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Business

Whether you are looking to enter the job market, or retrain for a new career, the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business will build your knowledge of various aspects of business management.

Within this two-year program, you’ll have the flexibility to select from two degree options or specialize in a particular area of business such as entrepreneurship, marketing, or management.

Certificates are available in the following areas of interest: Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Management, Business Occupations.

Graduates with a Business A.A.S. pursue a variety of careers, such as: bank clerk, credit clerk, general office clerk, loan application clerk, management trainee, sales, distribution, customer service, and information input specialist. Salaries in Spokane are competitive and increase depending on an individual's skills, experience, motivation, attitude, and ability to interview and promote oneself to employers.

The Business A.A.S. requires a minimum of 92 credit hours.

Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree

We also offer an Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree. This a statewide articulated transfer degree agreement for business majors between the community colleges and most four-year institutions in the state of Washington. A candidate for the Associate in Business degree must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in academic courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet specific distribution requirements.

  1. Understand the nature of operations, ownership, marketing, business environmental factors, ethics, human resources, finances, regulations, research methodology, and decision-making processes of business.
  2. Understand realistic mathematical problems relating to the various segments of today's business world.
  3. Use desk-top calculators efficiently and demonstrate computer user skills including Internet applications.
  4. Understand the theory of occupation behavior, the basis of human motivation, cultural diversity, organizational structure, and the leader/manager's role in developing a sound behavioral climate in the business organization.
  5. Communicate effectively--verbal and written--in order to function in the world of work.
  6. Emphasize skills in one or more areas of business as well as possess "generalist" skills.
  7. Participate in a supervised volunteer community service experience.
  8. Understand international business concepts.

The objective of this program is to permit the student maximum flexibility in designing a two-year program of study in business. The student may specialize in a particular area of business such as marketing, management, project management or entrepreneurship; or select courses that provide a general exposure to several areas of business.

The AAS in Business curriculum serves the student by offering modalities for most every course within the degree path for student convenience.

All students graduating from this program must have a minimum grade of 2.0 on each of the Management, Accounting, Economics, and Business required courses. Students must also have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all required courses in the program.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.

Prepare for College-level English

English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 92


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 152
College and Career Strategies  
3
BUS 103
Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators  
5
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
CATT 120
Microsoft Word I  
2.5
Total Credits
 
15.5

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business  
5
BUS 104
Business Mathematics   2
5
ENGL&101
English Composition I   9
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CATT 138
Microsoft Excel I  
2.5
MIS 211
Information Technology in Business  
5
MMGT 101
Principles of Management  
5
Total Credits
 
12.5

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MMGT 211
Marketing  
5
 
Group A, B, or C Elective  
8
 
Group C - Business Related Elective  
5
Total Credits
 
18
BT 274
Business Writing for the Web  
5
BUS 100
Money Management  
3
BUS 103
Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators  
5
CATT 102
Microsoft Outlook  
2.5
CATT 121
Microsoft Word II  
2.5
CATT 128
Desktop Publishing  
2.5
CATT 139
Microsoft Excel II  
2.5
CATT 190
Microsoft PowerPoint I  
2.5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CIS 112
Web Graphics with Photoshop  
3
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
CMST 287
Communication in Organizations  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
ENGL&235
Technical Writing  
5
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
2
MMGT 181
Leadership Training-DEC  
1
MMGT 182
Leadership Training-DEC  
1
MMGT 183
Leadership Training-DEC  
1
PSYC&100
General Psychology  
5
SOC& 101
Intro to Sociology  
5
SPAN&121
Spanish I  
5

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 151
College Accounting I   1
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics   3
5
 
Group B - Quantitative Analysis Elective  
5
Total Credits
 
15
ACCT 141
QuickBooks Online  
5
ACCT 142
QuickBooks Desktop   5
5
ACCT 152
College Accounting II   6
5
ACCT 161
Payroll Procedures  
5
ACCT 162
Business Tax Accounting  
2
ACCT&201
Principles of Accounting I  
5
ACCT&202
Principles of Accounting II  
5
ACCT&203
Principles of Accounting III  
5
ACCT 204
Accounting Integration  
5
ACCT 212
Accounting Applications and Analysis   8
5
BUS 217
Business Statistics   7
5
ECON&201
Micro Economics  
5
ECON&202
Macro Economics  
5

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
1
 
Group A - Marketing & Management Elective  
15
Total Credits
 
16
BUS 120
International Business  
5
BUS 140
International Marketing  
3
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
BUS 204
Introduction to Law  
5
BUS 206
Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Writing   4
10
BUS 284
Special Business Topics  
1 - 5
BUS 285
Special Business Topics  
1 - 5
BUS 286
Special Business Topics  
1 - 5
CATT 241
Microsoft Project  
2.5
CATT 242
Advanced Microsoft Project  
2.5
CMST&101
Introduction to Communication  
5
HM 202
Front Office Procedures  
4
HM 205
Hotel/Restaurant Law  
5
HM 220
Tourism and the Hospitality Industry  
3
HM 221
Event Management  
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing  
5
MMGT 205
Small Business Planning  
5
MMGT 212
Retailing  
5
MMGT 218
Fundamentals of Advertising  
5
MMGT 223
Customer Service  
3
MMGT 231
Human Resource Management  
5
MMGT 243
Fundamentals of Project Management  
5
MMGT 250
Professional Sales  
5
MMGT 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)  
1 - 5
1 ACCT 151 may be substituted with ACCT& 201.
2 BUS 103 or proficiency test is required.
3 ECON 100 may be substituted with a higher level ECON course.
4 BT 105 or permission of instructor.
5 ACCT 141 or permission of instructor.
6 ACCT 151 or ACCT 201 or permission of instructor
7 MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better or appropriate placement scores.
8 ACCT 152 or ACCT& 202.
9 ENGL& 101 may be substituted with BT 272

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 9,367
$ 11,514
$ 21,284
$ 7,334
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 50
$ 50
$ 50
$ 50
Institutional Fees
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
Total Costs
$ 10,240
$ 12,386
$ 22,156
$ 8,206

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

  • Mike Allen
    Mike Allen
    General Business
    B.A., M.B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Mike.Allen@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8902
  • Christie Dalsanders
    Christie Dalsanders
    General Business
    B.A., Washington State University; M.S., Eastern Washington University; M.B.A., Whitworth University
    Christie.Dalsanders@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7365
  • Renee Goffinet
    Renee Goffinet
    General Business
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Gonzaga University; M.B.A., Marylhurst University
    Renee.Goffinet@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7395
  • Jim McLean
    Jim McLean
    General Business
    B.A., M.Ed., J.D., Gonzaga University, L.L.M.; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C.
    Jim.McLean@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7340
  • Diana Osborne
    Diana Osborne
    General Business
    B.S., American University in Bulgaria; M.A., South West University, Bulgaria; M.B.A. Purdue University
    Diana.Osborne@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7375
  • Rick Street
    Rick Street
    Accounting
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A.c.c., Gonzaga University; CPA, CIA, CB
    Rick.Street@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7353
  • Jeffrey Waybright
    Jeffrey Waybright
    Accounting
    B.A., M.B.A., Eastern Washington University; CPA.
    Jeffrey.Waybright@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7391
  • Lisa Wolfe
    Lisa Wolfe
    Hrly Substitute Instructor
    Lisa.Wolfe@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7343

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