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
62 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

6:00 - 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.

Steven McKinnon

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
COL 101 College Success 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 Operations Management 5
BUS 240 Principles of Selling and Negotiation 5
BUS 270 Human Resources Management 5
BUS 280 Office Procedures or  
  Approved General Education option* 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
  Total 62
Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry or  
  More advanced AMATH or MATH& class 5
  Approved General Education options (5) 25
  Total 92

Approved General Education classes are listed below. Students should choose options that meet their career and educational goals. Transfer credits and requests to take a class not listed below must be approved by the program Dean.

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5
BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II 5
GEOL&101 Introduction to Physical Geology 5
HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities 5
MATH& 107 Math in Society 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus 5
MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation 5
NUTR&101 Human Nutrition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5

*Students who select this option will complete a total of 6 general education classes for the AAS degree.

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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