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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Public Management Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree WO, ELI

Purpose:  This specialization 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 non-profit 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 & 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
PLS 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
4CST Elective 3
5ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
6 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 & Concepts  
PBS 116 Public Budgeting & Finance 3
PBS 240 Constitutional Law 3
7PBS Elective 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
Total credits for the Public Management Specialization=69

1 Students may substitute a higher-level math. 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 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

5 ECO 201 or 202 may be substituted for ECO 120.

6 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

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