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Marketing

If you are a creative thinker who wants to be part of today’s exciting world of business, a career in marketing could be right for you.

In this program, you study how goods and services move from producer to consumer. Classes explore marketing, retailing, advertising, international business and general business concepts—like management, accounting and economics. You also have on-the-job work experiences and opportunities to get involved in our college chapter of DECA, an international management and marketing organization.

Whether you want to work in a marketing firm, a corporate marketing department, or a nonprofit organization, this program can point you toward a wide variety of interesting job options.

Detailed Information

All students graduating from this program must have a minimum grade of 2.0 on each of the courses in management, accounting, economics, and general business. Students must also have a 2.0 cumulative 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 the position of contemporary marketing within the economy and recognize how it fits into the global economy and the world of e-commerce.
  2. Analyze strategies and tactics to develop a balanced marketing mix to reach targeted market groups in both the consumer and business to business sectors in order to create satisfied customers.
  3. Analyze and understand the elements of the marketing mix, which includes having the right products/services in the right place at the right price with proper promotion to position a product/service to reach the targeted groups.
  4. Understand how the functions of marketing (buying, selling, transporting, storing, standardization and grading, financing, risk taking, marketing research) support the marketing mix.
  5. Understand and appreciate how outside environmental forces (technology, political legal, competition, social cultural, economic) influence changes in a firm’s marketing mix.
  6. Understand the need for market information systems, understand consumer/buyer behavior and market segmentation.
  7. Understand the need to support marketing goals with management skills, communication skills, human relation skills, and ethical behavior.

The Marketing and Advertising program is designed as a two–year trade school for students who want to specialize in a career in marketing management, advertising, sales, digital marketing, and promotion. Students take core business courses followed by marketing specialty courses such as marketing, retailing, advertising, digital marketing, research, and international business. Students are also required to gain work experience as part of the program. There is the opportunity for teamwork and leadership experience through participation in college DECA, advertising, international management, and marketing organizations.

All students graduating from this program must have a minimum grade of 2.0 on all required courses.
 
 
 

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: 90


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 152
College and Career Strategies  
3
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business  
5
MMGT 211
Marketing  
5
Total Credits
 
13

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
CATT 120
Microsoft Word I  
2.5
CATT 138
Microsoft Excel I  
2.5
MMGT 212
Retailing  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 274
Business Writing for the Web   1
5
BUS 104
Business Mathematics   2
5
MMGT 218
Fundamentals of Advertising  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 140
International Marketing  
3
CIS 112
Web Graphics with Photoshop  
3
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing  
5
MMGT 243
Fundamentals of Project Management  
5
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MMGT 205
Small Business Planning  
5
MMGT 230
Market Research and Consumer Behavior  
5
MMGT 250
Professional Sales  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 206
Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Writing   3
10
MMGT 100
Supervised Volunteer Experience  
1
MMGT 225
Content, Social and Digital Marketing  
5
Total Credits
 
16

Marketing Electives  

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 141
QuickBooks Online  
5
BUS 217
Business Statistics  
5
BUS 284
Special Business Topics  
1 - 5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
CMST 287
Communication in Organizations  
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics  
5
HM 220
Tourism and the Hospitality Industry  
3
HM 221
Event Management  
5
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business  
5
MMGT 223
Customer Service  
3
1 BT 274 can be substituted with ENGL& 101.
2 BUS 104 can be substituted with BUS 103.
3 Two approved electives can be substituted for BUS 206 for 10 credits.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 9,245
$ 11,461
$ 21,146
$ 7,246
Books
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
Course Fees
$ 10
$ 10
$ 10
$ 10
Institutional Fees
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
Total Costs
$ 10,630
$ 12,845
$ 22,530
$ 8,630

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

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