2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 of 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.

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.

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 5.    

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

  • Course purpose: Engineers will work in teams in their careers. CMST& 230 provides you the skills needed to handle group conflicts and discusses different leadership styles.

  • Course purpose: Engineers must interact with clients and colleagues from around the world in today’s global economy. This course teaches you about different worldviews and skills to interact with technology.

  • Course purpose: Engineers must be able to present proposals, results and conclusions to clients, supervisors and laypeople. This course provides you with practice in public speaking.

8. Economics Course Recommendation

Choose one

9. Social Science Course Recommendation

Choose one

Total Credits 107-109

10. Additional Recommended Courses

Total Adjusted Credits 159-161

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