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Management

More than 70 percent of Spokane’s workforce is employed in the fields of business, health care and marketing. These fields demand well-trained, entry-level managers and supervisors. You can prepare to fill that need with a management degree.

In this program, you learn the fundamentals of business management, while gaining hands-on experience in the profession. Courses cover topics in business law, project management, accounting, computer applications and human relations.

Whether you’re new to the job market, or you want to advance your current career, management skills help you compete for the position you want.

Detailed Information

All students graduating from the AAS degree program must have a minimum grade average of 2.0 on each of the required management, accounting, economic and business courses and a cumulative minimum grade point average on all required courses in the program.

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 organizational behavior and leadership, management, business operation, finances, location and layout, record keeping, merchandising and business promotion.
  2. Understand the planning, organizing, leading and controlling functions of running a business on a day-to-day basis.
  3. Incorporate information technology and computer applications, including Internet, to the business environment.
  4. Understand human relations and the importance of ethics, possess an awareness of cultural diversity, the role of international business, the fundamental principles of business law, credit and collections, problem solving, and group decision processes as used in today's business world.
  5. Understand and possibly accept the challenging entrepreneurial role of owning their own business.
  6. Communicate effectively.
  7. Utilize management skills and knowledge by participating in cooperative education and/or supervised volunteer experience.

The challenge of management! It takes a special kind of person with a special knack to be a good business manager. Over 70 percent of the workforce in Spokane is employed in the fields of business, health care and marketing. This creates a big demand for entry-level managers and supervisors. 

The management program at SCC is designed to prepare students for these positions. The curriculum incorporates individual hands-on experiences while learning the basic principles of business management. Courses in the AAS degree program include management, business law, project management, computer applications, and human relations. 

All students graduating from the AAS degree program must have a minimum grade average of 2.0 on each of the required management, accounting, economic, business, and management information systems courses and a cumulative minimum grade point average on all required courses in the program.

The Project Management/Lean/Six Sigma certificate is embedded in the Management AAS.

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: 90.5


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
Total Credits
 
13

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business  
5
BUS 104
Business Mathematics  
5
ENGL&101
English Composition I   1
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 151
College Accounting I   2
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics   3
5
MMGT 101
Principles of Management  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CATT 241
Microsoft Project  
2.5
MMGT 231
Human Resource Management  
5
MMGT 243
Fundamentals of Project Management  
5
MMGT 244
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma  
2.5
MMGT 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)   4
1
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CATT 120
Microsoft Word I  
2.5
MMGT 223
Customer Service  
3
MMGT 256
Lean Leadership  
5
Total Credits
 
15.5

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 272
Business Correspondence  
5
CATT 138
Microsoft Excel I   5
2.5
CATT 139
Microsoft Excel II   5
2.5
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
1
MMGT 211
Marketing  
5
Total Credits
 
16

1 ENGL& 101 may be substituted with a course from Group C-AAS Degree Written Communication Elective.
2 ACCT 151 may be substituted with ACCT& 201
3 ECON 100 may be substituted with a higher-level ECON course.
4 MMGT 288 may be substituted with ACCT 288. 1 credit=55 hours of work experience.
5 CATT 138 and CATT 139 may be substituted with MIS 211.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 3,077
$ 5,446
$ 7,292
Books
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
Course Fees
$ 15
$ 15
$ 15
Institutional Fees
$ 535
$ 535
$ 535
Total Costs
$ 4,330
$ 6,698
$ 8,544

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
  • Teri Ford Dwyer
    Teri Ford Dwyer
    General Business
    B.A., M.A., M.B.A., University of Montana
    Teri.Ford-Dwyer@scc.spokane.edu
    509-279-6959
  • 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
  • Mirisa Torres
    Mirisa Torres
    Instructor
    Mirisa.Torres@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7470
  • Jeffrey Waybright
    Jeffrey Waybright
    Accounting
    B.A., M.B.A., Eastern Washington University; CPA.
    Jeffrey.Waybright@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7391