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Major Roadmaps

Simplifying the path


small business operations


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.



Please check the LMC Catalog and consult with an LMC Counselor. Visit the Business Program Website for more information. The Business Department also offers degrees in Accounting and Office Administration.


Degrees and Certificates:

Note: We recommend that students have assessed into MATH-012 and ENGL-090 or higher or completed the class before taking many Business classes. Please see catalog for advisories for each class.


Fall   Spring    
  3 unitsBUS-027     3 unitsMANGT-075    
  3 unitsBUS-181 or BUS-186     9 unitsBUS Electives*    
  3 unitsBUS-035     3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    
  3 unitsBUS Electives*          
  3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)          


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  3 unitsBUS Electives (AS only)*     16 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    
  9 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)          

Certificate of Achievement 24 Units


AS in Small Business Operations - 60 Units





* Select a minimum of 12 units for the Certificate of Achievement or 17 units
for the AS Degree from the list of approved Business Electives on this page




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Small business operations program


Careers in Small Business Operations

The Small Business Operations associate degree and certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students for success in small business management-starting, operating, and expanding a small business. It is geared to the potential or current entrepreneur and to persons who serve as employees of small business firms.


Small Business Operations Salary Averages in California:

General and Operations Manager: $25.94 - $90.00/hour and up

Business Operations Specialist: $18.94-$58.56/hour

Information gathered from onetonline.org which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2014


Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement

For the Associate of Science Degree in Small Business Operations, complete 24 units of coursework listed above as well as the LMC General Education requirements.  


For the Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration, complete 24 units of coursework listed above. Consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to develop your education plan.