2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science-T - Track 1 - Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Earth Sciences

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Program Description The Associate in Science (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare science majors for transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing. The AS-T 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. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 91 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (23 credits)

*See General Education Requirements Notes

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Human Relations and Professional Development Skills (3 credits)

OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings.

To view course choices, see the Course List - Human Relations and Professional Development Skills Courses (for AA, AA/DTA, AA/DTA/MRP, and AS-T degrees) .

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills

OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (15 credits)

**See Distribution Requirements Notes

Humanities (5 credits minimum)

OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

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

Social Sciences (5 credits minimum)

OUTCOME: 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.

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

Program Requirements (38-41 credits)


  1. 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.
  2. Use appropriate quantitative tools to tackle scientific questions, represent data, and document scientific findings as applied to Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.
  3. 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.
  4. Safely and appropriately use standard laboratory or field equipment to make precise and reliable measurements to Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Earth Sciences.
  5. 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.

Program Electives (to complete a total of 91 credits)

Program Notes

The program code for this degree is AS1. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisors for this program are:
Mary Whitfield | mary.whitfield@edcc.edu | 425.640.1138
Jeff Owen | jeff.owen@edcc.edu | 425.640.1655
Heather Walsh | heather.walsh@edcc.edu | 425.640.1092
Maria Kelly | mkelly@edcc.edu | 425.640.1918

Department websites: 
Chemistry | www.edcc.edu/chem
Geology | www.edcc.edu/geology

*General Education Requirements Notes

  • Human Relations and Professional Development Skills: The University of Washington is the only four year institution in Washington state that requires a Health/PE course for graduation.

**Distribution Requirements Notes

  • Five credits of the Distribution Requirements must also meet the Cultural Diversity Requirement for graduation. When choosing your Humanities or Social Science course from the Distribution Course Lists, choose at least one course with the designation of “:CD” in the title. If you have questions, consult an advisor.
  • At least five (5) of the required 15 credits must be completed in each Distribution area.
  • Humanities A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses may be applied to the Humanities Distribution Requirement.

Associate in Science General Information

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds CC’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes.  More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your schedule, in consultation with a STEM faculty advisor, 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;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • 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 CC.  Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.  

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with a science faculty advisor and the appropriate department at your four-year transfer institution about course selection and completion of degree requirements is highly recommended.

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

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

College Resources



Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2017  

Internal Coding

TC - 91
CIP - 240101
Last revised - 2016/12/21

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