NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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SCIENCE
Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Mathematics Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to major in one of the following fields: mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, operations research, applied mathematics or computer science.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social science.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   CSC

110

Introduction to Computing

3

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

HIS

 

Elective

3

 

   MTH

173

Calc. with Analytic Geometry I

5

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   CSC

130

Scientific Programming or

 

 

 

   

MTH

286 Discrete Mathematics

 

3-4

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

   MTH

174

Calc. with Analytic Geometry II

 

5

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

14-15

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

   MTH

277

Vector Calculus

4

 

MTH

 

Elective

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

MTH

 

Elective

 

3-4

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

 

4

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

14-15

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Science with a Specialization in Mathematics = 61-63.

Twenty of these credits must be taken in MTH courses for transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Science.

1 HIS 101, 102, 121, or 122 recommended. Although not required, students are encouraged to take a two-semester sequence in history, depending on the requirements of the transfer institution.

2 The social science electives may be selected from one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

3 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from list on page 38. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

4 Math electives should be chosen carefully from 200-level courses and after investigation of requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended.

5 Science courses (with laboratories) may be selected from the following: BIO 101-102, CHM 111-112, PHY 201-202, PHY 241-242, PHY 243, GOL 105-106, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.

6 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

 

       
 
       

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