PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in a science program such as biology, chemistry, physics, pre-med, pre-dentistry, and environmental science.
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.
Many of the required courses will require that a student test out of or complete developmental courses prior to taking the course.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to:
1. Explain the process and limitations of scientific inquiry.
2. Communicate fundamental laws, theories, and concepts of science.
3. Show an understanding of the fundamental laws, theories, and concepts of inorganic chemistry.
4. Show an understanding of the function concept in graphical form, including linear, polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
5. Analyze data and interpret charts, graphs, and tables to draw valid conclusions.
6. Show an understanding of the fundamental laws, theories, and concepts of physics at an introductory level, an understanding of concepts within the discipline of physics.