The curriculum for the Associate of Science (AS) degree prepares students to enter a broad variety of bachelor's degree majors with a focus on either social or natural sciences. It also provides students with skills that employers want most, such as proficiency in decision-making and problem-solving, oral and written communication skills, quantitative reasoning ability, the ability to work independently or as part of a team, and the capacity to understand and use different modes of reasoning.
The Associate of Science degree is an affordable option for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions after completing the first two years of study at Hocking College. The degree enables students to fulfill the undergraduate general education requirements of most four-year degree programs and is also recommended for students who have not yet decided the field they will enter or the four-year institution they will attend.
The Associate of Science is a customized program designed to meet the career goals of the individual student.
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 45.0-47.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 43.0-44.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|BIOS-1112||The Human Organism||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|OR||BIOS-1113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-2123||English Composition II: Contemp Issues||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|OR||ENGL-2124||English Composition II: Creative Writing||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|OR||ENGL-2126||English Composition II: Nature Readings||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|HUM-2201||Western Civilization and Culture||3.00||0.00||3.00||$20.00|
|OR||HUM-2200||Introduction to World Literature||3.00||0.00||3.00||$20.00|
|OR||HUM-2202||Theatre Appreciation Art||3.00||0.00||3.00||$15.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|SOCI-1101||Introduction to Sociology||3.00||0.00||3.00||$15.00|
|HUM-2203||Introduction to Ethics||3.00||0.00||3.00||$15.00|
|OR||HUM-2207||Introduction to World Religions||3.00||0.00||3.00||$15.00|
|Totals||13.00 - 14.00||0.00||16.00 - 17.00||$202.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|OR||ECON-1140||Principles of Microeconomics||2.00||2.00||3.00||$92.00|
|OR||ECON-2240||Principles of Macroeconomics||2.00||2.00||3.00||$92.00|
|***||AS Elective II||0.00||0.00||9.00|
|Totals||2.00 - 3.00||0.00 - 2.00||12.00||$15.00 - $92.00|
|Class Hours: 14.00||Lab Hours: 0.00||Cost: $175.00-$190.00|
|Class Hours: 13.00||Lab Hours: 0.00||Cost: $197.00|
|Class Hours: 11.00||Lab Hours: 0.00||Cost: $187.00|
|Class Hours: 5.00-6.00||Lab Hours: 2.00-4.00||Cost: $45.00-$262.00|
The curriculum for the Associate of Science (AS) degree prepares students to enter a broad variety of bachelor's degree majors with a focus on either social or natural sciences.
It also provides students with skills that employers want most, such as proficiency in decision-making and problem-solving, oral and written communication skills, quantitative reasoning ability, the ability to work independently or as part of a team, and the capacity to understand and use different modes of reasoning.ent.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success.
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The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate of Science.
|Academic Year||Retention Rate|
|2016 - 2017||28%|
|2015 - 2016||37%|
|2014 - 2015||48%|
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Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:
All graduates of the program
All students with the program in their history of programs of study
|Academic Year||Graduation Rate|
|2016 - 2017||4.76%|
|2015 - 2016||7.02%|
|2014 - 2015||13.33%|
2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A
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