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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Business Brochure

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.

Required Program
Units
BA 1001 Financial Accounting 4
BA 1501 Managerial Accounting 4
BA 1004 Business Communications 3
BA 1006 Introduction to Business 3
BA 1018 The Legal Environment of Business 3
BA 0966 Computer Accounting I 1.5
BA 0967 Computer Accounting II 1.5
ENGL 1001 College Composition 3
OA 1024 Beginning Spreadsheets 2
OA 1033 Electronic Calculators 1
Complete one of the following courses: 3-5
  BA 0959 - Business & Practical Math (3)  
  MATH 0980 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  
  Any higher level math course (3-5)  
Complete:   3-4
  OA 0901 - Introduction to Practical Accounting (2)  
  OA 0902 - Practical Accounting-Special Journals (1)  
  OA 0903 - Practical Accounting-Payroll & Banking (1)  
  OR  
  OA 0958 - Practical Accounting (3)  
Complete one of the following courses: 3
  ECON 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  
  ECON 1020 Principles of Microeconomics (3)  
Total Units Required
35 - 39

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: Office Assistant (24-25 units)

This achievement award provides basic entry-level skills to those students entering or currently employed in clerical occupations.

Office Assistants perform numerous clerical duties essential to smooth office operations. They may compile reports; tabulate and post data in record books; prepare and mail bills, receipts, invoices, statements, and checks; answer telephones; and operate computers, calculators, and duplicators.

Advisory Course:
Units
OA 0954
Keyboarding I
3

Required Program:
Units
BA 1004 Business Communications
3
BA 0958 Business English
3
BA 0959 Business & Practical Math
3
OA 1502 Keyboarding II - Format
3
OA 1014 Filing and Records Management
3
OA 1025 Beginning Word Processing
3
OA 1033 Electronic Calculators
1
OA 1040 Office Procedures
3
Complete one of the following courses:
2 - 4
  CSCI 1016 - Introduction to the Internet (2)  
  CSCI 1020 - Introduction to Computer Applications (2)  
  OA 1024 - Beginning Spreadsheets (2-3)  
  OA 1026 - Advanced Word Processing (3)  
  OA 0958 - Practical Accounting (3) OR  
  OA 0901 - Introduction to Practical Accounting (2)  
  OA 0902 - Practical Accounting-Special Journals (1)  
  OA 0903 - Practical Accounting-Payroll & Banking (1)  
Total Units Required
24 - 26

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 (40-41 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.

Advisory Course:
Units
OA 0954
Keyboarding I
3
 
Required Program:
Units
BA 1004 Business Communications
3
BA 1006 Introduction to Business
3
BA 1015 Human Relations in Business
3
BA 0958 Business English
3
BA 0959 Business & Practical Math
3
OA 1502 Keyboarding II - Format
3
OA 2502 Keyboarding III - Production
3
OA 1010 Introduction to Databases
2
OA 1014 Filing and Records Management
3
OA 1024 Beginning Spreadsheets
2
OA 1025 Beginning Word Processing
3
OA 1026 Advanced Word Processing
3
OA 1033 Electronic Calculators
1
OA 1040 Office Procedures
3
Complete one of the following coures:
2 - 3
  CSCI 1016 - Introduction to the Internet (2)  
  CSCI 1020 - Introduction to Computer Applications (2)  
  NURS 1045 - Medical Terminology (3)  
  OA 0958 - Practical Accounting (3) OR  
  OA 0901 - Introduction to Practical Accounting (2)  
  OA 0902 - Practical Accounting-Special Journals (1)  
  OA 0903 - Practical Accounting-Payroll & Banking (1)  
Total Units Required
40 - 42

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 (17 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.

Required Program:
Units
BA 1004 Business Communications
3
BA 1006 Introduction to Business
3
BA 0957 Electronic Commerce
3
CSCI 1001 Introduction to Computer Science
3
CSCI 1028 Web Publishing I
2
Complete one of the following courses:
3
  BA 1014 - Principles of Business Management (3)  
  BA 1018 - The Legal Environment of Business (3)  
Total Units Required
17

 

Certificate: Entrepreneurship - Business (8-9 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.  

Required Program:
Units
BA 0985 Intro to Entrepreneurship
.5
BA 0960 Exploring Business Opportunities (Hybrid)
2
BA 0987 It's Your Technology (Hybrid)
2
BA 0910 Time Management
.5
BA 0973 Triple Bottom Line Business
1
Complete one of the following courses:
2-3
  BA 1006 - Introduction to Business (3)  
  BA 0986 - It's Your Business (2)  
Total Units Required
8-9


Associate of Arts Degree: Business Administration(23-24 units)

Required Program
Units
BA 1001 Financial Accounting
4
BA 1501 Managerial Accounting
4
BA 1006 Introduction to Business
3
BA 1018 The Legal Environment of Business
3
ECON 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECON 1020 Principles of Microeconomics
3
Complete one of the following courses:
3 - 5
  MATH 1050 - Elementary Statistics (5)  
  MATH 1010 - Finite Math (3)
Total Core 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.

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

Contact

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

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

Program Contact
Career and Technical Education Department
(530) 938-5512
cteinfo@siskiyous.edu




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