Professional Studies AS – Nonprofit Management Option

Code: AS.PS.BUS.NONPRF.MGT

The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Nonprofit Management Option is designed for students seeking a career in the not-for-profit sector. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of  not-for-profit accounting, not-for-profit fundraising or grants writing as well as liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by professionals working not-for-profit organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Create a well written "Case for Support" that attracts volunteers, increase stakeholder commitment, builds community awareness and draws in support for their initiative.
  • Resolve a scenario of a "controversial" problem within the nonprofit sector and compare three different techniques for handling the situation.
  • Develop a "SWOT" analysis, presenting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a nonprofit organization.
  • Communicate orally in proper nonprofit terminology potential funding sources and contacts to donors.
  • Identify and explain the types of managerial accounting techniques necessary to operate a nonprofit organization.
  • Identify and explain the various financial statements and guidelines for nonprofit organizations.
  • Identify and explain basic economic principles that may affect nonprofit businesses.


Career Pathways

Manager of a Nonprofit  Nonprofit Administrator 
Nonprofit Operator
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

BUS-115Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

MAT  Mathematics Elective* 3-4
  Humanities Elective** 3
  Nonprofit Course Elective*** 3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

-or

PSY-101General Psychology

3

-or

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Third Semester

  Business Administration Elective**** 3
  Humanities Electives* 9
  Natural Science Elective** 4
Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Business Administration Elective**** 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
  Natural Science Elective** 4
  General Education Elective**  3
  or  
  Free Elective†  
  Free Elective‡ 3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Course:

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics* 3-4
  Natural Science Electives** 8
Total Credit Hours:11-12

Additional General Education Elective

If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC general education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student must take a 3-credit free elective.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Support Requirements

Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:9

One of the following Social Science courses:

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

  Business Administration Electives**** 6
  Nonprofit Course Elective*** 3
ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

BUS-115Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Free Elective‡

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective in Mathematics. Before selecting your Mathematics elective, check the requirements of the schools you are considering for transfer. If you are uncertain about where you plan to transfer, the following courses are transferable to business programs at a number of local colleges: MAT-150, MAT-155, MAT-180, or MAT-223.

**General Education Elective. Students seeking careers in theatre management should select THR-101 and THR-109 among their Humanities electives.

***Select BUS-116, LGL-209, ACC-115 or BUS-117, CRJ-113, LIT-220, POL-101, or SOC-102. Students seeking careers in theatre management should select BUS-116, LGL-209, or ACC-115.

****Select from: BUS-129, BUS-201, BUS-207, or BUS-208.

†Recommended: General Education course or Co-Op in vocational area of interest.

‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101, INF-101, or SOC-113. Students seeking careers in theatre management should select INF-114, BUS-250, THR-110, or THR-131.