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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

Business administration

 

Chair:  Dr. Thelma Day

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2549 • AD304

www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/busad/index.htm

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

Associate of Arts:

Accounting

Advertising

Bookkeeping

Business Administration

Business Law (See “Law”)

Finance & Banking

Management

Management, Business Offices

Management, Small Businesses

Marketing

Real Estate

Certificates:

Accounting Technician

Automated Accounting

Business Administration

Business Micro-Computer Application

Finance & Banking

Management

Management, Small Business

Management, Retail

Marketing

Real Estate - Finance, Investment & Marketing  Specializations

 

Our Business, Accounting and Real Estate programs will give students a solid foundation from which to advance to university Bachelor degree and MBA programs. For students who do not plan to go on to a university, LACC business programs will prepare you for entry level and supervisory positions in a variety of roles for a wide range of businesses. Employment opportunities include bookkeeper, sales, ad agency staffer, office manager, supervisor, banking and investment staffer, marketing department staff and real estate agent. The business courses are also ideal for students considering starting their own businesses or those who already own small business. Even students not planning to major in business will find taking courses in the subject to be useful. Virtually every organization must manage people, finances and other resources, and do some level of marketing. Additionally, every organization relies on outside businesses to function.

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 


ACCOUNTING

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

Designed for students who are interested in a career in accounting, in private industry, or in public service, or who may choose to become accounting technicians with a public accounting firm. Students who already possess a Bachelor’s degree and contemplate preparing for the Certified Public Accountant certificate should contact the State Board of Accountancy

([213] 620-4300) for eligibility requirements.

 

The curriculum outlined below is for students who do not intend to transfer to a four year college or university. Transfer students should consult the transfer requirements in the Transfer Requirements section, elsewhere in this catalog.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester           

Accounting 1..................................................................................... 5

Accounting 55....................................................................................1

Business 1..........................................................................................3

Accounting 31 or Business 38......................................................3/3

Second Semester

Accounting 2..................................................................................... 5

Accounting 17 or 18....................................................................... 2/3

Supervision 1.................................................................................... 3

Accounting 23...................................................................................3

Following Semester

Accounting 25 or  27.........................................................................3

Management 31................................................................................3

CSIT 101 or 103................................................................................4

Finance 2.......................................................................................... 3

Business 17.......................................................................................3

Accounting 15...................................................................................3

Business 15...................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units ..................................................................................... 45

 

Suggested General Education Electives: Supervision 1; Management 2; Finance 8, 15; Law 1.

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

ADVERTISING

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

Designed by the Business Administration Department, this program is for students who wish to enter the advertising field.  It offers training leading to employment as an advertising salesperson, copywriter, layout technician, or research production employee.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Business 1........................................................................................ 3

Marketing 1.......................................................................................3

Marketing 21.....................................................................................3

Art 103............................................................................................... 3

Marketing 11 and 13......................................................................3/1

CSIT 101 or 103.............................................................................4

Business 17......................................................................................3

Management 31..............................................................................3

Management 33..............................................................................3

International Business 1.................................................................3

Electives:  Accounting 21 and 41.................................................4/1

 

Total Units ....................................................................................  33-36

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

BOOKKEEPING

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Business Administration department has designed the Bookkeeping curriculum for students who wish to become bookkeepers in private industry or government service. It is so arranged that students forced to terminate their schooling after completing one, two, or three semesters will have acquired skills necessary for employment. Students expecting to serve in the Armed Forces will find this a suitable preparation for many military classifications. Students who wish to become public accountants should take the Accounting curriculum.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester       

Accounting 21 and 41......................................................................... 4

Accounting 31 or Business 38..........................................................3/3

Business 1............................................................................................ 3

Management 13................................................................................. 3

 

Second Semester

Accounting 17 or 18...........................................................................2/3

Accounting 22 and 42.......................................................................3/1

Accounting 23..................................................................................... 3

 

Following Semesters

Accounting 25 or 27..........................................................................3

Finance 8........................................................................................... 3

Management 31................................................................................3

Accounting 15....................................................................................3

Supervision 1......................................................................................2

Elective ...............................................................................................3

 

Total Units ....................................................................................  35-40

 

Suggested General Education Electives: Accounting 27 or 55, Business 10, CSIT 130, CSIT 133, Finance 2, 15, CAOT 1, Management 2.

