General Business — No Concentration

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Business
Year Established: 
Business and Computer Technology - (313) 845-9645 -

Henry Ford Community College’s associate degree in General Business with no concentration is the most basic and flexible degree offered by the Business and Economics Division. This degree requires a minimum of 20 credit hours in business classes.

The General Business - No Concentration degree is designed to enable students to customize their academic programs to meet specific goals and is often used by students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution.

Students may combine this degree with certificate programs offered by the Business and Economics Division or with a degree in another area to improve their employability. The division offers the following certificates:

Career Opportunities: 
  • Bookkeeping
  • Computer Software Applications
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Industrial Distribution – Business Concentration
  • Office Administration
  • Office Skills - Fundamentals
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Supervision

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

Complete a total of 20 business credit hours with an additional 
12-13 credit hours from the following course prefixes:

BCA 140 is a recommended course and will also satisfy the General Education Outcome #2: Computer Literacy course requirements.

Required Support Courses

Complete one of the following MATH options.
MATH-115: College Algebra or higher numbered MATH course*

*The following courses may not be used to fulfill the requirement: MATH 121, MATH 221, and MATH 225.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Business Degree. It should be noted that courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Business Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Business degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.