2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Office Administration Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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Program Description: The Business Information Technology - Office Administration Associate of Technical Arts Degree is designed for students who completed the Business Information Technology - Office Administration Certificate (formerly known as Administrative Assistant Degree and Administrative Assistant Certificate). Entry-level and advanced-level skills in administrative and management functions plus software use are applied in this program of study. Courses also focus on responsibility, initiative, and decision making. Employment opportunities for graduates may include administrative assistant, executive assistant, executive secretary, office manager, office coordinator, and information clerk. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined.

General Education Requirements (40-42 credits)

*See General Education Requirements Note

Communication Skills (15 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Human Relations and Professional Development Skills (20-22 credits)

OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills

OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (35 credits)

OUTCOME: Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.

Program Notes

The program code for this degree is 559T. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

* Note previous title of this degree was: Business Information Technology - Administrative Assistant Associate of Technical Arts Degree 

*General Education Requirements Note:

  • Human Relations and Professional Development Requirements:
    • BSTEC 294 and BSTEC 291 should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.
    • BSTEC 291: If you are currently working as an administrative professional, contact an advisor for options.

The advisors for this program are:

Stephanie Bevans | stephanie.bevans@edcc.edu | 425.640.1346

Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293

Kari Meehan | kari.meehan@edcc.edu | 425.640.1641

Kathie Richer | kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242

Department website: 

Business Information Technology | www.edcc.edu/bstec

Associate of Technical Arts General Information

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds CC’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) 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.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your 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 advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • 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 CC. Then, 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.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • This degree is not designed to transfer to another university or college.
  • If you are interested in a four-year degree, you should discuss the need for additional requirements with an advisor from the transfer institution.

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

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.

College Resources



Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2017  

Internal Coding

EPC - 559T

TC - 90

CIP - 520408

Last revised - 2017/05/11

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