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Computer Applications in Business, AAS Degree

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Offered at ECC & MCC (Codes: EVCBU & MVCBU)

Students learn computer and technical skills required of today’s workers. May take the program completely online or opt for classroom training. Learn to solve business problems utilizing computer software, manage data to make datadriven decisions, and prepare statistical reports, spreadsheets, presentations, publications, web pages, and information requests. Flexibility is built into the program so that students have the opportunity to take medical, legal, accounting, or a variety of specialty electives, such as foreign language, to enhance credentials or prepare for further study.

Plan of Study

Social/Behavioral Science/Humanities - Credit Hours: 3

(courses approved for AA)

Electives - Credit Hours: 9

(courses approved for AA)

Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 27

Electives (must select 13 credit hours)

Electives ACC, BCA, BUS, CSC, MAP, PRL Prefixes or choose from list below:

Total Credit Hours: 13

Total Required Hours: 64

Courses Approved for AA



No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science

Must include at least one math and one lab science course.

Computer Education

Physical Education

Student Development


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

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