2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook

General Studies, AS


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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college. This degree is intended for students who may be unsure of their intended major.

CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments from relevant perspectives to make sense of complex issues and/or reach well-reasoned conclusions.
  2. Demonstrate civic engagement through an understanding of the knowledge and values necessary to become an informed and contributing member of society.
  3. Communicate effectively by developing and conveying ideas appropriate to the given context and audience.
  4. Work effectively in teams and display situationally appropriate demeanor and behavior.
  5. Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information.
  6. Show knowledge of the scientific method, recognize empirical evidence, and draw conclusions based on evidence.

Required Courses


Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102.

Some transfer institutions/majors require that students have a foreign language proficiency through the 102 level. Students who completed 3 years of the same foreign language in high school may be exempt from this requirement. Native/fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA 102  or FRE 102 . Please check with your faculty advisor if you wish to take a language other than Spanish or French.

Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy the ITE 115 requirement by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the John Tyler Community College ITE 115 Test Challenge Exam.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

 

Transfer Elective Options:

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