Curriculum & Outcomes

Associate in Business Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)

90 Credits

The Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree is a pathway for students planning to prepare for various business majors at universities in Washington. This agreement meets all the requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement. This agreement is between the baccalaureate institutions offering a bachelor’s of science or bachelor’s of arts in business administration including accounting, management, and management information systems. Baccalaureate institutions that are party to this agreement are: Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU), University of Washington (UW; all campuses), Washington State University (WSU; all campuses), Gonzaga, Heritage, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), SMU, Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Seattle University (SU), and Western Washington University (WWU).

Business DTA/MRP students should contact their potential transfer institutions early in their program regarding:

  • The specific course choices in each area of the Statewide agreement where options are listed (humanities, social science) for the electives
  • Requirements for overall minimum 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

Business DTA/MRP graduates will:

  • Describe and discuss the measurement of economic performance, national income accounting, aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, money creation/Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, inflation, and unemployment
  • Analyze resource and income distribution, assess consumer and business behavior, and evaluate price determination and production cost
  • Recognize the social and behavioral nature of law and the structure and function of the American legal system and to assess and articulate basic legal principles and processes
  • Analyze and evaluate accounting information as part of the control, planning, and decision-making processes
  • Describe and discuss functions and their graphs, linear programming, matrices, combinatorics, logic, statistics, and the applications of math to finance and economics
  • Recognize applications of differential and integral calculus to business problems
  • Demonstrate communication, intercultural appreciation, teamwork, information and technical literacy, and critical thinking
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the class schedule and work out an individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.  


Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

1Communication Skills: 10 credits

ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 102 English Composition II1 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5

Quantitative Reasoning: 10 credits

MATH 145 Finite Mathematics for Business 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus 5

2Natural Sciences: 15 credits

MATH&: 146 Statistics 5

Please select 10 credits from the list below, including at least one lab course:

BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab 5
BIOL& 211 Cellular Biology 5
BIOL& 241 Human A & P I 6
BIOL& 242 Human A & P II 6
BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5
CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry 5
CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry 5
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I 5
PHYS& 114 General Physics I w/Lab 5

Social Sciences: 15 credits

ECON& 201 Micro Economics 5
ECON& 202 Macro Economics 5

Please select 5 credits from the list below:

PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5

3Business Course Work: 20 credits

ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
BUS& 201 Business Law3 5

4Humanities: 15 credits

Please select 15 credits from the following list - (no more than 10 credits per discipline area, no more than 5 credits in  world languages or ASL, and no more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes)

ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5
ART 102 2-D Graphic Design 5
ART 111 Beginning Painting for Non-Art Majors 5
ART 112 Intermediate Painting for Non Art Majors 5
ART 113 Advanced Painting for Non Art Majors 5
ART 121 Introduction to Drawing 5
ART 124 Introduction to Printmaking 5
ART 201 Survey of Western Art-Ancient 5
ART 202 Survey of Western Art-Medieval & Renaissance 5
ART 203 Intermediate Drawing 5
ART 205 Human Life Drawing 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication 5
CMST& 220 Introduction to Public Speaking 5
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5
ASL& 121 American Sign Language I 5
ASL& 122 American Sign Language II 5
SPAN& 121 Spanish I 5
SPAN& 122 Spanish II 5
SPAN& 123 Spanish III 5

5Electives: 5 credits of any other college-level courses (Select courses appropriate for intended major and intended bachelor’s institution.)

Total Program Credits90

1 To meet EWU requirements, the 2nd English Composition course must be ENGL& 102

2 Students intending the manufacturing management major at WWU should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses required for admission to the major.

3Universities with a lower division Business Law requirement: UW (all campuses), WSU (all campuses) EWU, CWU, WWU, Gonzaga, SMU, SPU, Whitworth.

Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla College do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept the course taken as part of the degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division.

4 Students intending the international business major should consult their potential transfer institutions regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. Five credits in world language may apply to the Humanities requirement.

5 Fully transferrable as defined by receiving institution.