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Business Employee, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 1_AA_MBE

Control Number: 03990

Financial Aid Eligible


This program will prepare students for employment in music stores, record shops, and other commercial music activities. Many opportunities in the business of music are available to students with a broad general knowledge of how this segment of the music industry functions in addition to traditional musical skills.

Complete the Business Employee Certificate of Achievement and Associate in Arts graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic requirements of vocalists, guitarists and pianists
  2. Working Knowledge of basic studio techniques and equipment applications
  3. Prepare and deliver an effective sales presentation for a product or service.
  4. Organize, develop and prepare a written professional sales presentation for a product or service.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA major requirements.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or “pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE)Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
  5. GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL REQUIREMENT (Required for AA degree only) Some of the courses listed in this requirement can also be used to meet General Education Requirements. Courses that are repeatable for credit can only be used once in this area. - Select one or more courses from the following totaling 3 units: Anthropology A100*, A100H*, A102*, A190*, Art A108*, Communication Studies A155*, Counseling A107*, A107H*, Dance A130*, A133*, A135*, A137*, A138*, Early Childhood A126, English A152*, A173*, Ethnic Studies A100*, A150*, Fashion A125, Food, and Nutrition A185, Geography A185*, History A101*, A110*, A141, A142, A145,* A150*, A151*, A152*, A161*, A161H*, A162*, A162H*, Philosophy A120*, Psychology A105*, Religious Studies A110*, A120*, A140*, A150*, A160, Sociology A100*, A100H*, A115*, A150*, A190* *Denotes courses that fulfill CSU GE Breadth and/ or IGETC requirements. 
Course Title Units
Required Courses
MUS A110Computers in Music 13
MUS A116Basic Guitar2
MUS A139History of Rock Music3
MUS A141Piano 11
MUS A145Voice 11
MUS A180Theory 13
MUS A181Musicianship 11
MUS A261Recording Techniques 13
MUS A262Music as a Business2
MKTG A110Professional Selling3
Select 5 units from the following restricted electives list:5
Accounting for Small Business
Entrepreneurship
Retail E-Commerce Management
Beginning Instruments
Piano 2
Voice 2
Classical Guitar 1
Studio Guitar 1
Piano 3
Piano 4
Total Units27
Requirement Units
Total Degree Units 27
AA General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Minimum Degree Units 60

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
MUS A139 History of Rock Music 3
MUS A141 Piano 1 1
MUS A145 Voice 1 1
MUS A262 Music as a Business 2
OCC AA GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AA GE AREA E2 - CHOOSE ONE 1 1
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better): 3-4
Intermediate Algebra 2
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
 
 Units14-15
Semester 2
MUS A116 Basic Guitar 2
MUS A180 Theory 1 3
MUS A181 Musicianship 1 1
MUS A261 Recording Techniques 1 3
OCC AA GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 3 3-4
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
 Units15-16
Year 2
Semester 1
MKTG A110 Professional Selling 3
MUS A110 Computers in Music 1 3
OCC AA GE AREA D2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
Select five units from the Restricted Electives: (See Requirements) 4 5
 Units14
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government
or American Government Honors
3
OCC AA GE AREA D3 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AA GE AREA E1 - CHOOSE ONE 1 0.5-4
OCC AA GE AREA B with lab - CHOOSE ONE 5 4
AA Global/Multicultural Requirement - CHOOSE ONE 6 3
ELECTIVE (DEGREE APPLICABLE) 7 3.5
 Units17-20.5
 Total Units60-65.5