About the Business Pathway
This pathway is designed to meet Associate in Business degree requirements. Completion of this degree opens doors to a huge spectrum of career opportunities, from management, sales, and finance to entertainment, entrepreneurship and organizational leadership. It also allows you to transfer into most bachelor’s degree programs with your first 90 credits of schooling completed.
Business principles apply to every sector of our economy, and many aspects of our personal lives, for that matter. This is why most business degree programs are multidisciplinary in nature, touching on a broad and overlapping set of subjects. Your course of study will incorporate everything from economics and entrepreneurship to organizational management and interpersonal communication.
Whether you’re hoping to work in a big corporate office or aspiring to open your own restaurant, whether you’re a team player or a lone wolf, whether you see yourself in an accounting firm, on a marketing team, or in a human resources department, a degree in business will give you the knowledge and skills to work in an industry and setting that is right for you.
Associate Transfer Degrees
Associate Transfer Degrees: Two-year transfer degrees let you take your freshman and sophomore classes at Seattle Colleges for a fraction of the cost, and then transfer to a four-year university with the skills and confidence to succeed. Be sure to work with a transfer advisor at Seattle Colleges and the four-year institution you plan to attend.
Depending on your program pathway, you can earn either an Associate of Arts (AA-DTA), Associate in Business (AB-DTA), or Associate of Science (AS), Track 1 or Track 2. Learn more.
Program Pathway Map
Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer. Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway. Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.
- Financial Analyst
- Insurance Broker
- Banking Professional
- Real Estate Broker
- Data Analyst
- Human Resources
- Management Consultant
- Social Media Manager
- Business Teacher
- Corporate Attorney
- Healthcare Administrator
- Business Operations Manager
A bachelor’s degree or higher degree may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:
- Local Occupational Information from the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
- National Occupational Information from the O*Net Resource Center (to simply enter a search term, visit O*Net’s keyword search tool).
Future Education Opportunities
Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include:
- A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, business administration, finance or a related field at a four-year college or university.
- A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.
South Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. Graduates from South have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.
Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.
Length of Program
90 credits = 6 quarters if you take 15 credits* each term.
*Students who take 15 credits each quarter earn their degree faster, saving them time and money. Additionally, full-time students often qualify for more financial aid and earn more money over their lifetime because they complete their schooling faster. Meet with an advisor to build your education plan!
Which Quarter Can I Begin?
Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer.
Class Times/Delivery Modes?
Most courses are offered M-TH, M/W, or T/TH during the daytime (between 8-1:30 p.m.) on-campus, online, or in hybrid (part on-campus, part online) format. We also offer some evening courses twice-a-week and science courses may include afternoon labs (between 1-4 p.m.). For the most recent class times, visit the online class schedule.
Approximate Costs Each Quarter
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………………....$100-300
Tuition based on WA resident rates. Rates for international students and non-residents may vary.
Did you know that the average student at South spends three hours applying for financial aid and gets more than $4000 per year?
To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit South’s Financial Aid Department for details.
Where can I go if I have questions about this program pathway?
(206) 934-5387 ⋆ AdvisorSouth@SeattleColleges.edu ⋆ RSB 11