation Graphics  (2)
CISA 318 Exploring Spreadsheet Software  (1)
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet  (1)
BUSTEC 302 Computer-Keyboarding  (2)
Total Units: 18

1BUSTEC 304 may be replaced by keyboarding speed verification at 40 wpm or better

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

P-SLO 1: Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrate skill and comprehension in respective subject areas as indicated by course outcomes

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and electronic communication software to effectively support the office environment.

Demonstrate keyboarding skills which represent industry-standard speed and accuracy

P-SLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems .

Analyze and demonstrate effective business procedures and office management strategies

Incorporate technological, communication, and problem-solving skills in the business setting

Career Information

Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Data-entry Specialist.

Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship is designed for current and potential entrepreneurs. It provides an introductory and organized course of study that enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, recognize opportunities, and learn the various aspects of starting and managing a small business. Students wanting to earn the A.A. degree in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship can do so by taking additional courses beyond the 18 units required for this certificate. Please seek advice from your counselor to verify the correct courses to take towards the A.A degree.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting  (4)
BUS 310 Business Communications  (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance  (3)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science  (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics  (3)
Total Units: 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

P-SLO 1: Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrate skill and comprehension in entrepreneurship as indicated by course outcomes

Transform an entrepreneurial idea into a viable business concept

Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.

P-SLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems

Evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.

Research and compose a business plan that includes all facets of starting and managing a business

P-SLO 3: Communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and completely

Develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings

Career Information

Business Owner Employer creating jobs/career opportunities for others

Business (BUS) Courses

BUS 100 English for the Professional

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 51 with grades of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.

Advisory: BUSTEC 302 and 303

This course is designed to prepare the student for business communication. It presents principles of correct and effective English usage as applied in business. Included are skills and techniques of written communication, sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and business document-formatting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and effective writing techniques through analyzing written communication and composing and organizing paragraphs into effective business documents. Computer skills are needed to format business documents and search the Internet for information. Proofreading skills are stressed throughout the course. The course is recommended for all business majors during their first semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE SKILL AND COMPREHENSION IN RESPECTIVE SUBJECT AREAS AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES.

BUS 105 Business Mathematics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is a review of basic mathematical skills and introduces equations and formulas in solving for unknowns. Applications of mathematics in business include such areas as banking, commercial discounts, retail and wholesale markup-markdown, payroll computations, simple and compound interest, bank discount, present value, taxes, insurance, depreciation, and financial statements. This course is recommended for every major in business.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE SKILLS AND COMPREHENSION IN BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES).

BUS 215 Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Business Planning

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course provides students with insight and knowledge into developing their entrepreneurial opportunity and creating a business plan for it. Students will research entrepreneurial ideas and determine how to turn an idea into a successful startup enterprise given the current and anticipated demographic, technological and social climates. Students will also be offered an organized, step-by-step approach to preparing a business plan. Once students are able to assess the feasibility of their own business ideas based on their personal strengths, skills, and financial goals, they will develop and produce a comprehensive business plan. Students will analyze the organization and management of a new business and map out how to execute a new business venture. The plan will enable the students to solve problems "on paper" before they become operational or money problems.

Students with little entrepreneurial experience or have business idea they would like to pursue will benefit from this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to develop an entrepreneurial idea into a viable business concept.
This includes the ability to

BUS 295 Independent Studies in Business

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

BUS 300 Introduction to Business

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID BUS 110

This course provides a survey of all business areas, including accounting, law, human resources, management, marketing, economics and finance. The course is designed to be taken by all beginning students interested in business. It is a core requirement for business majors. This course provides an overview often very helpful in assisting students' selection of a specific career in the field of business.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE SKILL AND COMPREHENSION IN MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS PERTAINING TO BUSINESS.

BUS 310 Business Communications

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: BUS 100 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: Ability to key 30 or more words a minute and use a current office-level word processing program.

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to emphasize the use of communication theory in planning and composing various types of effective business letters and reports. The course stresses style, appearance, grammar, punctuation, tone, vocabulary and reader appeal. Interpersonal communication and listening, cross-cultural communication, electronic communication technology, and ethical and legal guidelines are included. A formal report with graphics is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY AND ANALYZE PROBLEMS.

BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance

Units: 3

Same As: ECON 320

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: BUS 105

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to assist individuals in analyzing their financial affairs. Elements and conceptual basis of financial planning, analysis, and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement will be examined with an emphasis on principles to develop students’ economic decision making. Students will be using mathematical concepts as well as reading and interpreting written and oral instructions. The course provides a solid base for a career in financial planning services. This
course is the same as ECON 320, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE COMPREHENSION IN ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES AND PLANNING, AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES OF THE SUBJECT AREA.

BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course examines the leadership skills and abilities needed to manage a multicultural workforce. A primary focus is placed upon the workplace impact of various historical, social, and cultural experiences/perspectives related to gender, age, ethnicity, and disability. Workforce issues related to the diversity of the American consumer and global consumer impact on the United States are analyzed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO KEY DIVERSITY ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE.

BUS 340 Business Law

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID BUS 125

This course focuses on the law and its relationship to the environment of business. The course covers the legal system; court process and procedures; alternative dispute resolution; government regulation of business; constitutional law; contracts, both under the common and the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.); torts; business organizations; property rights; and agency and employment law. While covering a broad range of substantive laws related to business, the course also stresses critical thinking and analytical evaluation of legal issues surrounding business including ethics and social responsibility.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to understand important legal principles, concepts, and terminology, and to explain how they affect the environment of business and societal interactions.

BUS 345 Law and Society

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is an introduction to the American legal system emphasizing the nature, purpose, sources and functioning of American law but including some comparative analysis of other historical and contemporary legal systems. It stresses the evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment and the role of the judiciary. A theoretical rather than practical viewpoint is used through analysis of selected cases and legislation in the areas of individualism, socioeconomic groups, the family, the economy, crime, criminal procedure and punishment, church and state separation, the environment, and torts. This course should not be taken in place of BUS 340 when required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE SKILL AND COMPREHENSION IN RESPECTIVE SUBJECT AREAS AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES PERTAINING TO BUSINESS LAW.

BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This class provides an overview of the various elements involved in starting and operating a small business. It introduces such topics as developing a business plan, finding financial resources, developing personal and business goals, meeting legal requirements, understanding marketing concepts, and other topics of interest to the entrepreneur.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY AND ANALYZE PROBLEMS.

BUS 354 Students in Free Enterprise

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with an overview of what it takes to be successful in business through implementation of group projects and business leadership practices. Students will complete community based business projects, focusing on business and project planning, team building, communications, preparing and processing information, and leadership. Students will plan, implement, and evaluate each
project and then compose an annual report and deliver a professional presentation that will be evaluated by a selection of industry and business leaders at a regional competition, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Students receive instruction in the areas of entrepreneurship, small business management, business planning, project management,
oral and written presentation skills. This course emphasizes activities and techniques that develop competencies needed to become a successful business leader. This course is designed to prepare students for the SIFE competition; therefore it may be taken a maximum
of four times for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: PRACTICE HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS IN ALL CONTACTS WITH EMPLOYERS, CLIENTS, CO-WORKERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

BUS 495 Independent Studies in Business

Units: 0.5 - 4

Hours: 27 - 216 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

BUS 498 Work Experience in Business

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Business.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED TO ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)

Full-time Faculty

Patrick Butler
Office: BS 136
Phone: (916) 691-7010
E-mail: ButlerP@arc.losrios.edu
Eric Granquist
Office: SOC 105
Phone: (916) 691-7312
E-mail: granque@crc.losrios.edu
Lisa-Marie Mederos.
Lisa-Marie Mederos
Office: BS 154
Phone: (916) 691-7342
E-mail: mederol@crc.losrios.edu
Man Phan.
Man Phan
Office: SOC-106
Phone: (916) 691-7559
E-mail: PhanM@crc.losrios.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Julie Adams
Karena Benskin
Ruby Calhoun
Phone: 7366
Sherrie Carinci
Lon Davenport
Phone: 7291
Eldean Horrell
Lindsey Humphrey
Robert Johnson
Phone: (317) 506-7348
Lance Kolleda
Katherine Posey
Jonathan Riese

CRC's business programs are designed to provide an entrance into an exciting career. Many opportunities are available which can lead to immediate employment and/or career advancement. CRC offers a variety of degrees and certificates to meet students' present and future needs. Whether it is one class or a step toward a degree, there are a variety of options.These CRC program offerings are designed to prepare students for initial entry into careers or for career advancement in various areas of business, as well as for transfer to other colleges and universities.