Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Online Catalog

Advanced and Continuous Studies, A.A.S.


Program Description


Students in this second-degree program will pursue advanced credits in the chosen discipline to later be transferred towards a baccalaureate degree at a partner college or university.

After completing their first associate degree in the chosen discipline, students will enroll in the Advanced and Continuous Studies degree. This degree will be comprised of already-earned credits for the first associate degree plus upper-level credits for the students’ fifth and sixth semesters of a 3+1 program.

Students are required to meet with an advisor prior to matriculating in this program.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify major concepts and current trends in the discipline;
  • Discuss the ethical responsibilities in the workplace;
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats; 
  • Employ critical thinking skills based on research and decision making appropriate to the discipline and academic level;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of technical information resources.

After Union County College


Graduates may transfer to Berkeley College or another four-year college or university to continue the 3+1 bachelor’s degree plan.

Recommended Sequence


Previously Earned Credits*


General Education Courses*: 20 Credits


  • Communications General Education Requirement - 6 credit hours
  • Math, Science, Technology General Education Requirement - 3 credit hours
  • Social Science or Humanities General Education Requirement - 3 credit hours
  • Unassigned General Education Requirement - 8 credit hours

Electives*: 12 credits


Total Credits*: 32


*Credits earned previously in the first Union County College associate’s degree.

Fall Semester


  • Liberal Arts Electives^* (1, 2, and 3) - 10 credit hours
  • Electives^** (1 and 2) - 6 credit hours

Semester Total: 16


Spring Semester


Semester Total: 12


Total Program Credits: 60


^* Liberal Arts Electives


Liberal Arts elective courses are based on the program discipline at the four-year partner institution. Complete the Liberal Arts Electives for the chosen discipline as outlined in the above recommended semester sequence.

Criminal Justice

^*Liberal Arts Electives - Criminal Justice

  1. ​​​Math, Science, Tech Gen Ed - Requirement   - 4 credit hours
  2. ENG 102 - English Composition II  - 3 credit hours
  3. SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I  - 3 credit hours
  4. English 200-Level Literature Gen Ed - 3 credit hours  
  5. PSY 208 - Abnormal Psychology  - 3 credit hours

Business Management

^*Liberal Arts Electives - Business Management

  1. MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics  - 4 credit hours
  2. ENG 102 - English Composition II  - 3 credit hours
  3. PHI 210 - Ethics  - 3 credit hours
  4. English 200-Level Literature Gen Ed - 3 credit hours  
  5. PSY or SOC Gen Ed Requirement  - 3 credit hours

^**Electives


Elective courses are based on the program discipline at the four-year partner institution. Complete the electives for the chosen discipline as outlined in the above recommended semester sequence.

Criminal Justice

^**Electives - Criminal Justice

  1. CRJ 314 - Introduction to Intelligence  - 3 credit hours
  2. Free Elective - 3 credit hours
  3. CRJ 315 - Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism  - 3 credit hours

Business Management

^**Electives - Business Management

  1. BUS 215 - Excel for Business  - 3 credit hours
  2. BUS 209 - Introduction to Global Business  - 3 credit hours
  3. BUS 346 - Developing Managerial Competence  - 3 credit hours