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Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

The degree program enables students to acquire a foundation in the basics of accounting, management, marketing, business communication, business law and finance. learn to apply diverse skills such as critical thinking, organization, problem-solving and professionalism to the business world. Through exploration and analysis of relevant business models, students explore ways of solving problems that commonly arise in business settings from small businesses to the corporate arena. Students complete 90 credits, resulting in a General Business AAS-T. 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 Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in International Business degree program here at North Seattle College

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T) Full Time: 6
Part Time: 10
90.0

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

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $10,173.60
  • NonResident Cost : $11,520.00
  • International Student Cost : $26,215.20

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online
  • Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures for recording business transactions and developing financial accounting reports.

ACCT&201 5.0

Focuses on applications of basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures to more complex business transactions and to different forms of enterprise ownership. Prereq: ACCT& 201 or instructor permission.

ACCT&202 5.0

(Formerly BUS 101) Survey of American business in a global context: business and economic terminology, forms of business ownership, management, accounting, finance, international marketing, and foreign exchange rates. Also covers small businesses, business start-ups, and franchising.

BUS& 101 5.0

Course Substitute : CMST 205 - Multi-cultural Communications ( 5 credits ) WITH Academic Exception approval

Introduces students to the legal, racial, and cultural aspects of the American workplace. Class activities and group discussions examine diversity, self-exploration as a basis for understanding others, historical overviews of ethnic influences on American business, work force demographics, and cross-cultural communication.

BUS 112 5.0

Marketing presents an opportunity: find a need and fill it! Responding to the wants and needs of the consumer with the right product, price, promotion, and distribution forms the basis of the marketing concept. Marketing is dynamic, highly-visible, and often very controversial. Marketers must demonstrate value, quality, and service exceeding customer demands while maintaining channel relationships and meeting company goals and objectives. Marketing methods vary, but the need for marketing remains constant in the face of changing business practices. Marketing is essential to survival in today's customer-driven business. Prerequisite: Eligible for English 101 through English Placement Test or completion of English 097/098.

BUS 114 5.0

(Formerly BUS 250) Nature, development and operation of principles of business law relating to contracts, commercial paper, corporations, agency, partnerships and sales.

BUS& 201 5.0

The course focuses on the usefulness and limitations of statistics and their use in managerial decision making. The following techniques are addressed: descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling, hypothesis testing, simple regression, correlation and forecasting. Emphasis is placed on problem formulation, technique selection, and results interpretation. Prerequisites: Math 098 or Math 116. Transf ss.

BUS 210 5.0

Course Substitute : CMST 195 - Media Management Operations ( 5 credits ) WITH Academic Exception approval

Studies private and governmental business relationships. Covers investments, marketing, product decision, technology, accounting, financial analysis, laws and culture. May be taken for economics credit as ECO 215. Recommended: BUS 101 or prior business experience.

BUS 215 5.0

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

Covers the concepts of production, consumption and distribution with emphasis on price determination, production costs and market structures. Application of economic reasoning to public issues and business. Required for economics and business administration majors. Prereq: MATH 098 or equivalent. ENGL& 101 recommended.

ECON&201 5.0

Intro to the macroeconomic measures in the economy: GDP, unemployment and inflation. Examines monetary and fiscal policies and their effects on the interest rate and inflation. Covers economic growth and business cycles. Required for economics and business administration majors. Prereq: MATH 098 or equivalent. ENGL& 101 recommended.

ECON&202 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Must be eligible for English 101 through English Placement Exam or completion of English 097/098.

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. PREREQ: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH&141 - PreCalculus I - or - Any math class with MATH&141 as a prerequisite

Preparatory for Business Calculus MATH& 148 (formerly MAT 117). Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions with application to business settings. No trigonometry. A graphing calculator may be required by some instructors, which is available in the Math, Science & Social Division for a $5 non-refundable deposit. Prereq: MATH 098 with a 2.5 or better or placement exam. Transfer class.

MATH 116 5.0

Please see Advising for list of approved courses

5.0

Course Substitute : Global Studies

Please see Advising for list of approved courses

5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

To transfer to the BAS-International Business program, this class is a required prerequisite.

Analysis of accounting data as part of the managerial process of planning, decision-making and control. Concentrates on economic decision making in enterprises. Prereq: ACCT& 202 or instructor permission.

ACCT&203 5.0

Course Substitute : ACCT 267 - Financial Management ( 5 credits )

Introduction to tax laws related to taxes levied on the individual as opposed to business. Includes preparation of many common forms.

ACCT 255 5.0

Elective BUS course numbered 100 or above and not listed above under 'Technical Specialty Courses'.
See Advising Center

5.0