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ANATOMY

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BIOLOGY

Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T)

(Program: 040100 State Code: 36049)

The Biology AS-T provides students with a background to evaluate and understand new discoveries and to make informed decisions about the use of scientific knowledge to benefit all living organisms. The curriculum is generally required of lower-division biological sciences majors, as well as pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary students. The degree includes coursework that aligns with specific lower-division major requirements for biological sciences-related majors at various universities within the California State University (CSU) system.

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor's Office.
    • Note: This degree allows for completion of the IGETC for STEM or the CSU GE for STEM which allows for the completion of 6 units of general education coursework to be completed AFTER transfer. Students are only required to complete two courses (instead of three) in each of the following areas:
      • CSU GE-Breadth Area C/IGETC Area 3: Arts & Humanities
      • CSU GE-Breadth Area D/IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Science.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.

C. Major courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing an AS-T in Biology, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the scientific method and its applications.

  2. Demonstrate the scientific method in a laboratory setting.

  3. Apply knowledge of fundamental biological principles such as evolution and taxonomy.

  4. Apply knowledge of physiological, ecological, and molecular processes.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in basic lab skills and analysis.

MAJOR: 7 COURSES | 33 UNITS | AS-T
Pre-Allied Health
Associate of Science (AS) Degree

The Pre-Allied Health AS prepares students for entry into allied health programs such as nursing, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, radiologic technologies, physician assistant, and chiropractic. Courses in this degree are prerequisites for many health professional programs and are transferable to various majors, including Nursing, Kinesiology, and Nutrition. Some variations of entry requirements may exist among allied health programs and will require students to refer to the school of interest.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform tests using laboratory equipment and methods.
  2. Work safely in a laboratory or clinical setting and follow safety protocols.
  3. Describe pathophysiology of a human disease.
  4. Employ diagnostic techniques to identify an unknown bacterium.
  5. Describe anatomical structures.
MAJOR: 7 COURSES | 25-28 UNITS | AS
Pre-Allied Health
Certificate of Achievement

The Pre-Allied Health certificate of achievement prepares students for entry into allied health programs such as nursing, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, radiologic technologies, physician assistant, and chiropractic. Courses in this certificate are prerequisites for many health professional programs and are transferable to various majors at four-year institutions. Some variations of entry requirements may exist among allied health programs and will require students to refer to the school of interest.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform tests using laboratory equipment and methods.
  2. Work safely in a laboratory or clinical setting and follow safety protocols.
  3. Describe pathophysiology of a human disease.
  4. Employ diagnostic techniques to identify an unknown bacterium.
  5. Describe anatomical structures.
MAJOR: 5 COURSES | 19-22 UNITS 

MICROBIOLOGY

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PHYSIOLOGY

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