The Associate in Arts is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. Students who successfully complete degree requirements and elective courses recommended for their specific area of study will transfer to most four-year degree programs with junior standing.
General education introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge – communication, the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics and the social sciences – and helps them develop the intellectual skills that will make them more effective life-long learners. The College’s general education program intended to meet the transfer requirements of the four-year colleges and universities as outlined in the Intercollegiate Relations Commission Handbook.
South Puget Sound Community College prepares recipients of the Associate in Arts degree to:
- Communicate effectively
- Think logically and critically
- Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
- Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
- Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
Based on placement testing, students enrolling in this program may need to complete basic skills and/or pre-college English and math. The college strongly encourages students to enroll in basic skills and pre-college courses at the beginning of their education. Often, pre-college courses are prerequisites for college-level courses that are necessary for graduation.
Society, Services & Education
Study important patterns in human interaction, from past to present. Make a difference in people’s lives. Our innovative division of Society, Services, and Education brings together the study of human interactions with chances to make a real difference in people’s lives. Our social science programs will help you to understand and interpret our past and our current relationships and societies. Our courses, degrees, and certificates in Fire and Emergency Services and Early Childhood Education are designed to get you the skills you need to make a difference and have an impact on the future.
Are you interested in law? Do you want to work in a challenging environment that pays well? Do you like knowing how the body works? Becoming an attorney could be the right path for you, and you could begin to lay the foundation for this career at SPSCC. Our courses at SPSCC are small enough for personal attention, held in state-of-the-art facilities, and led by instructors who are excited about teaching.
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Last updated January 20, 2018