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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, General Business Concentration, AAS

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The Business Administration program offers the student a number of career and educational opportunities. The program allows students to choose either an AA or AAS degree. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider the AA degree. The AA degree will satisfy the freshman and sophomore Business Administration requirements of most four-year colleges if planned carefully with an advisor. The AAS degree is designed for students who want to prepare for an immediate career in business. Students will choose between a General Business Concentration and an Entrepreneurship Concentration.

Unique features of the Business Administration curriculum include an introduction to American and international business practices, accounting practices and business law concepts. In addition the program helps students learn general business or entrepreneurship skills in an internship.

The Student Development Office can provide course check sheets from the various colleges, identifying which DMACC courses should be taken for college transfer. Students planning on transferring to a four-year college should contact a counselor or advisor for course planning assistance.

The Business Administration program at Des Moines Area Community College is accredited through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, www.acbsp.org).

For more information about the Business Administration program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/businessad.

Program Details

Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban, West, Online

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Business Administration AA or AAS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the Business Administration required courses and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Total Credits Required to Complete the Business Administration AAS Degree - 65*

*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Books (approximate) 600 600 700 700

Approximate total for program: $12,415**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Provide information and suggestions to management, coworkers and/or customers.
• Communicate in person, by telephone, or in writing with management, coworkers and/or customers.
• Hire personnel, direct, supervise and evaluate their work.
• Sell products or services to customers.
• Create, coordinate and communicate solutions to work environment or for customers.
• May be responsible for information management to include small computer operation, typing, data entry, report preparation and documentation

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Maintain good working relations with customers, coworkers and management.
• Communicate effectively and persuasively.
• Work independently, solve problems and make decisions.
• Address the public in person and on the telephone.
• Demonstrate self-discipline, initiative, creative insight and good judgment.
• Demonstrate willingness to learn broad business concepts and policies.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

• Reading, communication and math skills must be at college level to gain maximum benefit from classes.
• For career advancement and advanced position placement, it is important that students continue college coursework beyond the two-year program.
• For transferability to four-year colleges and universities, it is important that students work closely with advisors and admissions counselors.
• Average starting salary $30,833 (A.A.); $30,866 (A.S.) (2010-2011 Placement Report)

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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