Associate in Business (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.