Degrees & Classes

Degrees & Classes

Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)

Associate in Business
Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)

Associate in Business Direct Transfer Degree

Bellingham Technical College offers your first step toward a successful career in business and finance. Earn your associate degree and a solid foundation at BTC in two years, and be ready to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree in business management to build a career in a field that is experiencing strong growth in Washington and nationwide.

BTC’s Associate in Business transfer degree is designed for students who want to transfer to major in business at a Washington State college or university. After completing the 90-credit-hour associate degree program at BTC, you may transfer as a junior into a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) program in business administration, accounting, management information systems, and more.

At BTC you’ll begin building your core of business knowledge with academic coursework in English, economics, business law, and accounting. You’ll also develop top interpersonal and communication skills that will prepare you for today’s global, diverse, and competitive business environment.

Associate Degree Program & Transfer Opportunities

The associate degree in business at Bellingham Technical College is a special program called the Direct Transfer Agreement in Major-Related Program (DTA/MRP). This means you start your bachelor’s degree in business at BTC, and finish it at a respected Washington State school.

BTC will get you ready to transfer to such respected universities [link to information on current transfer tab] as Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Walla Walla University, and Whitworth University.

Admission into many business schools is competitive, and higher grade point averages and course grades are often required. Completion of BTC’s Business transfer degree does not necessarily satisfy all course requirements. Be sure to check with universities you are interested in for specific admission and course requirements.

Business Jobs & Employment

The employment outlook for business program graduates is strong, and you can expect to earn excellent wages and have plentiful job opportunities.

Locally and across Washington state, employers such as financial services and manufacturing firms need more qualified professionals with BA and BS degrees to help them meet the demands of a complex business marketplace. Through BTC’s Associate in Business DTA/MRP program, you’ll learn skills needed for a rewarding career in the fast-paced world of modern business whether you work for large or small employers such as retail and wholesale companies; finance, insurance and software companies; schools and universities; federal and state government; service industries; and manufacturing and industrial firms.

Bellingham Technical College’s associate in business program offers courses in English, public speaking, business calculus, and micro and macro economics. Your BTC education will help sharpen your business and communication skills so you can be a vital member of teams across a variety of companies and industries.

Employment Information

$75,878 starting annual wage

$102,357 average annual wage

$147,493 potential annual wage

Employment and wage data sources


Courses

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Courses are from the 2017-18 Catalog

  • Classes may only be applied to one distribution area.

  • Some universities require specific classes. Please check with intended bachelor's institution.

  • Business: 20 Credits
  • All Business courses listed below are required.

  • ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5 credits

    This course is the first of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence. It provides an introduction to financial accounting as an essential part of business decision-making. It includes the vocabulary and fundamental concepts of accounting as well as analysis of common business activities and interpretation primary financial statements.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Score: 75 in Algebra or a grade of C or higher in Math 098; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/8Online KENT DOpenings: 20
  • ACCT& 202Principles of Accounting II5 credits

    This is the second of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is a continuation of ACCT& 201. The emphasis of this class is on fixed assets, intangibles, investments and financing, stockholder’s equity, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCT&201 with a C or higher; or instructor permission.
  • ACCT& 203Principles of Accounting III5 credits

    This is the third course of the series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is also a required course for the Accounting AAS and AAS-T degree students. This course introduces students to information needed by managers to carry out three essential functions in an organization: (1) planning operations, (2) controlling activities, and (3) making decisions. This course will show what kind of information is needed, where this information can be obtained, and how this information can be used by managers as they carry out their planning, control, and decision-making responsibilities.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCT& 202 or ACCT 243 with a "C" or better or instructor permission.
  • BUS& 201Business Law5 credits

    This course introduces students to principles underlying the legal environment of business through lectures, classroom activities, and study of text. Students will be exposed to basic information relating business and personal aspects of law as set forth in the course outline.

    Prerequisite:
    71 Reading Accuplacer score.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 15
  • Communication Skills: 10 Credits
  • Both English classes listed below are required.

