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Science and Engineering Technology, AS

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The Associate in Science (AS) in Science and Engineering Technology program offers a sequence of courses that presents coherent and rigorous content needed to prepare for employment and/or promotion in occupations where a general knowledge of scientific and/or engineering methodologies are required. It also prepares students for entry into a variety of baccalaureate degree programs in related disciplines such as Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science.

The content includes the communication and critical thinking skills essential for any employee, the fundamental procedures found in a scientific laboratory, and the scientific background of those procedures.  Students will be able to specialize through program options in biological, chemical, environmental, and physical science, or may decide to study basic business concepts.  Program electives support the students’ studies (e.g. Trigonometry for those students wishing to take College Physics) and allow students to expand their understanding of other scientific disciplines.

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 64 credit hours in the following areas: 18 credit hours of General Education Requirements, 15 credit hours of scientific and engineering Core Requirements, 15-19 credit hours of specialty Option coursework, and 12-16 credits hours of Technical Electives. The Scientific Workplace Preparation Certificate is a 26 credit hour certificate that prepares students for entry into employment and is comprised of core courses in the AS Science and Engineering Technology degree. As such, it can be earned before the student has earned the AS Science and Engineering Technology degree.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.


Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.

General Education Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Science and Engineering Technology, AS Degree Common Core Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

Laboratory Science Option: 18 - 20 Credit Hours

Complete 2 of the 3 science areas listed below

Biomedical Science Option: 15 Credit Hours

Technical Electives: 11 - 16 Credit Hours

Courses from any of the Options above as well as:

Total Degree Requirements: 64 Credit Hours

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