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25monthAATimothy J. Woods, PhD
Dean of Business Division

Marilyn Glenn
Counselor Division Liaison

Carrie Baize
Department Secretary

Office Hours
8 am - 6 pm
Monday - Friday
Phone (559) 442-8222
Fax (559) 265-5714

The 25 Month AA Degree Transfer Program is designed for working students interested in majoring in Business Administration. Classes are offered in the evenings and Saturday mornings. The program is a transfer program to California State University, Fresno and to Fresno Pacific University with a small modification.

To be eligible for the program students must have a current application on file for the college and be eligible for English 1A and MATH 101. Students can establish eligibility by taking the placement test for Math and English and passing them with the required score or by taking lower level classes and working their way up to the required level.

A cohort of students is formed during the fall semester to begin the program during the first week in January. All classes are scheduled and reserved for the cohort, thus the student is guaranteed a seat in all classes. The Business Division does all of the registration for the 25 month program classes.

Students average taking one course per month for 25 months. Generally, all three unit lecture courses are scheduled from 5:30-10:00pm on every Tuesday and Thursday and two Saturdays per month from 8:30am until 1:00pm. Four unit classes and/or classes that have lab components require additional class hours. The additional hours are scheduled on Mondays and/or Saturdays. The following courses are included in the program:

Financial Accounting (ACCTG 4A)
An overall examination of the accounting process that includes identification, recording, and communication of the economic events of an organization to interested users of financial information. The areas of transaction analysis, theory of debits and credits, classification of accounts, accounting principles, and preparation and interpretation of financial statements as applied to corporations will be studied.

Managerial Accounting (ACCTG 4B)
An overall examination of the process of identification, measurement, accumulation, analysis, preparation, interpretation, and communication of financial information used by management to plan, evaluate, and control and to assure appropriate use of and accountability for its resources. Accounting for manufacturing companies, managerial controls, budgeting, and financial statement analysis will be studied.

Art Appreciation (ART 2)
Introduction to the visual arts through lectures/discussions covering: a) the way artists speak through the formal Elements and Principles of Visual Language as well as through their choices of art Media and subject matter; b) how these formal properties contribute to the content and meaning of artwork; and c) the evolution of these formal properties through the history of the visual arts in Western European culture as well as their relationships to the art of the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Islamic world.

Introduction to Business (BA 10)
A survey in business providing a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policy and practices within the U.S. Demonstrates how these influences impact the primary areas of business including: organizational structure and design; leadership, human resource management, and organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; and entrepreneurship; and legal, accounting, and financial practices; and therefore affect a business’ ability to achieve its organizational goals in the U.S. economic system.

Business & the Legal Environment (BA 18)
Law and the legal system: administrative, tort, criminal, contracts, agency, labor and employment, and international business law. Case studies utilized.

Law and the Legal System (BA 20)
What every educated citizen should know about law as a social process and about American law and legal institutions. The historical origins of law as well as the role law plays in modern western and non-western societies. Institutional sources of law; legal reasoning; judicial decision making and remedies; an overview of the civil and criminal litigation process; administrative law and procedure; alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; ethics and the legal system.

Ecological Approach to Biology (BIOL 3)
Introductory course exploring biological concepts as they relate to organismal structure and function, inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Recommended for non-biological science majors and liberal studies majors. Field trips required.

Computer Concepts (CIT 15)
Introduction to computers and their use. Basic principles of hardware and software, applications programs, system software, telecommunications, networks, program design, the Internet and the World Wide Web. Windows, the Internet, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, and Visual Basic.

The Constitution and Your Individual Rights (CRIM 13)
Critical study, analysis, and evaluation of landmark cases of the United States Supreme Court, and the logic and fallacies of the interpretive reasoning processes utilized by the justices in reaching their decisions. Emphasis on the protection of individual rights and privileges contained in the Bill of Rights and an understanding of the utility and value in all aspects of our lives of recognizing and using both formal and informal critical thinking processes.

Finite Math (DS 21)
Applications of linear, exponential, and logarithmic functions, matrix operations, and inverse matrices. Linear programming techniques, mathematics of finance, probability, and counting theory. Limits, rates of change, and derivatives.

Statistical Analysis (DS 23)
Measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability theory; discrete and continuous distributions; sampling theory and estimation; time series analysis and index numbers.

Micro-Economics (ECON 1B)
The “free enterprise” system. Theories of consumer and individual firm behavior. Market structure analysis and comparison. Government programs to assist, regulate, and promote various industries. The American labor movement and international trade.

Macro-Economics (ECON 1A)
Principles of macroeconomics: consumers, business, and government in the United States economy. Alternative approaches and solutions to inflation and unemployment; fiscal and monetary policy in economic planning and management.

Reading & Composition (ENGL 1A)
Reading, analyzing, and writing college-level prose, with emphasis on the expository; studying writing as a process; exploring different writing strategies; summarizing, editing, and critiquing; conducting research (gathering, organizing, evaluating, integrating and documenting information).

History of U.S. Since 1865 (HIST 12)
Political, social and economic development since Reconstruction; the US as a world power. Satisfies the US history requirement for BA degree.

Introduction to Language (LING 10)
Examination of the nature of language, its historical development, its structural elements, and the stages of language acquisition. Emphasis on systematic linguistic description of language knowledge and usage. Recommended for liberal studies majors.

Elementary Algebra (MATH 101)
Signed numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, graphing, inequalities, systems of equations, radicals, quadratic equations, and applications.

Intermediate Algebra (MATH 103)
Polynomial, rational, and algebraic expressions; linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; conic sections; sequences and series; and the binomial theorem.

Ethics (PHIL 1C)
Reading and critical analysis of primary texts on moral theory. Examinations of ethical concepts such as good, evil, moral obligation. Conditions necessary to ethical decision-making-conscience, moral rules, justice, and free will.

Fitness and Health (PE 6)(Class taken twice)
Activities offered to meet individual needs in posture, strength, flexibility, endurance, and relaxation. Universal weight machines not used.

Introductory Physical Science (PHYSC 11)
Emphasis on a survey of physics including mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Some basic concepts of astronomy and chemistry. Designed primarily for non-science majors.

American Government (POLSCI 2)
Analysis of political and judicial institutions and processes, political ideology, political economy, civil rights, California state and local government. Satisfies the U.S. Constitution requirements and the national state and local government requirements for transfer students.

General Psychology (PSY 2)
Scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include history, methodology biopsychology, lifespan development, sensation and perception, consciousness and altered states, learning and memory, thought and language, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality, psychopathology and therapy, stress and health, and social and cultural influences.

Interpersonal Communication (SPEECH 2)
Introduction to interaction processes in interpersonal communication settings. Emphasis on effective and appropriate uses of verbal and nonverbal messages in the initiation, development, maintenance, and termination of personal and professional relationships.


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