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Business Administration (A.A.S)

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration prepares graduates to begin or advance their careers in the business world. It can also be a major step towards completing a bachelor’s degree. Program typically provides students with a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology and interpersonal skills. This program also offers concentrations in specific areas of business, such as accounting, sports management, hospitality management, and social media. Through career-oriented courses, the program will help students build the skills and industry background information to qualify them for entry-level jobs in their specialty field. The AAS degree program in Business Administration requires the successful completion of 61 credit semester hours for graduation. ASA’s AAS degree program in Business Administration combines theory with extensive computer applications. The curriculum integrates courses in the humanities, office technology, and complementing electives. Faculty provide students with intensive course work that simulates the typical work environment. A vital component of the Business Administration program is an externship course in which students endeavor to apply their theoretical exposure in the area of their concentration. Participation in this work-experience program is permitted in the final semester. Students who are continuing their education and are not seeking immediate employment have the option of registering for the Business Administration Capstone course.

Upon successful completion of the program in Business Administration, (AAS), a graduate should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and achievements:
  • Apply key business and management concepts and theories in a real-world context and apply critical-thinking skills to the managerial decision making process;
  • Employ industry-standard accounting software, tax software packages and also manually prepare accurate financial statements, report key data, and prepare both individual and business tax documents;
  • Use interpretive and analytic skills to identify problems, create reports with respect to commonly used financial statements;
  • Evaluate ethical, social. Civic, and cultural issues in the context of business and accounting practice;
  • Apply effective team-management and leadership skills in diverse and dynamic workplaces;
  • Apply knowledge of business practices and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development and transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program in Business Administration/Accounting without further academic preparation;
  • Develop a sense of community and understanding of population that is diverse in age, race, social, and economic, and economic background;
  • Maintain a firm, but flexible educational vision that responds to the ever-changing nature of sports management profession.

  • First Semester
    • Freshman Skills Seminar
    • Research Methods
    • Computer Concepts and Applications
    • English Composition I
    • College Algebra
  • Second Semester
    • Introduction to Business
    • Principles of Micro-economics
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Elective Professional Course I
  • Third Semester
    • English Composition II
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Computer Concepts and Applications
    • English Composition I
    • College Algebra

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Criminal Justice (A.S.)

Our Criminal Justice Program provides students with a broad-based, sophisticated understanding of the role of the criminal justice system in American Society. Students acquire the knowledge, values, and skills that will enable them to analyze rationally, the problems of the criminal justice system and the needs of society in a manner in keeping with democratic traditions of law, social well-being, and individual rights. Students in this program will be exposed to the wide scope of criminal justice as well as a balance presentation of the issues in this field. The structure of the curriculum and the related learning objectives will be consistent with published standards of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), a national professional society. A vital component of the Criminal Justice program is an externship provided to the students in the last semester where they work without remuneration. Students are placed in qualified establishments in their field including Police Departments, Private Security companies, Probation, Social Services and Corrections Departments in the tri-state area. The externship provides the student with an opportunity to practice the theoretical skills learned in course work at ASA.

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate should be able to demonstrate ability to:
  • Identify, describe, and explain the current and historical practices, policies, structures, and stages of the criminal justice system at local, state and federal levels in the United States, from the commission of an actual crime through adjudication and corrections.
  • Identify, describe, and apply historical, current and emerging theories and various social and analytic tools to the fields of human behavior, criminology, and corrections; to suggest ways to balance the rights of individual citizens with society’s need for security and safety.
  • Conceptualize, analyze, and discuss crime in general with respect to longitudinal changes in the complex issues of crime, ethics, diversity, policy making, and criminal justice administration.
  • Develop awareness for and facility with the analytic tools of the criminal justice field through practical and hands-on experiences.
  • Obtain employment in careers within the criminal justice and public service systems.

  • First Semester
    • Freshman Skills Seminar
    • Research Methods
    • Computer Concepts and Applications
    • English Composition I
    • College Algebra
  • Second Semester
    • Introduction to Business
    • Principles of Micro-economics
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Elective Professional Course I
  • Third Semester
    • English Composition II
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Computer Concepts and Applications
    • English Composition I
    • College Algebra