Associates in Science and Arts

Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) – General Degree

This degree is for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. Graduates are generally admitted to the bachelor degree granting institutions with junior year standing. A survey of the most recent MCC graduates found that 98% agree or strongly agree that “I feel well prepared to go on to a four-year college.” However it is important that you follow a curriculum guide, available to you in the Career Resource Center or on-line at www.muskegoncc.edu. Details about the Associate in Science and Arts degree requirements are available in the next few pages. This degree automatically fulfills the MACRAO AGREEMENT.

The College shares the view held by many that an education should prepare a person not only for a career, but also for life. It is primarily through the curriculum of the general education program for the Associate in Science and Arts Degree that the College seeks to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand both themselves and the world in which we live.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS . 35 CR. HRS
At the time of printing the MCC catalog all Associate in Science and Arts degrees were being revised in keeping with a recent State of Michigan mandate. The intention of the mandate is to ensure more efficient transfer between Michigan post-secondary institutions. For information as to the Foundational Skills and General Education requirements for the ASA please check with the MCC Counseling and Advising Center.
ELECTIVES 27 CR. HRS.
These courses generally relate to a student’s major and minor. Electives are courses a student chooses, in addition to the other degree requirements, based on the anticipated major and the transfer school the student will be attending. Electives should be chosen carefully, with the advice of a counselor who will provide a student with a transfer guide that lists specific courses four-year schools recommend students take at the community college level. To meet the College’s technology goals, students are strongly recommended to complete CIS 110, 120A, or 129. The following courses will not count toward graduation: ENG 085, 089, 091; RDG 040, 050, 060; MATH 035F, 036A, 036FT, 038, 038FT, 040, 041.If you are uncertain about your major, the College recommends that you complete your General Education Requirements first. All students, whether majoring in English or Engineering, must complete the general education requirements. Foreign Language: Some four-year colleges and universities require a second-year proficiency in a foreign language. Some graduate school admissions committees prefer candidates with a foreign language background. Students who think they might one day seek admission to a graduate program should consider studying a foreign language at Muskegon Community College. Transfer Guides - Transfer guides tell you what courses to take at Muskegon Community College before transferring to a senior college. There are transfer guides available for the most popular majors and transfer schools. For example, if you want to study education and transfer to Grand Valley State University, there is a transfer guide which tells you which courses Grand Valley State University recommends you to take at MCC before transferring. Transfer guides are available online at www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/1024.asp  It is important to meet with an MCC counselor when deciding which courses to take and when.
TOTAL  62 CR. HRS.

Program List


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Broadcasting and Multimedia/Performance (ASA)

The Broadcasting and Multimedia/Performance curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into related degree tracks at four-year colleges and universities. Traditionally, these programs provided classes and experience for those desiring on-camera or behind-the-mic jobs in broadcasting, but now radio and television seek employees with both performance and production skills. Therefore, classes in television and […]

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Criminal Justice/Corrections (ASA)

  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CR. HRS. At the time of printing the MCC catalog all Associate in Science and Arts degrees were being revised in keeping with a recent State of Michigan mandate. The intention of the mandate is to ensure more efficient transfer between Michigan post-secondary institutions. For information as to the Foundational Skills […]

Criminal Justice/Geospatial Technology (ASA)

  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS At the time of printing the MCC catalog all Associate in Science and Arts degrees were being revised in keeping with a recent State of Michigan mandate. The intention of the mandate is to ensure more efficient transfer between Michigan post-secondary institutions. For information as to the Foundational Skills and General […]

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement (ASA)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS At the time of printing the MCC catalog all Associate in Science and Arts degrees were being revised in keeping with a recent State of Michigan mandate. The intention of the mandate is to ensure more efficient transfer between Michigan post-secondary institutions. For information as to the Foundational Skills and General Education […]

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Early Childhood Education (ASA)

This degree is intended for students who would like to work in a pre-kindergarten setting, such as a Head Start program. Please note it does not lead to a teaching certificate for K-12. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS At the time of printing the MCC catalog all Associate in Science and Arts degrees were being revised in […]

Engineering Technology (ASA)

This curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in math, science, and engineering for students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Successful completion of the program leads to the degree of Associate in Science and Arts. This degree is designed for transfer. GENERAL EDUCATION […]

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Interactive Media and Gaming: Game Designer (ASA)

A game designer develops the concept, layout, genre, story, and gameplay of this form of interactive media. This may include playfield, design, hardware specifications, writing, plus all the other properties that balance and tune the gameplay experience. This individual must possess good writing skills, some graphic design/art and programming skills, plus a solid background in […]

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Nursing (ASA)

  PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA 40 CR. HRS. NUR 141B Care of the Maturing Family 8 Meet Chemistry Requirement *CHEM 109 LEC/109A Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab OR *CHEM 100 LEC/100A Fundamentals of Chemistry/Lab OR Official proof of 1 year of High School Chemistry with a “C” or better OR Toledo Competency Exam Score of 70% or […]