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AAS-T: General Business
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The associate in applied science – transfer (AAS-T) degree is built upon technical skills for job preparation but also includes college-level general education component common to all the AAS-T degrees. The General Business AAS-T degree is designed as a transfer program for those interested in an applied baccalaureate degree and, in particular, for students interested in the BAS – International Business degree program here at North Seattle Community College.
Learning Outcomes
  • Perform entry-level work to journalize, post transactions, and prepare financial statements.
  • Use marketing, financial, and/or statistical information to enhance business decisions.
  • Evaluate local, national, and international trends in business.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms in a business environment.
  • Collaborate with others in ways that effectively contribute to the organization’s goals.
  • Make effective use of human differences, both personal and cultural, to create positive, productive relationships with colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Use current and emerging technologies to evaluate and solve workplace problems through presentation, research, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Practice within the legal and ethical frameworks of business.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. General Business AAS-T Prerequisites: None for program. Individual courses may have prerequisites. Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement. Please consult a college advisor and/or the program coordinator.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number General  Education/Related Instruction (20 Credits) Credit Hours

ENGL&101

English Composition (See Note 1)

5

MATH116

Applications of Math to Management, Life and Social Sciences
(See Note 2)

5

 

Five credits from Natural World (See Note 3)

5

 

Five credits from US Cultures or Global Studies

5

Course Number Degree Requirements (70 credits) Credit Hours

ACCT&201

Principles of Accounting I -Financial

5

ACCT&202

Principles of Accounting II  - Financial

5

BUS&101

Introduction to Business

5

BUS112

Multicultural Issues in the Workplace (See Note 4)

5

BUS114

Introduction to Marketing

5

BUS&201

Business Law

5

BUS210

Business and Economic Statistics

5

BUS215

Introduction to International Business

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communications in the Workplace

5

ECON&201

Principles of Economics - Micro

5

ECON&202

Principles of Economics - Macro

5

 

Business Electives (See Note 5)

15

Total Credits (excluding pre-requisites) :

90

 

Related Courses and Instruction:

Course Number Approved Business Electives Credit Hours

ACCT&203

Principles of Accounting III –Managerial (See Note 6)

5

ACCT255 or ACCT267

Federal Income Tax I or Financial Management (See Note 7)

5

 BUS ###

Any additional course with a BUS designation (See Note 8)

5

Notes:

  1. Must be eligible for English 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of English 097/098.
  2. May substitute MATH&141 or any math class with MATH&141 as a prerequisite.
  3. To transfer to an applied baccalaureate program, a lab course in physical, biological, and/or earth science is required.
  4. May substitute CMST205 for BUS112 and CMST195 for BUS215 with Academic Exception approval
  5. May select any course from the list of Approved Business Electives
  6. To transfer to the BAS-International Business program, this class is a required prerequisite.
  7. You may take ACCT 255 or ACCT 267, but not both. Only one will apply towards the degree
Total Credits -- Minimum
90.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

Possible 2 Year Plan:

Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

Freshman

ENGL&101

5

US/GS Elective

5

Natural World Elective

5

BUS&101 (Intro Business)

5

BUS114 (Introduction to Marketing)

5

BUS112 (Multicultural Issues)

5

BUS236 (Interpersonal Communications)

5

BUS215 (Introduction to  International Business)

5

BUS&201 (Business Law)

5

Sophomore

ECON&201

5

ECON&202

5

MATH116

5

ACCT&201

5

ACCT&202

5

ACCT&203 or BUS Elective

5

BUS Elective (BUS118 Recommended)

5

BUS210 (Business Stat)

5

BUS Elective ( BUS205 Recommended)

5

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Credits 
(2 yrs.)

90

Possible 2 Year Plan for Years 3 & 4

(If student continues on to BAS - Int’l Business)

Junior

VLPA (World Language 1)

5

VLPA 
(World Language 2)

5

MATH&148

5

IBN301 (International. Management)

5

IBN302 (International Marketing)

5

IBN310 (Operations Management)

5

IBN303 (Ethics)

3

IBN311 
(International Business Law)

3

IBN350 (International Bus Practicum)

8

IBN490 (Research Skills)

1

 

 

 

 

Senior

ENGL&102

5

CMST215

5

IC&S Elective

5

IBN320 (Finance)

5

IBN402 (Info Systems)

5

IBN410 (Entrepreneurship)

3

IBN401 
(Int’l Project Management)

3

IBN420 (Business Strategy)

5

CWE495 (Internship)

9

 

Total Credits (4 yrs.)

 

 

 

 Total Credits (4 yrs.)

180

Note: IBN courses must be taken in order as shown

 

Notes

What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Business Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Construction Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Operations Management
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Systems Analyst

Wages, employment trends and pathways

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00#WagesEmployment

Program Contact: 

William (Bill) Holt
(206)934-4523
william.holt@seattlecolleges.edu

NSC Advising Office                                                      

(206) 934-3658                   
resources.northseattle.edu/advising

Program Website       

resources.northseattle.edu/programs/general-business

Effective beginning: Winter 2014 
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Degree Type
AAS - T