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Associate in Business (DTA/MRP)

Associate in Business (DTA/MRP)

Are you intrigued by the fast-paced world of business and finance? A bachelor’s degree in business could be a great fit for you. And, you can start at BTC!

BTC’s Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree is designed for students planning to major in business at a Washington State college or university. Upon completing the 90-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into a Bachelor of Arts or Science program in Business Administration, Accounting, Management Information Systems, and more. In this program, you’ll study academic coursework in English, economics, mathematics, and accounting. You’ll also develop interpersonal and communication skills that will prepare you for today’s global, diverse, and competitive business environment.

Program Facts

Locally and across the state, employers such as financial services and manufacturing firms need more qualified leaders with BA and BS degrees to help them meet the demands of a complex marketplace. BTC’s Associate in Business DTA/MRP program will position you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree in business, and pursue a career in a field that is experiencing strong growth nationally.

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  • Business Courses: 20 Credits
  • ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5 credits

    Introduces basic principles, concepts, theories and procedures of recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial data. Students learn fundamentals of the accounting cycle, recoding and classifying of transactions, and construction of financial statements. Students study manual and electronic accounting systems, accounting for cash, internal control, receivables, payables, and inventory. Includes computer application. Prerequisite: Accuplacer score of a 75 in Algebra or a grade of C in Math 098.

    Prerequisite:
    Minimum Accuplacer score of 75 in Algebra or completion of MATH 098 with a grade of "C" or higher; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/22MWF12:00p-1:30pKENT DOpenings: 12
  • ACCT& 202Principles of Accounting II5 credits

    This is the second of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is a continuation of ACCT& 201. The emphasis of this class is on fixed assets, intangibles, investments and financing, stockholder’s equity, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCT&201 with a C or higher.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:30p-3:00pKENT DOpenings: 23
  • ACCT& 203Managerial Accounting5 credits

    This is the third course of the series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is also a required course for the Accounting AAS and AAS-T degree students. This course introduces students to information needed by managers to carry out three essential functions in an organization: (1) planning operations, (2) controlling activities, and (3) making decisions. This course will show what kind of information is needed, where this information can be obtained, and how this information can be used by managers as they carry out their planning, control, and decision-making responsibilities.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCT 242 or ACCT& 202 with a grade of C or higher; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:30p-3:00pKENT DOpenings: 24
  • BUS& 201Business Law5 credits

    This course introduces students to principles underlying the legal environment of business through lectures, classroom activities, and study of text. Students will be exposed to basic information relating business and personal aspects of law as set forth in the course outline. Prerequisites: 71 Reading Accuplacer score.

    Prerequisite:
    71 Reading Accuplacer Score

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online SHEPHERD HWaitlisted: 7
  • Communication Skills: 10 Credits
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 14
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aLONG ROpenings: 16
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pNEWTON DOpenings: 9
    9/23-12/11TTh 6:00p-8:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 23
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    Engl& 101 with a C or above

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online NEWTON DOpenings: 17
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
  • Humanities: 15 Credits
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pBURNS JOpenings: 16
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aBURNS JOpenings: 12
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 credits

    Survey of Native American societies, European explorers, and the lifestyles of the new continent, the independence movement, and the problems of a new nation.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Mathematics: 10 Credits
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 17
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-2:25pBILLS MOpenings: 12
    9/24-12/12MWF 3:00p-4:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 11
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a C grade.

  • Physical and Natural Sciences: 15 Credits
  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LWaitlisted: 1
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 15
    9/27-12/6Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 14
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:00aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MW 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MW 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/10MW 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 6
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 1
    9/23-12/9T 5:30p-8:30pYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 9
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/13-3/24T 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/8-3/26Th 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/10-3/21Sa 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MW 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 14
    9/23-12/12Online RANGEL DOpenings: 7
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Social Sciences: 15 Credits
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online BERGAN NOpenings: 22
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.

    Prerequisite:
    ECON& 201with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online POLLARD DOpenings: 10
    1/13-3/24T 6:00p-7:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T 6:00p-7:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Electives: 5 Credits
  • ELECTIVES5 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS90 credits

Program Entry Information

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Program Start

  • This program accepts students quarterly.

Testing Requirements

  • Placement testing in Reading, Math and Writing. Test scores or transcripts from another college may also be accepted along with the Evaluation Request Form

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Transfer

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Deidre Kent

360 752-8405

dkent@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Deidre spent over 20 years in the field of public accounting before joining the faculty at Bellingham Technical College in 2008. Her public accounting experience focused on tax planning and preparation for individuals and small business entities, trusts and estates, as well as financial statement preparation and management consulting. She is a Pacific Northwest native and, prior to her public accounting experience, she spent her early career working in the private business college sector as an instructor and administrator. Her professional affiliations include: Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants – WSCPA member Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance – AFWA member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – AICPA member

    • Degrees and Certifications

      B.A., Accounting/Business, Western Washington University

      WA Professional Technical Certification

      Certified Public Accountant License, State of Washington



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Vicky Moyle

360 752-8565

vmoyle@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Vicky Moyle has a Master's of Art in Teaching Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master's of Art in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and has been a National Board Certified Counselor since 2002. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at all educational levels--including elementary through middle and high school, community college, and 4-year degree schools. She has taught in Indiana, Colorado, and Missouri. Vicky is passionate about helping students overcome anxiety about math and dedicated to introducing the rigor of mathematical ideas to students in positive ways.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado

      M.A.T., Mathematics, Indiana University

      B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, Mesa State College

      B.A., Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, Western Washington University

      Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado

      Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington



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Steve Mudd

360 752-8437

smudd@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University

      B.S., Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Western Illinois University

      Registered Counselor, State of Washington



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Carl Oekerman

360 752-8566

coekerman@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Counseling and Mental Health, California State University, Hayward

      B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara



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Judi Wise

360 752-8462

jwise@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information