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2017-2018 Pierce College Catalog 
  
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Pierce College Catalog

Associate of Science (AS-T) Degree Track 2


For science pre-majors in engineering, computer science, physics and atmospheric sciences

The Associate of Science degree (AS-T) is designed for students who plan to transfer to science programs at four-year institutions after completing the first two years of study at Pierce. The degree enables students to fulfill the undergraduate general education requirements of most four-year science degree programs. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Degree Outcomes  

General Degree Requirements

  • Minimum of 90 earned credits in courses numbered 100 or above is required to complete the AS-T degree
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I  - required
  • COLLG 110 College Success  required during the first or second quarter of attendance
  • Earn the lesser of (at least) 20 college level credits or 25% of the credits applicable to the degree or certificate at Pierce College
  • Cumulative college-level grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required
  • 1.5 grade (C-) or higher is required for all coursework, unless stated otherwise
  • “Pass” (P) grades, independent study and cooperative work experience/work-based learning credits may be used for general elective credits only
  • Once a course has been successfully completed, credits earned may be used in only one category

General Required Courses (30 Credits)


Communications (5 Credits)


ENGL& 101 requires a 2.0 or higher grade.

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (10 Credits)


Math courses require a 1.5 or higher grade.

Humanities (5-10 Credits)


Requires a 1.5 grade or higher. No more than five credits from performance/skills are allowed and no more than five credits at the 100-level in world language.

Must take 5 credits from Humanities, 5 credits from Social Science and 5 credits from either Humanities or Social Science.

 

Humanities Performance/Skills


Social Science (5-10 Credits)


Requires a 1.5 grade or higher.

Must take 5 credits from Humanities, 5 credits from Social Science and 5 credits from either Humanities or Social Science.

 

Additional Science Requirements (20 Credits)


Requires a 1.5 grade or higher.

The remaining credits should be planned with the help of an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation.

General Electives (15 Credits)


Minimum of a 1.0 grade or higher is required.

Minimum of 10 credits that satisfy Pierce’s AA-DTA  core requirements, i.e., Communication (CM), Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (QS), Humanities (HM), Social Sciences (SS) or Natural Sciences (NS). Maximum of five credits of any college-level course numbered 100 or higher. Maximum of three physical education activity credits may be used only in this area.

Total Credits 93


Notes

  • Students completing this Associate of Science Transfer degree will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the DTA associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.
  • Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Students should be advised that some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus.
  • Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.
  • Sequences should not be broken up between institutions (e.g., the typical threequarter physics sequence should be taken entirely at one institution).

Program Code: AS2