2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Associate of Business

Credit Hours Required: 62

The Associate of Business degree requires completion of 62 credit hours. Although students often have the option of entering a career field upon completion of the Associate of Business, this degree plan is primarily designed to provide the first two years of coursework to prepare students for transfer into a related upper-division baccalaureate degree program.

Students preparing to transfer to an upper-division baccalaureate degree program should contact an academic advisor in the major field of study at the transfer institution in addition to meeting regularly with an academic advisor at Yavapai College.

Regular advisement is important to build an educational plan and ensure transferability of general education, elective, and major courses.

Note: The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-B) is embedded in the Associate of Business degree. Upon completion of all 35 credit hours (including the Special Requirements) of the AGEC with a grade of "C" or higher, the student will receive recognition of completion on the transcript and guaranteed transferability of the AGEC upon admission to one of the state universities in Arizona.

Students must complete a course from each of the following AGEC Special Awareness areas:

  • Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR)
  • Ethnic/Race/Gender (ERG) Awareness
  • Global/International or Historical (GIH) Awareness

Note: This program can be completed entirely online. Not all general education options or major and elective studies are offered online, however there will be a variety of online classes from which to choose in order to meet the requirements.


Associate of Business Suggested Course Sequence  

General Education Requirements (AGEC-B) (35 credits)


1 Students pursuing an Associate's degree who do not apply credit from a course on the Communication list to their AGEC will be required to take a communication course as part of the degree's major and elective studies.

2 Students may take any course from the above categories to fulfill this requirement.

Major and Elective Studies (27 credits)