Business (A.A.S.)

The mission of the Business Department is to provide quality education that is accessible, affordable and innovative with continuing involvement in partnering with all stakeholders of Piedmont Technical College.

The field of business offers numerous opportunities. Probably no other occupational area encompasses the diverse range of activities that is found in business. Accounting and management are typical examples of the potential career possibilities for business graduates.

By carefully selecting appropriate electives, Piedmont Technical College's business students can prepare for the specific aspect of business that they wish to pursue. (Contingent on sufficient student interest and enrollment, elective courses are available that lead to a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Business Management or Office Management.) Students can pursue their studies in either day or night classes, if sufficient enrollment is maintained.

Transfer opportunities exist for business students upon completion of the two-year degree. The number of business courses accepted varies from institution to institution and the student should contact his or her advisor as early as possible to explore transfer options. Written transfer agreements have been reached with Lander University and Newberry College in an attempt to provide maximum transferability of coursework.

Concentrations 

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics
or ECO 211 Microeconomics
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
or MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics
3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
    3.0
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
  Approved Elective 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
   
Subtotal 30.0
Total Credit Hours 60.0
 

Accounting Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics
or ECO 211 Microeconomics
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
or MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics
3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
    3.0
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I 3.0
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3.0
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
   
Subtotal 30.0
Total Credit Hours 60.0
 

Management Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics
or ECO 211 Microeconomics
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
or MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics
3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
    3.0
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
BAF 250 Investments 3.0
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
MGT 201 Human Resource Management 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
   
Subtotal 30.0
Total Credit Hours 60.0
 

 

Office Management Concentration

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics
or ECO 211 Microeconomics
3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
or MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics
3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
    3.0
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
Subtotal 15.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
   
Subtotal 30.0
Total Credit Hours 60.0
 

Updated 3/22/2017

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the business program is to provide educational and training to prepare students for a variety of entry level career positions in the business profession, college transfer, or to provide career enhancement opportunities to individuals already employed in business fields.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the various management theories and apply these appropriately on the job

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic laws of contracts in the legal framework of business operations

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the accounting process and prepare and interpret basic financial statements

4. Apply basic marketing techniques to develop simple promotion, pricing, and distribution plans, and to identify markets 

 

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • Students may specialize in one of four tracks: Business Administration (BUS3), Accounting (ACC3), Management (MGT3), and Office Management (OMG3).

  • These programs can be started any semester.

  • BUS courses are offered during days, evenings, and online.

Notes about individual classes

  • ENG 101 is required for these programs. Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.

  • The successful completion of RDG 100 (or appropriate test scores) is a prerequisite for all BAF, BUS, MGT, MKT and ACC courses.

  • Students may choose between MAT 120 and MAT 122 for these programs. Students will follow the progression for their chosen math course as outlined below, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:

    • For MAT 120, the progression is MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 120.
    • For MAT 122, the progression is MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 122.
       
  • RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for MyLabsPlus, an online course management system. All Business students taking CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165 and/or IST 281 will purchase a textbook for each class. All textbooks are packaged with an access code. Each access code is valid for six months from the date it is first used. CPT 101, CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165, and IST 281 all use the Office 2016 suite.

  • Business electives must be from courses with the following prefixes: BUS, BAF, MGT, MKT, & ACC. Public Speaking (SPC 205) is also an acceptable business elective. It is important that advisors stress that other courses will not count as business electives. For General Business only, there is one free elective that may be chosen from any discipline and should be selected in accordance with the student's career goals.

  • MGT 240 is a capstone course for every track except ACC3. This class should be taken in the student's final semester.

  • ACC 240 is a Capstone Course for ACC 3 and should be taken in the final semester.

  • Students who are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree should fully explore and understand transfer options.  The number of business courses accepted varies from institution to institution. Written transfer agreements have been reached with Lander University and Newberry College in an attempt to provide maximum transferability of course work.

Requirements for specific BUS tracks

Accounting Course Work (ACC3)

  • ACC 101, 102, 201, and 202 must be taken in sequence.

  • ACC 201, 202, and 230 are not offered online.

  • ACC 150 is not offered during summer terms.

  • ACC 201 is offered only in fall term.

  • ACC 202 is offered only in the spring.

  • ACC 230 is offered only in the spring and summer terms.

  • The Accounting degree is not offered 100% online at this time.

Office Management Course Work (OMG3)

  • AOT sequence prerequisite is CPT 101 for the following courses: IST 281, AOT 165, and CPT 274.

Semester-by-semester graduation plans

Contacts

 

Advisement information updated/reviewed 9/18/2017.