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 11
    9/19-12/5T 5:30p-7:40pNELSON NOpenings: 26
    9/20-12/8MWF10:10a-11:30aRICHARDS JOpenings: 23
    9/20-12/6MW 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 25
    9/19-12/8Online NELSON NOpenings: 24
    9/19-12/8Online NELSON NOpenings: 21
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 17
    9/20-12/6MW12:30p-1:50pRICHARDS JOpenings: 20
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: 10 Credits
  • Choose one class from the following options:

  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 19
    9/20-12/8MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 19
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 16
    9/20-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 16
  • Choose an additional class from the following options:

  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 19
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/10MTWTh 8:30a-10:50aPENG AOpenings: 12
    7/5-8/11Online PENG AOpenings: 12
    9/20-12/8MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    9/20-12/8MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 15
    9/20-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 15
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 18
    9/20-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 18
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 19
    9/20-12/8MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 19
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 16
    9/20-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 16
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C or better.
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 152 with a C or better.
  • Humanities: 15 Credits
  • Choose three classes from at least two subject areas. No more than 5 credits in world language at the 100 level.

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/10MTWTh 8:30a-10:50aSMITH MOpenings: 22
    7/5-8/10MTWTh12:30p-2:50pSMITH MOpenings: 21
    7/5-8/11Online BURNS JOpenings: 3
    7/5-8/11Online BURNS JOpenings: 18
    9/19-12/7TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 27
    9/20-12/8MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 25
    9/20-12/6MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 26
    9/19-12/7TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    9/19-12/8Online SMITH MOpenings: 20
    9/19-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 23
    9/19-12/8Online BURNS JOpenings: 19
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/6MW 2:10p-4:20pBURNS JOpenings: 25
    9/19-12/7TTh10:30a-12:40pBURNS JOpenings: 24
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 credits

    Survey of Native American societies, European explorers, and the lifestyles of the new continent, the independence movement, and the problems of a new nation.

  • HIST& 147United States History II5 credits

    Survey course covering the rise of nationalism, evolution of American lifestyles, Civil War, westward movement, and the American industrial revolution.

    Prerequisite:
    HIST& 146 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7TTh 8:00a-10:10aCRAWFORD KOpenings: 13
    9/19-12/7Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 13
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

  • HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities5 credits

    Students explore the works in the literary, performing, and visual arts. Students identify common themes in the arts, analyze works representing diverse perspectives, and investigate the political, social, technological and historical contexts of works. A broader understanding is encouraged through the exploration and synthesis of outside sources using research methods.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online BURNS JOpenings: 16
    9/19-12/8Online WATTS KOpenings: 18
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/10MTWTh12:30p-2:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 10
    7/5-8/10Online RAWLS KOpenings: 10
    9/20-12/8MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 22
    9/19-12/8Online RAWLS KOpenings: 18
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 credits

    A continuation of Spanish I. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are more complicated, and the student begins to master a past tense. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are emphasized through daily practice, as well as the reading and writing exercises.

    Prerequisite:
    SPAN& 121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/10MTWTh 8:30a-10:50aRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    7/5-8/10Online RAWLS KOpenings: 20
  • Social Sciences: 15 Credits
  • ECON& 201 and ECON& 202 are required; choose one additional class from options provided.

  • BUS& 101Introduction to Business5 credits

    Students are introduced to the broad field of business and its organization, operation and management. Business opportunities, ownership, marketing, physical factors, human resource, finance, regulations and decision-making processes are emphasized. Other topics include problems of organization, strategic management and controls. Fulfills the social science requirements at Bellingham Technical College.

    Prerequisite:
    Recommend experience in Word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/25Online WOLLENS JWaitlisted: 4
    9/19-12/8Online WOLLENS JOpenings: 18
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/8Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 22
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.

