Economics

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/Economics

Economics Designation

The Associate of Arts in economics is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts in economics. 

In this program, you will explore economic trends and effects of political and social change. You will be prepared to work in banking, finance, insurance, investment and the corporate world. A bachelor's degree in economics prepares you for advanced degrees, teaching careers or employment. Economic analysis skills are needed in many careers and careers in this field often require a master’s degree.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~ GT-AH4) 3
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Spanish Language III: GT-AH4  
Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
MAT 201 Calculus I: GT-MA1 5
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2) 4
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Human Nutrition  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Spanish Language III: GT-AH4  
Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Spanish Language III: GT-AH4  
Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 4
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Human Nutrition  
Choose One Elective 4
Accounting Principles I  
Accounting Principles II  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Business Statistics  
Legal Environment of Business  
Choose One Elective 3
Accounting Principles I  
Accounting Principles II  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Business Statistics  
Legal Environment of Business  
 Subtotal17
Fourth Semester
Choose One Elective 4
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Business  
Introduction to PC Applications  
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Business  
Introduction to PC Applications  
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Choose One Elective 3
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
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