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

International Business - Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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PGM Code – 249T

Program Description The basic objective of this degree is to prepare students for management or supervisory positions in business and government that require familiarity with activities such as trade, finance, and technological exchanges across national borders. This degree addresses some of the business complications and opportunities that can result from national differences in economic, political, cultural and demographic environments.

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

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree is awarded upon a student’s completion of a minimum of 90 credits of General Requirements, Business/Management Requirements, International Business Requirements, and Electives as outlined below. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third, whichever is less, of the required credits must have been received from Edmonds Community College. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

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.

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

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

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

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/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits)

A. Communications Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

C. Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements Learning Outcomes

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

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Skills: Apply mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Human Relations/Group Interaction: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

Foreign Language Requirement (0-15 credits)

All candidates for this degree must develop the ability to communicate in at least two languages.

  1. Candidates whose native language is English must either:
    1. complete a first-year, college-level foreign language series; or,
    2. demonstrate a minimum foreign language speaking, reading, and writing ability to the International Business Program adviser. This may include being interviewed by a language consultant of the adviser’s choice. Students who demonstrate a minimum foreign language speaking, reading, and writing ability will not need to take 15 credits of foreign language. Rather, these students will need to take additional elective courses (as noted in the General Elective section below) in order to complete the required 90 credits for this degree.
  2. Candidates whose native language is not English may utilize up to 15 credits of college-level EAP (English for Academic Purposes) courses.

Career Management (1 credit minimum)

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • 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 the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present themselves positively in a job interview.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of how political, economic and cultural factors influence the business environment.
  • Create an environment conducive to positive group interaction.
  • Career Management: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

III. General Electives

 Select electives in consultation with adviser to complete 90 credits.

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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