• Associate of Science Degree - AS


  • Associate of Science is a state approved associate degree that is intended to prepare students to transfer into an upper division baccalaureate degree program in such areas as Business, Science, Mathematics and Engineering at one of the Oregon’s public university-system schools.

    Completion of this degree does not guarantee (as does the AAOT and ASOT–business degrees) that lower-division General Education requirements of an Oregon public university will be fully satisfied. However, all courses approved for an AS degree are transfer-level courses and will be evaluated course-by course at the receiving institution toward satisfying major, general education or elective degree requirements.

    This degree articulates well with certain majors such as engineering, biological and physical sciences and the fine and performing arts. Students contemplating these majors can more easily accommodate highly-specific major requirements into the AS framework.

    In selecting courses for this degree, students are highly encouraged to consult the specific faculty adviser and the institution to which they intend to transfer to determine if it is an appropriate choice.

    The Associate of Science Degree requires a minimum of 90 credits. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the degree is awarded.

    Students must also satisfactorily earn 24 credit hours at MHCC. Non-traditional credit (College Level Examination Program, Experience-Based Credit, Challenge, etc.) does not satisfy this requirement.

    Mathematics

    1 course in college level mathematics with a grade of “C” or better

    Course Number Course Title
    MTH105 Mathematics in Society
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry / Geometry
    MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
    MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
    MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
    MTH243 Statistics I
    MTH244 Statistics II
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
    MTH253 Calculus III
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
    MTH256 Differential Equations
    MTH261 Linear Algebra
    Writing

    A minimum of 8 credits in writing with a grade of “C” or better. Students taking writing courses of three credits each must take WR121, WR122 and either WR123 or WR227. Students taking writing classes of four credits each must take WR121 and either WR122 or WR227. Information Literacy will be included in the writing requirement.

    Course Number Course Title
    WR121 English Composition
    WR122 English Comp: Critical Thinking
    WR227 Technical Report Writing
    Oral Communication

    1 course in the fundamentals of speech or communications with a grade of “C” or better

    Course Number Course Title
    COMM100 Basic Speech Communication
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse
    COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
    COMM219 Small Group Communication
    Health/Physical Education

    Choose 3 credits in Physical Education (PE) and/or in Health Education from the list below (HE/HPE):

    HE151 Drug Education: Stimulants and Performance Enhancing
    HE152 Drug Education: Opioids, Cannabis, Depressants and Hallucinogens
    HE202 Adult Development and Aging
    HE204 Nutrition for Health
    HE205 Diet Appraisal
    HE207 Stress Control Through Activity Intervention
    HE208 HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
    HE250 Personal Health
    HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
    HE255 Alcohol and the Family
    HE261 CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    HE265 Women's Health Issues
    HPE170 Structure & Function of the Human Body
    HPE172 Exercise Science
    HPE174 Fitness Assessment and Programming
    HPE285OL Wilderness Survival
    HPE291 Lifeguard Training
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life
    PE185___ Physical Education Courses

    3 credit hours of PE185 may be granted toward an Associate degree at MHCC for completion of military basic training. A copy of the DD214 form or Joint Services Transcript is required.

    Arts & Letters

    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities, 6 credits in Social Science, 6 credits in Science/Mathematics/Computer Science and an additional 3 credits in any one of these categories.

