Frequently Asked Questions
- How is a certificate different from a degree?
- What is the difference between an Associate of Arts (A.A.) and an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree?
- What is IAI?
- What are prerequisites?
- Why should I take a prerequisite?
- Is every course offered every semester?
- What are Online Courses?
- Which courses are available through Online Courses?
What is the difference between an Associate of Arts (A.A.) and an Associate of Applied
Science (A.A.S) Degree?
An A.A. degree is usually geared to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting college or university in a residential, full-time program. The A.A.S. degree is accepted by many local colleges and universities, especially adult, part-time programs. The A.A. includes more liberal arts courses, while the A.A.S. focuses more on your specialty area.
Why should I take a prerequisite?
The prerequisite course should give you the background necessary for the higher-level course. The higher-level course instructor assumes that you have mastered the content of the prerequisite course. Generally, mastery of the content of a prerequisite course should improve your chances of successful performance in the higher level course.
Business 1100 (Introduction to Business)
Business 1111 (Customer Service)
Business 1120 (Fundamentals of Personal Investing)
Business 1161 (Entrepreneurship)
Business 2255 (International Business)
Management 1100 (Supervision)
Management 2210 (Principles of Management)
Management 2215 (Leadership)
Management 2220 (Organizational Behavior)
Management 2240 (Human Resource Management)
Marketing 1100 (Consumer Marketing)
Marketing 1170 (Internet and Social Media Marketing)
Marketing 2210 (Principles of Marketing)
Marketing 2220 (Principles of Sales)
Marketing 2230 (Principles of Retailing)
Marketing 2240 (Advertising)
These courses are also offered during the day, and/or evening. Many are also offered through Online Courses and Adult Fast Track. Please see Convenient Course Formats for more details.
What Are Online Courses?
Online Courses offer independent and individual learning opportunities via the Internet. Courses combine independent learning and a structured series of assignments, with chat rooms and instructors available by telephone or email.
Which courses are available through Online Courses?
Please see Convenient Course Formats for more details.
The Supervision Certificate and Consumer Marketing Certificate are also attainable through Online courses.
Anika Collins, Program Advising
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1454D, (630) 942-3961
Business and Technology Division
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