Business Administration

Associate in Applied Science

Credits: 90  |   Length of Program: 6 quarters

Subject: Business Administration


Business Administration - Associate in Applied Science

The Business Administration degree is designed for persons interested in entry-level administrative positions in many kinds of businesses.  Graduates may also start their own business.  Completion of a specialized Certificate can lead to increased employment opportunities as a Business Operations Coordinator.

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Career Opportunities

Opportunities and potential earnings vary with the geographic area and size of firm as well as past experience of the individual.  The opportunities available in establishing one’s own business are limited only by abilities and desires.  Jobs in management include planning and organizing operations, directing personnel and implementing control mechanisms to assure the smooth operation of the organization.  Marketing jobs might include retail buying, selling and promotion.  The skills learned can lead to career opportunities in employment as a Business Operations Coordinator and variety of government, private business, or not-for-profit settings.  See Business » Business Administration for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Business Administration Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate alternatives that lead to successful accomplishment of organizational objectives
  • Create and deliver information in written, oral and symbolic forms to convey information
  • Formulate strategies to collect and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to support organizational objectives
  • Recognize and assess ethical dilemmas in the workplace
  • Recognize and adapt interpersonal behaviors and communication styles to effectively collaborate in a multicultural world
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General Education Requirements

Communication: 

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING

Additional Communication: 
CMST&220 Public Speaking 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to oral communication theory and to public speaking/listening practice as applied to a variety of settings and audiences. Students will learn to verbally inform and/or demonstrate and persuade an audience using a variety of speech types. Covers speech preparation, critical listening and thinking, and individual and group presentation techniques. This course was formerly known as SPCH 101, Introduction to Public Speaking. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION
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CMST240 Intercultural Communication: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
The study of intercultural communication theory and cultural adaptation processes, and the development of skills in transmitting and receiving oral and written messages within a cross-cultural context. Covers selecting a communication style and strategies appropriate to a specific audience and setting. Examines how differences in cultural background influence communication patterns in families, communities, schools, and the workplace. This course was formerly known as SPCH 105. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 eligible or instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, DIVERSITY, HUMANITIES, NURSING HUMANITIES, AAS-SPEAKING-LISTENING, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES

Computation
BUS104 Business Math 5 Credits Search Schedule
Emphasis on solving practical problems in business, including percentages, payroll, simple and compound interest, annuities, discounts, markups, using a calculator. Prerequisite: MATH 094 or higher with a grade of "C" or better and eligible for ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
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MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "C" or better in MATH 096 or MATH 097 or MATH 099.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

 

Effective Catalog Year 2018 – 2019

Length of Program

Full-time students typically complete this program in six quarters, if basic skills and/or pre-college are complete.

Admission Requirements

Students may begin the Business Administration Program every quarter.

Students entering the Business AAS program should take the Placement test prior to enrolling in the program. This test will determine whether students need to take basic skills courses. Please call (360) 754-7711, ext. 4625 for additional information.

Application Process / How to Apply

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Additional Information

An Associate in Applied Science will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits. All core and general education requirements must be met.

The Accounting Clerk Certificate or a Business Operations Coordinator Certificate can be earned concurrently with the Business AAS degree by choosing specific courses from the Business AAS Choice List and Electives.  Please see the appropriate Program Planning Guides for details.

 

Revision Date: 
March 20, 2018