Jan 15, 2021  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021

Associate in Business DTA/MRP

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DTA Associate: 90 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Quarter

This program is for students who want to transfer to a participating Washington State four-year college or university. The Business DTA/MRP meets all requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement, between the baccalaureate institutions offering a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts in business administration including accounting, management, and management information systems and the community and technical college system. The program consists of 90 college-level credits. At least 60 of these credits are general education in areas like communication, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. When you finish your Business DTA/MRP, if you are admitted to a four-year degree program, you will have junior standing. You will have met all prerequisites for the business major except as noted by specific universities.

Business programs are competitive and may require a higher GPA overall, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses, particularly English, calculus, statistics, and economics.

Students should contact their potential transfer institutions early regarding the following: 

  • Specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed.
  • The requirement for overall GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses, such as math or English. 

Students must apply to graduate.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Communication Literacy: Students will speak and write effectively, both as individuals and as members of teams.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and apply information with clear logic.
  • Cultural Literacy: Students will explore diverse world cultures through the social sciences and the humanities.
  • Information Literacy: Students will access, evaluate, and use appropriate information sources according to ethical and legal guidelines.
  • Quantitative Literacy: Students will solve problems by interpreting, representing, calculating, and applying mathematical methods.
  • Scientific Literacy: Students will identify scientific principles and apply this knowledge to observations of the natural world.

Program Requirements


2 required (10 credits)

Quantitative / Symbolic Reasoning

2 required (10 credits)


1 required (5 credits)

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each core course (ACCT& 201, ACCT& 202, ACCT& 203, and BUS& 201): 2.0
  • Minimum grade for all other courses: 1.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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