2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality - Business Management Associate of Arts - Transfer to Washington State University

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Program Description This Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management program. Students who complete the AA degree and all admission requirements will be granted junior standing on acceptance at WSU. This degree is available online.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Edmonds Community College Requirements This AA degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 108 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses and a 2.5 minimum GPA in all hospitality courses. For more information about the AA Degree and transferring to a 4-year college.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra, completion of MATH 090  or MATH 095 . NOTE: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.

Students are advised to

  • Consult with a faculty adviser quarterly. If transferring to a four-year institution, the student should consult with the appropriate department at the intended transferring school for entrance requirements. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, call 425.640.1458.
  • Review this college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning.
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds Community College
  • Submit an “Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits” form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds Community College.

Admission Requirements to Washington State University’s Business Administration program All students who intend to transfer to Washington State University should talk with a University adviser to review specific admission requirements. Students must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average to be considered for admission to the Hospitality Business Management program. Visit Washington State University’s College of Business program for more information.

Washington State University-School of Hospitality Business Management requires students to complete 1,000 hours of practical experience to graduate, 360 hours (12 credits) can be completed at Edmonds Community College

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The advisers for this program are
Beth O’Donnell | bodonnel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1208
Linda Russell | lrussell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1137

Department website
Hospitality and Tourism | www.edcc.edu/hosp

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education Requirements (23 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (10 credits)

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

You may choose any combination of PE courses , HLTH 100 , HLTH 105 , or HLTH 150 .

Algebra Proficiency Requirement

____Algebra proficiency requirement met.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (50 credits)

A maximum of ten (10) credits in any one department/discipline may be included in the 50 distribution credits.

A. Humanities (15 credits)

Select courses from at least three (3) departments within this distribution area. A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses may be applied. And a maximum of five (5) credits in foreign language at the 100 level may be applied.

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Course List .

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (15 credits)

At least ten (10) credits of Natural Science classes are required, five (5) of which must be a laboratory science. (Laboratory science courses are marked with an asterisk (*) on the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List.) Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy courses are not Natural Science courses.

To view course choices, see the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List .

C. Social Sciences (20 credits)

Complete both of the Economics courses below and select 10 credits from at least two other departments within this distribution area. (Corrected 9/29/14.)

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List .

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

III. Program Requirements (35 credits)

These courses are required for certification to the Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management program.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the components of the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hotel operations from a management perspective.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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