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Business

Program Chair

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253.566.5253 email

TCC’s Business program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of business environments and leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program’s structure is progressive, leading to four levels of achievement related to increasing levels of job responsibility. The Management certificate is recognized by WAFC (the Western Association of Food Chains).

While most program courses are not intended for transfer to most four-year colleges and universities, several transfer-level courses are included in the degree plan, including BUS& 101, BUS& 201, CMST& 101, and ENGL& 101. Additional transfer-level courses may be substituted depending on a student’s degree plan. Students who plan to transfer should meet with the program chair before enrolling in this program.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the Associates in Applied Sciences degree in Business, students will:

  • Be able to identify, select, communicate, and implement sound and appropriate business management or logistic concepts, strategies, and best practices in the pursuit of effective and efficient business operations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate, problem solve, make and communicate effective decisions about business or logistic situations.
  • Display effective interpersonal communication, leadership, motivation, and team dynamics skills in their interactions with others.
  • Communicate effectively about business management or logistic issues, including the demonstration of competence with a wide variety of electronic tools to research, analyze, manage, and present information orally and in writing.
  • Consistently apply, role model, and communicate high standards of ethical judgment and behavior in the conduct of personal and business affairs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK FOR ENTRY

  • Assessment above or completion of ENGL/ 095 and MATH 085

DEGREE/CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Customer Service Certificate

(12 Credits)

Prepares students to deliver consistently superior customer service, both internally and externally.

BUS 102

Customer Service

2

BUS 164

Leadership and Human Relations

5

CU 105

Word I, Excel I

5

Marketing Certificate

(25 additional credits = total 37 credits)

Prepares students for entry-level opportunities with organizations that provide products or with direct marketing agencies. Students must complete the 12-credit Customer Service certificate before enrolling for the Marketing certificate.

BUS& 101

Introduction to Business

5

BUS 110

Business Math*

5

BUS 140

Marketing and Business Development

5

BUS 145

Retailing Management

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

5

*Substitute MATH 147 for BUS 110 if transfer level math is needed

Retail Management Certificate

(18 additional credits = total 55 credits)

Prepares students to manage a variety of retail sales operations or merchandise lines. Students must complete the 37-credit Marketing certificate before enrolling for the Management certificate. This certificate has been fully endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and its member companies. The certificate's curriculum was developed out of a collaborative effort between several food industry and college professionals and encompasses several business essentials, including the "soft skills" of management and communication required for career success in the retail food industry.

ACCT 101

Practical Accounting I*

5

BUS 163

Management. Principles and Organizational Systems

5

BUS 165

Human Resource Management

3

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

*Substitute ACCT& 201 for ACCT 101 if transfer-level accounting is needed

Associate of Applied Science Degree

(17 additional credits and an area of concentration = total 90-100 credits)

Students must complete the 55-credit Management certificate, the following courses, and one of the concentrations described below before completing the Associates in Applied Science degree.

BUS& 201

Business Law

5

BUS 150

Global Business

5

BUS 280

Career Readiness

2

IT 230

Introduction to Project Management

2

LOG 112

Importing and Exporting

3

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Concentration

(18 credits)

Prepares students to start new businesses or better understand small to mid-size business opportunities.

BUS 160

Small Business Entrepreneurship

5

BUS 295

Entrepreneurial and Innovative Mindset

5

IT 257

Social Media

3

Elective

BUS 290 Internship or 5 credits from ACCT, BUS, or LOG

5

Global Logistics Concentration

(23-28 credits)

Prepares students to work in the transportation and logistics industry or to gain a big picture perspective on the international aspects of logistics and technology needed to make the transportation of goods more efficient.

LOG 102

Transportation and Distribution

5

LOG 104

Warehousing and Inventory Management

5

LOG 110

International Logistics

3

LOG 115

Logistics Security and Risk Management

5

LOG 141 or BUS 290

Purchasing and Supply Management (WAOL) or Internship

5

Optional: LOG 142 or Elective

Sourcing and Supplier Relations Fundamentals (WAOL) or 5 elective credits from ACCT, BUS, or IT

(5)

 
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