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Explore Business

If you’re drawn to the dynamic world of business but you haven’t yet decided what program or career you want to pursue, consider starting with the Exploratory Map for the Business Pathway.  

The Business Exploratory Map is a one-quarter sequence designed to give you the time and opportunity to explore the programs within the Business Pathway so you can choose an area that fits with your interests and goals. 

The courses on this map have been carefully selected so that you can explore your areas of interest while at the same time earning some valuable credits toward a degree or certificate.  

The Business Exploratory Map includes the following areas of study:  

NOTE: Check out the career information on each of these pages to help inform your decision!  

Our goal for you is that by the end of your exploration, you’ll be ready to choose the degree or certificate that is right for you. With the assistance of an advisor, you’ll make a plan to maximize the credits you’ve earned as you transition to your chosen pathway.

What You’ll Learn

This program map is not a degree or certificate, it is a two-quarter sequence of classes that give you time to explore the programs within this pathway. You’ll earn some transferable credits while investigating your interests and finding your passion.
At the end of two quarters, you’ll choose the degree or certificate that is right for you. With the assistance of your advisor, you’ll create a personal education plan to maximize the credits you’ve earned as you transition to your chosen pathway. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 12

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
12

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    1,358
  • Non-Resident

    $
    1,831
  • International

    $
    3,317
  • Books

    $
    359
  • Course Fees

    $
    5
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    226

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Jamie Southwell
    Jamie Southwell
    Program Specialist 2
    Jamie.Southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3912

  • Jackie Franklin
    Jackie Franklin
    Accounting
    A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Gonzaga University; M.B.A., Eastern Washington University; CPA
    Jackie.Franklin@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3887
  • Elodie Goodman
    Elodie Goodman
    Dean Ss/Acct/Econ/Hum Serv
    B.A., M.A., University of Washington
    Elodie.Goodman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3694

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Jamie Southwell

Pathways Specialist
jamie.southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3912
Building 24, Room 125