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Art

Associate of Science Degrees

Music A.F.A.

The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) is a transfer degree which prepares SCC students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with concentrations in musical fine arts at either a four-year college, university, or music school or conservatory. The degree provides experience in different musical areas to prepare students for a career in a creative musical arts profession.

Department: Music

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

38% of this program can be taken online.

Computer Science

Associate of Science Degrees

Cyber Security A.S.

The Cyber Security Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 60-61 credits

45% of this program can be taken online.

Management Information Systems A.S.

The Management Information Systems Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their Bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Total Credit Hours: 60-64 credits

50% of this program can be taken online.

Programming A.S.

The Programming Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 65-66 credits

39% of this program can be taken online.

Healthcare

Associate of Science Degrees

Health Information Management A.S.
85%
85% of SCC HIM students were employed in a related field within a year of graduation.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

75% of this program can be taken online.

Nursing A.S.

The Nursing Program at SCC includes courses in science and liberal arts, as well as nursing. Nursing courses consist of lecture and laboratory periods and include carefully planned clinical experiences in local health care facilities. Clinicals begin early in the first semester and increase in length of time and complexity of skill as the program progresses. A well-equipped lab on campus allows students to practice thaw skills. Flexible scheduling allows students to choose between day and evening courses and clinical experiences.

16%
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The total program must yield a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and all nursing and science courses must have earned a grade of "B" or above. Effective 2013.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

21% of this program can be taken online.

Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

This Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy degree program prepares students to transfer to a pharmacy school. Because requirements vary at each pharmacy school, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

121K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists in Missouri earn on average $121,500 per year.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 65-69 credits

39% of this program can be taken online.

Physical Education

Associate of Science Degrees

Exercise Science A.S.

This Associate of Science degree in physical education prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to major in exercise science. Because requirements vary at each four-year institution, students should check with their advisor and the transfer institution to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fitness worker jobs will grow much faster than the average for all occupations over the period 2008-2018.

Department: College Center

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

46% of this program can be taken online.

Recreation/Leisure A.S.

This Associate of Science in physical education degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to major in recreation and leisure. Because requirements vary at each four-year institution, students should check with their advisor and the transfer institution to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

10%
Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Department: College Center

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

42% of this program can be taken online.

Science

Associate of Science Degrees

Biology A.S.

This Associate of Science in Biology degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in biology. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

115K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biological scientists in the state of Missouri earn an annual mean wage of $67,280. Nationally, exceptional performers can earn in excess of $115,980.

Department: Biology

Total Credit Hours: 58-60 credits

31% of this program can be taken online.

Chemistry A.S.

This Associate of Science in Chemistry degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in chemistry. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

114K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, chemists in the state of Missouri earn an annual mean wage of $67,950. Nationally, exceptional performers can earn in excess of $114,880.

Department: Chemistry

Total Credit Hours: 62-64 credits

37% of this program can be taken online.

Pre-Environmental Health and Safety A.S.

This degree prepares students for a career in public health and environmental science.

Department: Science

Total Credit Hours: 79 credits

64% of this program can be taken online.

Trades/Manufacturing

Associate of Science Degrees

Engineering A.S.

Students wanting to complete an Associate of Science Degree must follow one of the programs outlined in the SCC/Missouri University of Science and Technology "Model Program for Engineering Transfers" or SCC/University of Missouri-Columbia "Engineering Transfer Program." Should you experience difficulty transferring your SCC coursework to another institution, contact the vice president for academic and student affairs for assistance with an appeal to the receiving institution.

Transfer Guides Available: Determination of specific courses should be based on the individual engineering area desired (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.) and the school to which you plan to transfer. Transfer Guides are available for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Missouri University of Science and Technology, UM-Columbia, UM-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Engineering Program and Washington University. Classes appearing in bold below are standard classes for most engineering degrees at most schools of engineering.

$129K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees in the state of Missouri who work in engineering earn an annual mean average of $42,430-$129,180. Salary varies depending on education, experience and area of expertise.

Department: Engineering

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

29% of this program can be taken online.

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