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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

About the Business Pathway 

This pathway meets requirements for the AAS in General Business - Entrepreneurship Track. While completing the AAS degree, students will also earn two certificates in entrepreneurship. In addition, the degree provides additional coursework and concepts necessary for a well-rounded entrepreneur.

Completion of this degree leads to starting your own business, developing new ventures within an existing business, and/o preparing you to be a better manager in your current role by understanding a business owner's point of view.

Students in this pathway develop an advanced knowledge around various business areas and functions such as accounting, business development, marketing, statistics, finance, business law, and business management. Students also develop skills in business plan development, feasibility analysis, critical thinking, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership, risk taking, troubleshooting and problem solving with technology, professionalism, intercultural competence, and career exploration. Competencies in these areas consistently rank at the top of employer wish lists.

Associate Transfer Degrees

Associate Transfer Degrees: Two-year transfer degrees let you take your freshman and sophomore classes at Seattle Colleges for a fraction of the cost, and then transfer to a four-year university with the skills and confidence to succeed. Be sure to work with a transfer advisor at Seattle Colleges and the four-year institution you plan to attend.

Depending on your program pathway, you can earn either an Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts (AA-DTA), Associate in Business (AB-DTA), or Associate of Science (AS), general, Track 1 or Track 2.

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Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

Career Opportunities

  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Business Analyst/Developer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Supply Chain Supervisor
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Project Team Member
  • Sales & Marketing Associate

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit www.bls.gov/oes.

Future Education Opportunities

Once you complete the Associate degree, additional education opportunities include:

  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in International Business, International Accounting, Residential and Commercial Property Management or another BAS program at one of the Seattle Colleges or throughout Washington State.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an area of study advisor to create an educational plan tailored for you.

Length of Program

Long-Term: 90 credits = 6 quarters if you take 15 credits each term.

Which Quarter Can I Begin?

Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer.

Class Times/Delivery Modes?

North offers courses on-campus in the day, evenings, online, or hybrid (part on-campus, part online), and occasional Saturdays. Check the class schedule for the latest offerings.

Approximate Costs Each Quarter

Full-Time
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1555 (WA State residents)
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$3297.95 (International students)
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………....................$475

Part-Time
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1282.60 (WA State residents)
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………....................$475

*Tuition based on WA resident rates. Rates for international students and non-residents may vary.

All students in need should apply for financial aid – do not assume you are not eligible! Visit https://northseattle.edu/financial-aid to learn more about the application steps and types of financial aid available, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back. You do not need to be a full-time student to receive financial aid funds.


Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.