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School of Business and Technology 

Programs of Study for the School of Business and Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) -

    •  The Chipola College BSBA degree provides an Accounting concentration and a Management concentration.  Students should select a concentration based on their particular area of interest.  Requirements for each concentration include 30 upper-level semester hours of core courses, 30 upper-level semester hours in their chosen concentration and each student must complete significant hours of community service which is completed during their coursework on the BSBA.

      • Accounting Concentration (4040) - The Accounting concentration provides the traditional study of accounting and is the first step in the pursuit of CPA licensure.  BSBA graduates who complete the Accounting concentration are qualified for positions in a career in business, accounting information systems, government, public accounting.
         
      • Management Concentration (4041) - The Management concentration provides educational experiences to develop leadership and management abilities that prepare students for careers in small business and industry and for entrance into graduate degree programs.

 

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) -

    • The Associate in Arts degree is intended for students who plan to attend a Florida college or university to complete their bachelor's degree.  Of the 60 hours required to complete an Associate in Arts degree, 36 must be in General Education courses.  Within these 60 semester hours, students should fulfill the prerequisite course requirements for the major at the institution of choice.

      • Business Administration (1020) - This curriculum prepares students for employment as managers in a variety of business environments such as an owner/manager for a small business, or for continued education beyond the Associate degree level. Students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any area of business at a four-year college or university may instead fulfill the Associate in Arts degree requirements for a major in Business at the chosen transfer school. All courses taken in this Associate in Science degree are transferable to state universities in Florida. An additional 10 hours of specific general education courses, the Gordon Rule and CAAP requirements would be needed to earn an Associate in Arts degree.
         
      • Computer Science (1035 and 1036) - This major prepares students for careers in computer science and related fields, with a broad based background in programming language skills, theoretical computer science, and hardware.   
         
      • Information Technology (1047) - This major focuses on developing technical and managerial competency and specifically deals with effectively utilizing information for operations and organizational decision making.  A special focus on understanding communications and network structure is also provided.
         
      • Management Information Systems (1038) - IT graduates will have expertise in the foundational information technologies; the ability to identify the user requirements for information technology; the ability to identify current and emerging technologies; the ability to work in project teams to implement IT solutions; and be well-versed in project management methods for complex environments. The curriculum develops information fluency, independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills and oral and written communication skills, with clients and colleagues.

 

  • Associate in Science (A.S.) -

    • The programs of study (curricula) for the Associate in Science degree at Chipola include many courses that are transferable to Florida colleges and universities.  Each AS degree contains a minimum of 15 hours of general education courses, all of which are transferable.

      • Business Administration (2185) - This curriculum prepares students for employment as managers in a variety of business environments such as an owner/manager for a small business, or for continued education beyond the Associate degree level. Students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any area of business at a four-year college or university may instead fulfill the Associate in Arts degree requirements for a major in Business at the chosen transfer school. All courses taken in this Associate in Science degree are transferable to state universities in Florida. An additional 10 hours of specific general education courses, the Gordon Rule and CAAP requirements would be needed to earn an Associate in Arts degree.
         
      • Computer Information Technology (2172) - This program prepares students for entry-level positions as microcomputer support specialists, help desk representatives, and software application technicians.  Content includes topics and skills emphasized in various industry certifications including the CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network + as well as various Microsoft network certifications (MTA, MTICP).   Students holding valid current IT industry certifications should contact a departmental advisor about credit that may be awarded for selected courses based on such certifications. 
         
      • Networking Systems Technology (2181, 2182, and 2183) - This program prepares students for entry-level positions as network support technicians, network administrators, network security personnel, and digital forensic technicians.  Content includes topics and skills emphasized in various industry certifications including the CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network + as well as various Microsoft network certifications (MTA, MTICP).   Students holding valid current IT industry certifications should contact a departmental advisor about credit that may be awarded for selected courses based on such certifications. 

 

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