Community, Economic and Urban Development

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01061)

Prepares students to work in leadership roles in private, public, and nonprofit organizations engaged in various community planning, economic development, and residential/commercial revitalization activities. Develops skills in community land-use planning, economic development, business planning, community leadership, design concepts, economics, and real estate principles and practices.

Program Student Learning Outcome

  • Students will prepare a report on a South San Diego County community or regional planning initiative or other related effort that they have researched.
  • Student will research and analyze a current business or a community or economic development issue, and prepare a report and PowerPoint presentation that includes an analysis of the issue(s) and provides recommendations for follow-up.
  • Student will successfully participate in a planning or economic development committee or council composed of people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Student will offer ideas and solutions as a member of a planning or economic development committee or council by researching the historical, political, economic, social, and/or scientific or technical issues involved in specific matters under discussion.
  • Student will prepare a research paper that critically analyzes a real community problem or challenge related to a legal business, human resource, conflict resolution, or business innovation issue.
Program Requirements
ACCT 101PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I4
BUS 52BASICS OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING2
BUS 83PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3
BUS 84GRANT RESEARCH AND WRITING FUNDAMENTALS1
BUS 140BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BUS 142BUSINESS ETHICS---CORPORATE AND PERSONAL1
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
or BUS 212 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I3
ECON 102PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II3
GEOG 145INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)3
LDR 152BUSINESS INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY1
LDR 154COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP3
LDR 155STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY3
or RE 101 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES
LDR 156MICROFINANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMEN T2-3
or LEGL 266 MEDIATION, NEGOTIATION, AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
LDR 100INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC, AND URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT1
Select 2-4 units from the following:2-4
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS I
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS II
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS III
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS IV
Total Units38-41

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.