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Associate in Business - MRP/DTA

Major Ready Program / Direct Transfer Agreement

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Earn an Associate in Business MRP/DTA degree and complete the first two years toward a Bachelor's degree in Business or related field such as Economics, Agricultural Economics, or Business Administration. The Business MRP/DTA degree is accepted by all Washington state public 4 year colleges and universities, most Washington state private colleges and universities as well as many out of state colleges and universities.

The Business MRP/DTA is a good choice for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, marketing, or human resources.

While you pursue your Business MRP/DTA you will learn from experienced and caring instructors who hold Masters or Ph.D. degrees in their discipline. You will have an opportunity to learn in different disciplines through SVCs nationally recognized Integrated Learning Experience program.

Upon earning your Business MRP/DTA you will have completed some of your general education requirements as well as required coursework in accounting, business and economics, and you will be ready to transfer with junior standing to a four year college or university to complete the rest of your general education and degree requirements.

In order to earn the Business MRP/DTA you must complete 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 with a grade point average of 2.0 or above. At least 25 credits must be earned at SVC and the following course requirements must be met:

1. Communication Skills (15 cr.)

  • English 101 (5 cr.)
  • English 103 or 104 (5 cr.)
  • Communication Studies 220 (5 cr.)

NOTE: To meet current EWU requirements, students should take ENGL 104 to meet equivalency to EWU's English 201 - College Composition: Analysis, Research and Documentation.

2. Quantitative Skills (10 cr.)

  • Mathematics 141
  • Mathematics 148

3. Physical Education (3 Cr.)

  • Physical Education 100 (1 cr.)
  • Activities courses—exclude PE 200, 204 and 205 (2 cr.)

NOTE: Three credits of PE count toward distribution. A maximum of six additional credits may be used toward "gray area" elective credit.

4. Integrative Learning Experiences

Integrative learning experiences include Learning Communities and Integrative Experiences.

A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g.. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.

Integrative Experiences (IEs) are curricular or co-curricular experiences designed by faculty in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate information, concepts, analytical frameworks, and skills from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience. Integrative Experiences that are classes are indicated in the course schedule; cocurricular IEs are indicated in promotion and advising for the experience or project.

Two Learning Communities are required; the third integrative learning experience can be another Learning Community OR an Integrative Experience.

5. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

6. Distribution Requirements (45 cr.)

Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. These courses may also satisfy Interdisciplinary and Skills Designated course requirements.

Areas of Study
A. Natural Sciences (15 cr.)
  • MATH 146

An additional 10 credits in two different areas of study: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, natural science, nutrition, oceanography, physics. One lab course must also be included in the courses selected. See the AA-DTA degree Natural Sciences distribution list.

B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)
  • Economics 201 (Micro)
  • Economics 202 (Macro)

An additional 5 credits from the Social Science Distribution List. (UW-Tacoma transfer students must take one Psychology or Sociology course. WSU transfer students must take a Political Science course and BMT 210.)

C. Humanities (15 cr.)

Select courses from the AA-DTA degree Humanities distribution list from at least two disciplines, with no more than 10 credits from one discipline. No more than 5 credits may be applied in world languages at the 100 level. No more than 5 cr. may be applied in performance/skill studio courses (*indicates studio courses).

NOTE: Students intending to major in international business should consult their potential transfer institution regarding the level of world languages required for admission to the major.

7. Required Business Core Courses and Electives (15-20 cr.)

Required business courses for all transfer institutions:

  • Accounting 201, 202, and 203 (15 cr.).
  • Business 201 (Business Law*)

*Universities with a business Law requirement: UW (all campuses), WSU (all campuses), EWU, CWU, WWU, Gonzaga, SMU, SPU, Whitworth. The following institutions do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept BUS &201 taken as part of this degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division: Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla University.

Select additional courses numbered 100 and above (WMATH 100 not included) to reach a total of 90 college-level credits.

  • UW-Tacoma transfer students must take one Psychology or Sociology course.
  • WSU transfer students must take a Political Science course and BMT 120.
  • WWU transfer students must take BMT 120.

NOTE: Four institutions have requirements for admission to the major that go beyond those specified above. Students can meet these requirements by careful selection of the elective University Course Equivalent to:

  • WSU (all campuses): Management Information Systems - MIS 250 (SVC - BMT 120)
  • Gonzaga: Management Information Systems - BMIS 235
  • PLU: Computer Applications - CSCE 120; either an equivalent course or skills test
  • WWU: Introduction to Business Computer Systems - MIS 220 (SVC - BMT 120)

See Your Advisor

Navigating degree requirements and requirements of different colleges and universities can be challenging. While many college level courses will require college level reading, writing and math skills for successful learning, students who place into pre-college English or Math can enroll in college courses while working on their pre-college English and Math requirements. Your advisor can help you identify which courses will be best for you based on your placement scores and educational background. We strongly encourage you to make an appointment to see your faculty advisor who will help you develop an educational plan that is right for you.