Business


The Business Program prepares the student for a variety of careers in a business environment.

Certificate programs and Associate Degree concentrations are available in Accounting and Office Administration.

Students who plan to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Business can complete the general education and lower division business major requirements at College of the Siskiyous. Lower division major requirements typically include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Finite Math
  • Survey of Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Computer Science

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Associate Degree Major or Certificate: Accounting (35-39 units)

The Accounting program provides training in many phases of business and prepares a student for employment as an accounting clerk or business trainee.

Accounting clerks are employed in nearly every kind of public and private organizations. They are usually responsible for records of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payrolls, bank deposits, purchase orders, expense reports, or sales commissions.

Course Units
BA 0920 - Practical Accounting 3
BA 0966 - Computerized Accounting I 1.5
BA 0967 - Computerized Accounting II 1.5
BA 1001 - Financial Accounting 4
BA 1006 - Introduction to Business 3
BA 1018 - The Legal Environment of Business 3
BA 1501 - Managerial Accounting 4
CSCI 1001 - Introduction to Computer Science 3
Complete one of the following courses:
CSCI 1024 Beginning Spreadsheets 3
CSCI 1524 Intermediate Spreadsheets 3
Complete one of the following courses:
ECON 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 1020 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total Units Required 29

For an Associate Degree Major, students must also complete general education requirements. Please refer to the Associate Degree general education requirements in the Schedule of Classes for a list of acceptable courses. Make an appointment with a COS counselor for assistance in completing the general education requirements.

Associate Degree Major Business administration (23-25 units)

The Business Administration program prepares the student for a variety of careers in a business environment. The curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree program.

Course Units
BA 1001 - Financial Accounting 4
BA 1006 - Introduction to Business 3
BA 1018 - The Legal Environment of Business 3
BA 1501 - Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 1010 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 1020 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
Complete one of the following courses:
MATH 1010 - Finite Mathematics  
MATH 1050 - Elementary Statistics  
Total Units Required 23 - 25

For an Associate Degree Major, students must also complete general education requirements. Please refer to the Associate Degree general education requirements in the Schedule of Classes for a list of acceptable courses. Make an appointment with a COS counselor for assistance in completing the general education requirements.

Associate Degree Major or Certificate: Administrative Assistant (28-29 units)

The Administrative Assistant program provides advanced level training for persons presently employed or seeking employment in high level secretarial and clerical positions.

Administrative Assistants work with executives, taking over some of their routine tasks. These tasks may include clerical duties, including typing; training others to follow procedures; administering contracts; screening and interviewing job applicants; orientation of new employees; planning training programs; representing the department at meetings; or maintaining and procuring office supplies. They may also supervise other staff.

Course Units
BA 0920 - Practical Accounting 3
BA 0950 - Beginning Word Proc/Keyboard 3
BA 0951 - Electronic Office 3
BA 0959 - Business and Practical Math 3
BA 1006 - Introduction to Business 3
BA 1550 - Intermediate Word Proc/Keyboard 3
BA 2949 - Work Experience 2
CSCI 1001 - Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI 1024 - Beginning Spreadsheets 3
Complete one of the following courses:
BA 0961 - Strong Individual/Strong Communities 2
BA 1015 - Human Relations in Business 3
Total Units Required 28 - 29
For Certificate Add: ENGL 0900 Intro to College Reading/Writing 31 - 32

For an Associate Degree Major, students must also complete general education requirements. Please refer to the Associate Degree general education requirements in the Schedule of Classes for a list of acceptable courses. Make an appointment with a COS counselor for assistance in completing the general education requirements.

Certificate: E-Business (12 units)

Students completing the E-Business certificate program will learn to set up and run an Electronic Business enterprise. Classes will focus on the design, development, marketing, and maintenance of a web based business. The student will also learn to develop a web page and write a business plan.

Students will demonstrate their proficiency through their performance in the computer lab, case studies, and objective examinations. Program assessment is measured by program completion and periodic program review. The program leads to career opportunities as a Business Web Page Designer and an E-Commerce entrepreneur.

Course Units
BA 1006 - Introduction to Business 3
CSCI 1001 - Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI 1028 - Web Publishing I 2
Complete one of the following courses:
BA 1014 - Principles of Business Management 3
BA 1018 - The Legal Environment of Business 3
Total Units Required 12

Certificate: Entrepreneurship - Business (7 units)

Earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, and learn about the many aspects of business ownership including: business opportunities, emerging trends, personal characteristics and skills needed for success, technology, planning and management. High school students, community members and students enrolled in any major are encouraged to explore small business ownership through this Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Course Units
BA 0910 - Time Management .5
BA 0973 - Triple Bottom Line Business 1
BA 0985 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship 0.5
BA 0987 - It's Your Technology 2
BA 1006 - Introduction to Business 3
Total Units Required 7

CERTIFICATE: BUSINESS EFFECTIVENESS (5 units)

Course Units
BA 0901 - Customer Service 0.5
BA 0902 - Communication 0.5
BA 0903 - Attitude in the Workplace 0.5
BA 0904 - Conflict Management 0.5
BA 0905 - Decision Making and Problem Solving 0.5
BA 0906 - Ethics and Values 0.5
BA 0907 - Managing 0.5
BA 0908 Stress Management 0.5
BA 0909 - Team Building 0.5
BA 0910 - Time Management 0.5
Total Units Required 5

Completion of math, writing and reading assessments are required for enrollment in any certificate or AA/AS degree program. Please contact Counseling Services for more information: (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353.

Students must receive a "C" grade or better in all major or certificate coursework.

Contact

Business and Economics Instructor
Shawn Abbott
Phone: (530) 938-5275(530) 938-5275
Email: abbott@siskiyous.edu

Business and Computer Applications Instructor
Michael Graves
Phone: (530) 938-5536(530) 938-5536
Email: graves@siskiyous.edu

Program Contact
Career and Technical Education Department

Phone: (530) 938-5512(530) 938-5512
Email: cteinfo@siskiyous.edu

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