Business schools in Washington state vary in their entry requirements. There are two ways that students can transfer from WVC to a four-year school and major in business:
Receive an associate in arts and sciences (AAS-DTA) and include the required prerequisite business courses at their intended school of transfer. Students need to work closely with their faculty adviser to ensure proper course sequencing.
Receive a direct transfer degree in business (Business DTA). Students need to work closely with their faculty adviser to ensure proper course sequencing.
Students interested in either business degree option should contact their potential transfer institutions early regarding specific course choices in humanities, social sciences, business law or introduction to law, and in certain electives. Students should be aware of the potential transfer institution’s requirements for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in selected subsets of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses, such asmath or English.
Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to receive this degree.
AAS-DTA (emphasizing business)
Generally accepted and/or required at all Washington state business schools:
- ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (AAS-DTA elective)
- ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II (AAS-DTA elective)
- ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III (AAS-DTA elective)
- BUS& 201 Business Law (AAS-DTA elective)
- ECON& 201 Micro Economics
- ECON& 202 Macro Economics (may use one economics class as AAS-DTA social science and one as AAS-DTA elective)
- MATH 140 Precalculus for Business and Social Sciences* or MATH& 141 Precalculus I (AAS-DTA quantitative skills)
- MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (AAS-DTA natural science)
Recommended and/or required at selected Washington state schools of business (see adviser):
*Students who do not meet course requirements should take a prerequisite class or classes based on placement.
Associate in Business – DTA/MRP
Writing: 10 credits
A grade of 2.0 or higher (“C” grade) in ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 235 is required for graduation.
Quantitative/Symbolic: 10 credits
Humanities (15 credits)
Courses must be from three different subject areas. Subject areas appear below in bold. Only five credits of Performance courses allowed in Humanities.
Performances courses are:
- ART 106, 107, 110, 111, 113, 116, 117, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 143, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 201, 202, 203, 206, 208, 210, 211, 212, 213, 217, 218, 219, 220, 222, 224, 225, 233, 234, 235, 236, 250, 256
- MUSIC 110, 111, 112, 120, 125, 161, 170, 172, 173, 174, 175, 177, 210, 211, 212, 221, 261, 270, 272, 273, 274, 275, 277
- THRT 165, 265
Electives: 5 credits
An additional five credits can be selected from those courses considered to be transferable to another college. These do not normally include courses that are part of
a technical program, independent study/special topics courses or courses with a course number under 100.
A maximum of three Physical Education (PEH) activity credits will be allowed toward this degree.
Note: Courses not listed here that were previously offered at WVC may still count toward a degree. Check with the registrar for a complete list of courses which count toward this degree.
- To meet Eastern Washington University requirements, the second English composition course must be equivalent to EWU’s English 201 College Compositions: Analysis, Research and Documentation.
- Students intending to major in manufacturing management at Western Washington University should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses required for admission to the major.
- Business Law and Introduction to Law are two distinct subject areas with minimal content overlap.
Students who complete the Business Transfer degree will be prepared to:
- Transfer to a four-year university in Washington and enter the business program or related field with all preadmission requirements completed.
- Continue studying business successfully at a four-year school with required knowledge, competence, and skills necessary to be successful.
- Solve problems of basic business concepts in accounting, economics, math, and law.
- Successfully read, write, and communicate using business language and terminology.