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Business Administration curriculum is designed for students who are interested in an encompassing, formal business education. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have an extensive background in the principles and practices of the business world.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

Business 38 or Accounting 31........................................................3

Management 31 ...............................................................................3

Management 33 ...............................................................................3

 

Second Semester

Finance 8  ........................................................................................ 3

Marketing 11..................................................................................... 3

Management 2..................................................................................3

 

Third Semester

Business 15...................................................................................... 3

Business 17...................................................................................... 3

Marketing 21..................................................................................... 3

 

Fourth Semester

Accounting 21 and 41....................................................................3/1

Management 13...............................................................................3

Supervision 13 .................................................................................3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 40

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

 

Finance & Banking

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Finance and Banking curriculum has been planned by the Business Administration department to provide training for employment in such fields as banking, corporate finance, stocks and bonds, credits and collections, and savings and loan businesses.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Business 1.........................................................................................3

Business 38 or Accounting 31.......................................................3

Management 31...............................................................................3

 

Second Semester

Accounting 21 and 41......................................................................4

Finance 8.......................................................................................... 3

Business 17.......................................................................................3

Supervision 1....................................................................................3

 

Following Semesters

Accounting 22 and 42......................................................................4

Finance 2........................................................................................... 3

Finance 15......................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 1...................................................................................... 3

Management 2................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 38

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

Management

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Management curriculum has been planned by the Business Administration Department for students going into business for themselves or for those who are ambitious to advance to positions of leadership in any organization.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Business 1........................................................................................ 3

Business 38...................................................................................... 3

Management 2.................................................................................3

 

Second Semester

Accounting 21 and 41......................................................................4

Supervision 1.................................................................................... 3

International Business 1..................................................................3

 

Third Semester

Accounting 22 and 42

(for those who have already completed Accounting 21 and 41).. 3/1

CSIT 101 or Business 17.................................................................... 4/4

Finance 8................................................................................................ 3

 

Fourth Semester

Management 13................................................................................. 3

Management 33................................................................................. 3

 

Total Units ....................................................................................  36

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

Management - Business Offices

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Business Administration department has planned the Business Office Management curriculum for students who aspire to the middle management positions in business and industry concerned with the administration of general business offices and the supervision of office personnel. To help train students for these positions, the curriculum offers courses in the various functions of office services.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Accounting 21 and 41.................................................................. 3/1

Business 1........................................................................................3

Business 38......................................................................................3

 

Second Semester

Finance 2......................................................................................... 3

Accounting 25..................................................................................3

Management 13..............................................................................3

 

Third Semester

Business 17...................................................................................... 3

Finance 8..........................................................................................3

Finance 15........................................................................................3

 

Fourth Semester

Management 2.................................................................................3

Management 31...............................................................................3

Management 33...............................................................................3

Supervision 1....................................................................................3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 40

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

Management - Small Business

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Business Administration department has planned the Small Business Management curriculum for those students preparing to be an employee in a small business or planning to own a business.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Accounting 21 and 41......................................................................3/1

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

Finance 8........................................................................................... 3

Management 13................................................................................3

Management 33................................................................................3

 

Second Semester

International Business 1....................................................................3

Accounting 23.....................................................................................3

Marketing 11...................................................................................... 3

Following Semesters

CSIT 101 or 103................................................................................4/4

Finance 2 .......................................................................................... 3

Management 2...................................................................................3

Management 31................................................................................3

Supervision 1..................................................................................... 3

Total Units...................................................................................... 41

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units            English Composition

3 Units            Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units            Natural Sciences

3 Units            Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

Marketing

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The Marketing degree program provides the student with a wide range of knowledge in marketing, selling, advertising and retailing, as well as decision-making skills in product planning, pricing, and selection of channels of distribution. The capstone course, Marketing 21, provides student with a vehicle for making contacts in the field of marketing with a view toward employment.

     

The Marketing curriculum shown below serves as a guide to students majoring in the subject area. Students have flexibility in scheduling these classes but are advised to begin their studies with Principles of Marketing (Marketing 21) during their third or fourth semester.

