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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.

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$76,960 starting annual wage

$105,296 average annual wage

$156,021 potential annual wage

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS90 credits

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26MWF 2:10p-3:30pKENT DOpenings: 24
  • 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 higher or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/24MWF10:10a-11:30aKENT DOpenings: 24
  • 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
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 26
  • International students who completed a business law course specific to their home country must take a business law course at a U.S. institution in order to demonstrate proficiency in U.S. business law.

  • 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 RDG 085 with a C or higher, and Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or RDG 085 with a B or higher and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or ENGL 092 with a B or higher or AENGL 100 with a C or higher.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/25MW 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/8-3/25MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/24MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • To meet current EWU requirements the second English Comosition course must be equivalent to EWU's English 201-College Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation

  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: 10 Credits
  • The class below is required.

  • 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
    1/8-3/25MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 20
    1/8-3/25Online STAFFOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/24MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 20
  • 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
    1/7-3/26TTh10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • 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
    1/8-3/25MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/8-3/25MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/8-6/24MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 20
  • 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
    1/8-3/25MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 20
    1/8-3/25Online STAFFOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/24MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 20
  • 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 higher.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/25MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 20
    1/8-3/25Online STAFFOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    This course introduces coordinate systems and vectors in 2- and 3-space. We will extend the methods of single-variable differential calculus to functions of two or more independent variables and we will generalize the single integral to define multiple integrals, where the integrand is a function of several variables. The course will cover partial differentiation, directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 152 with a C or higher.

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/24MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 20
  • 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
    1/9-3/26Th 6:00p-8:10pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/25MW 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/25MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MW 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/24MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:10pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/8-3/25MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • 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.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/24T10:30a-12:30pSTAFFOpenings: 30
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

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


    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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 71 or RDG 085 with a C or higher and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a C or higher.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/9-6/18Th10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/7-3/24Online STAFFOpenings: 20
    1/7-3/24MWF 5:30p-6:50pSTAFFOpenings: 20
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    4/7-6/23TTh 5:30p-7:40pSTAFFOpenings: 20
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 20
  • Students intending the international business major should consult their potential transfer institution(s) regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. Five (5) credits in world languages may apply to the Humanities requirement.

  • Students are encouraged to include a speech or oral communication course (not small group communication).

  • Social Sciences: 15 Credits
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics and ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 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
    1/7-3/26T 8:00a-10:10aMILLER AOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24TTh 8:00a-10:10aMILLER AOpenings: 24
  • 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
    4/7-6/23T10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 30
  • 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
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/8-3/25MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/25MW12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/24MW 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/7-3/24T 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Natural Sciences: 15 Credits
  • The class below 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
    1/8-3/25MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/7-3/26TTh 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:00aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/8-3/25MW 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/24MW 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/24MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • 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
    1/8-3/25MW 1:00p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26TTh 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MW 5:30p-9:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MW 1:00p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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 higher.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/25MWF10:30a-12:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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 RDG 085 with a B or higher, and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 86 or ENGL 092 with a B or higher or AENGL 100 with a C or higher and ACCUPLACER College Math score of 75 or MATH 099 with a C or higher.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/25W 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/11-3/21Sa 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/8-3/25MW 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MW 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/11-6/20Sa 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/24MW 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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 higher.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • 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
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/24Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 credits

    A course for non-science majors exploring the central concepts of physics while focusing on applications. The principles and laws of physics are covered on a conceptual level and everyday examples are treated. Topics include Newton’s laws of motion, fluids, 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 application of physics concepts.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or higher or MATH 098 or AMATH 111 (or higher) with a C or higher.

    Future Offerings
    4/8-6/24MW 2:10p-4:10pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 221 is the first in a three-course calculus-based survey of physics for engineering pathways. The course introduces the fundamental principles of mechanics: kinematics, momentum and energy conservation laws, physical interactions, force, work, rotation, torque and gravity. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work includes experimental methods, data analysis, and prepares students for coursework in engineering.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C or higher, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C or higher.
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 221 is the first in a three-course calculus-based survey of physics for engineering pathways. The course introduces the fundamental principles of mechanics: kinematics, momentum and energy conservation laws, physical interactions, force, work, rotation, torque and gravity. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work includes experimental methods, data analysis, and prepares students for coursework in engineering.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C or higher, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C or higher.
  • 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 includes an introduction to design, experimental methods, and data analysis.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a C or higher.
  • Student intending the manufacturing management major at WWU should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses required for admission to the major.

  • 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

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS90 credits

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    Degrees and Certifications


    MS, Environmental Science, Western Washington University

    BS, Biology, Whitworth University

    Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

    Contact Info


    360 752-8304
    aolah@btc.edu
    Haskell Center (HC) - Room 211


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    Jan Richards

    Area of Instruction


    General Education

    Degrees and Certifications


    MA, English, Western Washington University

    BA, English-Creative Writing Emphasis, Western Washington University

    AAS, DTA, Tacoma Community College

    Contact Info


    360 752-8773
    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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    Andi Zamora

    Area of Instruction


    General Education

    Degrees and Certifications


    MA, Speech Communications, University of Washington

    BA, Interpersonal Communications, University of Evansville

    Contact Info


    360-752-8566
    azamora@btc.edu
    Campus Center (CC) - Room 223