2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science - Track 1

PGM Code – AS1

Track 1 - Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Earth Sciences

Program Description The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed to prepare science majors for transfer to a four- year institution with junior standing. The AS degree will generally provide the transferring student with at least 90 quarter (60 semester) credits upon entry to a four-year institution. This degree will satisfy some, but not all, of the general education requirements at the receiving institution.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This AS degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 90 credits of General Requirements, Distribution Requirements, Specific Requirements, Additional Math/Science Courses, and General Electives as outlined with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college-level courses. At least 30 credits must be earned at Edmonds Community College.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Students are advised to

  • Consult with a science faculty adviser and the appropriate department at your four-year transfer institution about course selection and completion of degree requirements.
  • Plan your schedule, in consultation with a science faculty adviser, several quarters in advance to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice per year.
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning.
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds Community College.
  • Submit an “Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits” form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds Community College.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education Requirements (23 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Mathematics (10 credits)

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Mathematics: Apply mathematical or quantitative models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (15 credits)

A. Humanities (minimum 5 credits)

A maximum of five (5) credits in foreign language may be applied to the Humanities distribution requirement. A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses may be applied to the Humanities distribution requirement.

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Course List .

B. Social Sciences (minimum 5 credits)

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List .

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Apply the skills and knowledge acquired through coursework to analyze issues, tackle problems, and critically evaluate a proposal, claim, process, or theory as applied to Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.
  • Use appropriate quantitative tools to tackle scientific questions, represent data, and document scientific findings as applied to Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge acquired through coursework by effectively communicating to fellow team members, the public, and members of the scientific community, using written, oral, and visual communication methods as applied to Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.
  • Safely and appropriately use standard laboratory or field equipment to make precise and reliable measurements to Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrate the understanding that science relies on evidence, and that scientific knowledge is tentative, open to revision, falsifiable and subject to constraints Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.

IV Program Electives (10-15 credits)

Program Electives Course List

Select 10-15 credits from the following course list.

Additional Math/Science Courses


Program Electives Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcome from Program Elective courses:

Demonstrate a breadth or depth of knowledge and skill, according to the students’ independent selection of degree elective courses or according to the program’s specialized areas of focus.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Evaluator’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012 | Rev: 06/12