Credit Certificate Program (30 Minimum Credits)
The General Science Certificate Program is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in the sciences, covering the basics of biology, chemistry, environment, mathematics, and physics. This background can be used as an entry into the Science Transfer Associate in Science degree, into a science related degree at a 4-year college, or into employment where general science knowledge and laboratory skills are needed.
REQUIRED PROGRAM OF STUDY
|Course Number||Semester||Course Titles||Credits|
|BIO 120 OR BIO 150||FALL||Biological Concepts OR Biology I||4|
|CHE 120 OR CHE 150||Principles of Chemistry OR Chemisty I||4|
|IFT 110||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|MAT 110||Algebra II||3|
|ORI 102||College Success Strategies||2|
|ENV 130||SPRING||The Environment||3|
|COM 121||English Composition||3|
|PHY 120 OR PHY 150||Principles of Physics OR Applied Physics||4|
|---||Additional lab science OR elective||4|
|Minimum Credit Hours Required for the Program||30|
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Identify how living organisms function, reproduce, and evolve.
- Explain the structures of atoms and compounds and the basic principles of chemical reactions and properties.
- Express how humans impact the environment.
- Describe the laws of motion, energy, electricity, and sound waves.
- Demonstrate effective basic laboratory skills in biology, chemistry, and physics.
- Apply mathematical operations to solve problems in biology, chemistry, and physics.
- Write reports, tabulate data, and create professional presentations.
Please note: This program can be pursued on a part-time basis and take longer to complete. Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog. It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting an elective course.