Associate in Science Transfer - General (AST1)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
Select one from the following:5
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (5 credits/units)
Subtotal5
Quantitatives Skills
MATH&151CALCULUS I 15
MATH&152CALCULUS II 25
Subtotal10
Health & Physical Education
Select one option3
Subtotal3
Humanities (HA) (HB) and Social Sciences (SS) course(s)
Humanities (HA) Course5
Social Sciences (SS) Course5
Select an additional five credits/units from Humanities (HA) or (HB) or Social Science (SS) courses5
Subtotal15
Pre-major Program Requirements 3
General Chemistry Sequence
CHEM&141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM&142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM&143GENERAL CHEMISTRY III4
CHEM&151GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHEM&152GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHEM&153GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III2
Additional Sequence
Select one sequence from the following:15
Biology Sequence
Physics Sequence (100 level)
Physics Sequence (200 level)
Additional mathematics course(s) 4
MATH&153CALCULUS III5
or MATH&146 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Additional requirements for intended major 5
Select one from the following:10-15
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (5 credits/units)
SMALL WORLD ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH 1 (5 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE (3 credits/units)
MAMMALS OF THE NORTHWEST (3 credits/units)
BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (3 credits/units)
FRESHWATER FISHES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (3 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY (3 credits/units)
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF THE PACIFIC NW (3 credits/units)
HUMAN GENETICS (3 credits/units)
HUMAN GENETICS LABORATORY (2 credits/units)
FIELD STUDIES IN BIOLOGY (10 credits/units)
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION (5 credits/units)
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR (5 credits/units)
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS (5 credits/units)
FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (5 credits/units)
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (5 credits/units)
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (5 credits/units)
HUMAN A & P I (5 credits/units)
HUMAN A & P II (5 credits/units)
HUMAN A & P III (5 credits/units)
MICROBIOLOGY (5 credits/units)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (4 credits/units)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (4 credits/units)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III (4 credits/units)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (1 credit/unit)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (1 credit/unit)
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III (2 credits/units)
FIELD STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (7 credits/units)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: PROBLEM SOLVING (5 credits/units)
INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES (5 credits/units)
FIELD STUDIES IN GEOLOGY (6 credits/units)
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (5 credits/units)
LINEAR ALGEBRA (5 credits/units)
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS IV (5 credits/units)
GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I (1 credit/unit)
GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II (1 credit/unit)
GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III (1 credit/unit)
GENERAL PHYSICS I (4 credits/units)
GENERAL PHYSICS II (4 credits/units)
GENERAL PHYSICS III (4 credits/units)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I (1 credit/unit)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II (1 credit/unit)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III (1 credit/unit)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I (4 credits/units)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II (4 credits/units)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III (4 credits/units)
Remaining Credits
Sufficient additional college-level credits/units so that the total credits/units earned are at least 90 term credits/units 6
Total Credits/Units90

Pre-Major Program Requirements

Biology Sequence

BIOL&221MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION5
BIOL&222MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR5
BIOL&223MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS5
Total Credits/Units15

Physics Sequence (100 level)

PHYS&124GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I1
PHYS&125GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II1
PHYS&126GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III1
PHYS&134GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS&135GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS&136GENERAL PHYSICS III4
Total Credits/Units15

Physics Sequence (200 level)

PHYS&231ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I1
PHYS&232ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II1
PHYS&233ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III1
PHYS&241ENGINEERING PHYSICS I4
PHYS&242ENGINEERING PHYSICS II4
PHYS&243ENGINEERING PHYSICS III4
Total Credits/Units15

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Apply scientific methodologies to develop and answer questions about the natural world.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Acquire scientific information from appropriate sources to analyze issues, claims or situations.