Business Administration AAS – Publishing Operations and Management Degree

Code: AAS.BUS.PUB

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Publishing Operations and Management is designed for students seeking a position within the publishing industry. The Degree offers an integration of career specific technical, processing management, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate publishing positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the skills of publishing operations and applications within businesses and not-for-profits.
  • Evaluate and assess the business aspects of the publishing process.
  • Articulate ideas by applying administrative assistant skills, e.g., copy-editing, accounting, and word-processing; demonstrating such through effective written and oral communications as well as project management.

Career Pathways

Publisher or Editorial Assistant  Office Assistant
 
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

BUS-1XX Principles of Publishing Operations 3

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

INF-119Document Processing [Word 2016]

3

INF-124Spreadsheet Excel [Excel 2016]

1

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

WRT2XX  Writing for Professional Purposes 3
WRT2XX  Reference and Citation Integrity 1
ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

BUS-105Business Communications

3

COM-201Introduction to Journalism

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

COM2XX  Copy Editing 3
  Humanities Elective* 3
ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

BUS-120Social Networking for Business

3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

MAT-150Statistics I

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth Semester

BUS  Restricted Business Elective** 3
  Humanities Elective* 3
COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

COM-110Print Journalism Production

3

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

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, Natural Science, and Technology*

MAT-150Statistics I

3

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Course:

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

BUS1XX  Principles of Publishing Operations 3
BUS  Restricted Business Elective** 3
COM2XX  Copy Editing 3
WRT2XX  Writing for Professional Purposes 3
WRT2XX  Reference and Citation Integrity 1

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-105Business Communications

3

BUS-120Social Networking for Business

3

BUS-201Marketing Principles

3

COM-110Print Journalism Production

3

COM-201Introduction to Journalism

3

INF-119Document Processing [Word 2016]

3

INF-124Spreadsheet Excel [Excel 2016]

1

Total Credit Hours: 44

Total Credit Hours: 65

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**Restricted Business Electives: BUS-463 Co-op; BUS-104 Customer Service; BUS-207 Principles of Management; BUS-110 Transportation;, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management; BUS-210 e-Marketing; BUS-250 Advertising.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.