Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Associate in Science - Track 2


The Associate in Science - Transfer degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities and many private colleges with junior standing and the majority of the prerequisites for selected science, mathematics, and engineering majors completed. This degree partially fulfills the general education requirements as explained in the Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement. This degree does not guarantee admission into the major. Students completing this Associate of Science Transfer degree will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate’s degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution. Each concentration within this degree has additional requirements.

The Associate in Science - Transfer degree does NOT satisfy all general education requirements at baccalaureate institutions. Students who transfer with AS - T degrees will typically be required to complete some general education requirements during their junior and senior years, for example cultural diversity requirements or world language requirements. Students who begin their science studies at baccalaureate institutions must meet similar requirements.

Early advising is important to ensure degree completion, for example:

Some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus to meet the physics sequence of 15 credits.

Biology majors should select organic chemistry or physics for the additional 10-15 credits.

Engineering students may have additional lower-division requirements to meet prior to department admission.

Pre-calculus cannot be used to satisfy the mathematics requirement.

Science sequences should not be broken up between institutions (ex: the typical three-quarter physics sequence should be taken entirely at Grays Harbor College).

Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring. Selecting and planning courses with a science or engineering advisor is strongly recommended to ensure a seamless transition to a science major program at a specific university or four-year college.

Associate in Science - Transfer General Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above which include distribution courses plus specific science or engineering major options with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at GHC with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Additional General Education Requirements (GERs) must be completed at the four-year school where the student transfers.

Associate in Science - Transfer Track 2 is designed to prepare students for upper division study in the areas of: Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Atmospheric Science.

Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) Track 2 Concentration

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Physics
Engineering
Atmospheric Sciences

Degree Requirements


Degree requirements for all Associate in Science Transfer Track 2:

Communications (5 credits)


Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (10 credits)


Higher level math courses may be substituted with advisor approval.

Humanities & Social Science Distribution Requirements (15 credits)


  • Select five Humanities  credits satisfying a distribution requirement.
  • Select five Social Science  credits satisfying a distribution requirement.
  • Select five additional Humanities  or Social Sciences  credits satisfying a distribution requirement. (See note 7)

Concentration


Each concentration within this degree has additional requirements. Please see your advisor for assistance with course selections.

For Engineering or Computer Science


The following courses are appropriate for students studying Engineering or Computer Science. Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor and based on the area of specialization and the transfer institution the student chooses. NOTE: Some Computer Science majors are better off earning an AA-DTA degree. Consult with a Computer Science advisor.

Remaining Credits (35 credits)


The remaining 35 credits should be planned with the help of an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the transfer college the student chooses to attend. MATH 241  and MATH 220 ; ENGR& 104 , ENGR& 214 , and ENGR& 225 ; and CHEM& 162  are suggested for most Engineering programs. These credits may include some prerequisite course work for major courses such as MATH& 141  and MATH& 142 .

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering


This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for various engineering majors at universities in Washington.

Mathematics (10 credits)


Engineering Required (14-16 credits)


Select 3 courses in consultation with an advisor as appropriate for intended major and intended bachelor’s institution:

Civil and Mechanical Engineering


This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for various engineering majors at universities in Washington.

Engineering Required (15 credits)


Math/Engineering Electives (15-21 credits)


Physics or Atmospheric Science


The following courses are appropriate for students studying physics or atmospheric science. Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor and based on the area of specialization and the transfer institution the student chooses.

Remaining Credits (35 credits)


The remaining 35 credits should be planned with the help of an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the transfer college the student chooses to attend. MATH 241  and MATH 220  and CHEM& 162  and CHEM& 163  are suggested for most programs. These credits may include some prerequisite course work for major courses such as MATH& 141  and MATH& 142 .

Minimum Credits Required: 90