Associate of Business (ABus Degree)


The Associate of Business (ABus) program is intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program in business or a related field. It provides a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fullfill lower-division baccalaureate requirements. 


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 Minimum Credits Required: 60
Arizona Programs of Study


Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

AGEC-B Requirements (35 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.


Course Title


Composition (6 credits)



ENG 101 or ENG 101A

College Composition I


ENG 102

Collge Composition II


Mathematics (3 credits)



MAT 211 or higher.

Business Calculus


Arts/Humanities (6 credits)



Two courses from different disciplines.



Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)



Two courses from different disciplines.



Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)



Two courses.



General Education Options (3-6 credits) 



CIS 120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems 


Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits.


Special Requirements

Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry


Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness


Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness


Degree Core Requirements (25 credits)

University majors require certain lower-division courses: these are the courses that should be taken as the degree core.  Courses numbered 100 or above which transfer to Arizona state universities as equivalent, department elective credit, or general elective credit will be counted toward this degree.  Courses taken for S/U credit will not be counted toward this degree.


At least 12 of these credits must be taken in the ACC, BUS, or ECN prefixes.


To select the most appropriate courses for your program of study, it is strongly advised that students meet with an academic advisor to discuss degree requirements at their intended university and consult the CCC Pathways for guidance.

What will I learn?

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of these programs of study 

  • communicate to increase knowledge, foster understanding or promote change in others.
  • critically evaluate issues, ideas, artifacts or events.
  • distinguish appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural and societal contexts.
  • display effective personal accountability skills, including work ethic, time management and teamwork.
  • advocate for themselves or others.
  • demonstrate competence in degree core.

How will my placement test scores affect my course sequence?

Depending on your English and/or Math placement scores, you may be required to take an additional course or courses that will increase the posted estimated timeline. Placement tests are given to students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them to the appropriate courses. Test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Tracks based on current certificate minimum requirements for English and Math.


Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102



MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 151
MAT 211


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.