General Business Associate in Business (Associate in Business, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Business

Program Description


Enables students to customize their academic programs to meet specific goals and is often used by students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution. The associate's degree in General Business with no concentration is the most basic and flexible degree offered by the Business and Computer Technology Division. Students may combine this degree with certificate programs offered by the Business and Computer Technology Division or with a degree in another area to improve their employability. The division offers the following certificates:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Computer Software Applications
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Industrial Distribution – Business Concentration
  • Office Administration
  • Office Skills - Fundamentals
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Supervision
Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Explain how the activities involved in operating a business connect with one another.
  2. Evaluate the opportunities and threats resulting from current business trends.
  3. Evaluate strategies for obtaining, securing, and growing personal wealth.
  4. Apply math concepts to solve business and finance related problems and conduct business research.
  5. Employ computer software application programs such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform ordinary business activities.
  6. Model appropriate and effective verbal and nonverbal communication in a business setting.

General Education

Category 7
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Credit Hours: 7
Required Support Courses
Credit Hours: 25

Students should complete as many business-related courses as necessary to have completed a grand total of 20 business-related credit hours.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.