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General Studies

Associate of Science (A.S.)

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 must also complete placements 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
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 6.
MTH 158 College Algebra or MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 MTH 164, MTH 170, MTH 173.  See Note 1.
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
History Elective 3 See Note 7.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
MTH 240 Statistics 3 MTH 158, MTH 164, MTH 170, MTH 173.  See Note 1.
History Elective 3 See Note 7.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 16  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Transfer Elective 3 See Transfer Electives Document.
Transfer Elective 3 See Transfer Electives Document.
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 3.
Literature Elective 3 See Note 4.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 15  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Transfer Elective 3 See Transfer Electives Document.
Transfer Elective 3 See Transfer Electives Document.
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 3.
Literature Elective 3 See Note 4.
Physical Education/Health Elective 1  
Total Credits 13  
Total Credits For Program 61  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students may elect to take MTH 158 and MTH 240 or MTH 163 and MTH 240 as minimum preparation for transfer. Students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) track should take two math classes, MTH 163 and higher, and consult with their advisor.
  2. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, (except PSY 100) and SOC.
  3. Degree requirements include a conceptual humanities course (i.e., literature, philosophy, religion) that offers offers breadth of knowledge, therefore the elective requirement may be satisfied by completing an approved conceptual or applied humanities course. See web site (www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  4. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  5. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 129, CHM 130, 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).
  6. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  7. The history elective requirements 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.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences: 804-706-5084 (Chester) or 804-594-1500 (Midlothian). 

2014-2015 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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