2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management - Associate of Technical Arts Degree

PGM Code — 5028  

Program Description The Business Management Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) Degree is designed for students who want to update existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire up-to-date technical and managerial skills. This degree is intended to provide each student with the opportunity to develop a program that will best meet his or her needs and interests. The degree requires students to work with a Business Management adviser to select those courses which will help students achieve their educational and career goals. Many courses are available online.

The program includes a number of courses (indicated with an asterisk *) that may transfer to business administration programs at most four-year colleges and universities. Students with a potential goal of transfer should take these courses and work closely with an adviser to maximize transfer possibilities.

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

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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
Claudia Levi | claudia.levi@edcc.edu | 425.640.1388
Ann Paulson | apaulson@edcc.edu | 425.640.1613
Marie Tran | marie.tran@edcc.edu | 425.640.1637

Department website
Business Management | www.edcc.edu/mgmt

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

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits)

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement

OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (61-66 credits)


  • Identify ethical issues and approaches to develop and maintain an ethical environment.
  • Discuss strategies for operating in a global environment.
  • Use knowledge and analytical skills to frame and solve business problems.
  • Evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in various business environments.

Business Computer Requirements (8-10 credits)

Career Management Requirements (3-6 credits)

OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

General Electives (to complete 90 credits)

Select from any course numbered 100 or above in order to bring the total credits to 90.

Additional Notes

*This course may meet a requirement for an Edmonds CC AA degree. Business transfer requirements vary by institution. See a transfer adviser for specific information.

This degree, plus selected general education classes, transfers to Central Washington University’s bachelor of Administrative Management program on the Lynnwood campus at Edmonds CC.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14