 

COURSES                                                                              UNITS

First Semester

Marketing 1....................................................................................... 3

Marketing 21..................................................................................... 3

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

Management 31............................................................................... 3

Second Semester

Marketing 11..................................................................................... 3

Marketing 13......................................................................................1

Business 38....................................................................................... 3

Management 33................................................................................3

Business 17....................................................................................... 3

Following Semesters

Management 13................................................................................3

Management 2...................................................................................3

Supervision 1..................................................................................... 3

Marketing 31...................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 37

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units            English Composition

3 Units            Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units            Natural Sciences

3 Units            Humanities

3 Units            Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units         Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units         Math Competency

 

Real estate

Associate of Arts Degree                                                                                    

Career Program

The Real Estate curriculum has been designed by the Business Administration department for students who plan to enter the real estate field in such areas as sales, brokerage, management, and escrows. Individuals who complete the 22-40 unit program with a satisfactory grade or better in each course specified in the Real Estate Certificate program may apply for a California Real Estate Certificate. Applications are distributed in the Real Estate classes at approximately the middle of each semester.  Applications should be filed with the Graduation Clerks in the Admissions Office during the semester in which the program is expected to be completed. Education and experience requirements for the broker license are set by the California Department of Real Estate, 107 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Real Estate 1...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 3...................................................................................... 3

CSIT 101 or Business 17................................................................ 4/3

Communications Course................................................................ 3

Real Estate 5...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 7...................................................................................... 3

Accounting 1...................................................................................... 5

Real Estate 6...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 9...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 11.................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 14.................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 18.................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 21.................................................................................... 3

Law 1................................................................................................... 3

Marketing 1........................................................................................ 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 48/47

 

Refer to prerequisites for Accounting 1. Suggested General Education Electives: Real Estate 60; Marketing 21; CSIT 130. Advanced courses for practicing real estate agents are suggested as follows: CSIT 130 (word processing, data base, spreadsheet) Real Estate 60. Real Estate 60 is also recommended for pre licensing students.

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency
 

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

 

Accounting Technician

Certificate

A Certificate in Accounting-Technician will be issued by the Business Administration department upon application of the student with the department and successful completion of the following course work with a satisfactory grade.

 

REQUIRED COURSES                            UNITS

Accounting 21 & 41.............................................................................4

Accounting 22 & 42.............................................................................4

Accounting 17..................................................................................... 2

Accounting 23..................................................................................... 3

Accounting 31 or Business 38..........................................................3/3

Accounting 55..................................................................................... 1

CSIT 101 or Business 17..................................................................4/3

Accounting 25 or 27...........................................................................3/3

Business 1........................................................................................... 3

Accounting 15..................................................................................... 3

Management 13................................................................................. 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 33

 

Automated Accounting

Certificate

A certificate in Automated Accounting will be issued by the Department of Business Administration upon application of the student and successful completion of requirements for Accounting-Technician certificate and completion of the following course work with a satisfactory grade.

 

REQUIRED COURSES                                                             UNITS

Accounting 21 & 41............................................................................. 4

Accounting 22 & 42............................................................................. 4

Accounting 17..................................................................................... .2

Accounting 23...................................................................................... 3

Accounting 25 or 27.......................................................................... .3/3

Accounting 31 or Business 38..........................................................3/3

Accounting 55..................................................................................... 1

Business 1.............................................................................................3

CSIT 101 or CSIT 103 or Business 17........................................4/4/3

Management 13.................................................................................. 3

Accounting 15..................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 32-33

 

 

Business Administration

Certificate

A certification in Business Administration will be issued by the Business Administration department after application to the department by the student upon successful completion of the following course work with a satisfactory grade. This curriculum is designed for students who are interested in entering the general business field in Management, Marketing, International Business, and Finance.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

Business 15....................................................................................... 3

Business 38....................................................................................... 3

CSIT 101 or CSIT 103 or Business 17........................................4/4/3

Finance 2 or 8..................................................................................3/3

Management 2 or 13.......................................................................3/3

Management 31 or 33.....................................................................3/3

International Business 1..................................................................3

Marketing 21.....................................................................................3

Accounting 21 & 41.........................................................................4

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 31-32

 

All courses must be completed with a satisfactory grade or better.

 

 

Business-Micro Computer Application

Certificate

A certificate in Business Micro-Computer Application will be issued by Business Administration department upon application of student with the department with successful completion of the following course work with a satisfactory grade.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

Business 17 or CSIT 133................................................................3/3

CSIT 104 or Business 38................................................................3/3

CSIT 130........................................................................................... 3

CSIT 148 or CSIT 133.....................................................................3/3

CSIT 157 or CSIT 160.....................................................................4/3

CSIT 167........................................................................................... 3

Marketing 11 or Marketing 21.......................................................1/3

Management 2 or Management 31 or 33...................................3/3/3

CAOT 84........................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 27-28

 

 

Finance & Banking

Certificate

A certification in Finance and Banking will be issued by the Business Administration department upon application of the student to the department and successful completion of the following course work with a satisfactory grade.

       

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Accounting 21 & 41............................................................................. 4

Accounting 55...................................................................................... 1

Finance 15............................................................................................ 3

Business 1............................................................................................. 3

Business 38 or Accounting 31........................................................... 3/3

CSIT 101 or CSIT 103 or Business 17.............................................4/4/3

Finance 2.............................................................................................. 3

Finance 8...............................................................................................3

Management 31.................................................................................. 3

Supervision 1 or Management 13....................................................3/3

Business 15......................................................................................... 3

Total Units..................................................................................... 32-33

All courses must be completed with a satisfactory grade or better.

 

 

Management

Certificate

A certificate in Management will be issued by the Business Administration department upon application of the student with the department upon successful completion of the courses listed below. This curriculum is designed for students who are planning on going into business for themselves or to advance into leadership positions within an organization.

                                                          

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Business 38...................................................................................... 3

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

CSIT 101 or CSIT 103 or Business 17.........................................4/4/3

Finance 2.......................................................................................... 3

Finance 8.......................................................................................... 3

Management 2.................................................................................3

Management 13...............................................................................3

Management 31.............................................................................. 3

Management 33...............................................................................3

Marketing 21..................................................................................... 3

Supervision 1.................................................................................... 3

Total Units...................................................................................... 33-34

 

 

Small Business Management

Certificate

A certificate in Small Business Management will be issued by the Business Administration department upon application of the student with the department upon successful completion of the following course work with a satisfactory grade.

      

COURSES                                                                              UNITS

Accounting 21 & 41 or 23.................................................................4/3

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

Business 38 or Accounting 31........................................................3/3

CSIT 101 or 103 or Business 17...................................................4/4/3

Supervision 12 .......................................................................................3

Management 13............................................................................... 3

Management 31................................................................................3

Management 33................................................................................3

Marketing 1........................................................................................ 3

Marketing 11......................................................................................3

Finance 8...........................................................................................3

Total Units..................................................................................... 33-35

           

 

retail management

Certificate

This curriculum prepares students for management careers in the retail industry. Emphasis is on retail merchandising, human relations, human resource management, communications, and computer applications. Curriculum was developed in cooperation with the Western Association of Food Chains.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Marketing 21...................................................................................... 3

Marketing 31...................................................................................... 3

Management 2.................................................................................. 3

Management 31.................................................................................3

Management 33.................................................................................3

Business 38....................................................................................... .3

Speech 101........................................................................................ 3

Supervision 12 ......................................................................................3

CAOT 84 or CAOT 85......................................................................3/3

Accounting 21 & 41...........................................................................4

Accounting 22 & 42...........................................................................4

Total Units..................................................................................... 35

 

 

Marketing

Certificate

The Marketing certificate has been designed to provide the student with a vehicle for acquiring valuable knowledge, expertise, and marketable skills with which to obtain employment — or to attain promotions — in sales, marketing, retailing, advertising, or new product planning. The student will also learn the means of succeeding in businesses of their own, without having to complete the related and elective units of study required for the Associate of Arts degree.

