Degrees Available

Associate in Science Degree: Business Studies - Small Business Accounting Emphasis

The Small Business Accounting associate degree prepares for entry-level positions as bookkeepers, account clerks, accounting technicians, tax aides or accounting trainees.

Courses Required for the Major
Units
BUSE 119 Business Communications
3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition
3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHIL 102B Introduction to Philosophy: Values 3
 Additional Courses Required
ACCT 102 Basic Accounting 3
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
 ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
 ACCT 120 Federal Income Tax 3
 ACCT 121 California Income Tax 1
 ACCT 128A Small Business Accounting - Record Keeping 1.5
 ACCT 128B Small Business Accounting - Payroll 1.5
 ACCT 150 Computer Accounting Applications 3
 BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology 4
 BUSE 101 Business Mathematics 3
 CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
 COMS 180 Intercultural Communication 3
Complete three units from:
BUSE 245C Small Business Internship -
Accounting
3
BUSE 277C Service Learning - Community 1 - 3

Total: 55

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of the catalog. Students interested in careers as professional accountants should select the Business Studies San Diego State University Transfer Option. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Associate in Science Degree: Business Studies - Small Business Management Entrepreneur

Coursework in Starting and Managing a Small Business.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
BUSE 119 Business Communications3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal
Environment
3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics3
PHIL 102B Introduction to Philosophy: Values3
Additional Courses Required
ACCT 128A Small Business Accounting -
Recordkeeping
1.5
ACCT 128B Small Business Accounting - Payroll1.5
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology4
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business3
BUSE 157 Starting a Small Business
3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office3
COMS103 Oral Communication3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communications3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing3
Select six units from the following workingeducation certificate of performance courses:
BUSE 245A, Small Business Internship - Marketing3
BUSE 245B, Small Business Internship - Operations3
BUSE 245C, Small Business Internship - Accounting3
BUSE 245D, Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory3
BUSE 245E, Small Business Internship - Marketing1
BUSE 245F, Small Business Internship -
Operations
1
BUSE 245G, Small Business Internship - Accounting1
BUSE 245H, Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory1

Total: 56

Recommended Electives: Business 100.

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of the catalog. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should select the Business Studies San Diego State University Transfer option. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Certificate of Performance: Job Skills*

This certificate concentrates on developing and understanding skills necessary to secure and keep a job such as preparing for interviews and writing resumes. Learning techniques for time management and organization are also taught.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Graduate from Garfield and transfer.
CoursesUnits
Select all BUSE 90 courses (5.5 units) OR 3 in
BUSE 227C


BUSE 90A, Learning Skills and

BUSE 90B, Work Success and

BUSE 90C, Business Internship Seminars and
BUSE 90D, Workplace Competencies
5.5
 -OR- 
 BUSE 227C, Service Learning - Community
3
 Total:
3 - 5.5

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Associate in Science Degree: Business Studies - retail management

Coursework in retail management. The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) Retail Management coursework incorporates both educational knowledge and technical skills and is structured to lead students to competence in several areas. This coursework provides a strong foundation for students intending to pursue communications, liberal arts, and other areas where general management competencies are important.

Courses Required for the Major Units
BUSE 119 Business Communications
3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition
3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal
Environment
3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems
4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHIL 102B Introduction to Philosophy: Values 3
Additional course required
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology 4
BUSE 100 Introduction to Business
3
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics 3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business 3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communication 3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
MARK 110 Principles of Retailing 3

Total: 51

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of the catalog. Students interested in careers as professional accountants should select the Business Studies San Diego State University Transfer Option. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Associate in Science Degree: Real Estate

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
ENGL 101, Reading and Composition3
BUSE 140, Business Law and the Legal Environment
3
CISC 181, Principles of Information Systems
4
ECON 120, Principles of Macroeconomics
3
PHIL 102B, Introduction To Philosophy: Values
3
Additional Real Estate Courses Required:
REAL 101, Real Estate Principles
3
REAL 105, Legal Aspects of Real Estate I
3
REAL 110, Principles of Real Estate Appraisal I
3
REAL 115, Real Estate Finance I
3
REAL 120, Real Estate Practice
3
REAL 125, Real Estate Economics
3
Six to seven units selected from the following:
ACCT 102, Basic Accounting3
ACCT 116A, Financial Accounting
4
ESCR 101, Escrow Procedures - Beginning
3
REAL 130, Real Property Management
3
REAL 151, Real Estate Computer Applications
3
REAL 166, Common Interest Development
3
Additional courses required:
 BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology 4
 COMS 180 Intercultural Communication3

Total: 50-51

Recommended electives: Business 101.