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2018-2019 Technical College of the Lowcountry - Catalog/Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Technical College of the Lowcountry - Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science (AS)

Associate in Science (AS)

Degree: Associate in Science
Major: Associate in Science
Minimum Credits Required for Graduation: 60

The Associate in Science (AS) college transfer degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree in such areas as biology, chemistry, agriculture, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physics, engineering, mathematics, textiles, or veterinary medicine. With the help of an academic advisor, the student will plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student wishes to transfer based on the program guidelines below.

TCL offers a variety of AS Transfer Blocks including:

  • Associate in Science Transfer Degree
  • Science and Mathematics Transfer Block
  • Engineering Transfer Block

There are additional AS transfer options. Students should discuss which is right for their educational goals with their TCL academic advisor as well as with the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer.

Students applying to the Associate in Science (AS) degree program must supply the following documentation before registering for courses:

  • An official copy of high school transcripts or Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) transcripts. A certificate of completion will not be accepted as a substitute for a high school diploma or GED.
  • All candidates for the AS degree must take the COMPASS/ASSET placement evaluation unless they have official college transcripts with a “C” or better in College Algebra (MAT 110 ) and English Composition I (ENG 101 ), or have qualifying SAT/ACT scores.
  • Official transcripts must be sent from the issuing college/school directly to the Admissions Office at TCL via the mail.
  • A copy of the high school or GED transcripts, COMPASS/ASSET placement evaluation, SAT and/or ACT scores, and/or college transcript must be at the TCL Admissions Office before a student can register.
  • Students lacking these requirements may register as career development students and will not be admitted into the AS program until all requirements are met.

Courses listed with a single asterisk (*) are not articulated by the SC CHE and may not transfer into some programs at some four-year colleges and universities. Both the articulated and non-articulated courses may transfer as discipline-specific and /or as fulfilling general education requirements; or they may be accepted only as elective courses, depending on the student’s program of study.

Students are responsible for checking with the specific college or university to which they plan to transfer (and preferably with their target program within that institution) to determine the transferability of any course.

Required Major (20 credit hours)

  • Lab Science Sequence I
  • Lab Science Sequence II

Select 12 credits from the transfer list from the following areas:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

Please view the Transfer List, here .

Required Related (25-27 credit hours)

Total Hours Required For Graduation (60-62)

Sample Curriculum - Associate in Science

Please see your advisor for possible course substitutions.


* Note this is a sample curriculum. There is flexibility within the program. Contact your advisor to discuss additional course options.

++ See List of Approved Courses .