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A.A.S., Major in Business

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The mission of the Business Department is to provide quality education that is accessible, affordable and innovative with continuing involvement in partnering with all stakeholders of Piedmont Technical College.

The field of business offers numerous opportunities. Probably no other occupational area encompasses the diverse range of activities that is found in business. Accounting and management are typical examples of the potential career possibilities for business graduates.

By carefully selecting appropriate electives, Piedmont Technical College's business students can prepare for the specific aspect of business that they wish to pursue. (Contingent on sufficient student interest and enrollment, elective courses are available that lead to a degree in General Business with concentrations in Accounting, Business Management, Office Management or General Business.) Students can pursue their studies in either day or night classes, if sufficient enrollment is maintained.

Transfer opportunities exist for business students upon completion of the two-year degree. The number of business courses accepted varies from institution to institution and the student should contact his or her advisor as early as possible to explore transfer options. Written transfer agreements have been reached with Lander University and Newberry College in an attempt to provide maximum transferability of coursework.

Program Location: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens County, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda

Program Options: Day, Evening, Online

Contact Information: Sissy Copeland

Concentrations 

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
  Elective 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
  Elective Business1 3.0
  Elective Business1 3.0
  Elective Business1 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 66.0
 

1Approved Business electives:

  • ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures
  • ACC 150 Payroll Accounting
  • BAF 250 Investments
  • BAF 260 Financial Management
  • BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business
  • ECO 211 Microeconomics
  • MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision
  • MGT 201 Human Resource Management
  • MKT 110 Retailing
  • MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques
  • MKT 240 Advertising
  • SPC 205 Public Speaking
 
Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
  Elective 3.0
  Elective Business1 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
  Elective Business1 3.0
  Elective Business1 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0
 

1Approved Business electives:

  • ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures
  • ACC 150 Payroll Accounting
  • BAF 250 Investments
  • BAF 260 Financial Management
  • BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business
  • ECO 211 Microeconomics
  • MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision
  • MGT 201 Human Resource Management
  • MKT 110 Retailing
  • MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques
  • MKT 240 Advertising
  • SPC 205 Public Speaking
 

Accounting Concentration

Day Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I 3.0
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 66.0
 
Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I 3.0
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3.0
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0

Business Transfer Concentration

Day Program
FIRST SEMESTER LANDER EQUIVALENT Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business BA 101 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers BA 205 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I ENGL 101 (Writing Requirement) 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics BA 225 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management General Elective 3.0
       
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I ACCT 201 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics ECON 202 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II ENGL 102 (Writing Requirement) 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics MATH 121 3.0
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 101 (Behavioral Science Elective) 3.0
       
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II ACCT 202 3.0
HIS 201 American History: Discovery to 1877 History Requirement 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts   3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BAF 260 Financial Management General Elective 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets General Elective 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics ECON 201 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking SPCH 101 (Requirement) 3.0
       
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 230 Cost Accounting General Elective 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I General Elective 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management General Elective 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making General Elective 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing General Elective 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0
 
Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER LANDER EQUIVALENT Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business BA 101 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I ENGL 101 (Writing Requirement) 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics BA 225 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers BA 205 3.0
       
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I ACCT 201 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II ENGL 102 (Writing Requirement) 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics MATH 121 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management General Elective 3.0
       
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II ACCT 202 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management General Elective 3.0
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 101 (Behavioral Science Elective) 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets General Elective 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics ECON 201 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking SPCH 101 (Requirement) 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts   3.0
       
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 121 Business Law I General Elective 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics ECON 202 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing General Elective 3.0
HIS 201 American History: Discovery to 1877 History Requirement 3.0
       
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 230 Cost Accounting General Elective 3.0
BAF 260 Financial Management General Elective 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making General Elective 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0

Management Concentration

Day Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
BAF 250 Investments 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
MGT 201 Human Resource Management 3.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 66.0
 
Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
BAF 250 Investments 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
MGT 201 Human Resource Management 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
BAF 260 Financial Management 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0

 

Office Managment Concentration

Day Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 66.0
 

 

Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3.0
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3.0
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
MGT 240 Management Decision Making 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 66.0

Updated 4/11/2014

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The purpose of the business program is to provide educational and training to prepare students for a variety of entry level career positions in the business profession, college transfer, or to provide career enhancement opportunities to individuals already employed in business fields.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the various management theories and apply these appropriately on the job

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic laws of contracts in the legal framework of business operations

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the accounting process and prepare and interpret basic financial statements

4. Apply basic economic rules of resource allocation to the workplace and everyday life

5. Apply basic marketing techniques to develop simple promotion, pricing, and distribution plans, and to identify markets 

 

Advisement Information

  • Students may specialize in one of 5 tracks: General Business (BUS3), Accounting (ACC3), Management (MGT3), Office Management (OMG3), and Business Transfer (BSL3).

  • Pre-requisite for all BAF, BUS, MGT, MKT, & ACC courses is RDG 100 or appropriate placement test scores

  • Review PTC Pathway or BANNER for specific course pre-requisites.

  •  Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 and advanced courses (AOT 165, CPT 172, CPT 274 and IST 281) will use Office 2013.

  • CPT 101 students must purchase an access code for MyITLab, a learning management system that is used for CPT 101. The CPT 101 access code is good for six months.

  • RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • After CPT 101, AOT and Business students taking CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165 and IST 281 will need to purchase another access code ONCE. This code is good for 18 months and students can use this code for any and all 4 classes.

  • Online courses with a prefix of BAF, BUS, MGT, MKT, ACC and ECO must have completed CPT 141 or CPT 101 within five years or have a TRA score of 70 or higher. 

  • CPT 101 and all courses in the Business department (see prefixes above) require RDG 100 or equivalent placement test scores.  

  • When students indicate that they plan to transfer to a four-year institution, code them as BSL3 rather than BUS3.

  • Courses are offered during day and evening and online.  Students may begin any term.

  • Business electives must be from courses with the following prefixes: BUS, BAF, MGT, MKT, & ACC. Public Speaking (SPC 205) is also an acceptable business elective. It is important that advisors stress that other courses will not count as business electives.  For General Business only, there is one free elective that may be chosen from any discipline and should be selected in accordance with the student's career goals.  

  • MGT 240 is a capstone course and should be taken in the student's final semester. 

     

Business Transfer (BSL3)

  • A grade of C or better is required for courses to transfer.

  • Additional hours may be required to attain admission into the Lander School of Business. Lander accepts a maximum of 64 credit hours from PTC and other accredited junior and technical colleges toward a bachelor's degree.

  • The number of business courses accepted varies from institution to institution, and the student should explore transfer options. Written transfer agreements have been reached with Lander University and Newberry College in an attempt to provide maximum transferability of course work.

Accounting Course Work  (ACC3)

  • ACC 101, 102, 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence.

  • ACC 201 is offered only in fall term.

  • ACC 202 is offered only in the spring.

  • ACC 230 is offered only in the spring and summer terms.
  • The Accounting degree is not offered 100% online at this time. 

Management Course Work (MGT3)

  • No special advising notes.

Office Management Course Work (OMG3)

  • AOT sequence is CPT 101-->IST 281-->AOT 165-->CPT 274

Advisement Information updated 6/10/2014