Graduation Requirements for Transfer Associate Degree Programs

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  • Associate in Arts: A.A.
  • Associate in Science: A.S.
  • Associate in Fine Arts: A.F.A.
  • Associate in Engineering Science: A.E.S.
General Education Semester Hours Required
A.A.
A.S.
A.F.A. Art
A.F.A. Music
A.E.S
Group I - Communication
9
9
9
9
6
Group II - Humanities and Fine Arts
9
9
6
6
3-9
Group III-Social and Behavioral Sciences
9
9
6
3-6
3-9
Group IV-Mathematics
3-6
3-6
3
3
17
Group V-Physical and Life Sciences
7-8
7-8
7
7
13-17

Minimum General Education Hours

from GROUP I-VI must total
37-41
37-41
31
28-31
GROUP VII. Area of Concentration
21-25
21-29 [1]
24
35
10-16
Total
62 [2]
62 [2]
64 [2]
64 [2]
62 [2]
  1. 13-17 of these hours must be program-specific courses.
  2. Less than 50% of total degree credit hours may be taken in an online format when online courses are available.

Area of Concentration

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science: 14-20 Semester Hours

These Illinois Baccalaureate Majors' Recommendations (iTransfer Majors) describe courses typically taken by freshmen and sophomores for a specific major. These course recommendations are meant for students who are undecided about a transfer school. If you already know where you will transfer, see that school's catalog and an admissions counselor for specific advice.

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is continuing to develop transfer course recommendations for baccalaureate majors, in addition to those listed below. Information on more majors will be added to the iTransfer website as it becomes available. Always seek the advice of a counselor when making transfer plans.

  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Lab Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Mass Communication, which includes Radio & TV and Media Studies (Journalism)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication
  • Special Education
  • Social Work
  • Theater Arts (Drama)
Associate in Fine Arts in Art: 24 Semester Hours

Studio Art Courses (all required)

Drawing ART 101, 102, 203 9
Art History ART 105, 106, 218 9
Design 2-D ART 111 3
Design 3-D ART 112

Studio Art Electives

Select three courses (from at least two disciplines) from the following electives:

ART 109, 110, 130, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 209, 210, 213, 215, 216, 219, 223, 270

Associate in Fine Arts in Music: 35 Semester Hours

Music Courses (all required)

Music Theory I-V MUS 101, 102, 201, 202
Music Literature/History MUS 115
Private/Class Piano Private: MUS 151, 251
Class: MUS 171, 172, 271, 272
Aural Skills MUS 103, 104, 205, 206
Ensemble MUS 190, 195

Applied Music Major Emphasis MUS 131-145; 231-245

Music Electives

Class instruction (voice, instrument);
Ensembles (Jazz Lab, Opera Workshop);
Private applied minor (voice, instrument);
Diction (French, Italian, German, English);
Electronic Music

Associate in Engineering Science: 10-16 Semester Hours

Required Courses Beyond General Education:

MTH 205 Differential Equations
PHY 211 University Physics II
PHY 212 University Physics III (Optional) *

* Most baccalaureate programs require the three semester sequence of calculus-based physics courses for engineering programs. Students are advised to complete the entire sequence at SSC if they plan to transfer to such a program.

Required courses for various Engineering Specialization:

Aeronautical, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

EGR 101 Engineering Graphics
EGR 201 Electrical Circuits
EGR 203 Statics
EGR 204 Engineering Dynamics

Chemical Engineering

CHM 114 General Chemistry II
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II

Civil Engineering

EGR 101 Engineering Graphics
EGR 203 Statics
EGR 204 Engineering Dynamics

Computer and Electrical Engineering **

EGR 201 Electrical Circuits
**EGR 203 and 204 may be required. Check the transfer institution to which you plan to transfer

Industrial Engineering

EGR 203 Statics
EGR 204 Engineering Dynamics
ECO 201 Principles of Economics, Macro
ECO 202 Principles of Economics, Micro

Mining Engineering (Southern Illinois University)

EGR 203 Statics
EGR 204 Engineering Dynamics
GLG 101 Physical Geology

Nuclear Engineering (University of Illinois)

EGR 101 Engineering Graphics
EGR 203 Statics
EGR 204 Engineering Dynamics

Agricultural Engineering (University of Illinois)

BIO 105 General Biology I
CAD 101 AutoCad I
EGR 203 Statics EGR
204 Engineering Dynamics

Bioengineering

BIO 105 General Biology I
BIO 106 General Biology II
BIO 224 Microbiology

Semester Hours Required to Graduate
A.A./ A.S.
A.F.A. Art
A.F.A. Music
A.E.S
Minimum General Education Hours
39-43
31
28-31
Area of Concentration and Electives
14-20
24
35
10-16
Total Required for Associate Degree
62
64
64
62

Degree Completion Requirements - General requirements that must be fulfilled for the degree.

More than One Associate Degree

Students may qualify for different degrees or certificates from South Suburban College. In order to be eligible for more than one Associate degree, 15 semester hours of credit in addition to the minimum of 62 hours required for the first degree must be earned at the college. Credits for the first degree or certificate may apply toward the second degree. All requirements must be fulfilled for each degree sought.

SSC’s Acceptance of Transfer Credit

All students are categorized according to their curriculum or educational objectives. Changes in the student’s curriculum or educational objectives can affect applicability of courses.

Students planning to transfer credit to South Suburban College must provide an official transcript to Admissions. Transfer credit is reviewed according to the following conditions:

Students Whose Goal is to Complete an AA, AS, AFA, AES, or AAS Degree or To Transfer to a Four-Year Institution

  • Transfer credit must be from an institution of higher education as recognized by a regional accreditation organization at the time when credit was earned.
  • Credit which is applied to SSC’s transcript is subject to all Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) guidelines.
  • Posted transfer credit hours can be used to fulfill program, elective, or general education credit requirements at SSC. Students should work with the Counseling Department and specific Program Coordinators to determine which transfer credit is applicable toward program completion.
  • Credit earned through the Educational Competency Evaluation Program (ECEP) may not be applied to the AA, AS, AFA, AES, or AAS degree at SSC. A student seeking ECEP credit must follow the guidelines published in the SSC catalogue.

Transferability of Courses

South Suburban College is an active member in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) and the Course Applicability System (CAS). Not all courses at South Suburban College are intended for transfer. Transfer courses are designated as such in the catalog. Students who follow the recommended South Suburban College transfer courses are more likely to transfer without losing credits.

Students can consult the college’s Transfer Center for details regarding program requirements for four-year colleges and universities in Illinois. Students should work with their Counselor, the Transfer Center, Program Coordinator, and/or Academic Administrator along with the IAI/CAS web sites to verify transferability of individual courses. Students who encounter a transfer problem or question should contact one of the above individuals to help resolve the issue.

Always seek the advice of a counselor when making transfer plans.
Appointments are available by calling (708) 596-2000 ext. 2306.

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