Degree: Associate of Science
Credit Hours Required: 65

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is designed to provide a student with a strong foundation in general education and the core business courses. Students successfully completing this program may transfer to a four year college.

Program Outcomes:
  A. Apply technology skills to the functions of a business.
  B. Apply ethical and professional behaviors to business.
  C. Communicate business information effectively using a multitude of communication skills.
  D. Demonstrate accounting knowledge.
  E. Analyze business situations and apply problem-solving techniques individually and in a team environment.

Required Professional Courses    18
BUS 106 College Accounting I     3
BUS 107 College Accounting II    3
BUS 120 Introduction to Business    3
BUS 128 Business Communications   3
BUS 208 Business Applications for Microcomputers   3
BUS 250 Principles of Management    3

Business Electives 6
Students are required to complete 6 semester hours of elective business courses. These courses must be chosen with permission of the advisor.

General Education Requirements    41

ENG 110 Speech Communications            3
ENG 112 English Composition I                3

MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra or MATH 130 College Algebra 3

Humanities (students choice) 3

Social Science 6
(One history or economics second psychology or sociology)
Dakota Studies
DKT 120 Introduction to Dakota Studies or DKT 140 Dakota Culture 3
SWO members DKT 110 Dakota Language I or
Non-SWO members Dakota class of choice 3
CST 141 Microcomputer Applications 3
GEN 101 Pathways to Success 3
GEN 270 Capstone 1

General Education Electives (student’s choice of two classes) 6

If doing Accounting Emphasis: (In Lieu of Electives)
BUS 202 Federal Income Tax Accounting 3
BUS 215 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 216 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 230 Computerized Accounting 3

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.
Business Instructor: Hayley Martenson
Adjunct Instructors:
Jennifer Pelzel
Jeanette Gravdahl
Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):
(Based on five semesters)

Tuition $ 8,125
Registration Fee 250
Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) 300
Library Usage/Email Account Fee 150
Building Usage Fee 125
Technical Fee 450
Books and Supplies (estimate) 3,000
Graduation Fee 40
Activity Fee 150
Total $12,590*

* SWC does not participate in any type of loan program.
No special laboratory/equipment is provided nor needed for this program. There are many classrooms and several student areas equipped with computers for students to use.
Due to the program size SWC does not publish graduation rates in order to protect the privacy of the students.
34 CFR 668.6(b) The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code of the occupations that the program prepares the student to enter along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site or its successor site.
13-1190 Miscellaneous Business Operations Specialists
This broad occupation is the same as the detailed occupation:

This broad occupation is the same as the detailed occupation: 13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 
Minor Group: 13-1000 Business Operations Specialists 
Major Group: 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 

O*NET link for Business



Transfer Information – 34 CFR 668.43

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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