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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science - Track 2, AS-T2 Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for the AS-T Track 1; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AS-T Track 2 Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this degree. 
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your degree. 
  • The Annual Schedule can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

AS-T (Track 2): What is it?

Transferring with an AS-T Track 2

The AS-T degree transfers as a package to most baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington state, satisfying most pre-major requirements and some general education courses for junior standing. In the AS-T you will take many science and math courses during your two years at Shoreline, and take most of your distribution requirements in humanities and social sciences after you transfer. Completing the AS-T degree will prepare you for the pathways listed below (for other science and engineering majors, see AS-T Track 1).


Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (MRP)*
Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences
Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering (MRP)*
Computer and Electrical Engineering (MRP)*
Engineering, General


The AS-T degree requires a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above and a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.0 or higher. Each individual course must have a minimum grade of 1.0. Students granted the degree are normally awarded junior status and in most cases will be able to complete their Bachelor’s in two additional years of full-time study.

* A Major Related Program (MRP) is a type of AS-T that prepares students for entrance into select majors at particular four-year schools. These programs have specific required classes within the AS-T degree, and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of degree than the general AS-T. Consult the relevant MRP Degree Planning Guide for more information.

Where Do I Start?

Talk with an advisor at Shoreline. Shoreline advisors can provide guidance about which courses to take and how to prepare for different majors.

Understand the AS-T Track 2 requirements. Review this Degree Planning Guide and make sure you understand what it takes to complete your degree at Shoreline.

Prepare for a major or pathway. Because you will enter as a junior, you will need to consider what major you would like to prepare for. Use Shoreline’s Major Preparation Sheets to learn more about different majors and which courses will prepare you for those majors.

Understand admissions requirements. School admission requirements, deadlines, and application details vary. Check the web site of your chosen school or schools and search for “Transfer admissions” to find their specific requirements. At many schools, you must apply to the school and then apply separately to the major.

Understand graduation requirements. All four-year programs have specific requirements to graduate and some schools require up to two years of a world language to graduate. Once you have decided upon a major or majors, visit the web site of the departments where you will be applying; contact advisors at the four-year school to learn more.

What do I need to take?

Below is a summary of the categories of required courses for the AS-T Track 2. In selecting your classes, consult your Major Planning Sheet for recommendations related to pursuing a particular major or pathway. See below for available courses in each category. Note that a Major Related Program (MRP) includes additional requirements.

Planning guides are intended to guide students toward completing degree requirements. They are not intended to communicate admissions requirements of 4-year institutions. Students are strongly urged to consult with an advisor, college/university admissions staff, and the catalog of the 4-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Other conditions and restrictions may also apply.

General Education - 18-20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 PSYC 230 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Distribution Requirements - 10 Credits

See Courses That Meet Transfer Degree Requirements  

Humanities (5 Credits)

Choose one course from the Humanities  course list.

Social Sciences (5 Credits)

Choose one course from the Social Sciences  course list.

Pre-Major Program - 30-32.5 Credits

Physics Sequence (15-16.5 Credits)

Sequences should not be broken up between institutions (for example, the three-quarter physics sequence should be taken entirely at Shoreline or entirely at another school).
PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , PHYS& 116  (15 credits) is allowed for the degree, but will meet major requirements for very few students (some computer studies, some engineering technology programs).

Additional Math (10 Credits)

Take MATH& 152  and either MATH& 163  or MATH 211 .

Additional Science (5-6 Credits)

See courses listed here . At least 5 credits of Chemistry with lab is required for engineering majors.

Program Specific Courses (27.5-32 Credits to reach 90 total)

The AS-T degree allows a maximum of 5 credits for restricted/vocational course work and a maximum of 3 Physical Education credits.

For Program Specific Courses, students can take additional pre-requisite courses needed to enter their major’s junior year, additional general education, and/or elective courses. Required and recommended courses vary, so please consult:

  1. the appropriate Major Preparation Sheet
  2. a Shoreline advisor for the subject area; and
  3. the department at your chosen colleges/universities.

Degree Planning Guide

Student Information

Major/Pathway(s): ___________________________

Specialty (if applicable): _______________________

Academic Goals

___ Complete an A.A. or A.S. degree

___ Prepare for transfer only-No degree

___ High school completion program/GED

Transfer Schools of Interest

1. _______________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________

Previous College Experience

___ Transferred from another college

___ Completed transfer credit evaluation

___ Prior Learning Assessment

Where Can I Transfer?

The AS-T Track 2 makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing. Washington state institutions that accept the AS-T Track 2 are listed below.

Public Institutions

Eastern Washington University
University of Washington
Washington State University

Private Institutions

Gonzaga University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Walla Walla University

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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