    Course Number Course Title
    ART115 Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional
    ART116 Basic Design II: Color Theory
    ART117 Basic Design III: Three- Dimensional
    ART204 History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine
    ART205 History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance
    ART206 History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern
    ART211 Survey of Visual Arts
    ART215P Survey in Visual Arts: Photography
    ART225 Adobe Illustrator: Digital Art
    ART226 Digital Art II
    ART231 Drawing I
    ART232 Drawing II
    ART233 Drawing III
    ART234 Life Drawing I
    ART240 Drawing: Cartooning I
    ART241 Drawing: Cartooning II
    ART254 Ceramics I
    ART255 Ceramics II
    ART256 Ceramics III
    ART257 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing I
    ART258 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing II
    ART259 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing III
    ART260 Digital Photography and Imaging
    ART261 Photography I
    ART262 Photography II
    ART263 Field Photography
    ART264 Portrait Photography
    ART271 Printmaking I
    ART272 Printmaking II
    ART273 Printmaking III
    ART281 Painting I
    ART291 Sculpture I
    ART292 Sculpture II
    ART293 Sculpture III
    ART294 Watercolor I
    ART296 Watercolor II
    ASL201 Second-year American Sign Language I
    ASL202 Second-year American Sign Language II
    ASL203 Second-year American Sign Language III
    ENG104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction
    ENG105 Introduction to Literature: Drama
    ENG106 Introduction to Literature: Poetry
    ENG107 World Literature: The Classical World (Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.)
    ENG108 World Literature: The Renaissance to the Age of Reason (1200-1800)
    ENG109 World Literature: Romanticism to Contemporary Writings (1800 - Present)
    ENG201 Shakespeare
    ENG204 British Literature I: Old English to Renaissance
    ENG205 British Literature II: Age of Enlightenment to Present
    ENG218 Arthurian Legends
    ENG222 Women's Literature
    ENG250 Introduction to Mythology
    ENG253 Survey of American Literature I
    ENG254 Survey of American Literature II
    ENG261 Literature of Science Fiction
    FA257 Films and Society
    FA258 Understanding the Film
    FA266 The Great Film Directors
    HUM112 Contemporary Culture III: Future Trends
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
    JPN201 Second-year Japanese I
    JPN202 Second-year Japanese II
    JPN203 Second-year Japanese III
    MUS101 Music Fundamentals
    MUS105 Music Appreciation/Music for the Listener
    MUS111 Music Theory I
    MUS112 Music Theory II
    MUS113 Music Theory III
    MUS211 Music Theory IV
    MUS212 Music Theory V
    MUS213 Music Theory VI
    MUS268 Music History: Baroque to Romantic
    PHL191 Language and the Layout of Argument
    PHL201 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHL202 Fundamental Ethics
    R210 World Religions
    R211 History of the Old Testament
    R212 History of the New Testament
    RD117 Critical Reading
    COMM100 Basic Speech Communication
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse
    COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
    COMM219 Small Group Communication
    SPAN201 Second-year Spanish I
    SPAN202 Second-year Spanish II
    SPAN203 Second-year Spanish III
    TA101 Appreciating Theatre
    TA106 Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance
    TA107 Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary
    TA141 Acting Fundamentals I
    TA142 Acting Fundamentals II
    TA143 Acting Fundamentals III
    WR240 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    WR241 Creative Writing: Fiction I
    WR242 Creative Writing: Poetry I
    WR244 Creative Writing: Poetry II
    WR245 Creative Writing: Fiction II
    Social Science

    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Arts & Letters, 6 credits in Social Science, 6 credits in Science/Mathematics/Computer Science and an additional 3 credits in any one of these categories.

    Course Number Course Title
    ANTH101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
    ANTH102 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory
    ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH180 Language and Culture
    EC115 Introduction to Economics
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
    EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
    GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography
    GEOG106 Introduction to World Regional Geography
    GEOG107 Introduction to Cultural Geography
    GEOG202 The Geography of Europe
    GEOG206 Geography of Oregon
    GEOG209 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
    GEOG214 Geography of Mexico and Central America
    GEOG290 Environmental Problems and Restoration
    HST101 Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe
    HST102 Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    HST103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe
    HST110 Ancient World History
    HST201 U.S. History: Pre-Colonial-1840
    HST202 U.S. History: 1840 - 1917
    HST203 U.S. History: 1910 - Present
    HST204 Women in U.S. History
    HST225 Women in World History
    HST237 America in the 1960s
    INTL101 Introduction to International Studies
    J211 Introduction to Mass Communications
    PS200 Introduction to Political Science
    PS201 American Government
    PS203 State and Local Governments
    PS204 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    PS205 International Relations
    PS209 Problems in American Politics
    PS215 Global Issues
    PS217 Introduction to Public Land Management: The Politics of Recreation
    PS225 Political Ideology: Ideas About Government
    PS241 Introduction to Political Terrorism
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
    PSY201 General Psychology
    PSY202 General Psychology
    PSY214 Introduction to Personality
    PSY216 Social Psychology
    PSY231 Human Sexuality
    PSY232 Sexuality and Society
    PSY237 Human Development
    PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
    SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology
    SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions
    SOC206 General Sociology: Social Problems
    SOC213 Race Relations in the United States
    SOC216 Sociology of the Family
    SOC223 Sociology of Aging
    SOC232 Death And Dying
    WS101 Introduction to Women's Studies
    Science/Mathematics/Computer Science

