Associate in Science-Transfer (Track 2)
Credits: 90 | Length of Program: 6 quarters
Associate in Science-Transfer (Track 2)
The Associate in Science-Transfer is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to study science or engineering. Students who successfully complete degree requirements and elective courses recommended for their specific area of study will transfer to many four-year degree programs with junior standing. Compared to the Associate in Arts Degree, this degree delays some general education distribution credits until the junior or senior year in order to make room in the transfer degree for required freshman and sophomore-level science sequences. AS-T Track 2 focuses on computer science, engineering, physics and atmospheric sciences.
General education introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge – communication, the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics and the social sciences – and helps them develop the intellectual skills that will make them more effective life-long learners. The College’s general education program is intended to meet the transfer requirements of the four-year colleges and universities as outlined in the Intercollegiate Relations Commission Handbook. South Puget Sound Community College prepares recipients of the Associate in Science-Transfer Degree to:
- Communicate effectively
- Think logically and critically
- Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
- Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
- Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
AND Choose one of the following:
Humanities 5 credits
Social Science 5 credits
Humanities or Social Science 5 credits
Must be in different discipline than those above. Should fulfill diversity requirement.
Engineering Physics recommended. General Physics may be substituted, but students should consult with a faculty advisor before choosing that option since it may affect transfer placement.
Must be planned with an advisor. 35 credits total. 5 credits max not on General Education.
**MATH& 141 and MATH& 142 may be waived based on appropriate placement testing. If waived, an additional 10 credits of general education electives will be required to meet the 90 credit minimum.
Engineering is a broad discipline, so each specialty will have different requirements. Students should work with a faculty advisor to select courses for the appropriate specialty. Depending on the degree requirements of a transfer baccalaureate institution, students should plan to take the following:
MATH 205 Linear Algebra, MATH& 254 Calculus IV; BIOL& 211, 212, 213, Biology for Majors; CHEM& 161, 162,163 General Chemistry I, II, and III
Chemical pre-Engineering: CHEM& 161, 162,163 General Chemistry I, II, and III, CHEM& 241; MATH& 153 Calculus III, MATH 205 Linear Algebra, MATH 238 Differential Equations, MATH& 254 Calculus IV
Computer Science: BIOL& 211 Cellular Biology for Majors; MATH& 151, 152, 153, 254 Calculus I-IV; CS 142 and 143 Object Oriented Programming I and II
Computer Engineering: MATH& 151, 152, 153, 254 Calculus I-IV; CS 142 and 143 Object Oriented Programming I and II
Electrical Engineering: MATH& 151, 152, 153, 254 Calculus I-IV; CS 142 and Object Oriented Programming I
Civil & Mechanical Engineering: MATH& 153 Calculus III, MATH 205 Linear Algebra, MATH& 254 Calculus IV; CHEM& 161 and 162 General Chemistry I and II; ENGR& 214 Statics, ENGR& 215 Dynamics; GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology or BIOL& 211 Cellular Biology for Majors
Diversity-designated courses at South Puget Sound Community College provide opportunities for students to develop awareness of their own social and cultural identities, seek understanding of others, and cultivate skills to communicate across cultures and differences. All programs require the completion of a diversity course.
Effective Catalog Year 2020-2021
In planning this degree students need to work closely with their faculty advisor and the transfer institution so that the science credits within the degree create a seamless passage to the transfer institution. Although the Associate in Science-Transfer Degree transfers to four-year colleges and universities in Washington State, it may not meet specific department requirements.
A minimum of 90 credits is required, meeting the distribution in the table below. All courses taken must be at college level (numbered 100 or above), with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above. A class can only count once toward requirements. For example, IIS 125 will satisfy either HUMANITIES or SOCIAL SCIENCE course requirements, but not both. A maximum of 5 credits in performance/skills courses may be applied to the humanities distribution requirement.