2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering (AS-Track 1) Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Science (AS-T) Degree Track 1 , you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.


  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. Math Course Recommendation

Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

3. English Composition I

  • Course purpose: Engineers write technical reports, grants, instructions and proposals to colleagues, clients and supervisors. ENGL& 101 provides you the foundational skills needed to write effectively.


  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

Action Item: Choose a Transfer Institution

Work with an advisor or faculty member to plan your transition to a Bachelor of Science engineering program at a four-year institution.

UW-Seattle admits bioengineering and chemical engineering students for a Spring start. For a Spring start, you need to apply to UW-Seattle by December 15 and to the department by January 15.  

WSU admits bioengineering and chemical engineering students for Fall or Summer quarters. You should contact the academic advisor of your transfer department before applying. The deadline to apply for Fall or Summer start at WSU is January 31.

4. Chemistry Course Recommendation

Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

5. Biology/Chemistry Course Recommendation

Choose one group.

Group A

Group B

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

6. Physics Course Recommendation

Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

7. Humanities Course Recommendation

Choose One

8. Economics Course Recommendation

Choose one

9. Social Science Course Recommendation

Choose one

Total Credits: 112-114

10. Additional Recommended Courses

Total Adjusted Credits: 169-171

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