Associate in Science Transfer Interest Areas

Within the Associate of Science Transfer (AST) degree, interest areas are sets of courses designated by the college to prepare students for an academic major upon transferring to a four-year college or university. Some courses in a program may need to be changed depending on the transfer institution. Interest areas are not noted on a student's transcript. 

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Guided Pathways for AST Interest Areas

Below, you will find a pathway document for each interest area that contains a list of the recommended coursework and information to get you started.

AST1

The Associate of Science Transfer Degree 1 (AST1) is designed to prepare students for upper division study in the areas of biological sciences, environmental/resource sciences, chemistry, geology, and earth science. Completing the AST degree will prepare students for upper division study; it does not guarantee students admission to the major.

Astronomy Science Technology Engineering

Chemistry Science Technology Engineering

Environmental Science Science Technology Engineering

Geology Science Technology Engineering

AST2

The Associate of Science Transfer Degree 2 (AST2) is designed to prepare students for upper division study in the areas of engineering, computer science, physics, and atmospheric science. Completing the AST degree will prepare students for upper division study; it does not guarantee students admission to the major.

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Science Technology Engineering

Computer Science Science Technology Engineering

Computer and Electrical Engineering Science Technology Engineering

Engineering Science Technology Engineering

Physics Science Technology Engineering

Mechanical, Civil, and Aeronautical Engineering Science Technology Engineering