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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Basic Degree Requirements

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Associate in Business - DTA/MRP Degree in the Online Catalog

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 be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    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.
  • 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 and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

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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