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Associate of Arts - Electives

Electives (21 credit hours required) 

  • Electives may be selected from specific content areas or any other course that meets elective criteria. Electives should be carefully selected with the help of an advisor to meet degree requirements, prerequisites, and preparation for transfer. Transfer institutions may have specific elective requirements. When selecting electives, you should be in contact with any institution to which you may transfer.
  • Veterans may receive two credit hours of physical education for military training programs according to eligibility, application, and submission of qualifying documentation.
  • MTH100 Intermediate Algebra counts as an elective course under the AA degree program.
  • Certain career/technical courses which will transfer to a four-year institution may be taken as electives. Students must present written proof from the receiving institution guaranteeing acceptance prior to these career/technical courses being counted as electives.


The following Career and Technical Courses can be taken as elective courses for the AA degree and do not require written proof of acceptance at the transfer institution:

ACC 101 Elementary Accounting I 3-0-3
ACC 101 is a beginning course introducing fundamental principles of accounting. Course content includes the accounting cycle, analysis of the balance sheet and income statement, payroll, calculation of interest and discounts, depreciation, and recording of accrued and deferred items. (FA, SP)

ACC 102 Elementary Accounting II 3-0-3
ACC 102 is a continued study of accounting principles and procedures. This study includes partnerships and corporations, revenue concepts and statement analysis, accounting for plant assets, and introduces managerial accounting concepts. Prerequisite: ACC 101. (FA, SP)

ACC 110 Personal Finance 3-0-3
This is a course in the management of personal finances. It will provide students with opportunities to develop skills for solving “real world” problems. The course will identify the components and sources of income, money management, spending and credit, saving and investment.

BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
This is a survey course designed to provide Students with general knowledge of the business world. Topics include economics, management, marketing, accounting, computer information systems, human resource management, finance, and risk management.

BUS 112 Principles of Management 3-0-3
This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management with an emphasis on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the basic concepts of management in order to aid the student in understanding how an organization functions, and in understanding the complexity and wide variety of issues managers face in today’s organizations. The course uses a case study approach to selecting, combining, and applying techniques of management to realistic business problems.

BUS 113 Human Relations in Management 3-0-3
The course includes supervisory applications and text study of relationships and communications between employees and first-line supervisors, employees and top management, middle management and subordinates, and middle management and top management. (FA)

BUS 120 Business Law 3-0-3
BUS120 is a study of those features of law that pertain to the conduct of business in today’s global economy. The course concentrates on the U.S. legal system; constitutional, criminal and tort law; contracts; and the different business organization models within the U.S.

CIT 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3-0-3
This course covers the fundamental computing concepts that are part of the digital age, including software, hardware, data, people, and procedures. The course centers on educating today’s technology consumer, using themes of ethics, the internet, and communications to demonstrate how the changing world of technology influences lives and decisions.

CIT 105 Programming I 3-0-3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level. Structured and object oriented programming methodologies are introduced. The student is exposed to sequence, selection, repetition and subprograms forming a strong foundation for later course work. A modern high-level language is used as a vehicle for mastering these concepts. Pre- or corequisite: MTH 100 or eligible placement score.

CIT 106 IT Essentials  3-0-3
Students learn the functionality of hardware and operating systems components. Through hands on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer; install operating systems, software, and printers; and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Advanced troubleshooting and networking configuration are covered in the latter part of the course. After completion, students will develop the necessary skills to build a computer and troubleshoot networking problems. Successful completion of CIT 106 prepares students to take the A + industry certification exam.

CIT 135 Object Oriented Programming I 3-0-3
This course introduces students to objectoriented programming. Students will use an object-oriented development environment such as: Microsoft Visual Basic or C#. Development of graphic user interfaces, object-oriented programming and object-oriented design concepts are introduced and applied throughout the course. Prerequisite: MTH 100 or eligible placement score. (FA)

CIT 140 Introduction to HTML/Web Page Design 1-0-1
This course introduces the basics of HTML, the language for creating World Wide Web pages. Students learn the basic HTML document elements, tags, and structures. Topics include titles, headings, paragraphs, list tags, ordered lists, unordered lists, definition lists, horizontal rules, line breaks, physical formatting, style formatting, changing text appearance, and special character encoding. Other topics include copyright issues, file structures, simple graphics, hypertext links, and anchors. Students will also explore options for publishing HTML documents. Prerequisite: Computer and internet knowledge. (SP)

CIT 145 Web Design I 3-0-3
This course involves development and maintenance of an interactive website. Students will learn the essential concepts of HTML, XHTML, and DHTML. They will begin by developing a basic Web page and move on to developing a dynamic website. Students will also work with page design, tables, and frames. Students will create Web page forms, work with cascading style sheets and use multimedia on the Web. Students will learn about XHTML and the use of Java Script. Topics such as working with objects, special effects, windows, and frames will also be covered. Students will also explore working with forms, regular expressions and event models. The last section will explore working with dynamic content and styles.

