Program available at/via: [Walla Walla][Clarkston][Online (full)]
Department Overview: The Business Administration curriculum is designed for students who wish to gain the skills necessary for employment and advancement in the business administration environment. Successful students will acquire the necessary skills to operate their own business, work in a leadership role for others or transfer to a four-year institution. Business Administration curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.
Program Level Outcomes:
- Program completers will demonstrate technical competency in core ability and related instruction curriculum components.
- Successful students who have declared a program major will complete that program of study.
- Student satisfaction will reflect a high degree of self-esteem, self-confidence, and the potential to grow within that job or business.
- Successful students completing the AAS degree will become employed in a living wage job.
Students may earn an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Business Administration upon completion of the two-year program of study. A Entrepreneurship one-year certificate is available upon completion of the first year of study in the AAS Degree program.
There is also an Associate in Business - DTA Degree for students wishing to pursue a business degree at a Washington public baccalaureate institution. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog.)
Industry Description: The nation’s businesses are a part of an economic system that contributes to our society’s standard of living and quality of life. Businesses provide the necessities of life such as food, clothing, housing, and medical care. Excelling in the day-to-day business processes that drive organizational success is integral for business managers. Business and management skills are critical to the survival of companies. Managers in today’s highly competitive industries must have knowledge and skills in accounting, marketing, resource allocation, technology, retailing, and many more elements that are vital to a company’s success.
Entrance Requirements: Students may begin their study in these programs in fall, winter or spring quarters. However, due to course sequencing and course prerequisites, it is preferable to begin in the fall quarter. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit wwcc.edu/placement for more information.
Other Information: Students transferring into the Business Administration department from another institution should have their transcripts evaluated by an advisor at WWCC to determine which courses apply toward the business degree(s). Before entering the program all students need to secure an advisor within the Business Administration Department and become familiar with the degree requirements.
For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/.