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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.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, writing, and verbal communication skills that illustrate a comprehensive understanding of theoretical issues about the historical, cultural, social, business and philosophical bases of hospitality, tourism and events management at local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Identify the principles of sustainable hospitality, tourism and events management and demonstrate knowledge of sustainable practices in applied business settings.
  • Design, plan, market and implement hospitality, tourism and event management programs that are designed to provide a quality of life and instill a heightened sense of community within rural and diverse demographic groups.
  • Demonstrate entry-level managing and budgeting skills with recognition of the performance metrics that are unique to hospitality, tourism, and events management businesses, guests, and communities.

Eastern Washington has an increasing number of visitors and conventions, join this fun, exciting, and growing industry.  If you are working in the hospitality field, use this certificate to advance your career.  The Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management certificate looks at the scope of business operations; in the area of tourism, social media and destination marketing are crucial to creating a successful visitor experience, and event planning studies a range of functions from social gatherings, conferences, special events, and festivals. 
 
The Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management certificate includes general business courses that allow students an opportunity to apply their classes towards a General Business AAS degree at SCC.
 
Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, writing, and verbal communication skills that illustrate a comprehensive understanding of theoretical issues about the historical, cultural, social, business and philosophical bases of hospitality, tourism and events management at local, regional, national and international levels.
  • Identify the principles of sustainable hospitality, tourism and events management and demonstrate knowledge of sustainable practices in applied business settings.
  • Design, plan, market, and implement hospitality, tourism and event management programs that are designed to promote quality of life and instill a heightened sense of community within rural and diverse demographic groups.
  • Demonstrate entry-level managing and budgeting skills with recognition of the performance metrics that are unique to hospitality, tourism, and events management businesses, guests, and communities.

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: 61


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 152
College and Career Strategies  
3
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business  
5
CATT 120
Microsoft Word I  
2.5
HM 202
Front Office Procedures  
4
Total Credits
 
14.5

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 274
Business Writing for the Web  
5
BUS 103
Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators  
5
HM 205
Hotel/Restaurant Law  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CATT 138
Microsoft Excel I  
2.5
HM 221
Event Management  
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing  
5
MMGT 223
Customer Service  
3
Total Credits
 
15.5

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
HM 206
Revenue Management  
3
HM 220
Tourism and the Hospitality Industry  
3
MMGT 231
Human Resource Management  
5
Total Credits
 
16

Additional Courses Needed for General Business AAS  

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 151
College Accounting I  
5
BUS 104
Business Mathematics  
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics  
5
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business  
5
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
3
MMGT 101
Principles of Management  
5
MMGT 211
Marketing  
5

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 6,225
$ 7,667
$ 14,166
$ 4,875
Books
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
Course Fees
$ 148
$ 148
$ 148
$ 148
Institutional Fees
$ 448
$ 448
$ 448
$ 448
Total Costs
$ 7,522
$ 8,965
$ 15,464
$ 6,172

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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