Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
The Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree is a pathway for students planning to prepare for various business majors at universities in Washington. This agreement meets all the requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement. This agreement is between the baccalaureate institutions offering a bachelor’s of science or bachelor’s of arts in business administration including accounting, management, and management information systems. Baccalaureate institutions that are party to this agreement are: Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU), University of Washington (UW; all campuses), Washington State University (WSU; all campuses), Gonzaga, Heritage, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), SMU, Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Seattle University (SU), and Western Washington University (WWU).
Business DTA/MRP students should contact their potential transfer institutions early in their program regarding:
- The specific course choices in each area of the Statewide agreement where options are listed (humanities, social science) for the electives
- Requirements for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English
Business DTA/MRP graduates will:
- describe and discuss the measurement of economic performance, national income accounting, aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, money creation/ Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, inflation, and unemployment
- analyze resource and income distribution, assess consumer and business behavior, and evaluate price determination and production cost
- recognize the social and behavioral nature of law and the structure and function of the American legal system and to assess and articulate basic legal principles and processes
- analyze and evaluate accounting information as part of the control, planning, and decision-making processes
- describe and discuss functions and their graphs, linear programming, matrices, combinatorics, logic, statistics, and the applications of math to finance and economics
- recognize applications of differential and integral calculus to business problems
- demonstrate communication, intercultural appreciation, teamwork, information literacy, and critical thinking
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
Recommended Course Sequence
The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.
Total Program Credits: 90
English/Written Communication courses: To meet EWU requirements, the second English Composition course must be equivalent to EWU’s English 201 - College Compositions: Analysis, Research, and Documentation. ENGL& 102 is the equivalent course offered at LWTech.
Natural Sciences courses: In addtion to MATH& 146 , students should select 10 credits of natural science courses, including at least one course with lab.
- BIOL& 175 Human Biology with Lab 5 credits
- BIOL& 160 General Biology with Lab 5 credits
- BIOL& 241 Anatomy and Physiology 1 6 credits
- BIOL& 242 Anatomy and Physiology 2 6 credits
- BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5 credits
- CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry 5 credits
- CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry 5 credits
- CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I 5 credits
- ENVS& 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 5 credits
- PHYS& 114 General Physics I w/Lab 5 credits
Humanities courses: Select 15 credits from at least two disciplines. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline. No more than five credits in world language may apply to the Humanities requirement. Students intending to pursue the international business major should consult their potential transfer institutions regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. Students are encouraged to include a speech or oral communication course.
- CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication 5 credits
- CMST& 220 Introduction to Public Speaking 5 credits
- CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5 credits
- ASL& 121 American Sign Language I 5 credits
- ASL& 122 American Sign Language II 5 credits
- SPAN& 121 Spanish I 5 credits
- SPAN& 122 Spanish II 5 credits
- SPAN& 123 Spanish III 5 credits
- HIST& 126 World Civilizations I 5 credits (course counts towards WSU’s diversity requirement)
- HIST& 146 US History I 5 credits
- ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5 credits
- ART 102 Design I 5 credits
- ART 111 Beginning Painting for Non Art Majors 5 credits
- ART 121 Introduction to Drawing 5 credits
- ART 124 Introduction to Printmaking 5 credits
- ART 201 Survey of Western Art - Ancient 5 credits
- ART 202 Survey of Western Art - Medieval & Renaissance 5 credits
- ART 203 Intermediate Drawing 5 credits
- ART 205 Human Life Drawing 5 credits
Business Law course: Universities with a lower division Business Law requirement: UW (all campuses): Intro to Law (MBMT 200); WSU (all campuses) EWU, CWU, WWU, Gonzaga, SMU, SPU, Whitworth: Business Law. Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla University do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept the course taken as part of the degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division.
Elective course: Fully transferable as defined by receiving institution. UW (all campuses), Gonzaga, PLU, and SPU have requirements for admission to the major that go beyond those specified in the Associate in Business, DTA/MRP. Students can meet the following requirements by careful selection of the elective course(s). UW (all campuses): Management Information Systems (MIS 250); Gonzaga: Management Information Systems (BMIS 235); PLU: Computer Applications (CSCE 120) or equivalent course or skills test; SPU: Spreadsheet (BUS 1700) or equivalent course or skills test.