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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Technology, Business Emphasis A.A.S.

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Business and Legal Studies Department

Dr. Derrick Wheatley • (901) 333-4682

The General Technology program is designed to allow students the opportunity to create a course of study that meets individual needs and goals. Working with the program coordinator, the General Technology major drafts a degree contract listing all courses the student will complete to earn the degree. The program’s flexibility is most advantageous to the individual whose employment or career goals are clearly defined. Contracts are initiated by the program coordinator and approved by the Department Chair.

Course Requirements (for Business Studies majors)

I. General Education: 21 Semester Hours

II. Technology Preparation: 30 Semester Hours

Choose one of the options below:

  • Specialty Concentration 21Credit Hour(s) and
  • Supporting Technical Courses 9 Credit Hour(s)
  • Specialty Concentration 30 Credit Hour(s)

Students enrolling in the Associate of Applied Science degree program in General Technology at Southwest must take a minimum of 21 hours in one technology specialty area2 with an additional 9 hours in technical areas outside the major. In some cases, students may choose to take all their courses in one technology specialty area.


2 Students shall select a combination of seven courses from the below categories and must select one course from at least four different categories. 

Category 1: Accounting- Any ACCT course not currently required in the degree;

Category 2: Economics- BUSN 1304, BUSN 1306, BUSN 1308;

Category 3: Finance- BUSN 2321, BUSN 2320, BUSN 1300, BUSN 2370, BUSN 2324;

Category 4: Information Sciences/Decision Sciences- BUSN 2310, BUSN 2319;

Category 5: Management- BUSN 1305, BUSN 1315, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1307, BUSN 2385, BUSN 2330, BUSN 2336, BUSN 1340, BUSN 2300, BUSN 2332, BUSN 2334, BUSN 2340, BUSN 2350, BUSN 2352, BUSN 2354, BUSN 2360;

Category 6: Marketing- BUSN 2380, BUSN 2382, BUSN 2384, BUSN 2386.

III. Electives: 9 Semester Hours

A minimum of 9 hours of electives must be selected from either general education or technical courses. The final 24 hours of courses must be completed at Southwest; however, exceptions may be granted by the Chief Academic Officer.

Total Hours Required: 60

This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.

1 Review General Education pages and/or consult advisor for correct selection.

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