Pre-Professional Studies Focus, AS

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs are designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four‐year college or university and pursue baccalaureate degree programs. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four‐year colleges and universities. Effective general education helps students gain competence in the exercise of independent intellectual inquiry and also stimulates their examination of understanding of personal, social and civic values. In addition, these degrees will fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. In essence, upon completion of the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science, students will have a well‐rounded general education to augment the final two years required for a Bachelor's degree.

Year One

Fall Semester

BIOL 1230 - Biology I

This course is an introduction to biology for bioscience majors and students planning to transfer to four year institutions. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including the scientific method, structure and chemical properties of cells. The course will introduce students to biochemical pathways, bioenergetics, and basic concepts of genetics, heredity and homeostasis. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters available: Day - F

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040 and MATH 0084 (minimum grade of C- required for all) OR qualifying placement test scores.

GEOL 1010 - Physical Geology

Physical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. These fundamental concepts are grouped in 7 modules: Module I (Geology, Earth Science, and the Scientific Method) is an introduction to the science of Geology and its many branches; this module also discusses the steps in the scientific method, and describes the systems approach to geology. Module II (Origin and Evolution of Earth) discusses the formation of the universe and the solar system, and introduces Earth's neighbors in the solar system. Module III (Plate Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth) discusses Earth's internal structure and introduces the theory of plate tectonics, a unifying idea that explains Earth's surface processes and features. Module IV (Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks) discusses the materials from which Earth is made, as well as their structure and classification. Module V (Structural Geology) describes how Earth's internal and external processes interact to produce earthquakes and mountains. Module VI (Energy Resources) describes the energy resources that the Earth provides us and how they are produced and used. Module VII (Hydrology and Stream Geomorphology) discusses how water shapes the surface of our planet and helps create a multitude of erosional and depositional landforms. TAG# OSC025

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

CISS 1020 - Digital Literacy and Applications

Introduction to Computers is a course designed to present the basic computer concepts and the Microsoft Office Suite applicable to today's business world. Areas of concentration include Computer Concepts, Windows, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency by interfacing with the Windows operating system and the internet, and to produce electronic presentations, written business documents, electronic spreadsheets, relational databases, and electronic mail. TAG course:OBU003

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

SOCY 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to the theoretical foundations and methods used to gather, interpret, and evaluate data in sociology. Insight into how society is organized by focusing on the structure and function of social institutions, the impact of culture and socialization on individuals and groups, and systems of stratification among various racial and ethnic, social class, gender and sexuality groups. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS021. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

BIOL 1231 - Biology II

This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 - Biology I. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters Available Day - Sp

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take BIOL 1230

GEOL 1030 - Historical Geology

Historical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. It contains 12 individual lessons grouped in 3 modules. Module I - Fundamental Concepts explains the basic concepts of historical geology including, earth materials and geologic time. Module II - The Evolution of the Earth and Life through Time follows the evolutionary processes of both the solid Earth and biology through time. Module III - A Closer Look into the Major Time Periods is an in depth look into each of the 5 major time periods with the focus on the biologic evolution.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

MATH 1110 - College Algebra

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer's Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 0084 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

POLT 1010 - American National Government

This course involves an examination of the people, values, institutions, processes, and policies associated with American government. Special emphasis is given to the way in which all of the variables interact to form the dynamic that is American politics. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

PSYC 1070 - Introduction to Women's Studies

This course is an introductory course to familiarize learners with some of the major questions, themes, and issues in the study of women. This course will focus on the scientific study of female behavior, including personality, biological, psychological and cultural determinants of women's role in society. It will also discuss historical perspectives that have shaped and continue to shape women's lives as well as how women have resisted and continue to resist these very institutions, practices and representations. Topics discussed will include sexuality, gender development, sexism, women's multiple roles and relationships and violence against women. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

COMM 2070 - Intercultural Communication

Course explores the dynamic role intercultural communication plays in today's ever complex and changing world. Intercultural communication will be viewed through the lenses of individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal/cultural perspectives to help students understand the context of both their own behavior and the behavior of others. (This course may NOT be substituted for COMM 1010 - Speech). Semesters Available: Based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Year Two

Fall Semester

CHEM 1210 - Chemistry I

This is the first semester of chemistry for science majors or pre-professional students. A quantitative introduction to dimensional analysis with significant figures, atomic structure, the molecule, principles of ionic bonding, stoichiometry, chemical solutions, thermochemistry, classification of elements including periodicity, electron configuration, gases, liquids, and solids. Student will be exposed to applications of chemistry in society. (TAG# OSC008; If combined with CHEM 1220 TAG# OSC023)

Credit Hours: 5
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: High School Chemistry (minimum of C- required) -AND- MATH 1110 (minimum of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

HIST 1010 - American History I

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1600 to 1877. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural development of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS043 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HIST 1050 - Western Civilization I

