Business

The Business degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction of the major components of a business organization in our global environment. Students pursuing this degree will also have the option of exploring such diverse fields as economics, business law, ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources, E-business, professional communication, and technology.

Areas of concentration include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Small Business Ownership, and General Business

Program learning Outcomes

• Apply critical and analytical thought in diverse business situations.
• Identify the basic principles of the disciplines which comprise the major.
• Identify and apply basic financial analysis tools and critical business skills needed to plan and manage strategic activities.
• Identify the key factors contributing to the complexity of the global business environment and its relationship with various political, social, cultural, and technological influences.


Degrees

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES:
29 units distributed as follows:

All courses from the following (25 units):
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)
BSN 101A Business Law: Introduction to Law and Business Transactions (5)
BSN 102 Business Information Processing and Systems (4)
BSN 104 Business Communication (4)
BSN 110A Financial Accounting I (4)
BSN 110B Financial Accounting II (4)

NOTE: Student must choose to take either (4 units):
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (4) or
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (4)

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: (Choose one option)
In addition to the required core courses listed above, students seeking a Business degree must select a single area of concentration from the seven listed. Students must complete all required courses within the single area of concentration selected.

1. BUSINESS: ACCOUNTING

All courses as follows (12 units):
BSN 110C Managerial Accounting (4)
BSN 111 Computerized Accounting (4)
BSN 115 Business Finance (4)

TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 41


2. BUSINESS: FINANCE

All courses as follows (12 units):
BSN 115 Business Finance (4)
BSN 117 Personal Finance (4)
BSN 118 Principles of Investments (4)

TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 41


3. BUSINESS: MANAGEMENT

All courses as follows (12 units):
BSN 120 Human Resource Management (4)
BSN 122 Organizational Behavior (4)
BSN 125 Business Management (4)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 41


4. BUSINESS: MARKETING

All courses as follows (12 units):
BSN 125 Business Management (4)
BSN 135 Principles of Marketing (4)
BSN 136 Principles of Advertising (4)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 41


5. BUSINESS: SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

All courses as follows (12 units):
BSN 125 Business Management (4)
BSN 135 Principles of Marketing (4)
BSN 210 Entrepreneurship (4)

TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 41


6. BUSINESS: GENERAL BUSINESS 

A minimum of 12 units selected from the following:
BSN 105 Professional Communication (4)
BSN 107 Business Law: Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business (5)
BSN 110C Managerial Accounting (4)
BSN 115 Business Finance (4)
BSN 125 Business Management (4)
BSN 135 Principles of Marketing (4)
BSN 190 Business Math (4)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (4)

NOTE: Student may choose to take either (4 units):
BSN 111 Computerized Accounting (4)
or
BSN 155A QuickBooks I (2) and
BSN 155B QuickBooks II (2)

NOTE: Student may choose to take either (4 units): (cannot duplicate core course)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (4) or
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (4)

TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 41

 

To obtain the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
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:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education -Breadth Requirements.
(B) 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.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
38-39 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (20 units):

BSN 110A Financial Accounting I (4)
BSN 110B Financial Accounting II (4)
BSN 110C Managerial Accounting (4)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (4)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (4)

2. Select one of the following courses (5 units):
BSN 101A Business Law: Introduction to Law and Business Transactions (5)
BSN 107 Business Law: Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business (5)

3. Select one of the following courses (5 units):
MAT 118 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (5)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)

4. Select two of the following courses (8-9 units):
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)
BSN 102 Business Information Processing and Systems (4)
Any course not selected from B.3.

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

 

Certificates

Certificates of Achievement in Business are available in Accounting Technician or Small Business Ownership. These certificates provide students with short-term career training for entry-level employment in a variety of business fields.

 

1. ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

31 units distributed as follows:

All courses as follows (19 units):
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)
BSN 102 Business Information Processing and Systems (4)
BSN 104 Business Communication (4)
BSN 190 Business Math (4)
BSN 158 Data Entry and Business Calculations (3)

NOTE: Student must choose to take either (8 units):
BSN 110A Financial Accounting I (4) and
BSN 110B Financial Accounting II (4)
or
BSN 152A Fundamentals of Bookkeeping I (4) and
BSN 152B Fundamentals of Bookkeeping II (4)

NOTE: Student must choose to take either (4 units):
BSN 111 Computerized Accounting (4)
or
BSN 155A QuickBooks I (2) and
BSN 155B QuickBooks II (2)


2. SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

36 units distributed as follows:

All courses as follows (28 units):
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)
BSN 102 Business Information Processing and Systems (4)
BSN 104 Business Communication (4)
BSN 125 Business Management (4)
BSN 135 Principles of Marketing (4)
BSN 190 Business Math (4)
BSN 210 Entrepreneurship (4)

NOTE: Student must choose to take either (4 units):
BSN 110A Financial Accounting I (4)
or
BSN 152A Fundamentals of Bookkeeping I (4)

NOTE: Student must choose to take either (4 units):
BSN 111 Computerized Accounting (4)
or
BSN 155A QuickBooks I (2) and
BSN 155B QuickBooks II (2)

 

The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) has established a national professional certification, the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) credential, a professional standard for working bookkeepers. By successfully passing tests that cover six subjects, signing a code of ethics, and demonstrating two years' experience in bookkeeping, students earn the right to put "CB" after their name. The experience requirement may be completed before or after the national examination.

National certification distinguishes students from other bookkeepers because it proves that they have met high national standards and demonstrated the ability to handle all of the books for a small- to medium-sized business. Lake Tahoe Community College offers the following three courses which can be completed in one academic year to help students prepare for this national certification. 

All courses from the following (12 units):
BSN 152A Fundamentals of Bookkeeping I (4)
BSN 152B Fundamentals of Bookkeeping II (4)
BSN 152C Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper (4)

This sequence is offered every other year. 


  

Career Outlook

Students who study Business Administration may find themselves working as a Bookkeeper, Accountant, or an Auditing Clerk. These positions are considered to be an organization's financial record keepers and represent a variety of skills and knowledge. Salaries in California range from $34,200 - $54,770. For more information on these careers, please refer to the California Occupational Guide.