Programs of Study
The purpose of the Business Administration Department and its programs at South Plains College is to prepare the student for transfer to a university for completion of the bachelor's degree. This objective is met by providing the basic curriculum that is the foundation for higher level business courses.
These basic college courses
prepare you to specialize in one of these business areas:
- Management Information Systems
- General Business
- Petroleum Land Management
The courses outlined in the business administration curriculum at South Plains College are transferable to universities in the state of Texas.
South Plains College’s business administration program offers you the opportunity to apply accounting, economic and mathematical theory to the contemporary business world. The dynamic nature of business and how it functions in regional and global environments require that you be able to think and communicate logically and clearly.
The classroom setting at SPC encourages the open exchange of ideas necessary to develop these important reasoning skills. Additionally, state-of-the-art computer labs provide you with an opportunity to use microcomputers for business applications and study.
Classes at SPC are small, averaging around 25 students, so you can be sure of receiving individual attention.
program of study
In order to receive an associate of arts or associate of science degree in business administration, students must successfully complete a minimum of 63 semester hours of selected courses.
Faculty members advise students as to what courses should be taken in order to ensure transfer success.
SPC’s business administration program offers a basic core curriculum in the arts and sciences. This curriculum builds the foundation for your transfer to a university.
The courses in business you will take at SPC include:
- Principles of Accounting I
- Principles of Accounting II
- Principles of Macroeconomics I
- Principles of Microeconomics II
- Introduction to Business
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Business Statistics
The courses in arts and sciences you will take at SPC include:
- English (9 semester hours)
- History of the U.S. to 1876
- History of the U.S. since 1876
- Lab Science (8 semester hours)
- Mathematical Analysis I
- Mathematical Analysis II
- American Government (6 semester hours)
- Physical Education (2 semester hours)
- Humanities (3 semester hours)
- Visual or Performing Arts (3 semester hours)
- Business and Professional Speech
career opportunities in business administration
Corporate executives, certified public accountants, loan officers, financial planners and marketing consultants all have one thing in common. They possess a strong background in business administration. It has been estimated that three out of every four people in the United States work in a business-related field. The managerial, organizational and leadership skills that you acquire in your business administration studies will serve you well in any facet of life.
for more information
Faculty advisors work closely with you in planning your course of study to help ensure a successful transfer to the university of your choice. Faculty advisor for the Levelland Campus is Lauren Gregory, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Accounting. Faculty adivsor for the Byron Martin ATC is Jim Wilhelm, Program Coordinator and Professor of Business Administration. Advisor for the Plainview Center is Gracie Quinonez,Director of the Plainview Extension Center.firstname.lastname@example.org