Organizational Leadership & Resource Management

Associate in Applied Science—Transfer

This program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in private and public service environments within a 2 year format. It also prepares students to continue their studies at the bachelor level. The program Mission Statement is: “To assist individuals by providing basic leadership skills, an understanding of their role in influencing groups of individuals to accomplish organizational goals while adopting strategies that foster critical thinking and the ability to lead change within organizations.”

AAS-T Requirements: The AAS-T is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 93-95 quarter credits with an overall grade point average of 2.0. A minimum of 20 credits must be taken from Olympic College, including the last 10 credits. Students are required to successfully complete the required leadership core and a college-level general education component. This degree transfers well to Brandman University.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Focus on humanistic, ethical, and transformational leadership in organizations.
  2. Achieve organizational goals and personal growth.
  3. Solve problems to promote positive organizational change.
  4. Bridge the gap between theory and practical applications to achieve immediate results in their lives and organizations.
  5. Effectively use oral and written communications skills in an organizational environment.
  6. Work respectfully and collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams.
  7. Analyze legal and ethical implications of organizational conduct.
Advisor Office Phone
Bolton, Karen Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bldg 460, Room 242 360.476.5339
Mathew, Philip  Business 209 360.475.7382

Required Courses Credits
ACCT& 201 Prin of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Prin of Accounting II* 5
BUS& 101 Intro to Business 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing* 5

Choose one of the following two courses:
OLRM 199 Practicum 5  
OLRM 299 Practicum 5 5
OLRM 201 Intro to Organizational Leadership 5
OLRM 202 Introduction to Organizational Ethics 5
OLRM 225 Human Relations in Organizations 5
OLRM 250 Organizational Communication 5

Choose one of the following for 3 or 5 credits:
OLRM 205 Managing Diversity 3  
OLRM 260 Conflict Resolution 5  
OLRM 270 Organizational Change 5 3-5

Choose one of the following for 5 credits:
MATH& 107 Math in Society* 5  
MATH& 141 Precalculus I: Algebra* 5  
MATH 147 Business Algebra* 5 5

Choose one of the following for 5 credits:
ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5  
ENGL& 111 Intro to Literature 5  
HIST 230 Films in American Culture 5 5

Any foreign language

Choose any two of the following for 10 credits:
ECON& 201 Micro Economics* 5  
ECON& 202 Macro Economics* 5  
HIST& 136 US History 1* 5  
HIST& 137 US History 2* 5  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5  
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology* 5 10

Choose any two of the following for 10 credits:
ASTRO 101 Introduction to Astronomy* 5  
BIOL 101 Introduction to Marine Science 5  
BIOL& 160 General Biology w/Lab 5  
GEOG& 100 Introduction to Geography 5  
GEOL& 101 Intro Physical Geology 5  
SCI 100 Introduction to Science* 5 10
Total Credits Required 93-95

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog