Marketing - Marketing Specialization

Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

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Contact: David Bonebright, Professor of Business Management and Marketing, dbonebright@dcc.vccs.edu, 434.797.8529

Length of Program: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters.

Purpose: The Marketing program is designed for students who are preparing for full-time employment in merchandising, retailing or related marketing occupations. Persons seeking initial employment in Marketing or those already employed in Marketing and seeking advancement may benefit from this program.

Occupational Objectives: Students completing the marketing degree with a concentration in electronic commerce will have the skills needed to take a leadership role in the development and/ or management of electronic commerce activities in a variety of workplace settings. In addition to being trained specifically in electronic commerce, graduates of this program will be prepared for possible employment opportunities in a variety of management and marketing positions. The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities for graduates with an electronic commerce specialization:

DCC Business/Marketing Student
  • Sales Representative
  • Management Trainee
  • Department Manager
  • Buyer and Assistant
  • Buyer Manager
  • Direct Marketer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Supervisor
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Insurance Sales
  • Manager Trainee
  • Department Manager
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Other Related Marketing Occupations
  • Office Manager

Admission Requirements: In addition to the requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of high school mathematics. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s developmental studies program.

Program Description: The program includes technical courses in marketing, related business courses and general education courses. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for further success in Marketing. You are urged to consult with the Counseling Office and a faculty advisor in planning your program and selecting electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Marketing.

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science in Marketing, you will need to complete 66 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The outline on the following page represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time students.

      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
AST 117   Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1
BUS 100   Intro. to Business 3 0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 2 3
ENG 111   College Composition I 3 0 3
MKT 100   Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     17 0 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
BUS 111   Principles of Supervision 3 0 3
BUS 122   Business Mathematics II 3 0 3
ITE 215   Adv. Computer Applications & Integration 4 0 4
BUS 236   Business Communications 3 0 3
MKT 110   Principles of Selling 3 0 3
Total     15 2 16

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
ACC 111   Accounting I 3 0 3
BIO/
NAS/MTH
  Math or Science Elective 3 0 3
MKT 216   Retail & Organization Management 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Education 0 2 1
ECO 120   Survey of Economics 3 0 3
MKT 228   Promotion 3 0 3
Total     15 2 16

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester      
ACC 110   Intro. to Computerized Accounting-Peachtree 2 0 2
HUM   Humanities Elective 3 0 3
MKT 227   Merchandise Buying & Control 3 0 3
MKT 281   Principles of Internet Marketing 3 0 3
BUS 295   Topics in Business:  Business Protocol 1 0 1
MKT 170   Customer Service 1 0 1
BUS 149   Workplace Ethics 1 0 1
MKT 298   Seminar & Project 3 0 3
Total     1 0 17

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied
Science Degree in Marketing......................................................................................................66

 

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