Open Course Option for ASBA

The Open Course option is a new degree pathway that allows students to complete the Associate in Science in Business Administration degree by taking free, open, online courses from the Saylor Foundation that are aligned with the College's prior learning assessment program.

The option enables students to take open courses at no cost and then apply what they learned in those open courses by successfully completing a portfolio assessment or the College's credit-by-exam program, TECEP®. Some credits can also be earned by passing a College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) exam or Saylor's NCCRS exams, which have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Students using the Open Course option will also complete the College's new online prior learning assessment courses, PLA-100 and PLA-200.

The Open Course option is self-paced, so students can complete courses and assessments on their own schedule, independent from monthly semesters and deadlines.

ASBA Open Course Option degree chart

General Education Requirements
(30 credits)
Saylor Open Course Assessment
for Credit
Intellectual and Practical Skills (12 credits)
  • ENC-101 English Composition I
ENGL001 English Composition I TECEP: ENC-101
  • ENC-102 English Composition II
ENGL002 English Composition II TECEP: ENC-102
  • MAT-121 College Algebra
MA001 Beginning Algebra TECEP: MAT-121 or NCCRS
Intellectual & Practical Skills elective:
  • STA-201 Introduction to Statistics
MA121 Introduction to Statistics TECEP: STA-201
Human Cultures, Physical/Natural World (6 credits)
  • ECO-112 Microeconomics
ECON101 Microeconomics Portfolio or CLEP

Humanities, social science, natural science elective (pick one):

  • ECO-111 Macroeconomics
  • POS-101 Intro. to Political Science
     
  • POS- 282 Intro. to Comparative Politics


ECON102 Macroeconomics
POLSC101 Introduction to Political Science
POLSC221 Introduction to Compar. Politics


Portfolio or CLEP
TECEP: POS-101

TECEP: POS-282
Personal and Social Responsibility (9 credits)

Ethics course:

  • PHI-286 Contemporary Ethics

PHIL103 Moral/Political Philosophy

Portfolio

Diversity course (pick one):

  • ECO-491 International Economics
  • HIS-126 World History from 1600-present

ECON307 International Trade
HIST103 World History in Modern Era

Portfolio
TECEP: HIS-126

Ethics or Diversity elective (pick one):

  • ECO-491 International Economics
  • HIS-126 World History from 1600-present

ECON307 International Trade
HIST103 World History in Modern Era

Portfolio
TECEP: HIS-126
General Education Elective (3 credits)
  • PLA-101/PLA-102
  Online course
Management Core (18 credits)
ACC-101 Principles of Financial Accounting  BUS103 Introduction to Financial Accounting TECEP: ACC-101
ACC-102 Principles of Managerial Accounting  BUS105 Managerial Accounting TECEP: ACC-102
LAW-201 Business Law  BUS205 Business Law and Ethics Portfolio, CLEP, NCCRS
MAN-301 Principles of Management  BUS208 Principles of Management Portfolio, CLEP, NCCRS
MAR-301 Principles of Marketing BUS203 Principles of Marketing Portfolio, CLEP, NCCRS
COS-101 Introduction to Computers/CIS CS101 Introduction to Computer Science I Portfolio, NCCRS
Business Electives (6 credits)

Pick two:

  • OPM-351 Business Statistics
  • MAN-432 Small Business Management
     
  • MAN-435 Project Management
  • MAN-373 Managerial Communications

BUS204 Business Statistics
BUS305 Small Business Management

BUS402 Project Management
BUS210 Corporate Communications

NCCRS
Portfolio

Portfolio
Portfolio/NCCRS
Free Electives (6 credits)

Pick two:

  • HIS-126 World History from 1600-present
  • CMP-354 Network Technology
     
  • POS-101 Introduction to Political Science
     
  • POS-282 Introduction to Comparative Politics

HIST103 World History in Modern Era
CS402 Computer Communications and Networks
POLSC101 Introduction to Political Science
POLSC221 Introduction to Comparative Politics/

TECEP: HIS-126

TECEP: CMP-354
TECEP: POS-101

TECEP: POS-282
Total: 60 credits