Associate's Degree and University Transfer - Associate in Business (DTA)

This transfer degree ensures that a student who completes this Associate in Business - DTA/MRP degree will have satisfied the lower division general education (or core) requirements and lower division business requirements at the baccalaureate institutions.

This articulated degree for the business major is specific to public institutions; however, since the degree follows the statewide articulated DTA agreement and DTA is designated in the title on the transcript, it will be accepted for admission to private institutions in the same manner as any other DTA-based degree.

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Associate in Business Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Exercise and role model positive ethical behavior.
  • Communicate and resolve conflict respectfully and effectively while demonstrating the skill to offer and receive feedback.
  • Identify and utilize multiple points of view with a global perspective to reach, connect and expand diversity.
  • Display proactive behavior in project development and completion.
  • Develop and critically assess technical and/or creative business documents.
  • Use appropriate technological tools to create, compile and report business information.
  • Be aware of academic options upon graduation from Pierce College.

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Related Instruction Outcomes

  • Communication: Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.
  • Computation: Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.
  • Human Relations: Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Social Sciences: Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

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