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. 

Visit the current catalog to learn more about transfer degrees.

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
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 Chemistry
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 Geology
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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.

 Aeronautical Engineering
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 Civil Engineering
 
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 Computer Science
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 Computer Engineering
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 Electrical Engineering
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 Physics
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 Mechanical Engineering
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