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Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.  Completion of the AS degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours of approved courses.

The AS degree differs from the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the level of mathematics and science coursework that is required. Students meeting the prerequisites for MTH 150 (Precalculus) or MTH201 (Analytic Geometry & Calculus I) in their first semester can expect to complete the AS degree in four semesters. Students requiring additional math preparation prior to MTH150 will require additional semesters to complete the degree.

 

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
  History or Government 3  
LAL101  ^Composition I 3 LAL101 
MTH201 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 MTH201
SKL101 College Orientation 1 SKL101
SPK101 Public Speaking 3  
    15  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
ECN101 or
ECN102
Macroeconomics or
Microeconomics
3  
LAL102 ^Composition II 3  
MTH202 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 MTH202
PHY121 ^General Chemistry I 5  
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
MTH203 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 5  
PHY201 ^Engineering Physics I 5  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
PHY202 ^Engineering Physics II 5  
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    17  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Shaded courses must be completed in the sequence indicated. Failure to complete these courses in the appropriate sequence will result in extension of time to complete the AS degree. In particular, failure to complete MTH 201 (with a C or above) by the end of the second semester will result in an extension of time to completion of the AS degree of a full year.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

Transfer Institutions

The majority of students enrolled in our AS degree program plan to transfer to engineering programs at either Missouri S&T or the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since specific program requirements vary based on engineering discipline and transfer institution, all students are encouraged to connect with academic advisors at their intended transfer institution early in the program.

Missouri S&T

Engineering Degree Programs offered at S&T

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Transfer Students

University of Missouri (College of Engineering)

Degree Programs offered at MU

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Prospective Students 

 

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Patti Cole
Associate of Science/STEM Coordinator
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 234-1067 x12107

 

Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-OTA)

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Visit our Occupational Therapy Assistant program page for more information on admission criteria.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO205****  Human Anatomy** 4  BIO205
 LAL101****  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH100****  ^Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3  MTH100
 PSY101****  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SKL101***  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101****  Public Speaking 3  SPK101
    17  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 BIO209****  ^Physiology** 4  BIO209
 CIT101***  Computer Essentials 3  CIT101
 HSC171****  Medical Terminology 3  HSC171
 ****  History or Government 3  HST or PSC
 PSY205****  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  PSY205
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO101  Biology 5  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MTH140  ^Precalculus Algebra 3  
 PHI152***  Introduction to Ethics 3  PHI152
   Literature 3  
    17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 BIO206  ^Microbiology 4  
   Humanities 3  
 MTH160  Elementary Statistics 3  
 PHY121  ^General Chemistry 5  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 65  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

**Anatomy and Physiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

***Directed Electives (complete one with a "C" or better to meet the required pre-entry course requirement):

CIT101 Computer Essentials or
PHI152 Introduction to Ethics or
SKL101 College Orientation or
SOC101 Sociology (Recommended)

****Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to beginning the OTA Program in January, students must successfully complete the required general education courses with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher in the required general education coursework.)

Associate of Arts - Social/Behavioral Science

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   CIT Course 3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 4-5  
   History or Government 3  
   Humanities 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    16-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 4-5  
   Literature 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    16-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Humanities 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 

Associate of Arts - General Studies

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   CIT Course 3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 4-5  
   Elective 3  
   History or Government 3  
   Humanities 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
    16-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 4-5  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities 3  
   Literature 3  
    16-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Associate of Applied Science - Engineering Design & Development - Architectural & Mechanical Design

MACC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering Design & Development – Architectural & Mechanical Design. This program prepares graduates to enter employment in a variety of settings from residential to industrial to civil specialty areas as well as general drafting positions. MACC also offers a 32 credit hour certificate option and a Certificate of Specialization in this field. Working with state-of the-art equipment and software, students gain valuable knowledge and experience in areas such as: engineering and technical drawing, beginning, intermediate and advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD), as well as civil and architectural design. Learning the skills implemented in this program, students gain the competitive advantage of having hands-on experience and a strong portfolio of work when entering the workforce.


Program Information

MACC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting Design Technology. This program prepares graduates to enter employment in a variety of settings from residential to industrial to civil specialty areas as well as general drafting positions. MACC also offers a 32 credit hour certificate option and a Certificate of Specialization in this field.

Working with state-of the-art equipment and software, students gain valuable knowledge and experience in areas such as: engineering and technical drawing, beginning, intermediate and advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD), as well as civil and architectural design. Learning the skills implemented in this program, students gain the competitive advantage of having hands-on experience and a strong portfolio of work when entering the workforce.

Employment Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Job opportunities for drafters should be the best for individuals with at least two years of postsecondary training in a drafting program that provides strong technical skills and considerable experience with CAD systems.” As technology continues to advance, employers will look for drafters with a strong background in fundamental drafting principles, a high level of technical sophistication, and the ability to apply their knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities. After gaining professional experience, qualified drafters may advance to a senior-level drafter or designer, or supervisor. With continued education, drafters can work to become engineer technicians or architects.


Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 AMD101  Engineering Design 3  
 AMD112  Computer-Aided Design I 3  
   Humanities 3  
 IND100  Introduction to Manufacturing: CPT3 3  
 IND120 or
 BUS150 or
 LAL101
 ^Technical Report Writing or
 ^Business Communication or
 ^Composition I
3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 AMD102  ^Technical Drawing 3  
 AMD211  ^Computer-Aided Design II 3  
 AMD225  ^Architectural Design I 3  
 MTH130 or
 MTH140
 ^Technical Mathematics or
 ^Precalculus Algebra
3  MTH130 or
 MTH140
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    15  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 AMD223  ^Civil Engineering Design 3  
 AMD226  ^Architectural Design II 3  
 AMD228  ^Structural Design 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 MTH135 or
 MTH145 or
 MTH150
 ^Advanced Technical Mathematics or
 ^Precalculus Trigonometry or
 ^Precalculus
2-5  MTH135 or
 MTH145 or
 MTH150
    14-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 AMD227  ^Architectural Design III 3  
 AMD232  ^Architectural & Mechanical Design Capstone Project 3  
 AMD250  ^Design Concepts 3  
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 PHY125  Foundations of Physics 5  
 SKL250 or
 DDT295
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Drafting Design Internship
1-2  
    18-19  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 63-67  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 

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