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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Business, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in a specific career field to enter the workforce directly upon completion of the degree. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Business Administration should follow the Business AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

David Starr
206-546-4725 Rm 1405
Stephen McCloskey
206-546-5871 Rm 1404
Ailsa Kellam
206-546-4657 Rm 1410

AAAS Degree (93-95 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Additional Information
Shoreline Community College has an articulation agreement with The Evergreen State College (TESC). Students who complete the AAAS degree in Business Administration can transfer their credits to TESC to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 93-95 Credits
Completion Award: A.A.A.S. Degree
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

EPC 5026

Program Prerequisites:

Placement into either ENGL& 101  or BTWRT 115 , and placement into either MATH 070  or BUS 102 .

General Education Requirements - 18-20 Credits

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Choose either BTWRT 215  or ENGL& 101 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose either BUS 102  or MATH& 107 .

Human Relations (5 Credits)

Multicultural Understanding (3-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 103 , CMST 203 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , EDUC& 240 

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree

* Course offered once per year, during the quarter listed.

Business-What is it?

Business covers a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills to be effective in a variety of business environments. The Business program provides essential learning of basic business principles to include managerial leadership, marketing and sales, effective supervision, international business, international business and legal issues related to business. The program integrates and builds critical thinking and problem solving skills to help students be effective and successful in multiple business environments. The program offers all online classes geared toward developing skills in business, but many of them are also transfer courses, should students decide to go this route.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Understand general business principles related to products and services, accounting and finance, marketing and sales, business operations, legal issues and business decision-making.
  2. Apply business mathematics to analyze data and solve business problems.
  3. Apply theories of motivation, organizational behavior and effective management skills to create a healthy, productive work environment.
  4. Effectively communicate-both verbally and in writing-in a variety of business and multicultural settings.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Business?

Graduates develop a broad base of knowledge and skills to be successful in a variety of business settings in positions such as Account or Bank Representative, Loan Officer, Management Trainee, Assistant Buyer, Distribution Agent, Sales Associate, Account Manager and Business Development Associate. The greatest expansion in the job market over the next ten years is expected in small businesses. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $38,600 to $67,700.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, retail businesses, wholesale businesses, distribution centers, service industries and private industries. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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