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General Studies AS

Associate of Science (AS)

T Transfer degrees for accepting institutions Transfer degrees for accepting institutions = Transfer degrees for accepting institutions, see www.jtcc.edu/transfer
O Majors with completely online option Majors with completely online option = Majors with completely online option

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Purpose

This program is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the associate of science degree (A.S.). 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.

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.

Printable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 163, See Note 2
History Elective 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 164, See Note 2
History Elective 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 6
MILESTONE: General Education Certificate (see faculty advisor)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 7
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 5
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 8
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 6
Transfer Electives 15   See Note 9
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  

Notes

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related transfer degrees should consider taking MTH 163 and MTH 164 to fulfill their math requirements. STEM students who need to complete developmental math modules 6 – 9 may elect to take MTH 158 instead and use it as a prerequisite for the MTH 163 course. Students pursuing non-STEM majors (i.e. liberal arts, social sciences, communication, etc.) should take MTH 157 and MTH 170. Please note that students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.

  3. The history elective requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the student’s advisor.

  4. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242.  STEM track majors should take CHM 111-112.

  5. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved humanities electives. Students should check with their intended transfer institutions regarding foreign language requirements.

  6. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS and HIS.

  7. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.

  8. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.

  9. Students should consult with prospective four-year transfer institution to determine degree requirements when selecting electives. Some majors have foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements. See http://www.jtcc.edu/transferelectives for list of Approved Transfer Electives.

  10. Related Certificate (C) – General Education

  11. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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