Associate of Science - Moberly Area Community College

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The Associate of Science provides you with the first two years of study toward a Bachelor of Science degree at either the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) or the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S & T). You take basic courses common to most engineering disciplines and continue your studies in specialized areas (electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical, etc.) during your remaining years at either MU or Missouri S & T.

Since the Associate of Science degree is designed for the pre-engineering student who plans to transfer to MU or Missouri S & T, the curriculum responds to the expectations of each institution, as outlined in the Engineering Transfer Program Guide developed in cooperation with MU and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) and the Model Program for Engineering Transfers developed in cooperation with Missouri S & T and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE). The programs at MU and Missouri S & T differ slightly. It is strongly suggested that if you plan to earn an Associate of Science degree, work very closely with an advisor from both MACC and the receiving school to individually plan the four-semester degree plan.

MU Degree Programs
Biological Engineering Computer Engineering Industrial Engineering
Chemical Engineering Computer Science Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Naval Sciences
Missouri S & T Degree Programs
Aerospace Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Architectural Engineering Engineering Management Metallurgical Engineering
Ceramic Engineering Environmental Engineering Mining Engineering
Chemical Engineering Geological Engineering Nuclear Engineering
Civil Engineering Interdisciplinary Engineering Petroleum Engineering
Computer Engineering Manufacturing Engineering  


Degree Requirements

I. Communications  
Required Courses:
Composition I (3)
Exposition (3)
Elective Courses:
Public Speaking (3)
II. Humanities  
Any Humanities Course (3)  
III. Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Required Courses:
American History to 1865 (3)
Macroeconomics (3)
Elective Courses:
Microeconomics (3)
General Psychology (3)
IV. Physical and Biological Sciences  
Required Courses:
General Chemistry I (5)
College Physics I (5)
College Physics II (5)

Elective Courses:
General Chemistry II (5)
Quantitative Analysis (5)
Organic Chemistry I (5)
Geology (4)
Biology (4)
General Zoology (5)

V. Mathematics  
Required Courses:
Analytic Geometry & Calc I (5)
Analytic Geometry & Calc II (5)
Analytic Geometry & Calc III (5)
Elective Courses:
Differential Equations (3)
Elementary Statistics (3)
Intro to Probability & Statistics (3)
College Trigonometry (3)
VI. Computer Information Systems  
Required Course:
Programming I (3)
Elective Courses:
Programming II(3)
VII. Drafting Design Technology  
Required Course:
Engineering Drawing (3)
Elective Course:
Computer-Aided Design I (3)
VIII. Engineering and Accounting  
Elective Courses:
Statics (3)
Elementary Accounting I (3)
Elementary Accounting II (3)
IX. Life Skills  
Required Course:
College Orientation (1)
Many of the math and science courses are sequential and offered only in certain semesters. Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics need to be taken in designated semesters to complete the Associate of Science degree in a timely manner.


Conditions for Graduation

To meet the requirements for graduation from MACC, a student must meet the requirements of the degree and:

  1. Complete 15 semester hours of college level credit applicable to the degree at Moberly Area Community College.
  2. Complete the recommended course sequence appropriate to the degree.
  3. Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Submit an application for graduation.
  5. Participate in graduation ceremonies (requests to be excused from commencement ceremonies will be reviewed by the Dean of Student Services).
  6. Pay in full all fees due to Moberly Area Community College.