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2022-2023 Catalog

Associate of Science (AS)


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The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed as a pathway to a CMC bachelor degree, or to transfer to a four-year college or university for the purpose of earning a bachelor degree. All general education courses are intended to transfer; occasional elective courses may not be accepted for transfer by particular four-year institutions so it’s important to work with an advisor to develop an appropriate pathway through the curriculum. Students wishing to choose an emphasis pathway are strongly encouraged to work with a CMC advisor to follow the emphasis course maps provided, as those course maps differ slightly from the general AS outlined below. Students can also consult the Colorado Department of Higher Education for articulation transfer guides to various science majors at Colorado four-year institutions.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Science degree. The Associate of Science program is available at all Colorado Mountain College locations; however, not every course is offered on every campus, some campuses may require travel between sites or technology-enhanced modalities to complete the degree.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program.

Learn more about the Associate of Science Program

General Education Requirements (32 credits)


Select a content area to view the course options when specific courses are not listed

Arts & Humanities


Select 2 courses (6 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  (must be intermediate/2000-level)
 

History


Select 1 course (3 credits) from content area GT-HI1: History  
 

Social & Behavioral Sciences


Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  
 

Arts & Humanities, History, or Social & Behavioral Sciences


Select 1 additional course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-HI1: History  
GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  
 

Natural & Physical Sciences


Select 2 courses (8 credits) from content area:

GT-SC1: Science Courses with Required Laboratory  
 

Colorado Mountain College Requirements (8 credits)


Communication Requirement (3 credits)


Wellness Requirement (2 credits)


Choose at least 2 credits from the following:

Cultural Competency Requirement (3 credits)


Select 3 credits from the Cultural Competency Courses  

 

Electives (20 credits)


  •     Other Advised Electives 20.0 Credits

            Choose any guaranteed (◆) or general (✽) transfer course numbered 1000-2999
            Select from Science or Mathematics Prefixes:
            AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEO, GEY, MAT, MET, or PHY  
 

Electives can be used to emphasize a specific area of study. Please work with an advisor and the applicable four-year institution, along with the available emphasis guides below.

Emphasis Options


Students wishing to pursue an emphasis area within their Associate of Science can choose from the following course maps:

Biology Emphasis (AS)  
Chemistry Emphasis (AS)  
Ecosystem Science & Management Emphasis 
Environmental Science Emphasis (AS)  
Health Science Emphasis (AS)  
Mathematics Emphasis (AS)  
Physics Emphasis (AS)  
Psychology Emphasis (AS)  

Total Credits Earned


General Education Requirements (32 credits)
CMC Requirements (8 credits)
Electives (20 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Science degree (60 credits)

 

Note:


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).

 

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