• Academic Programs


  •  Accounting AS Degree

    The Accounting Program, administered by the Business and Technology Department, leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree. The Program provides a solid foundation in accounting and liberal arts for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to earn
    a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

    The AS Accounting Program is designed to maximize transfer credit to senior colleges such as Baruch College and Queens College.The program includes a selection of accounting and business courses,and an internship that will provide valuable learning experiences and an opportunity for future contacts and work.

    Accountants are highly respected professionals. They are in demand from all sectors of our economy including large corporations, government agencies,small businesses of all kinds, and individuals who need advice on investments or taxes. Exciting, well-paid career options exist in finance, entertainment, sports, criminal investigations,the food and fashion industry,international trade,retail and forensic accounting.Accountants can go into business for themselves or work for others.

    Businesses, large or small, public or private,seek accounting professionals to manage and analyze financial matters. Through a study of the field of accounting you can learn the skills you need to become one of those professionals, and a two-year degree will place you well on your way to an accounting career.

    Students who need additional skill development in reading, writing, mathematics, and communication will be required to take basic skills and/or ESL courses.These courses are not listed in the curriculum.The particular courses students must successfully complete are determined by their scores on the College placement test.


     Business Administration AS Dregree

    The Business Administration Program,which is coordinated by the Business and Technology Department, leads to an Associate degree in Science (AS) , and offers an option in Aviation Management.  It is designed to provide a solid foundation for transfer to a senior college for those students who intend to continue their education at the baccalaureate level immediately after graduation.  A key objective of the program is to maximize transfer credit at senior colleges. Students who are interested in immediate employment upon graduation should find the Business Management program more suited to their needs,since it is designed to allow more flexibility in the selection of business courses.

    Students enrolled in the Business Administration program will be able to complete internships from numerous job opportunities available through LaGuardia’s Cooperative Education Department.These work experiences enable the student to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the business world and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent full-time employment.

    Students who need additional skill development in reading, writing, mathematics and communication will be required to take basic skills and/or ESL courses.These courses are not listed in the curriculum. Scores on the College placement test determine the particular courses students must successfully complete


     Business Management AAS Dregree

    The Business Management Program, which is coordinated by the Business and Technology Department, leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. It is designed to lead to immediate employment upon graduation.However,it also provides an opportunity for those students who decide to continue their education to complete many of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree while at LaGuardia. Students in the Business Management Program will become acquainted with the various functional areas of business such as management,marketing,business law and accounting. In addition, students may choose from a wide array of business elective courses, which allows for more flexibility in meeting individual needs and interests.

    The Business Management Program has three options in addition to the more general program described above. The Business Finance option is specifically designed to introduce the student to the function of commercial credit in today’s business world. The program will examine the role of the credit department within a company and the career possibilities within the department. It will prepare students for entry-level positions in a credit department.Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing,banks,retail establishments and factoring firms.

    The option in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of the financial management of a small business, methods of evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities and training in how to manage a small business.

    The International Business option is designed to lead to employment and careers in firms which operate in the growing global marketplace. Graduates could be employed by import-export firms, banks,transportation companies and other firms directly or indirectly engaged in international trade.The option includes specialized courses focused on international aspects of marketing, finance and trade documentation. Study of a modern foreign language is required.

    Students enrolled in the Business Management program will be able to complete internships from numerous job opportunities available through LaGuardia’s Cooperative Education Department.These work experiences enable the student to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the business world and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent full-time employment.

    Students who need additional skill development in reading, writing, mathematics, and communication will be required to take basic skills and/or ESL courses. These courses are not listed in the curriculum. Scores on the College placement test determine the particular courses students must successfully complete.


     Paralegal Studies AAS Degree

    Students who complete the Paralegal Studies curriculum, which is administered by the Business and Technology Department, will receive the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program,which is approved by the American Bar Association, has the following goals:

    1. To give studentsthe necessary substantive knowledge and practicalskillsto qualify them for entry-level positions as paralegals
    2. To prepare studentsforsuccessfultransferto a four-year college
    3. To give studentsthe foundation forlifelong career and personal growth

    Paralegals, or legal assistants, assist lawyers in a wide range of activities. Lawyers remain responsible for paralegals’ work (in general,paralegals may notthemselves give legal advice,setfees or represent clients in court). In the litigation area, for example, paralegals may interview prospective clients, research the law, prepare court documents and assist at trials. Paralegals who work on corporate legal matters may prepare contracts, maintain records and ensure that a corporation has complied with various statutes and governmentregulations. Paralegals who work on real estate matters may prepare mortgage agreements and other documents relating to real estate transactions and assist at closings.

    While the major employers of paralegals are private law firms, there are also job opportunities with government agencies, including district attorneys’ offices, and a variety of other employers.In addition, the curriculum may be highly suitable for students who contemplate pursuing other law-related careers,such as careers in law enforcement, or who seek a broad, practical knowledge of the law for its own sake.

    The Paralegal Studies curriculum has been carefully designed to balance paralegal specialty and related courses with a broad liberal arts background. Students gain valuable practical experience through internships. Paralegal specialty courses are taught by experienced attorneys.

    Students can transfer up to 30 credits earned at other, accredited colleges and universities.These transfer credits can include up to nine credits for paralegal specialty courses. To be transferable, paralegal specialty courses taken elsewhere must be part of a degree program and must be comparable to courses in the LaGuardia curriculum.

    Students who need additional skill development in reading, writing, mathematics, and communication will be required to take basic skills and/or ESL courses.These courses are not listed in the curriculum.The particular courses students must successfully complete are determined by their scores on the College placement test.


     Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management AAS Degree

    The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management curriculum, a course of study leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, is administered by the Business andTechnology Department and co-sponsored by the Social Science Department.The program is designed to prepare students either for career-entry positions in the travel and tourism industry or for transfer to tourism management programs at senior colleges.

    The travel and tourism industry is very diverse. It encompasses airline, bus,rail and ship travel; hospitality enterprises (hotels, motels, resorts); tour packaging; retail and wholesale travel agencies; car rental; etc. Each of these areas has employment needs on several levels:sales,marketresearch and development,packaging and advertising, customerservice, operations and general management.

    The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the industry, combining liberal arts courses, business courses, specialized courses in travel and tourism and the experience of an internship.The Cooperative Education internship gives students experience as travel industry employees, enabling them to utilize the knowledge learned in the classroom and to learn the realities of working at their chosen profession.The travel operations coursesin the program are taught by experienced professionals.

    Students who need additional skill development in reading, writing, mathematics and communication will be required to take basic skills and/or ESL courses. These courses are not listed in the curriculum. The particular courses students must successfully complete are determined by their scores on the College placement test.


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