Associate of Science–Track 2 (AS-Track 2)

Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, and Atmospheric Science

This is intended for students with an interest in transferring to a baccalaureate institution in the State of Washington in one of the targeted disciplines. (Engineering students: use this for transferring to an engineering school outside the State of Washington. For engineering transfer within the State of Washington, use the Associate of Science (Track 2) Major Related Program—Pre-Engineering degree appropriate for the desired discipline.) Typically the Associate in Arts Degree is best suited for transfer to certain baccalaureate institutions. Students should meet early in their matriculation at Olympic College with an academic faculty advisor to determine the degree suitable for them.

Note: Though courses in a foreign language are not required for the Associate of Science degree, some baccalaureate institutions may require two or three quarters of foreign language for admission or for graduation.

Entire sequences of science courses should be completed at one college.

Note: Prior to starting some or all of the following courses, students should:

  • Complete ENGL 098
  • Complete MATH& 142 or MATH& 144 or place into MATH& 151
  • Complete PHYS 110 or a rigorous high school physics class
  • Complete CHEM& 139 or place into CHEM& 141
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Basic Written Communication Skills (10 credits) 
ENGL &101English Composition I*5 
ENGL &102Composition II*5 
ENGL &235Technical Writing*510

Basic Quantitative Skills (15 credits)
MATH &151Calculus I*5 
MATH &152Calculus II*5 
MATH &163Calculus 3*515

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credits: 5 cr. in Humanities, 5 cr. in Social Sciences, and 5 cr. in either one—see Distribution Requirements)

Required Science
CHEM &141/&151General Chemistry & Lab I*6.5
PHYS 254/255/256Engineering Physics*18

Individualized Plan: The remaining 35.5 credits should be planned with an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution. Some courses listed below will be required in an individualized plan to support intended major and transfer institution. These should be selected only in consultation with the appropriate advisor and a signed education plan provided to the student.(See Note 1)
CHEM &142/&152General Chemistry & Lab II*6.5
CHEM &143/&153General Chemistry & Lab III*6
CHEM &241/&251Organic Chem & Lab I*5.5
CHEM &242/&252Organic Chem & Lab II*6
CS &141Computer Science I Java*5
CS 143Computer Science II Java*5
ENGR &114Engineering Graphics5
ENGR 170/171Fundamentals of Materials Science & Lab*6
ENGR &204Electrical Circuits*5
ENGR &214Statics*5
ENGR &215Dynamics*5
ENGR &224Thermodynamics*5
ENGR &225Mechanics of Materials*5
ENGR 240Applied Numerical Methods for Engr*5
MATH 221Differential Equations I*5
MATH 222Differential Equations II*5
MATH 250Linear Algebra*5
MATH &264Calculus 4*5
MTEOR 101Weather and Atmosphere*5
Total: (Minimum 90 credits, see Note 2) (Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0, see Note 3)90+

Note 1: For advising, new students should contact the Science, Engineering and Mathematics Advisor 360.475.7743, SEMAdvisor@olympic.edu. For further advising contact a faculty member in the targeted discipline.

Note 2: It may require more than 90 credits to achieve junior standing, but the total depends on major and transfer university.

Note 3: The Direct Transfer Agreement stipulates a minimum 2.75 GPA to be admitted to a Washington university as a junior (see Note 4). Although a 2.75 GPA allows admission to the institution, admission to a specific department in the institution is competitive and generally requires a GPA significantly higher than 2.75; contact advisors at the university for details.

Note 4: The University of Washington no longer is a party to the DTA; however the minimum GPA for transfer to UW is 2.75.

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog