Sample Schedule (2 year plan)
Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal.
The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process.First Semester
|ENG-105||Composition I||3 s.h.|
|MATH||Math Class* If Possible
MAT-121 College Algebra
|BCA-101||Intro to Computers and Information Systems||3 s.h.|
|Humanities class||3 s.h.|
|Social Science Class||3 s.h.|
|SDV-199||College Essentials||1 s.h.|
|ENG-106||Composition II||3 s.h.|
|MAT-140||Finite Math (if needed)***||3 s.h.|
|Humanities Class||3 s.h.|
|Science class||3-4 s.h.|
|ACC-111||Intro to Accounting
(if needed or elective)
|ACC-121||Principles of Accounting I||3 s.h.|
|ECN-120||Principles of Macroeconomics||3 s.h.|
|MAT-156||Intro to Statistics||3 s.h.|
|SPC-112||Public Speaking||3 s.h.|
|General Education Elective**||3 s.h.|
|ACC-122||Principles of Accounting II||3 s.h.|
|ECN-130||Principles of Microeconomics||3 s.h.|
|MAT-161||Business Statistics||3 s.h.|
|Humanities class||3 s.h.|
|General Education Elective**||3-4 s.h.|
* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
** – See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses.
*** – Check with transfer institution
Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.
AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
- Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
- Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
- Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.
Note: The University of Iowa requires MAT-165 Calculus (Business Calculus) for prerequisite course for the College of Business.
Note: For accounting majors at the U of Iowa, a 2.67 (B-) cumulative GPA is required in Accounting 121 and Accounting 122 with a 2.75 prerequisite GPA and 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass a writing assessment.
Note: MAT-140 (Finite Math) and MAT-165 (Business Calculus) will satisfy UNI’s Decision Techniques Class if both are taken at NIACC.
- Business Law I
- Principles of Management
Suggested General Education Elective:
- Calculus (for Business)