Associate Degree in Economics

General

Program Description

The Economics Department at Santiago Canyon College offers courses to prepare students for the A.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration and for transfer.

Our Vision

The Department of Economics offers a variety of courses catering to the needs of students pursuing degrees at SCC, students intending to transfer to four-year institutions, and community members interested in personal enrichment.

Our Mission

The Department’s mission is to offer core lower division courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and to motivate students to strengthen the communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills that will assist them in their further studies and careers. The Department further aims to develop responsible citizens who are aware of and informed about a variety of differing views on current economic events and policy issues and how they impact our lives.

Curriculum

The associate degree in economics is a program of basic courses that enable students to move into a curriculum in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree. Economics prepares the student for a number of career opportunities such as accounting and marketing in the areas of business, government and teaching.

Major requirements for the associate in arts degree:

Course Units
Accounting 101/101H, Financial Accounting 4
Accounting 102/102H, Managerial Accounting 4
Economics 120, Principles/Macro 3
Economics 121, Principles/Micro 3
Social Science 219/219H, Statistics and Probability OR 4
Mathematics 219/219H, Statistics, and Probability 4
Business 150, Introduction to Computing and Application Software OR 4
Mathematics 150, Calculus for Biological, Management and Social Sciences 4
Total 21-22

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of any course in this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the fundamental economic problem of allocating scarce resources and the role of positive economics in explaining choices.
  • Communicate using basic economic terminology, interpret relevant economic data, and follow and construct fundamental economic arguments.
Last updated Jul 2019

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About the School

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is a dynamic award-winning Southern California Community College within the Rancho Santiago Community College District. SCC campus is located in the city of Orange, which ... Read More

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is a dynamic award-winning Southern California Community College within the Rancho Santiago Community College District. SCC campus is located in the city of Orange, which has been named one of the 50 Safest College Towns in America by The SafeWise Report. From our founding, Santiago Canyon College’s inclusive community continues to redefine the truly student-focused experience. Diverse programs and certification paths, proven transfer successes, and accessible state of the art facilities are just the beginning to us. Attending SCC empowers the individual student to seek the opportunities they deserve and desire, right here, right now. Read less