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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (AB-DTA/MRP)

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The Associate of Business - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (AB-DTA/MRP) degree is designed for students who plan to pursue one of the business disciplines at a four-year college or university.  Students can start on the business core courses while completing their general education requirements.  Upon completion of the AB-DTA/MRP, students will enter most colleges or universities as a junior.

Students may graduate under the catalog in force during entry for a period of not more than five years if continuously enrolled.


Group B

A grade of C or better required to satisfy Quantitative Basic Requirements.

Core Classes

Select courses from THREE disciplines (subject areas) from the respective list of approved Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences distribution courses located under the DTA Distribution List  section in the catalog.

No more than ten credits from any one discipline (subject area) is allowed.

Maximum of five credits may be taken as “S” grades.

2.0 GPA required


Choose fifteen credits.

May include a maximum of 5 credits in skill performance which is indicated with a (P) in the Humanities Distribution , and a maximum of 5 credits of 100-level foreign languages or 100-level American Sign Language.

Natural Sciences

Choose ten credits.

Must include one lab course indicated with a (L) in the Natural Sciences/Math Distribution .

Social Sciences

Choose five credits in a discipline (subject area) from Social Sciences Distribution  other than Economics.

Business Core

All Business degrees must include the 25-credit Business Major core.  No S grades allowed.

Required minimum GPA for this category is a 2.0.  Recommended minimum grade for business courses is a C.


Consult with your academic advisor to carefully select an additional five credits from courses numbered 100 or above.

Total Credits 90

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