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General Studies, Logistics Specialization

Associate of Science (A.S.)


This program is intended to provide the student 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 for their intended transfer college or university programs of study.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
IND 116 Applied Technology 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
History Elective 3 See Note 1.
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 MTH 164, MTH 170, MTH 173.
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CON 100 Shaping Business Arrangements 3  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
MTH 240 Statistics 3  
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 16  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Transfer Elective 3 See Note 6.
BUS 208 Quality and Productivity Management 3  
Literature Elective 3 See Note 2.
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 4.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 15  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
MTH 270 Applied Calculus 3  
Transfer Elective 3 See Note 6.
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or CST 110 Introduction to Communications 3  
Physical Education/Health Elective 1  
BUS 234 Supply Chain Management 3  
Total Credits 13  
Total Credits For Program 61  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students who plan to transfer to Virginia State University to pursue a Logistics degree should enroll in a U.S. History course to satisfy this requirement.
  2. The literature elective requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  3. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirements can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY (except PSY 100) and SOC. Students transferring to Virginia State University should complete ECO 202 and a global studies course (World Geography, World Government, Political Science (International), or World History).
  4. Degree requirements include a conceptual humanities course (i.e., literature, philosophy, religion) that offers breadth of knowledge, therefore the elective requirement may be satisfied by completing an approved conceptual or applied humanities course. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives. Students who plan to transfer to VSU should enroll in a Philosophy elective.
  5. The laboratory science requirements can be satisfied by the following courses; BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, 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 plus PHY 201-202 (or PHY 241-242). Students who plan to transfer to VSU should enroll in PHY 201-202.
  6. Students should select a suitable transfer elective by consulting a faculty advisor and the transfer institution. Students who plan to transfer to VSU should enroll in ACC 211 and ITE 115 to satisfy Transfer Elective requirements.

Additional Resource
STEM-H internships and scholarships

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services at 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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