    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Arts & Letters, 6 credits in Social Science, 6 credits in Science/Mathematics/Computer Science and an additional 3 credits in any one of these categories.

    Course Number Course Title
    BI101A General Biology: Survey of Cellular Biology
    BI101B General Biology: Plagues, Parasites and Pandemics
    BI102A General Biology: Survey of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    BI102B General Biology: Medical Genetics
    BI103A General Biology: Survey of Ecology and Evolution
    BI103B General Biology: Animal Behavior
    BI103D General Biology: Northwest Forest Ecology
    BI103E General Biology: Ecology of the Tropics
    BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BI122 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BI211 Principles of Biology I
    BI212 Principles of Biology II
    BI213 Principles of Biology III
    BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
    BI234 Microbiology
    CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
    CH105 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
    CH106 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry III
    CH151 Basic Chemistry
    CH170 Environmental Chemistry
    CH221 General Chemistry I
    CH222 General Chemistry II
    CH223 General Chemistry III
    CH241 Organic Chemistry I
    CH242 Organic Chemistry II
    CH243 Organic Chemistry III
    CS160 Computer Science Orientation
    CS161 Computer Science I
    CS162 Computer Science II
    ENGR201 Electrical Fundamentals I
    ENGR211 Statics
    ENGR212 Dynamics
    ENGR213 Strength of Materials
    F240 Natural Resources Ecology
    FN225 Nutrition
    FW251 Principles of Wildlife Conservation
    FW252 Mammals: Biology and Techniques
    FW253 Field Ornithology
    FW254 Aquatic Wildlife: Biology and Techniques
    G148C Volcanoes and Their Activity
    G165 Regional Field Geology
    G201 Principles of Physical Geology
    G202 Principles of Physical Geology
    G203 Principles of Historical Geology
    GE101 Engineering Orientation
    GE102 Engineering Computations
    GE115 Engineering Graphics
    GS104 Physical Science - Physics
    GS105 Physical Science: Chemistry of the Environment
    GS105A Physical Science: Chemistry for the Consumer
    GS105B Chemistry of Food and Cooking
    GS106 Physical Science: Geology
    MTH105 Mathematics in Society
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry / Geometry
    MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
    MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
    MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
    MTH243 Statistics I
    MTH244 Statistics II
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
    MTH253 Calculus III
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
    MTH256 Differential Equations
    MTH261 Linear Algebra
    PH104 Descriptive Astronomy
    PH109C Observational Astronomy
    PH121 General Astronomy
    PH122 General Astronomy
    PH123 General Astronomy
    PH201 General Physics I
    PH202 General Physics II
    PH203 General Physics III
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
    PH213 General Physics with Calculus III

    Electives: Any lower-division transfer courses (100 level and above). Up to 12 credits of career and technical education courses may apply IF they are approved as part of a university transfer agreement.

    Repeated courses may be counted only once toward graduation unless specified in the course description. A maximum of nine credit hours of PE185, 15 credit hours of IECC201-level or 12 credits of Cooperative Education Internship may be applied to this degree as elective credit.