Program Overview

The Associates of Science in Business Administration program offered by Amarillo College allows individuals to begin their academic career in the complex study of how to manage and operate a successful business. This program is designed to give students an academic base from which to build an extensive knowledge of the inner-workings of the administrative world. Graduates of this associates program will be prepared for entry-level management positions, know how global economic environments work, and be aware of basic accounting practices and the differences between profit and non-profit organizations.

The curriculum covers the basic courses that are required in the initial two years of most Bachelor of Business Administration degrees available at four-year universities. Students will complete a total of 42 course hours in the following general education fields: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Fitness, Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Behavior and Communication. In addition, students will complete 18 hours of Business courses including Accounting, Business Computer Application, Economics and Business Mathematics. The program’s total of 60 credit hours are administered completely online, allowing students to control their own pace and methods of study. This program can be completed within 2 years, but students can apply with the Dean of Instruction to finish the course at an excelled rate.

Students are required to complete a mathematics and literacy placement test before entry into the program.  Individuals are encouraged to apply online on Amarillo College’s easy to use website.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    In 1929, Amarillo College was founded as a junior college, independent of the local school district. By 1937, the college established its permanent campus on the Washington Street Campus in Amarillo, Texas. Through the twentieth century, curriculum expanded, adding vocational and allied health and occupational-technical programs. In addition, the college extended the physical campus to incorporate added locations including the West Campus, East Campus, Polk Street Campus, Moore County Campus, and the Hereford Campus. 

    Amarillo College awards Associate’s degrees and certificates, along with sponsoring career and technical education, continuing education, dual-credit coursework, personal enrichment classes, and distance learning. In addition to professional or technical degree programs, students can pursue an Associate’s degree in General Education, gaining a broader background that is especially useful for transfer into four-year institutions. The Continuing Education division sponsors professional and occupational classes and seminars that further enhances the skill sets of working professionals. Furthermore, personal enrichment programs support learning for both children and adults, and dual-credit allows high school students to earn college credits. Amarillo College’s distance education division provides both degree programs and distance learning classes.


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