Overview

Completing the Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) with a Pre-Professional concentration is an excellent way to provide the foundational work needed to complete a baccalaureate degree and to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree.

The Pre-Professional Science concentration is designed to provide the knowledge and skills in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics that form the foundation necessary for the completion of a baccalaureate degree program in life sciences. The Pre-Professional Science concentration provides students with experience in scientific reasoning, critical thinking skills, and familiarity with major concepts in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. The curriculum includes classroom lectures of fundamental scientific principles and methodology along with laboratory practice using scientific tools and procedures to develop the basic skills and knowledge required for the process of scientific experimentation.

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To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(15 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
BIO-101 Biological Science I

Biological Science I

ID: BIO-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

4
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
Semester 2
(17 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
BIO-102 Biological Science II

Biological Science II

ID: BIO-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

4
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present

American History: 1877 to Present

ID: HIS-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
Semester 3
(17 Credit Hours)
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

ID: MAT-140

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analyticgeometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
CHM-211 Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I

ID: CHM-211

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of courses that includes nomenclature, structure and properties, and reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry.

4
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
CPT-114 Computers and Programming

Computers and Programming

ID: CPT-114

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces computer concepts and programming. Topics include basic concepts of computer architecture, files, memory, and input/output devices. Programming is done in a modern high-level language.

3
Semester 4
(14 Credit Hours)
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

ID: MAT-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.(Graphic calculator required)

4
CHM-212 Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II

ID: CHM-212

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of basic organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure and properties, reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and spectroscopy.

4
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
MUS-105 Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

ID: MUS-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the study of music with focus on the elements of music and their relationships, the musical characteristics of representative works and composers, common musical forms and genres of various western and non-western historical style periods, and appropriate listening experiences.

3
      Total Credit Hours 63
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,844.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(4 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
Semester 2
(11 Credit Hours)
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
BIO-101 Biological Science I

Biological Science I

ID: BIO-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

4
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
BIO-102 Biological Science II

Biological Science II

ID: BIO-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

4
Semester 4
(10 Credit Hours)
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present

American History: 1877 to Present

ID: HIS-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
Semester 5
(11 Credit Hours)
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

ID: MAT-140

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analyticgeometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
CHM-211 Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I

ID: CHM-211

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of courses that includes nomenclature, structure and properties, and reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry.

4
Semester 6
(8 Credit Hours)
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

ID: MAT-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.(Graphic calculator required)

4
CHM-212 Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II

ID: CHM-212

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of basic organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure and properties, reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and spectroscopy.

4
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
CPT-114 Computers and Programming

Computers and Programming

ID: CPT-114

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces computer concepts and programming. Topics include basic concepts of computer architecture, files, memory, and input/output devices. Programming is done in a modern high-level language.

3
Semester 8
(6 Credit Hours)
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
MUS-105 Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

ID: MUS-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the study of music with focus on the elements of music and their relationships, the musical characteristics of representative works and composers, common musical forms and genres of various western and non-western historical style periods, and appropriate listening experiences.

3
      Total Credit Hours 63
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,844.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Physical Therapist

Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help rehabilitate injured persons, improving their mobility and pain management. Typically requires post-graduate-level coursework and certifications before working with patients. Physical therapists can work in rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, extended care facilities, outpatient clinics, and industrial or other occupational environments.

Projected Job Growth

+9.4%

Average Annual Salary

90,383

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers

Careers

Pharmacists

Pharmacists are health care professionals who dispense prescription medications and educate patients on their proper use. Pharmacists have a very strong background in chemistry. They need to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and pass a licensure exam before they can practice. Pharmacists can work in hospitals, other health care facilities, and drugstores, among others.

Projected Job Growth

+0.7%

Average Annual Salary

119,717

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Earn a bachelor’s degree

Increase your career options and earning power by continuing your education at a four-year college. Much of the coursework from your associate degree from MTC can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree at another college or university.

Earn a master’s degree

Fine-tune your knowledge base to fit specific career ambitions. A master’s degree program allows you to focus on a specific area of specialization.