General Business — No Concentration

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Business

Enables 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. The associate's degree in General Business with no concentration is the most basic and flexible degree offered by the Business and Computer Technology Division. Students may combine this degree with certificate programs offered by the Business and Computer Technology Division or with a degree in another area to improve their employability. The division offers the following certificates:

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

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.

Required Core Courses

Complete an additional 
12-13 credit hours from the following courses:
Any course(s) from the following prefixes:
Minimum Credit Hours: 

CIS 100 is a recommended course and will also satisfy General Education Outcome #2: Computer Literacy general course requirement.

Required Support Courses

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

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

Elective Courses

Take elective credits to meet the minimum number of credit hours needed to receive an associates degree.
Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60.0 (Including Options/Electives)

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.

Other Information

Year Established: 
Program Code: 
Business Administration


Business and Computer Technology Division • (313) 845-9804 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211
Jared Boyd • (313) 845-9697 • • Liberal Arts Bldg • Room: K-329

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 HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC 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: