Associate in Applied Science - Marketing and Advertising
Associate in Business Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Associate in Business DTA/MRP
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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.
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.
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.
Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution
Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position
Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self, relationships, community, society, and/or the world
Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems
Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education.
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.
The Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree is 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.
Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 148, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 48 → AE 68 → MATH 71 → MATH 72 → MATH 201 → MATH& 148
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 → ENGL& 102
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Associate in Business DTA/MRP
Total Program Credits: 93
Michael Allen, MBA, is a Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship in the SCC School of Business and Legal Studies. He also teaches or has taught at Spokane Falls Community College, Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University and North Idaho College in his 22 years in higher education. Mike loves teaching and working with students to realize their educational goals.
In addition to teaching, Mike has owned businesses and held public office as a Spokane City Council member. He also operates a small wine and travel business called The Cork District. In his free time, he likes to fish, camp, garden and cook great meals for family and friends.
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