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

Business - Credit Management Specialization Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Business Associate of Technical Arts Degree is designed for students currently working or interested in working in the area of credit management who have taken the courses offered through the National Association of Credit Management and want to apply these to a degree that will enhance their knowledge of business. It requires introductory level course work in the areas of communications, quantitative skills, and business in addition to the specialization courses listed and an internship. The degree prepares those currently employed in the credit industry for entry-level positions. This degree is not the Associate of Arts degree, which prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Many courses are available online.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 91 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 minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

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.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

High School Transition Program Students (Tech Prep, College in the High School, and Running Start) It is recommended that high school students who have earned college credit through dual credit programs meet with a college adviser.

Sophia Ju sophia.ju@edcc.edu | 425.640.1124
Amy Shigley amy.shigley@edcc.edu | 425.640.1599
Peter Vander Weyst pvanderw@edcc.edu | 425.640.1636
Andy Williams andy.williams@edcc.edu | 425.640.1450
Department website www.edcc.edu/acct
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.

PGM Code – 502I
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits):

Communication Skills (10 credits)

Computation/Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

Select 10 credits from the following:

IV. Career Management (1-3 credits)

V. Internship Requirement (3-5 credits)


* This class may be waived if student has recently completed one year of high school accounting, the equivalent of ACCT 101 , has recent bookkeeping experience or instructor’s permission. Students are advised to consult with an accounting adviser. Five credits of an approved business elective may be substituted.

© Enrollment in BUS 162 , 163 , 164 , and 165  is through the National Association of Credit Management (206.728.6333).

** These courses may meet a requirement for an Edmonds Community College Associate of Arts degree. Business transfer requirements vary by institution. See a transfer adviser for specific information.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Recognize and discuss professional values and exhibit professional behavior in the work environment.
  • Communicate business information effectively using a variety of formats.
  • Analyze information and make decisions that support the organization’s mission.
  • Analyze and record financial information in a manual and computerized system.
  • Describe and demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.

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