2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Business DTA/MRP Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Business DTA/MRP  Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.

2. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: This course will help you to develop clear and strategic written communication, which is a central feature of all careers connected to business. 

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

3. Microeconomics


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

Action Item: Transfer Fair


Attend a transfer fair.

4. Research Essentials


  • Course purpose: This course will help you apply research skills and strategies needed to better access information, evaluate it for credibility, and apply it for a variety of purposes in your life.

5. English Composition II


6. Macroeconomics


7. Math Course Recommendation


Choose one group.

Group A


Group B


  • Course purpose: In this field you will use calculus to predict, monitor, and understand how change impacts the business world. 

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  • Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Meet with business transfer advisor.

8. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: Being able to interact with people and society are vital skills in the business field. This course examines sociocultural problems that impact groups of people. 

  • Course purpose: Being able to interact with people and society are vital skills in the business field. This course will deepen you understanding of the interaction between business and the American government. 

  • Course purpose: Being able to interact with people and society are vital skills in the business field. This is a great option if you are interested in international business. 

  • Course purpose: Being able to interact with people and society are vital skills in the business field. This is a great option if you are interested in human resources or marketing to develop knowledge of human behavior.

9. Public Speaking


Action Item: Transfer Fair


Attend a transfer fair and talk to a transfer advisor to check on college-specific business transfer courses. 

10. Principles of Accounting I


  • Course purpose: In the business field you need to be able to make informed decisions using the information found in financial statements. These courses develop your foundational knowledge of financial statements. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

11. Principles of Accounting II


  • Course purpose: In the business field you need to be able to make informed decisions using the information found in financial statements. These courses develop your foundational knowledge of financial statements. 

12. Introduction to Statistics


13. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: In the business field it is important to have a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. In this course you will develop understanding of humans and their origins.

  • Course purpose: In the business field it is important to have a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. This course provides you with an overview of the various ecological problems that can result when humans interact with their environment.

14. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: To excel in the business field you need to be able to create environments that celebrate diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will focus on the experiences and perspectives of various ethnic groups in the U.S. 

  • Course purpose: To excel in the business field you need to be able to create environments that celebrate diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will focus on the experiences and perspectives of Black Americans.

  • Course purpose: To excel in the business field you need to be able to understand how thinking and being can lead to social change. In this course, you will focus on the history of the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

15. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: As a business professional you need to be aware of the importance of using environmentally sustainable ways of working. In this course, you will learn about geologic phenomena and the land development on the environment. 

  • Course purpose: As a business professional you need to be aware of the importance of using environmentally sustainable ways of working. In this course, learn how weather, land, oceans, and space are connected.

  • Course purpose: As a business professional you need to be aware of the importance of using environmentally sustainable ways of working. In this lab course, you will learn about the processes that create Earth’s physical landforms. 

  • Course purpose: As a business professional you need to be aware of the importance of using environmentally sustainable ways of working. In this course, you will learn about various aspects of the marine environment.

Action Item: Apply to Transfer Schools


16. Principles of Accounting III


17. Business Law


  • Course purpose: In this field you need to have an understanding of the law relating to the operation of business from the perspective of owners, workers, customers, and suppliers.

18. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

19. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one if credits are needed.

  • Course purpose: The course will help you to develop the ability to critically examine and communicate skills in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

  • Course purpose: In this field you are likely to find yourself working with people from different cultures. This is a great course to explore eastern philosophical perspectives that will inform views on ethics and knowledge of the world.

Action Item: Attend Graduation


Total Credits: 90-95


Program Code: ASBT


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