General Studies – Software Engineering Specialization

Program Description

The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. 

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires the satisfactory completion of four (4) units of high school English, two (2) units of high school algebra, one (1) unit of geometry, one (1) unit of laboratory science, and one (1) unit of social science or their equivalent.  Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. Students planning to transfer should schedule an appointment with MECC’s Transfer Services Counselor at 276.523.2400 ext. 324.

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General Studies
Software Engineering Specialization (697-09)


Course # Course Title Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
MTH 273 Calculus I 4
ITE 119 Information Literacy3 3
    Social Science Elective1 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3
MTH 274 Calculus II 4
    Social Science Elective1 3
ENG   English Survey2 3
PHY 241 University Physics I 4
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ITP 132 C++ Programming I 3
MTH 275 Multivariable Calculus/Linear Algebra 4
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Education 1
ENG   English Survey2 3
MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics 4
ITP 232 C++ Programming II 3
PHY 242 University Physics II 4
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 65

1In addition to the economics requirements for the community colleges, students are advised to complete a Political Science and Psychology course, or a full year of a sophomore social science if required by the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer. 2At least one semester of World Literature (ENG 251-252) is recommended. 3Every student getting an Associate of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate information literacy by completing ITE 119, by satisfying the terms of an articulation agreement, or by establishing competency on an assessment test.

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