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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. Prepare and manage business and marketing plans
  2. Develop and implement strategic plans
  3. Manage technology and information resources
  4. Make effective decisions & adapt to change
  5. Manage business & financial operations
  6. Manage human resources
  7. Manage product & distribution systems
  8. Network business in the community

The Entrepreneurship Certificate offers a hands-on approach to training our future business leaders and entrepreneurs. Students from all areas of study will participate in a two-quarter business experience where they will create a business from the ground up. College instructors and local business and community leaders guide students through the process of starting and launching a business. Students will master academic material by producing deliverables in an authentic business environment created on the SCC campus.

Students entering the program need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or permission of the department chair. Students may not currently be on academic probation. An application to the program needs to be completed followed by an interview by the Entrepreneurship instructors. Completion of a small business planning class is highly recommended before entering the program.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.
English placement is not required for this program.

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Total Program Credits: 30


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MMGT 205
Small Business Planning  
5
 
Business Electives  
10
Total Credits
 
15
ACCT 141
QuickBooks Online  
5
ACCT 151
College Accounting I  
5
ACCT 152
College Accounting II  
5
ACCT&201
Principles of Accounting I  
5
BUS 100
Money Management  
3
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS 103
Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators  
5
BUS 104
Business Mathematics   2
5
BUS 120
International Business  
5
BUS 140
International Marketing  
3
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
BUS 204
Introduction to Law  
5
BUS 217
Business Statistics   4
5
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
CATT 241
Microsoft Project  
2.5
CATT 242
Advanced Microsoft Project  
2.5
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
CMST 287
Communication in Organizations  
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics   3
5
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
1 - 3
MMGT 101
Principles of Management  
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing  
5
MMGT 181
Leadership Training-DEC  
1 - 5
MMGT 182
Leadership Training-DEC  
1 - 5
MMGT 183
Leadership Training-DEC  
1 - 5
MMGT 211
Marketing  
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 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)  
1 - 18

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 206
Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Writing   1
10
MMGT 250
Professional Sales  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Business Electives  

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 141
QuickBooks Online  
5
ACCT 151
College Accounting I  
5
ACCT 152
College Accounting II  
5
ACCT&201
Principles of Accounting I  
5
BUS 100
Money Management  
3
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS 103
Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators  
5
BUS 104
Business Mathematics   2
5
BUS 120
International Business  
5
BUS 140
International Marketing  
3
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
BUS 204
Introduction to Law  
5
BUS 217
Business Statistics   4
5
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
CATT 241
Microsoft Project  
2.5
CATT 242
Advanced Microsoft Project  
2.5
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
CMST 287
Communication in Organizations  
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics   3
5
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
1 - 3
MMGT 101
Principles of Management  
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing  
5
MMGT 181
Leadership Training-DEC  
1 - 5
MMGT 182
Leadership Training-DEC  
1 - 5
MMGT 183
Leadership Training-DEC  
1 - 5
MMGT 211
Marketing  
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 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)  
1 - 18
1 Completion of MMGT 205 with a 2.0 or higher or permission of instructor.
2 BUS 103 or proficiency test required.
3 ECON 100 may be substituted with a higher level ECON course.
4 MATH 97 or 99 with a 2.0 or better or appropriate placement scores.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 3,082
$ 3,820
$ 7,049
$ 2,415
Books
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
Course Fees
$ 3
$ 3
$ 3
$ 3
Institutional Fees
$ 224
$ 224
$ 224
$ 224
Total Costs
$ 4,011
$ 4,750
$ 7,978
$ 3,345

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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