                                                        

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Business 1........................................................................................ 3

Business 38 or Accounting 31......................................................3/3

Supervision 12.................................................................................3

CSIT 101 or Business 17..............................................................4/3

International Business 6................................................................3

Management 13 or 31...................................................................3/3

Management 6 or Supervision 1.................................................3/3

Marketing 1......................................................................................3

Marketing 11 ..................................................................................3

Marketing 21....................................................................................3

Marketing 31....................................................................................3

Total Units..................................................................................... 33 - 34

 

REAL ESTATE

Certificate with Specialization     

CORE COURSES                                                                     UNITS

Real Estate 1...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 3...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 5...................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 7..................................................................................... .3

Real Estate 9...................................................................................... 3

CSIT 101 or CSIT 103.....................................................................4/4

Business 1......................................................................................... 3

 

Core Courses Sub-Total................................................................ 22

 

Additional required courses for the specializations are:

 

Real Estate: Finance Specialization

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES                                        UNITS

Real Estate 6..................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 11................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 21................................................................................... 3

Finance 2.......................................................................................... 3

Finance 8.......................................................................................... 3

 

Sub-Total...................................................................................... 15

Total (Core + Specialization)..................................................37

 

 

Real Estate: Investment Specialization

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES                                          UNIT

Real Estate 11................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 14................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 18................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 21................................................................................... 3

Finance 2.......................................................................................... 3

Finance 8.......................................................................................... 3

 

Sub-Total...................................................................................... 18

Total (Core + Specialization)..................................................40

 

 

Real Estate: Marketing Specialization

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES                                        UNITS

Real Estate 6..................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 11................................................................................... 3

Real Estate 14................................................................................... 3

Marketing 1....................................................................................... 3

Marketing 11..................................................................................... 3

Marketing 21..................................................................................... 3

 

Sub-Total...................................................................................... 18

Total (Core + Specialization)..................................................40

 

All courses must be completed with a satisfactory grade or better. This certificate satisfies the statutory college course requirement necessary for the California Real Estate Broker license. A college degree and/or additional experience is also required.

     

Please consult with the California Department of Real Estate.

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

Also see Computer Applications/Office Technology (CAOT), Computer Science/Information Technology (CSIT), Law and Speech Communications

 

UC Credit Limit: maximum credit allowed, one course from  Business 15 or Mathematics 225.

 

ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING 1
Introductory Accounting I
5 UNITS -  (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Completion of Business 38 or Accounting 31 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Credit allowed for only Accounting 1 or Accounting 21 with Accounting 41 and Accounting 22 with Accounting 42. Accounting 1 is intended for transfer students. All others should consider taking Accounting 21 with Accounting 41.
Introduction to fundamental accounting principles and concepts. Includes analysis and recording of various business transactions in the journals and ledgers; preparation of basic financial statements of service and merchandising firms; detailed study of cash receivables, inventory, plant assets including depreciation; intangible assets and amortization; payables; payroll and related payroll taxes.

ACCOUNTING 2
Introductory Accounting II
5 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Accounting 1 or 22 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Continues the introduction to fundamental accounting principles and concepts including the recording of transactions unique to partnerships and corporations. Preparation of cash flow statements, financial analysis and interpretation and introduction to basic cost accounting concepts and procedures.

ACCOUNTING 12
Auditing
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: Accounting 4 with a satisfactory grade or better.
The principles of auditing and the steps to be followed in conducting an audit, preparation of audit working papers and audit reports, and solution of an audit case.

ACCOUNTING 15
Tax Accounting I
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Accounting 1 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Tax laws, accounting procedures required in the preparation of Federal and California State income tax returns for individuals. Can be utilized to meet the basic qualifications for registering as a tax preparer and the continuing education requirements of the California Tax Preparer Act.            

ACCOUNTING 16
Tax Accounting II
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Accounting 15 with a satisfactory grade or better.
This course includes tax laws, accounting procedures, and preparation of income tax returns for corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Estate and gift tax laws, and preparation of related returns are also discussed.

ACCOUNTING 17
Payroll Accounting
2 UNITS - (A)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Concerned with procedures and practices involved in a firm’s payroll system, includes familiarizing students with current State and Federal laws with respect to computation of regular and overtime pay, withholding of payroll taxes, computation of employer’s payroll taxes, and the preparation of payroll tax returns and reports.


ACCOUNTING 18
Computerized Payroll Accounting
3 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Accounting 21 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Concerned with procedures and practices involved in a manual or automated payroll system. Includes familiarizing students with current state and federal laws affecting payroll, computation of payroll taxes and preparation of payroll tax returns.