This course presents an overview of European civilization from antiquity to about the year 1600, stressing the chief political, social, cultural, and religious developments within this span of time. This class will help students gain a better understanding of the historical narrative of European civilization, particularly as it relates to political institutions and structures and social and cultural developments; develop improved textual interpretation skills through the careful reading and discussion of ancient and medieval texts; and refine their ability to express ideas and produce convincing arguments through writing essays and short paper.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 2050 - American Literature I

American Literature I is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the early colonies through the Civil War. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature I is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. (TAG# OAH053)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030; Minimum Grade C-

SPAN 1010 - Beginning Spanish I

This course develops basic speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.  The goal is for students to achieve a Novice Mid-level of proficiency across all the aforementioned skills.  At this level, students will be able to engage in simple interpersonal exchanges. They will also be able to present and understand information about themselves and their immediate surroundings using words, phrases and memorized expressions while speaking and listening, reproduce from memory a modest number of words and phrases in context while writing, and identify a number of highly contextualized words and phrases including cognates and borrowed words while reading.  Also, students will have an introduction to Hispanic Cultures by examining a variety of topics. This course is not intended for native speakers of Spanish.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

MATH 1130 - Trigonometry

This course includes the study of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; solutions of right and oblique triangles and their applications; solutions of trigonometric equations and inequalities; the use of identities, vectors, and complex numbers; and solutions of polar equations and parametric equations. Students must supply a graphing calculator. This course meets the requirements for OTM Trigonometry TMM003.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 1110 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test scores

PHYS 1110 - General Physics I

A study of Classical Newtonian Mechanics including measurement systems, dimensional analysis, vectors, scalars, linear, circular and rotational motion, forces in equilibrium, acceleration, work, and energy. A study of material properties including density, and hydraulic principles (both static and kinetic). Also a study of waves, and sound including simple harmonic motion, vibrations, reflection, transmission, interference, and resonance for waves, and intensity, sources, interference, and Doppler Effect for sound. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC014. If combined with PHYS1130, TAG# OSC021 is met.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3

Spring Semester

ASCI 2900 - Associate of Science Capstone

This course will assist students transitioning from the community college experience to a four-year educational institution. Students will integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in their general education experiences with those developed in their program specific courses to engage in projects that require them to: think critically about their prior education, explore future academic and career-related paths, and develop skills to enhance their success. Such projects may include research papers, presentations, and/or portfolio development

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Required Prerequisite Course: Must have completed 45 credit hours.

CHEM 1220 - Chemistry II

This is the second semester of chemistry for science majors or pre-professional students. A quantitative introduction to intermolecular forces, phase changes, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamic, electrochemistry, organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry. Student will be exposed to applications of chemistry in society. (TAG# OSC009; If combined with CHEM 1210 TAG# OSC023)

Credit Hours: 5
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take CHEM 1210

HIST 1030 - American History II

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1877 to the present. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural maturity of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS044 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HIST 1070 - Western Civilization II

This course presents an overview of European civilization from around 1500 to the present, stressing the chief political, social, cultural, and religious developments within this span of time. This class will help students gain a better knowledge of the historical narrative of European civilization, particularly as it relates to political institutions and structures and social and cultural developments; develop improved textual interpretation skills through the careful reading and discussion of historical texts; and refine their ability to express ideas and produce convincing arguments through writing essays and a short paper.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 2070 - American Literature II

American Literature II is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature II is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. TAG # OAH054

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030; Minimum Grade C-

SPAN 1020 - Beginning Spanish II

SPAN1020 is a continuation of SPAN 1010 with more advanced practice in listening, reading, speaking (spoken presentations as well as interpersonal exchanges), and writing with an emphasis on practical Spanish. Course includes introduction to Hispanic culture on selected topics. Prerequisite: Two years of high school Spanish or SPAN 1010 (C or above). This course is not intended for native speakers of Spanish. Semesters Available: Day-Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take SPAN 1010; Minimum Grade C;

MUSC 1010 - Music Appreciation

Develop listening skills used for understanding elements of musical style in a historical perspective and the significance of music as fine art.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

THEA 1010 - Introduction to Theatre

Course is an overview of theatre as an art form. Includes historical and production points of view. Students will effectively view and critique plays and musicals. This is NOT a performance based course, but a theory and analysis based class. Semesters Available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

PHYS 1130 - General Physics II

A study of heat to include calorimetry, expansion, heat capacity, conductivity, phase change, kinetic theory and gas laws. A study of light including its nature, and geometric optics. Also a study of electricity and magnetism including electric charges at rest, potentials, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance, and voltage, alternating circuits theory of frequency, reactance, impedance, power and resonance, magnetic field definition and effects on moving charges and conductors. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC015. If combined with PHYS 1110 , TAG# OSC021 is met.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take PHYS 1110

Total Credit Hours: 65