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 242360.476.5339
Mathew, Philip Business 209360.475.7382

Required CoursesCredits
ACCT&201Prin of Accounting I5
ACCT&202Prin of Accounting II*5
BUS&101Intro to Business5
BUS&201Business Law5
ENGL&101English Composition I*5
ENGL&235Technical Writing*5

Choose one of the following two courses:
OLRM201Intro to Organizational Leadership5
OLRM202Introduction to Organizational Ethics5
OLRM225Human Relations in Organizations5
OLRM250Organizational Communication5

Choose one of the following for 3 or 5 credits:
OLRM205Managing Diversity3 
OLRM260Conflict Resolution5 
OLRM270Organizational Change53-5

Choose one of the following for 5 credits:
MATH&107Math in Society*5 
MATH&141Precalculus I: Algebra*5 
MATH147Business Algebra*55

Choose one of the following for 5 credits:
ART&100Art Appreciation5 
ENGL&111Intro to Literature5 
HIST230Films in American Culture55

Any foreign language

Choose any two of the following for 10 credits:
ECON&201Micro Economics*5 
ECON&202Macro Economics*5 
HIST&136US History 1*5 
HIST&137US History 2*5 
PSYC&100General Psychology5 
SOC&101Intro to Sociology*510

Choose any two of the following for 10 credits:
ASTRO101Introduction to Astronomy*5 
BIOL101Introduction to Marine Science5 
BIOL&160General Biology w/Lab5 
GEOG&100Introduction to Geography5 
GEOL&101Intro Physical Geology5 
SCI100Introduction to Science*510
Total Credits Required93-95

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog