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(022) Associate in Applied Science

This program has been designed for persons seeking employment or advancement in middle management positions in business and industry. The program offers a student the opportunity to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job work experience. The program is designed to prepare a student for positions in human resources, sales, advertising, merchandising and production.

Work and Employment

Managers are needed in every business to plan, control and direct major functions toward organizational goals. The many job titles used for managers demonstrate the variety of responsibilities and positions in which managers work.

Mid-level managers hold intermediary positions between supervisory and top management. They might be responsible for a specific region, division, or activity in sales, service, or production.

Special Considerations

Managers usually have the following skills and aptitudes: maintain high employee morale; communicate clearly in speech and in writing; show organization, objectivity, tactfulness, fairness and responsibility; think logically; and make good decisions.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Dr. Dennis Day, Professor of Accounting, 815/835-6328;
Dr. Mary Lou Kidder, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6358;
Jose Mendez, Associate Professor of Business, 815/835-6274


Major Field Requirements - Sem/Hrs: 45

  • Electives (ACC, BUS, CIS, OAS) 3 Semester hour(s)

General Education Requirements - Sem/Hrs: 18

  • Communications (ENG 101, COM 131 required) 6 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (ECO 211 required) 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Physical/Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Mathematics 3 Semester hour(s)

SVCC Requirement - Sem/Hrs: 1

Total Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree: 64

Suggested Program

First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 17

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15

  • Mathematics or Science 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • Electives (ACC, BUS, CIS, OAS) 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Mathematics or Science 3 Semester hour(s)

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