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Computer Science

Associate of Science Degrees

Computer Science 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.

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Hours: 59-63 credits

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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: Information Technology

Hours: 59-60 credits

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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 (2018).

Department: Health Information Management

Hours: 70-73 credits

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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 at the Center for Healthy Living allows students to practice their skills. Admission to the Nursing Program is on a selective basis. Because of the academic demand of curriculum that prepares graduates to take a national certification examination, applicants must meet certain academic standards.

Graduates from the St. Charles College nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exam.

"The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection two of this section.

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15%
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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

Hours: 72 credits

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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.

123K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists in Missouri earn on average $123,610 per year.

Department: Science

Hours: 69-71 credits

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Kinesiology

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: Kinesiology

Hours: 63-64 credits

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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: Kinesiology

Hours: 65 credits

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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

Hours: 61-63 credits

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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

Hours: 63-65 credits

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Pre-Environmental Health and Safety A.S.

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

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Department: Science

Hours: 79-80 credits

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Trades/Manufacturing

Associate of Science Degrees

Agriculture A.S.

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Department: Biology

Hours: 59-62

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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

Hours: 61-63 credits

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