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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Physical Science 

A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 50 
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
There is a need for trained physical scientists in government and industry to meet society’s increasing emphasis on science and technology.  Diversified fields of specialization within the physical sciences include astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics, lab technicians (B.S.), technical writing, and secondary and college teaching. This area of study provides a strong mathematics background and emphasizes the ability to apply theory to solve problems in physical science, especially chemistry and physics. There is also emphasis on operating laboratory equipment and collecting data to appraise, use and interpret, including the identification of unknowns.  Students interested in this curriculum are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 64)
 Arts Core Course (see p. 64)
 Literature Core Course (see p. 63)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses
 (see p. 65)6
ScienceCHEM-101 General Inorganic Chemistry I4
 CHEM-102 General Inorganic Chemistry II4
MathematicsMATH-181 Calculus I or higher4
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core
 Course (see p. 66)1-3
MathematicsMATH-182 Calculus II or higher4
PHYS-110General Physics I (Calculus)4
PHYS-111General Physics II (Calculus)4
PHYS-112General Physics III (Calculus)3
Arts and SciencesArts and Sciences Elective (see p. 65)3-4
Electives – Select 12 credits from the following:
ASTR-104Elementary Astronomy (3 credits)
ASTR-114Elementary Astronomy Lab (1 credit)
CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
GEOL-107Introduction to Physical Geology (3 credits)
GEOL-117Introduction to Physical Geology Lab (1 credit)
GEOL-108Historical Geology (3 credits)
GEOL-118Historical Geology Laboratory (1 credit)
GEOL-115Regional Geology (4 credits)
METO-111Meteorology (3 credits)
METO-112Meteorology Laboratory (1 credit)12

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST