2012-2013 Student Catalog 
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2012-2013 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business: Business Administration, AS

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Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:     Associate in Science
HEGIS Code:             5004
SUNY Code:              0671
Major Code:              BA

The NCCC Approach

The associate in science program is for students who:

  • Are planning to transfer to an upper-level school such as Niagara University, SUNY College at Buffalo, the University at Buffalo or the SUNY College at Brockport
  • Are capable of completing courses in mathematics beyond algebra and trigonometry
  • Intend to earn a bachelor’s degree or beyond


Students admitted in September and January.

Business Administration is offered as a full-time or part-time day program or part-time evening program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than eight semesters to complete the part-time evening program or four semesters to complete the full-time day program if a student begins in a spring semester.

This program requires three years of regents-level mathematics for successful completion in four semesters of full-time study. Admission without the necessary mathematics background will require the student to complete some additional courses. In which case it may take longer than four semesters of full-time study to complete the program.

Students who want to enroll in the associate in science degree program but lack the appropriate background in mathematics may:

  1. Enroll in the AS degree program and complete the additional mathematics courses.
  2. Enroll in the AAS degree program and change curriculum when the mathematics courses have been completed.
  3. Enroll in, and complete, the AAS degree program.

Dual Admissions

Canisius College
Niagara University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Buffalo
SUNY College at Fredonia
SUNY College/Empire State
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Articulation Agreements

Niagara University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Buffalo

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To prepare students for transfer into baccalaureate business-related curricula.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental managerial, organizational and marketing principles, functions and issues.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of major social, economic, historic, global and technological trends on organizations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of accounting and business law.

Program Requirements (BA)

  1. A total of at least 63 credit hours with a minimum curriculum gradepoint average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
  2. Business: A minimum of 18 credit hours to include:
  3. Communications or Liberal Arts Elective : A minimum of 6 credit hours selected through advisement.
  4. Computer Technology: A minimum of 3 credit hours selected through advisement from courses prefixed by CIS, CPS or OFT.
  5. Arts: A minimum of 3 credit hours. (Arts courses are prefixed by ART, MUS and THA.)
  6. Health or Physical Education: A minimum of 2 credit hours.
  7. Humanities: A minimum of 9 credit hours to include:
    ___  ___    Humanities  elective (Humanities courses are prefixed by: ENG, JRN, LIT, FRE, SPA, GER, ITA, LAN, PHI, ELA, HUM and SLA)
  8. Mathematics: A minimum of 7 credit hours as required by the transfer institution and selected from the following:
  9. Recommended Electives: A minimum of 9 credit hours selected through advisement to meet transfer requirements in:
    1. Accounting
    2. Business Management
    3. Health Care Management
    4. International Business
  10. Social Sciences: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:



* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

Typical Program

First Semester

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Semester

Total Credit Hours: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 17


** Students must take either CIS 100 or each of the following modules: CIS 105, CIS 111 and CIS 115.

Scholarship Opportunities

All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship  area of this catalog for specific information and criteria, including the following:

Adam and Josephine Piwowarczyk Pietak Scholarship 
J. Ward Reid Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

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