Contemporary Business Administration

Learn skills to start and run a small business or manage someone else’s with skills in management, accounting, marketing, human relations and other skills.

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring as space allows

Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
64 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
92 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
Bachelor of Applied Science: 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

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The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Thursday

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Albert Bodero

Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Keyboarding skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office software. Students entering without strong computer skills may take longer to complete.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 160V Basic Math for Accounting 2
BUS 110 Social Media Marketing 5
BUS 125 Concept to Commercialization 5
BUS 130 Small Business Marketing 5
BUS 135 Finance for Small Business 5
BUS 180 Principles of Management 5
BUS 230 Principles of Operation Management 5
BUS 240 Principles of Selling and Negotiation 5
BUS 270 Human Resource Management 5
BUS 280 Office Procedures or  
  General Education option 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
COL 101 College Success 2
COMP 100 Applied Composition or 5
ENG& 101 English Composition 5
Total   64

Additional Course Requirements for the AAS degree

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 124 Accounting for Small Business 5
AMATH 170V Applied Math for Accounting 3
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry 5
General Education options (3)*   15
Total   92

Students may select any & general education classes that meet their career and educational goals. Recommended classes include the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
ENGL& 102 Writing from Research 5
MATH& 107 Contemporary Mathematics 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus 5
MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus I 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Survey of Sociology 5

Program Outcomes

  • Design and initiate processes for prioritizing, reviewing and implementing tasks in the workplace
  • Exhibit integrity in the workplace through personal responsibility and a commitment to excellence
  • Utilize effective listening, writing and speaking skills in a business setting
  • Process financial and business records in a consistent, ethical and timely manner
  • Manage business relationships with consistency and fairness
  • Plan, create and implement the effective use of business resources
  • Recognize the personal and professional risks of business ownership


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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