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Business Administration/Public Administration

Curriculum Description

Public Administration is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum prepares students for entry into management positions in state/local governments and not-for-profit organizations, provides education for current employees, and informs citizens of governmental functions.

Course work includes study and practical application in personnel administration, decision making, ethics, organizational theories, and budgetary and other governmental issues. Emphasis is placed on building analytical skills, stimulating moral imagination, and recognizing the discretionary power of the administrator’s role.

Through acquisition of knowledge and skills, individuals should be able to perform governmental activities. By developing personal competencies and qualities, graduates will be eligible for employment in the public administration profession.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A2512H
NC CIP: 44.0401
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ECO 151
OR
Survey of Economics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ECO 251
OR
Prin of Microeconomics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Business Elective ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 115 Business Law I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
PMT 110 Intro To Project Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110
OR
Introduction to Communication Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 231 Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 260 Business Communication 3 0 0 3
MKT 228 Service Marketing 3 0 0 3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
PAD 253 Intro to Urban Planning 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 255
OR
Org Behavior in Business (3) (0) (0) (3)
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives - Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Business Electives - Select one: ACC 121, BUS 110, BUS 125, BUS 225, BUS 270, CTS 230, INT 115, MKT 223, or PMT 111.

*This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.

A2512H