Associate of Science (AS) Degree

Requirements

Students must complete a total of 60 credit hours for the associate degree. Requirements in four-year or professional programs sometimes change yearly. Students should meet regularly with their Academic Advisor to ensure satisfactory progress is being made toward completion of the AS degree and transferability of credit to a four-year institution or professional program.

NOTE: Students who have taken prerequisite courses longer than seven years ago are strongly encouraged to take an assessment test over the prerequisite material to ensure adequate prior knowledge to be successful in future courses. The outcome of the assessment test will help the student determine whether or not he or she needs to re-take the prerequisite course. The assessment test is available in the CCD Testing Center.

For Health Science degrees, because of program accreditation requirements, students must have completed all science courses within the previous seven years before the first day of class in a health program.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
Or COM 125
Interpersonal Communication 
Or COM 220
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3 
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 121 College Algebra : GT-MA1 1,3 4
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 4
 Subtotal14
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
Guaranteed Transfer History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 4
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 4 3
Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) 4 3
Guaranteed Transfer Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 5 4
Guaranteed Transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) or Guaranteed Transfer History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Elective 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 5
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

 Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

 Select one of the following: MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 166, MAT 201

4

 Select two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

5

Select one 2 lab course sequence in any guaranteed transfer science discipline and one additional guaranteed transfer lab science course. 

Electives

Advanced Academic Achievement
ANT - all courses
ARA - all courses 111 and higher
ART - all courses
ASL - all courses
AST - all courses
BIO - all courses 111 and higher
CHE - all courses 111 and higher
CHI - all courses 111 and higher
Introduction to PC Applications
COM - all courses
Computer Science I: (Language)
Computer Science II: (Language)
DAN, HPE & PED - all courses (up to 4 credits total)
ECO - all courses
Introduction to Education
ENG - all courses 121 and higher
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1
FRE - all courses 111 and higher
GEO - all courses
GER - all courses 111 and higher
GEY - all courses
HIS - all courses
HUM - all courses
Human Nutrition
ITA - all courses 111 and higher
JOU - all courses
JPN - all courses 111 and higher
LIT - all courses
MAT - all courses 111 and higher
MUS - all courses
PHI - all courses
PHY - all courses 111 or higher
POS - all courses
PSY - all courses
SOC - all courses
SPA - all courses 111 and higher
THE - all courses
WST - all courses