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College Catalog 2014-2015

Public Management Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through WO

Purpose:  This program provides knowledge and skills in public sector management and is designed to prepare students for initial employment or advancement in present employment. The occupational objectives include administrative assistant, management trainee, supervisor, office manager, or manager in local, state, federal, or nonprofit organizations.

Recommended Preparation:  The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic operations.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
PLS 211 U.S. Government I 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
PBS 100 Intro to Public Administration 3
PBS 105 Personnel Mgt. in the Public Sector 3
4PLS 212 U.S. Government II or Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 202 Applied Management Principles 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
5CST Elective 3
6ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
7 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
BUS 220 Intro to Business Statistics 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Applications or  
  ITE  115  Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts  
4 ___ Elective 3
PBS 116 Public Budgeting and Finance 3
PBS 240 Constitutional Law 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
Total credits for the Public Management Specialization=69

1 May substitute a higher-level mathematics course. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 Public Service elective may be selected from ACC, CON, BUS, ECO, FIN, ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP, MKT, PBS, or PLS.

5 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227, or CST 229.

6 May substitute ECO 201 or ECO 202.

7 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.