Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Associate of Science Degrees


Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, Dean of Arts and Sciences
CIP 24.0199
Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the areas of natural science, physical science, mathematics, computer science , engineering and health-related fields and you may access the agreements at the following website.

NOTE: This degree excludes majors in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Business, Engineering or Nursing.

Requirements for the AS Degree are as follows:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Minimum of 15 graded semester hours earned at PCC
  3. Minimum grade of “C” in all coursework for the degree

Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or a PCC transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer. Secure a current AS curriculum sheet for reference.

To earn an AS degree, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, broken down as follows:

  1. 39 credits of Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) *
  2. 21 credits of Associate of Science Electives

Developmental courses are not included in these credits. Developmental courses are courses in English, college composition and reading, and mathematics that you may have to take before enrolling in college level courses.

Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways)


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathways Courses

You must take 39 credits from the following list:

Written Communication (6 Credits)


Oral Communication (3 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (12 Credits)


  • One 2-lab course sequence in any guaranteed transfer science discipline (GT-SC1) and additional guaranteed transfer lab science course(s) (GT-SC1)

Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)


  • Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, or AH4)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


  • Two guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) * or One guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Science course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) * AND one guaranteed transfer History course (GT-HI1) *

History (3 Credits)


  • One guaranteed transfer History course (GT-HI1)*

Associate of Science Electives and AAA 109


You must take AAA 109  and 18 elective credits. You can meet your elective requirements as follows:

  1. All electives must be selected with advisor approval.
  2. Take any of the above courses that are not used as Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways).

Elective Options


**Student may select any course number from this course prefix area.
Note: General Education electives completed in prior catalog years may still apply. Contact the Division of Arts and Sciences for more information

Maximum of 3 Semester Credits


A maximum of 3 semester credit hours of electives may be selected from among the following approved elective courses:

Sequencing of Classes


For the AS degree, there is no required course sequence except when classes have prerequisites. You can take classes in any order provided that you meet the prerequisites for each class. The course schedule below is just an example of how you might arrange your schedule over four semesters. It is only a suggested sequencing; your own schedule might differ depending on your scheduling needs. You should work with your advisor each semester, prior to registering, to ensure that you are enrolling in the proper courses in the most logical sequence.

Note: This sequence of courses assumes you are a full time student and that you have completed all required developmental courses. If these conditions do not apply, you may need more than four semesters to complete your degree.

Sample Associate of Science Degree


Note: This is only a sample. Do not use it to self-advise.

Semester One (10 Credits)


Semester Two (18 Credits)


Semester Three (17 Credits)


Semester Four (15 Credits)


Associate of Science with a Focus of Study in Computer Science


General Education Course Requirements (36 credits)


Written and Oral Communication (6 credits)


Mathematics (5 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (10 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Social Sciences (6 credits)


History (3 credits)