2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Business Management Associate of Arts Degree - Transfer to Washington State University

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See program requirement sheet. 

This Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management program. Students who complete the AA degree and all admission requirements will be granted junior standing on acceptance at WSU. This degree is available online.

Admission Requirements to Washington State University’s Business Administration program All students who intend to transfer to Washington State University should talk with a University adviser to review specific requirements. Students must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average to be considered for admission to WSU. Visit Washington State University’s College of Business program for more information.

Note: Washington State University-School of Hospitality Business Management requires students to complete 1,000 hours of practical experience to graduate, 360 hours (12 credits) can be completed at Edmonds Community College.

Edmonds Community College Requirements This AA degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 108 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses. For more information about the AA Degree and transferring to a 4-year college.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra, completion of MATH 090 , the sequence MATH 091  and MATH 092 . Note: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an algebra prerequisite.

Students are advised to:

  • Consult with a faculty adviser quarterly. If transferring to a four-year institution, the student should consult with the appropriate department at the intended transferring school for entrance requirements. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, call 425.640.1458.
  • Review this college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning.
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds CC.
  • Submit an “Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits” form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.


Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Department website: www.edcc.edu/hosp
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. General Requirements (23 credits):

Written Skills (10 credits)

Quantitative or Symbolic Reasoning (10 credits)

Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

 You may choose any combination of PE courses numbered 100 or above, HLTH 100 , HLTH 105 , or HLTH 150 .

II. Distribution Requirements

A maximum of 10 credits in any one department/discipline may be included in the 50 distribution credits.

A. Humanities (minimum 15 credits)

Select from at least three departments/disciplines within this distribution area. Select a maximum of five credits in Performance/Skill courses. A maximum of five credits in foreign language at the 100 level may be applied.

Performance/Skills Courses

B. Natural Science and Mathematics (15 credits)

C. Social Science (20 credits)

III. Specific Requirements (35 credits):

These courses are required for certification to the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management program.

Associate of Arts Degree Outcomes

Students will demonstrate outcomes in each of the following areas:

Written Communication

  • Knowledge of Rhetoric: Writing in a clear, organized way with respect to audience, context, and purpose
  • Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing: Demonstrating an understanding of the interactions among critical reading, critical thinking, and writing
  • Knowledge of Processes: Producing finished writings by generating ideas, developing and revising drafts, editing texts, and proofreading final copies
  • Control of Conventions: Controlling mechanics, academic conventions and documentation style appropriate to the discipline or context


Students will apply Humanities based concepts and techniques to artistic and cultural experiences and expressions in order to make meaning, solve problems, or communicate interpretations, solutions, or insights in one or more of the following ways:

  • Analyzing and critically evaluating major ideas, concepts, or trends in the Humanities
  • Demonstrating knowledge of cultural practices, intellectual trends, or aesthetic productions of their own culture and other cultures
  • Critically and imaginatively applying insights from Humanities studies to social, cultural, professional, or political contexts
  • Developing and communicating their own intellectual, expressive, or aesthetic processes and finished work

Social Sciences

Using discipline-specific methods, student will demonstrate their engagement in a number of the following ways:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the methodological foundations of a variety of the social sciences
  • Organize, analyze, and critically evaluate empirical information germane to the disciplines
  • Critically apply insights from the social sciences, both historical and current, to cultural, academic, professional, ethical, political, and/or individual contexts (i.e., “how does this apply to me?”)
  • Develop and demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and culture

Natural Sciences

Using discipline-specific methods and modes of inquiry, students will demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts in at least four of the following ways:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the nature of science, including its limitations
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data appropriately
  • Use mathematical reasoning and/or methods to understand the fundamental concepts of the discipline
  • Use and understand specialized vocabulary and terminology to communicate scientific concepts and relationships
  • Critically apply insights from science, both historical and current, to social, cultural, professional, ethical, political, and/or individual contexts

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning

  • Apply algebraic, geometric, statistical or logical reasoning to solve abstract and applied problems appropriate to an individual discipline
  • Interpret mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models such as formulas, graphs, tables, schematics and computer programs, and draw inferences from them
  • Employ basic symbolic or quantitative reasoning to support a position or conclusion


  • Demonstrate logical, disciplined critical thinking strategies to resolve emergency care problems and to facilitate understand of contemporary health issues within a diverse population (or)
  • Develop a lifelong exercise, nutrition and fitness program to enhance health and well-being and to improve total self-image (or)
  • Develop specific performance skills, including improved strength, endurance, muscle tone, speed and reaction in selected individual and team sport activities, with emphasis on understanding group dynamics and interpersonal communication

Hospitality Business Management Specific Degree Outcomes

  • Students completing this degree will be able to apply for a direct transfer to the Hospitality Business Management program at Washington State University.

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