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Associate in Science (A10400)

Associate in Science

The Associate in Science degree is designed for students planning to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, sciences, or professional programs that require strong backgrounds in mathematics and science. In addition to the UGETC and general education courses, students complete natural sciences and mathematics transfer courses based on their intended major at the university for a total of 60-61 semester hour credits.

Employment Outlook

N/A

Employment Competencies

Graduates will be able to communicate in a clear, coherent and focused manner.

Graduates will be able to evaluate, interpret and apply scientific data/results to solve academic problems and test hypotheses.

Graduates will be able to compare and contrast cultural perspectives.

Graduates will be able to evaluate credibility of sources relevant to a specific topic.

Graduates will be able to evaluate, interpret and apply mathematical concepts to solve an academic problem.

Course Sequence

ACADEMIC TRANSITION (required) Class Lab Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 1
UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT
(All UGETC – Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)
ENGLISH COMPOSITION (6 semester hours)
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Discipline 3 0 3
COMMUNICATIONS/HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS (6 semester hours)
Select two courses from two different disciplines.
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3 0 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 semester hours)
Select two courses from two different disciplines.
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3 0 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
MATHEMATICS (8 semester hours)
Select two courses from the following.
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3 2 4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3 2 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 4
NATURAL SCIENCES (8 semester hours)
Select one sequence of courses.
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 3 4
PHY 151 College Physics I 3 2 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3 2 4
Additional General Education Hours (11 semester hours)
An additional 11 semester hours of courses should be selected from courses classified as General Education or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.
Physical Education and Health (1 semester hour)
Choose one course with a PED or HEA prefix.
Other Required Electives (13 semester hours)
An additional 13 semester hours of courses should be selected from courses classified as pre-major, elective, general education or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.
Semester Hours: 60

Note: Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu