Business, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary. 520402


Program Synopsis Business, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Course Objective:
Description: The Business AAS Degree prepares students for entry-level positions in business and provides skills necessary for starting their own business.

Competencies to be achieved:

* Create a Business Operation Plan. (Evaluation Level)
* Demonstrate effective techniques with regards to oral and written communications. (Application Level)
* Apply basic computer skills to analyze business data. (Application level)
* Explain the ways businesses are financed. (Analysis level)
* Interpret and communicate a business' financial information. (Evaluation level)
* Examine legal and ethical issues from the perspective of a business manager or owner. (Analysis level)

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition (In-State) 61 x $75 = $4,575
Tuition (Out of State) 61 x $150 = $9,150
Additional fees: No Additional Fees

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
* Rhetoric w/Rdgs: ENG101-102 w/Access Card (ENG101)
* Oral Communication – TBD by class selection
* OER Workbook (MAT121)
* Dynamics Bus Law LL + Connect (BUS201)
* College Accounting, Chapters 1-27 w/Cengage Now v2 (Looseleaf) (ACC100)
* Rhetoric w/Rdgs: ENG101-102 w/Access Card (ENG102)
* CAC Macro: Principles + Achieve (ECN201)
* Financial and Managerial Accounting w/Access Card (ACC201)
* Test Out Office Pro (CIS120)
* No Textbook Required (MAT215)
* Microeconomics: Principles for a Changing World w/Access (Looseleaf) (ECN202)
* Elements of Moral Philosophy (PHI105)
* Biological and Physical Science – TBD by class selection
* Financial and Managerial Accounting w/Access (ACC202)
* Transfer Elective Course – TBD by class selection
* Arts and Humanities Course – TBD by class selection
* Biological and Physical Science – TBD by class selection
* Introductory Business Statistics (OER) (BUS208)
* Transfer Elective Course – TBD by class selection
*Additional books may be required by general education classes. 

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
* CIS classes require a computer, internet access, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating Systems (latest version)
* ECN classes require Blackboard and software that will run the accesses that come with the textbook.

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5111 

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A
Other requirements needed: N/A

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:
Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway: Some courses completed may apply towards bachelor’s degree programs. Completing the A.A.S. degree and the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements provides a pathway to attend an Arizona public university in the future.
Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions.
Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes.
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission (HLC);

Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA.) Not Tracked at this time.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

SPC; AC; MC; SMC; STC & Online

Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree

Name of Credential

Associate of Business (ABus)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant; Scholarship

Refund Policy

See Synopsis.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,000.00 See synopsis for book titles.

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

43-6011.00Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$26.74 per hour

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Last Updated

Feb 12, 2024


Feb 16, 2012


Sep 27, 2024

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