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As one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, those who are supervisors and managers in the service industry have wide and varied choices in their career paths and in the industries they work.

Centralia College's Business program offers two degree tracks that provide broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management. Graduates are prepared for meaningful careers in a dynamic, changing business environment. The programs also satisfies the requirements necessary for additional advanced degrees.

Bachelor's Degree Option Did you know Centralia College offers an applied bachelor's degree in Applied Management? Turn a two-year degree into a bachelor's degree at CC. 

Graduates have the skills to compete for supervisory and entry level management in retail  and grocery outlets, restaurants, auto dealerships, the financial industry, and many more.

Degree: Associate in Business-Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program
Emphasis: Business Administration  
Total Credits: 90-98

The Associate in Business is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in business.

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ECON& 202 Macroeconomics – 5 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics- 5 credits
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution** - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I (if needed) OR Elective - 2-5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I - 5 credits
  • BUS& 201 Business Law - 5 credits
  • MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II (if needed) - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution** - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II- 5 credits
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I -5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution** - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III - 5 credits
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II* - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits

* Five of the 10 Quantitative credits required may include the prerequisite for Calculus (MATH& 141 and/ or MATH& 142) and can be substituted for MATH& 152.

** At least 10 credits in physical, biological and/or earth sciences including at least one lab course.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Emphasis: Business Administration/Management
Total Credits: 
93 

The Associate in Applied Science with a Business Administration emphasis provides students with a broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management. It will also satisfy the requirements necessary for students to pursue additional advanced degrees.

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • BTEC 210 Word I - 5 credits
  • BUS& 101 Intro to Business - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking (H) - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BTEC 214 Excel I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 221 Business Communications OR ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • BUS 275 Principles of Management - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BTEC 120 Applied Business Math OR MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (M) - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting II - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BUS 250 Project Management - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits

*Recommended Business Electives: Any BUS course, up to 12 additional credits of ACCT courses, COMM 110, ENGL& 102 (C)**, MATH& 146 (M)**, 5 credits Natural Science w/lab (NS)**, and 5 credits Social Science (SS)** (** Indicates options to fulfill BAS-AM general education requirements)

Students should work with their adviser to select appropriate electives for career goals or continuation into the BAS-AM program.

Track 1 Transfer Options

The Associate in Business Administration transitions seamlessly to Centralia College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management.

In addition, Centralia College has direct AA-degree transfer agreements with the following colleges:

Track 2 Transfer Options

The Associate in Applied Science - Business Administration/Management program is a job-training program meant to prepare students for the workforce. These credits are intended to provide students with career skills. Transferring these credits is limited. If you would like to continue your education beyond a two-year degree, consult your advisor about educational options. Centralia College has Bachelor of Applied Science pathways.

CONTACT

Connie Smejkal
Dean of Instruction – Business, Teacher Education, & Family Development
Office: TEC 114C
360-623-8963
Email Connie Smejkal