ACCOUNTING 21
Bookkeeping and Accounting I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Co-requisite: Accounting 41.
Credit allowed for only Accounting 1 or the combination of Accounting 21 with 41 and 22 with 42.
Fundamentals of double-entry accounting; the accounting cycle; preparation of the trial balance, adjusting entries and three basic financial statements; use of controlling accounts; accounting for merchandise and cash transactions; special journals and periodic reporting.
UC limit: Accounting 21 and 22 equal five units allowable.

ACCOUNTING 22
Bookkeeping and Accounting II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Accounting 21 Co-requisite Accounting 42

Accounting 22 students must enroll in Accounting 42 at the same hour and with the same instructor as Accounting 22.  This class covers accounting for receivables, payable and bad debts, deferrals and accruals, merchandise inventories, plant and equipment, accounting for partnerships and corporations, Cash Flow statement, comparative financial statement analysis, and accounting for manufacturing enterprises.


ACCOUNTING 23
Record Keeping for Small Business
3 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Accounting 21/41 and CSIT 101 with satisfactory grades or better.
Builds on knowledge and background gained from Accounting 21/41. Introduces cash basis concept of accounting, single-entry accounting systems and a small business computerized accounting software. Student will complete simulated accounting projects designed for different types of small business firms using both manual and microcomputer systems.

ACCOUNTING 25
Accounting: Automated Accounting Methods and Procedures
3 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Accounting 21 and CSIT 101 with satisfactory grades or better.
Designed for hands-on experience with the micro computer in the accounting environment. Basic emphasis will be computerized accounting with special emphasis to maintenance of general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll records. Also, the preparation of worksheets, financial statements, and payroll records.

ACCOUNTING 27
Accounting: Automated Accounting Methods and Procedures II
3 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Accounting 1 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Computer applications in the preparation of special journals, payroll register, bank reconciliation, aging account receivable inventory costing and depreciation. Analysis reconciliation, aging accounts receivable, inventory costing and depreciation. Analysis of financial statements and preparation of a computerized practice set.

ACCOUNTING 31
Mathematics of Accounting
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Review of mathematical fundamentals, followed by bank reconciliation, payroll computations, depreciation and allocation of overhead, trade and cash discounts, simple and compound interest computations, multiple payment plans, present value, sinking fund and amortization.


ACCOUNTING 41
Accounting: Laboratory for Accounting 21
1 UNIT - (A)

Prerequisite: Accounting 21 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Note: Accounting 41 students must also enroll in Accounting 21 at the same hour and with the same instructor as Accounting 41. Fundamentals of double-entry accounting; the accounting cycle; preparation of the trial balance; adjusting entries and three basic financial statements; use of controlling accounts; accounting for merchandising and cash transactions; special journals and periodic reporting.

ACCOUNTING 42
Laboratory For Accounting 22
1 UNIT - (A)

Prerequisite: Accounting 41 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Co-requisite: Accounting 22 which meets at the same hour.

Accounting 42 students must also enroll in Accounting 22, at the same hour and with the same instructor. 
This laboratory course is designed to reinforce the lecture and discussion in Accounting 22.


ACCOUNTING 55
Accounting: Accounting Computer Laboratory
1 UNIT - (A)

Advisory: CSIT 101 and English 28/31 with satisfactory grades or better.
This is a computer laboratory which provides the student with an opportunity to apply the accounting computer concepts being studied in an other accounting class section.

 

ACCOUNTING 285 Directed Study — 2 UNITS (CSU)
ACCOUNTING 385 Directed Study — 3 UNITS (CSU)

Conference 1 hour per unit.
Allows students to pursue Directed Study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Refer to the “Directed Study” section of this catalog for additional information.
Credit Limit: A maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit.

 

 

BUSINESS

 

BUSINESS 1
Introduction to Business
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

A survey of business including forms of business
organization, finance, personnel problems, marketing, managerial aids, business-government relations; and business terms and concepts.

 

BUSINESS 15
Business Statistics
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 125 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Collection, tabulation and presentation of data; averages and index numbers, economic trends and cycles, correlation, and the application of these methods to the solution of practical business problems.
UC limit: Maximum one course from Mathematics 225 and Business 15.

