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Associate in Business

(DTA/MRP Transfer Degree)

This TCC degree is designed for students who intend to transfer to business schools at baccalaureate institutions.

Students who complete the Associates of Business degree are normally granted junior standing upon admission to four-year colleges and universities. However, admission to schools of business is highly competitive, and completion of the Associate in Business degree does not guarantee admission.

In addition to the required courses for the Associate in Business degree, some baccalaureate institutions have unique graduation requirements. Many institutions require foreign language for admission, which can be used to satisfy humanities requirements and/or electives in TCC’s Associate in Business degree. Students pursuing this degree are encouraged to work closely with TCC advisors familiar with business transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Business Degree and prerequisite courses for transfer to four-year university Business Degree Programs, students will be able to:

  • Discriminate between different business forms and take into consideration the ethical and other constraints of differing business structures in selecting the appropriate form to conduct a business enterprise.
  • Employ a group process to explain the relationship of supply and demand in assessing the impact these factors have on the price of goods and services.
  • Using a wide variety of electronic tools, explain the differences between and the information communicated on the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of owners’ equity when making business decisions.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 90 quarter credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above.
  • At least 30 applicable credits must be earned at Tacoma Community College.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework applied to the degree and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all TCC college-level courses.
  • At least one course applied to the degree must be an approved multicultural course. Approved multicultural courses are identified on the Approved Distribution Course List and in the Credit Course Descriptions.

Core Requirements

20 credits

  1. Written Communication Skills (10 credits)

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

ENGL& 102

Argument and Persuasion

or ENGL 103

College Composition: Writing about Literature

  1. Quantitative Skills (10 credits)

MATH 147

College Algebra for Business and Economics

MATH& 148

Business Calculus

Distribution Requirements

65 credits

  1. Humanities (15 credits)

Select courses from at least two disciplines on the Approved Distribution Course List. Select no more than five credits of studio/performance/skills course(s).

  1. Social Science (15 credits)

ECON& 201

Micro Economics

ECON& 202

Macro Economics

Select one additional Social Science course in a discipline other than Economics, from the Approved Distribution Course List.

  1. Multicultural

One of the Humanities or Social Science courses from the above Distribution Areas, or the Elective course selected in the section below, must be an approved multicultural course. Approved multicultural courses are identified on the Approved Distribution Course List.

  1. Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Select two courses from two disciplines on the Approved Distribution Course List.

  1. Statistics (5 credits)

BUS 256

Statistical Analysis

or MATH&146

Introduction to Statistics

  1. Business (20 credits)

ACCT& 201

Principles of Accounting I

ACCT& 202

Principles of Accounting II

ACCT& 203

Principles of Accounting III

BUS& 201

Business Law

College-Level Electives

5 credits

Elective courses must be numbered 100 or above.

Total:

90 credits

DTA: Direct Transfer Agreement

MRP: Major Related Program

See Approved Distribution Course List.

 
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