Liberal Arts Degree with Area of Emphasis: Business and Technology
The Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis: Business and Technology is intended for students not planning to transfer to a four-year university. This degree is designed to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for personal and professional success.
The Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis: Business and Technology Program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical and theoretical knowledge in specific disciplines within the fields of business and management. With proper course selection, students will acquire the discipline specific skills and knowledge necessary for success in business. Students select from more than 30 course options ranging from accounting, business mathematics, and office procedures to team building, conflict resolution, and principles of supervision, among others.
For more details, see the degree requirements.
The California Community Colleges (CCC) provides the following five-year data on an associate degree in liberal arts. Different programs and areas of emphasis will have variations of this range. An associate degree in liberal arts and sciences offers the salary potential of $29,882 two years after graduation, with expected increases to $42,063 at five years. These do not reflect salaries with a four-year degree.1
1 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Salary Surfer. 2021. https://salarysurfer.cccco.edu. Accessed 19 April 2023.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis: Business and Technology, students must complete: (1) all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in each course; and (2) complete General Education Graduation Requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
See the degree requirements in the Taft College Catalog. Please note: This links to an external website.
Program Learning Outcomes
After completing the Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis: Business and Technology major, a student will be able to:
- Apply legal and ethical constraints of management to specific business situations.
- Integrate contemporary business practices and technologies to make effective decisions across many business scenarios.
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