 

BUSINESS 38
Business Computations
3 UNITS – (CSU
)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Credit allowed for only one of Business 38 or Accounting 31. Problems in ordinary business situations and on civil service examinations. Arithmetic fundamentals, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions are reviewed. Practical problems include interest, cash and trade discount, mark-up and mark-- down, payrolls, and percentage.

 

 

FINANCE

 

FINANCE 2
Investments
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: Finance 8 with a satisfactory grade or better.
The principles of investment, the various types of investments, the operations of investment markets, and sources of information.

 

FINANCE 8
Personal Finance and Investments
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Applying the principles of accounting, banking, finance, office methods, management, and production, to one’s personal affairs. Family budgeting, consumer credit, home ownership, life and property insurance, investments and savings plans, social security and retirement plans.

 

FINANCE 11
Credits and Collections
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Covers the duties of a credit manager in various business establishments.

 

FINANCE 15
Principles of Banking
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic functions of banking and a working knowledge of the operation of a bank.  

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 1
International Trade
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Business 1 with a satisfactory grade or better.
A study of the principles of international trade, including the basics of operating an import and/or export business. Topics covered include: marketing, terminology, documentation, financial procedures, credits, collections, and communication.     

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 3
Exporting Procedures
3 UNITS - (A)

Identifies, defines, and explains that which is required by the United States regulatory agencies to export from the United States. Emphasis will be placed on how to determine if a commodity is acceptable for export and how to prepare the proper documentation required by the country of destination.

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 4
Importing Procedures I
3 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: International Business 1 with a satisfactory grade or better.
Identifies, defines, and explains the United States regulatory agency requirements to import to the United States. Emphasis will be placed on how to determine what duties commodities might be subject to and how to prepare and present to the Bureau of Customs the shipment and its documents.

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 5
Payment Instruments and Procedures
3 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Business 1 and/or International Business 1 with satisfactory grades or better.
This course explains how to arrange and receive payment for merchandise shipped from one country to another. Topics covered include how to prepare and fill out documents. Also included is information regarding credit and political risk insurance.              

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 6
International Marketing I
3 UNITS - (A)

Open to all students.
Emphasizes how to get foreign customers for American made products, how to identify prospective customers, how to make contact and how to sell the product. Variables include: culture, trade customs, politics, climate, wealth, business and government structures and international law.

 

MANAGEMENT

 

MANAGEMENT 2
Organization and Management Theory
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: Business I or equivalent.
A study of the process of management, the establishment and achievement of objectives, decision making, organization, planning, control, and managerial authority.

 

MANAGEMENT 6
Public Relations
3 UNITS – (RPT 1) (CSU)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 28/31 or equivalent.
A study of public attitudes and their effect on industry, education, government, and the community.

 

MANAGEMENT 13
Small Business Management I
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: CO SCI 1 or equivalent.
Designed to teach the student how to organize and operate a small business.

 

MANAGEMENT 31
Human Relations for Employees
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Helps the student to recognize and develop those traits necessary for good relations with fellow workers, supervisors, subordinates, customers, and other business associates.

 

MANAGEMENT 33
Personnel Management
3 UNITS - (CSU)

This course covers the essentials of human resource management. Topics include recruitment, selection, training, appraisals, compensations, benefits, labor relations and collective bargaining.

 

MARKETING

 

MARKETING 1
Principles of Selling
3 UNITS - (CSU)

The student will learn about selling careers, role of personality in selling, how to use product knowledge, prospecting, how to start the sale, demonstrate the product, handle sales resistance, and close the sale.

 

MARKETING 11
Fundamentals of Advertising
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Open to all students.
Provides the student with an opportunity to explore the strategies and techniques used by small business, corporations and advertising agencies to stimulate sales. Business approach to practices of advertising, includes selection of media, campaign management, copy writing and layout.

 

MARKETING 13
Marketing
1 UNIT – (A)

Advisory: Marketing 11 or Marketing 21.
This course teaches student to apply marketing principles in a real-life project.

 

MARKETING 21
Principles of Marketing
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
The student will explore types of markets and their characteristics, planning the products, selection of dealers and distributors, promotion of the products, international marketing.