CIT 150 Linux Admin I 3-0-3
This course is designed to introduce students to the Linux operating system. Basic commands and procedures for entrylevel management and administration are covered. Students will use commandline included in the Linux operating system. File system management, printer management, user management, and package installation will be the primary focus of the course. Concepts presented are preparation for the second course, Linux Admin II. Successful completion of CIT 150 prepares students to take the Linux+ industry certification exam.

CIT 201: Relational Database Systems 3-0-3
This course introduces relational database design and SQL programming. The relational database model will be compared with other database models. Query designs, normalization of data, use of Entity Relationship Diagrams, creation of databases and application of SQL will be stressed. Prerequisite: CIT 105 or CIT 135. (SP)

CIT 205 Programming II 3-0-3
This course is a higher level of programming with advanced problem solving. The following concepts are covered: user defined types and data abstraction, dynamic memory allocation, inheritance, polymorphism, composite data types, enumerated data types, logical array implementations, stacks, queues, and trees. Efficient use of data is stressed. Pre-requisite CIT105 Pre- or corequisite: MTH140 or eligible placement score. (SP)

CIT 150 Linux Admin I 3-0-3
This course is designed to introduce students to the Linux operating system. Basic commands and procedures for entrylevel management and administration are covered. Students will use commandline included in the Linux operating system. File system management, printer management, user management, and package installation will be the primary focus of the course. Concepts presented are preparation for the second course, Linux Admin II. Successful completion of CIT 150 prepares students to take the Linux+ industry certification exam.

CIT 255 Cyber Security 3-0-3
This course covers tools and techniques network security professionals use to protect computer networks. The course provides a structured knowledge base for preparing security professionals to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security, protecting data from potential attackers and creating policies and practices within organizations to promote a secure environment. Prerequisites: CIT 152 or Instructor Approval. (SP)

ECN 101 Macroeconomics 3-0-3
This course includes a study of basic concepts relating to supply, demand, business organization, income, taxation, money and banking, consumption, and savings and investment. This course applies these concepts and their interrelationships to such problems as the general level of economic activity, employment and unemployment, inflation and monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth and development.

ECN 102 Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECN 102 is a description and analysis of the behavior of households and business firms in the economy. The course includes the analysis of supply and demand, price and output determination in competitive and noncompetitive markets, cost of production of goods and services, resource markets, economic institutions, and international trade. A suggested course sequence: ECN 101 prior to ECN 102.

HSC 120 Health and Hygiene 2-0-2
Health and Hygiene is a study of personal health issues with the goal of developing decision-making skills. An emphasis is placed on health behavior and health decision-making dealing with consumer choices, personal habit choices, sexual choices, and chemical choices. (FA, SP)

HSC 121 First Aid 2-0-2
This course provides instruction in emergency first aid procedures, including basic life support; resuscitations; control of bleeding; and treatment of shock, wounds, and fractures. Additional instruction is provided in procedures to follow in other medical emergencies and environmental emergencies. (FA)

HSC171 Medical Terminology 3-0-3
This course provides vocabulary necessary for employment in Allied Health careers such as medical records technician and medical office assistant through the study of body systems and anatomical terms, diseases, tumors, and surgical procedures. Basic computer skills recommended prior to enrolling in this course.

MKT 105 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3
This course deals with the structure of the marketing system, considering the four elements of marketing: product, price, place, and promotion. Students will explore marketing as a business activity directed at satisfying the needs and wants of potential customers through the exchange process. Students will also be introduced to e-business technology and distribution systems.

MKT 110 Advertising 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to advertising principles and strategies. It explores the importance of integrated marketing communication and how it impacts advertising, marketing research, and media planning. The course employs a hands-on approach to the advertising campaign and stresses the utilization of marketing research for the development of creative concepts and strategy. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and the production of copy and visuals as well as the refinement of presentation skills. This is a project-intensive course. (SP)

PED 101 Life Sports I  0-2-1
This course is an introduction to activities such as, but not limited to, weight lifting, yoga, dancing, and net games. Emphasis will be placed on developing lifelong habits of physical fitness. (FA, SP)

PED 140 Methods and Techniques of Officiating I 3-0-3
This course focuses on qualifications, rules, and practical work in officiating basketball, softball, and baseball. (SP)

PED 141
PED 142
PED 241
PED 242 Varsity Sports/Basketball 0-4-.5
This course is designed for the experienced player. Techniques of shooting, passing, dribbling, and rebounding are used in actual game situations. Course may be repeated to a maximum of two semester hours. Prerequisite: Approval of the Athletic Director. (FA, SP)

PED 150 Coaching Basketball 3-0-3
This course provides insight into the requirements and skills needed to coach basketball at any level. The course will cover offensive and defensive systems of play, the teaching of fundamentals, and organizational skills needed to succeed in the coaching profession. The role of the teacher/coach will be discussed as it relates to each student developing a coaching philosophy. (FA)

PED 201 Introduction to Physical Education 3-0-3
This course addresses the philosophy, principles, problems, and professional outlook on physical education. It is designed for students majoring or minoring in physical education. (FA)