    Prerequisite:
    ECON& 201 with a C grade.
  • Choose one class from the following options:

  • POLS& 202American Government5 credits

    Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
    9/20-12/8MWF10:10a-11:30aCRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online MUDD SOpenings: 9
    9/19-12/7TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 27
    9/20-12/8MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 27
    9/20-12/6MW12:30p-1:50pSMITH MOpenings: 26
    9/19-12/8Online MUDD SOpenings: 21
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development.

    Prerequisite:
    PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 12
    9/19-12/8Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 21
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online POLLARD DOpenings: 15
    9/19-12/8Online POLLARD DOpenings: 22
  • Natural Sciences: 15 Credits
  • MATH& 146 is required.

  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online SCHIVITZ BOpenings: 3
    9/20-12/8MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 23
    9/19-12/8Online STAFFOpenings: 15
  • Choose two additional classes in Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences, including at least one lab science course from the following options:

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 23
    9/20-12/8MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 22
    9/23-12/2Sa 8:30a-11:30aVANDENBERG AOpenings: 23
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    9/20-12/6MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 16
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    This course is a broad overview of chemistry concepts useful to technical program education. Topics include basic atomic theory, chemical bonding, solutions, organic chemistry, hydrocarbon reactions, analytical separations, gasses, thermodynamics, and intermolecular forces.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099 or AMATH111 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/20-12/8MWF 9:00a-11:00aSTAFFOpenings: 23
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/10MTWTh 2:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 11
    9/20-12/6MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 23
    9/19-12/5T 5:30p-8:30pWESTER LOpenings: 12
    9/19-12/7TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 16
  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 credits

    This course is a continuation of CHEM&121 and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. Topics to be covered include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the amines with significant emphasis on the biochemical context of these organic molecules. The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism is also covered. Lab activities complement theoretical concepts. Group discussion, lecture, as well as laboratory exercises are included as methods of learning.

    Prerequisite:
    CHEM& 121 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 8
  • NUTR& 101Nutrition5 credits

    This course provides information pertaining to human nutrition and the function of nutrients in the body. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; vitamin and mineral supplements. Other topics include food safety and the impact of diet on health and disease. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physiology are applied to the study of nutrition.


    Future Offerings
    7/5-8/11Online VANDENBERG AOpenings: 15
    9/19-12/8Online HORNE KOpenings: 21
    9/19-12/8Online HORNE KOpenings: 21
  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 credits

    A course for non-science majors focusing on the central concepts of physics relating everyday experiences. The principles and laws of physics are covered on a conceptual and historical level rather than mathematical basis. Topics include Newton’s laws of motion, energy and magnetism, and waves (sound and light). Laboratory work provides an introduction to the scientific method and role of measurement in science and serves to demonstrate the practical application of physics concepts.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or higher or a C grade in AMATH 111 or MATH 098.
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/5T10:30a-12:20pSTAFFOpenings: 16
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
     T10:30a-12:20pSTAFF
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 223 is a calculus-based introduction to rotations and oscillations, wave phenomena and optics that prepares students for coursework in engineering. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.
  • Electives: 5 Credits
  • 5 credits of non-business electives except as noted below.

  • 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

  • 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 (for transfer students entering fall 2014)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS90 credits

Program Entry Information

For questions, please contact Admissions at 360-752-8345 or e-mail us at Admissions

Program Start

  • This program accepts students quarterly.

Testing Requirements

  • Placement testing in Reading, Math and Writing. Test scores or transcripts from another college may also be accepted along with the Evaluation Request Form

Program Application/Forms

Planning Guide

Transfer

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Jill Burns

Area of Instruction


Humanities

Degrees and Certifications


M.I.T., Master in Teaching, Western Washington University

B.A., Speech Communication, University of Washington

Contact Info


JBurns@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room


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Deidre Kent

Area of Instruction


Business & Computer Information Systems

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Accounting/Business, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Public Accountant License, State of Washington

Certificate, Chartered Global Management Accountant, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8405
dkent@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 213

 

Background


Profile
Deidre spent over 20 years in the field of public accounting before joining the faculty at Bellingham Technical College in 2008. Her public accounting...

    • Deidre spent over 20 years in the field of public accounting before joining the faculty at Bellingham Technical College in 2008. Her public accounting experience focused on tax planning and preparation for individuals and small business entities, trusts and estates, as well as financial statement preparation and management consulting. She is a Pacific Northwest native and, prior to her public accounting experience, she spent her early career working in the private business college sector as an instructor and administrator. Her professional affiliations include: Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants – WSCPA member Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance – AFWA member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – AICPA member


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Vicky Moyle

Area of Instruction


Mathematics

Degrees and Certifications


M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado

M.A.T., Mathematics, Indiana University

B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, Mesa State College

B.A., Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, Western Washington University

License, Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Colorado

License, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington

Contact Info


752-8565
vmoyle@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 224

 

Background


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Vicky Moyle has a Master's of Art in Teaching Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master's of Art in Counseling Psychology...

    • Vicky Moyle has a Master's of Art in Teaching Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master's of Art in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and has been a National Board Certified Counselor since 2002. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at all educational levels--including elementary through middle and high school, community college, and 4-year degree schools. She has taught in Indiana, Colorado, and Missouri. Vicky is passionate about helping students overcome anxiety about math and dedicated to introducing the rigor of mathematical ideas to students in positive ways.


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Steve Mudd

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

Degrees and Certifications


M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University

B.S., Applied Science in Industrial Technology, Western Illinois University

Contact Info


752-8437
smudd@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 223


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Andrea Olah

Area of Instruction


Physical & Natural Sciences

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University

B.S., Biology, Whitworth University

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8304
aolah@btc.edu
Haskell Center (HC) - Room 211


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Jan Richards

Area of Instruction


General Education

Degrees and Certifications


M.A., English, Western Washington University

B.A., English-Creative Writing Emphasis, Western Washington University

A.A.S., DTA, Tacoma Community College

Contact Info


752-8773
jrichards@btc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J3-A

 

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Jan Richards joined BTC in Fall of 2016. She has over 16 years of teaching experience and is nationally certified as a Developmental Education Special...

    • Jan Richards joined BTC in Fall of 2016. She has over 16 years of teaching experience and is nationally certified as a Developmental Education Specialist through the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University in N.C. She has taught at NC State University, East TN State University, and other community colleges, both in TN, VA, and NC. Two years of instruction was with a medium-security correctional facility in Harnett County, NC. Jan received her Master of Arts in English from Western Washington University and has completed other teaching curriculum credits through Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.


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Lowell Wester

Area of Instruction


Physical & Natural Sciences

Degrees and Certifications


D.C., Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic

B.A., Chemistry/Secondary Education, Trinity College

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8369
lwester@btc.edu
Haskell Center (HC) - Room 211

 

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After graduating college with a degree in Chemistry/Secondary education Lowell taught chemistry at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Prairie View, Ill...

    • After graduating college with a degree in Chemistry/Secondary education Lowell taught chemistry at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Prairie View, Illinois for three years before earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Following graduation he taught gross anatomy in the cadaver lab at Palmer College of Chiropractic as well as Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at Scott Community College in Davenport, Iowa. In 1992 Lowell moved to Bellingham and worked as a chiropractor for a short time while working at Northwest Indian College where he helped develop the science program teaching Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and numerous math classes for 9 years. He has been working at Bellingham Technical College since 2001 where he teaches General Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology and HIV for Health Care Workers. Lowell has had the honor of receiving the Bellingham Technical College Outstanding Performance award and the Puget Sound Energy award for outstanding faculty of the year in 2006.


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Jack Wollens

Area of Instruction


Business & Computer Information Systems

Degrees and Certifications


M.B.A., Technology Management, University of Phoenix

B.S., Business Administration, Walla Walla College

Certificate, Microsoft Technology Associate

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8364
jwollens@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 214

 

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Jack has many years of experience working on and managing IT computer help desks. He also has several industry certifications as well as a Masters De...

    • Jack has many years of experience working on and managing IT computer help desks. He also has several industry certifications as well as a Masters Degree in Business/Technology Management.