 

MARKETING 31
Retail Merchandising
3 UNITS - (CSU)

This course provides the student with a working knowledge of the principles and procedures in retailing, including a study of store location, store layout, store organization, buying, pricing, stock planning, and retail sales promotion.

 

REAL ESTATE

 

REAL ESTATE 1
Real Estate Principles
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course is required for the California Real Estate examination.
A beginning course in real estate fundamentals and principles, including real estate economics, terminology and definitions, real estate law, building and construction, real estate investment, and vocational opportunities in real estate.

 

REAL ESTATE 3
Real Estate Practice
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A practical study of the principles, economic aspects, and laws of real estate, including the information needed to obtain a real estate sales/brokers license and/or for better management of personal real estate investments.  Topics include legal descriptions and estates, encumbrances, agencies, contracts, financing, appraisal, escrow and title, leases, urban economics, taxation, and vocational careers.

 

REAL ESTATE 5
Legal Aspects of Real Estate I
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Legal background necessary for those who plan to take the state examination which is required in order to obtain a license to be a real estate salesperson or broker, including principles of property ownership and management in their business aspects, with special reference to the law of California. Legal aspects as it applies to community property, deeds, trust deeds, mortgages, leases, brokerage, mechanic’s liens, homesteads, wills, and estates.

 

REAL ESTATE 6
Legal Aspects of Real Estate II
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Covers legal aspects of real estate problems. An advanced and in depth study of agency law including dual agency, single agency seller, single agency buyer and sub agency. Also included is the study of living trusts and how to have one prepared.

 

REAL ESTATE 7
Real Estate Finance I
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
A study of the forms and sources of financing real  property, including purchase, construction, refinance, and other creative permanent financing approaches.  Also included is an assessment of the procedures for obtaining government-sponsored financing through FHA, DVA, and Cal-Vet.  The various loan sources currently being used in the market place will be evaluated including banks, savings and loans, insurance companies, mortgage brokers/bankers, pensions, credit unions, and private parties.

 

REAL ESTATE 9
Real Estate Appraisal I
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
The purposes of appraisals, the appraisal process, and the different approaches of valuation. The methods and techniques used to determine the value of various types of properties; The market comparison and cost approaches are emphasized, plus an introduction to investment property valuation by the income approach.

 

REAL ESTATE 11
Escrow Principles
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
The principles used in handling escrows involving land titles, including the various forms and procedures used by escrow departments of banks, title companies, and escrow firms. Sample forms are completed by the students.

 

REAL ESTATE 14
Property Management
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
Intended for individuals planning to become operators or owners of income-producing properties. Topics covered include nature and types of property management, leases and contracts, rent scheduling, selling of space and techniques of renting, tenant selection and supervision, relations with owners and budgets, purchasing and accounts, reporting, ethics, and legal and professional relationships.

 

REAL ESTATE 18
Real Estate Investments I
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
A study of real estate investment with respect to identifying and understanding the language, basic procedures, financing, and facts essential to ownership, conveyance, environment problems, business organization involvement, and evaluation with other investments.  A comparison and assessment of commercial, industrial, and residential projects, including location, feasibility studies, zoning restrictions, financing options, sale and leaseback, and preferential tax benefits.

 

REAL ESTATE 21
Real Estate Economics
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course covers the fundamentals of economic trends and factors which affect the real estate market. Topics covered include: urban structural relationships, real estate market analysis, problems of sub-division, and governmental relationship to real estate development.

 

REAL ESTATE 60
Real Estate Mathematics
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course consists of typical real estate mathematics problems which are most common in actual practice, as well as those necessary for other real estate courses and for those found in the California Real Estate Licensing examinations.

 

SUPERVISION

 

SUPERVISION 1
Elements of Supervision
3 UNITS - (CSU)

Open to all students.
Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course is designed to develop leadership ability for those in supervisory positions in business and industry. Topics discussed include method of training employees, employee rating, improving quality of production, improving personal leadership, interpreting organization policies, and improving communications skills.

 

SUPERVISION 12
Written Communications for Supervisors
3 UNITS - (A)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.
This course teaches the fundamentals of written communications, aimed at managers and supervisors. Includes principles of business letter writing, audience analysis, preparation of memos, reports and technical documentation.

 


 

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