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

International Business - Global Business Certificate

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PGM Code – 502C

Program Description The Global Business Certificate is designed to allow bilingual individuals with little or no prior business experience to gain some understanding of business basics so that they might more confidently assist in the conduct of business activities that cross political, economic and cultural barriers.

Prequalification of Language Abilities For native English speakers: Eligibility for ENGL& 101  (either by completion of a college-level composition course or by the college’s English Placement Test) and a demonstration of minimum foreign language speaking, reading, and writing abilities to the International Business adviser. This may include the candidates being interviewed by a language consultant of the advisor’s choice. For non-native English speakers: A minimum TOEFL score of 500 or eligibility for ENGL& 101  (achieved either by completion of a college-level composition course or by the college’s English Placement Test).

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

Credit/Grade Requirements A certificate of achievement is available upon completion of 44 credits of selected communications courses and business requirements. A candidate must have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average in the certificate program. At least 15 credits must have been received from Edmonds Community College. All candidates must demonstrate or show proof of their ability to communicate in at least two languages.

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.

Students are advised to

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only one or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Check plans with the appropriate faculty adviser, and
  • Request written approval for modifications of the approved curriculum from the registration office on a Petition for Waiver form.

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 adviser for this program is
William Bettencourt | wbettenc@edcc.edu | 425.640.1631

Department website
International Business | www.edcc.edu/inbus

Gainful Employment
Gainful employment information  is available for this program.

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.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Write and speak in a clear, logically organized manner.
  • Have a working knowledge of at least a second language.
  • Apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of how political, economic and cultural factors influence the business environment.
  • Create an environment conducive to positive group interaction.

II. Electives

Consult with an adviser to select electives in order to bring the total credits in Program Requirements and Electives to 44.

General Electives Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcomes for General Elective courses:

Demonstrate breadth and/or depth of knowledge and skills as determined by student’s interests.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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