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. 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 Arts & Science degree (AA&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 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful program completion, graduates will be able to:
- Civic Engagement: Demonstrate the knowledge and values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society.
- Critical Thinking: Locate, evaluate, interpret, and combine information, to reach well-reasoned conclusions or solutions.
- Professional Readiness: Demonstrate skills important for successful transition into the workplace and/or pursuit of further education.
- Quantitative Literacy: Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information in a variety of settings.
- Scientific Literacy: Recognize scientific methods, explanations and facts, and demonstrate ability to apply scientific processes.
- Written Communication: Express themselves effectively in a variety of written forms.
- Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to determine the nature and extent of the information needed; access needed information effectively and efficiently; evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base.
Students must meet the requirements for admission established by the college. Depending on specific circumstances students may need to complete developmental course work as they begin this course of study. Students are urged to identify the mathematics requirements of their identified major at the college or university to which they plan to transfer, along with all other course choices to help in the selection of courses for the degree. MECC strongly recommends consulting with an academic advisor at the college in planning their program and selecting courses.
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