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Planner for Technical Studies: Apprentice (A.A.S.) Small Business Management Concentration

This program is pending approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Title of Major: Technical Studies: Apprentice (A.A.S.) - Planner for Small Business Management Concentration

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: Contact Registrar

Total Credit Hours: 60


This program offers an opportunity for students who have completed a Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) registered apprenticeship program and earned an industry certification and/or license, a path to a degree by the award of college credit. This program is not intended for transfer, but allows students to customize their program based on their requirements.  Previous successfully completed college work may be applied to requirements where applicable.

Department Contact ( Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Sandy Jones

Students are required to present proof of completion of MDOL registered apprenticeship and licensure or industry certification in order to obtain the 12 credit hours required in a single discipline for the program requirements needed for this degree. The area of concentration, small business management, requires completion of 21 hours of courses.

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  
Students may substitute ENG 101A for ENG 101.
3 credit hours    
Mathematics GER 3 credit hours    
Technology Requirement
CTA 100 or CTP 103 is recommended. This requirement may also be satisfied by CLEP exam.
3 credit hours    
BPA 111 - Introduction to Business   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2   3 credit hours     
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Recommend SOC 111. Students should satisfy the diversity requirement with this course.
3 credit hours    
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication  OR
COM 116 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers  
3 credit hours    
BPA 120 - Small Business Management   3 credit hours    

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
BPA 162 - Business Communications   3 credit hours     
Choose one course from the area of concentration list. 3 credit hours    
Choose one course from the area of concentration list. 3 credit hours    
Choose one course from the area of concentration list. 3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Choose one course from concentration list. 3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Sciences GER 3 credit hours    
Wellness GER 3 credit hours    
Elective 3 credit hours    
Program Requirements met through industry certification 12 credit hours    



Area of Concentration List

Choose 12 credits from the following:

BPA 125 - Marketing Principles  
BPA 138 - Business and Professional Ethics  
BPA 142 - Principles of Management  
BPA 172 - Human Resource Management  

BPA 201 - Financial Accounting  OR
BPA 217 - Small Business Accounting  

LGS 250 - Legal Issues for Business  OR
LGS 253 - Business Law 1  

ECO 121 - Introduction to Economics  OR
ECO 211 - Principles of Economics 1  


Related Anne Arundel Community College Program

Business Management - Small Business Management (A.A.S.)  

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