A.A. General Studies
Why Associate of Arts?The Associate of Arts Degree program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as art, education, English, history, journalism, library science, pre-law, psychology, sociology, and speech. The credits obtained through the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science programs transfer seamlessly as a block to meet the lower level general education core requirements at colleges within the Montana University System, as well as colleges throughout the United States. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to demonstrate:
|First Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
COLS 101COLS 101 - Introduction to College Studies
Introduction to College Studies is intended to provide skills necessary for incoming students to successfully navigate the college setting and provide life skills necessary after leaving college. Course design includes focus on academic mindset including belonging to the Miles Community College learning community and college transitions, teaching a growth mindset that allows students to change their abilities through effort, focus on student success, and understanding the value and purpose of the college experience. Students will understand campus resources, strengthen study skills, and explore career and transfer options through the various collaborations of services, programs and people dedicated to the student success of new students at the campus.
|Introduction to College Studies||2|
|M/STAT||Mathematics Core Requirement||3|
|Oral Communications Core Requirement||3|
|Humanities Core Requirement||3||First Year - Spring Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
|WRIT||Written Communications Core Requirement||3|
LSCI 101LSCI 101 - Introduction to Information Literacy
This course follows the guidelines of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for High Education. According to ACRL, information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
|Introduction to Information Literacy||2|
|Humanities Core Requirement||3|
|Science Core Requirement||3|
|Social Science Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Social Science Core Requirement||3|
|Science Core Requirement||3|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications. Co-requisite: CAPP 120A.
|Introduction to Computers||1|
CAPP 120ACAPP 120A - Introduction to Computer Applications
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications. Co-requisite: CAPP 120.
|Introduction to Computer Applications||2|
|Directed Elective||Humanities Core Requirement||3|
|Electives||4||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Directed Elective||Social Science Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.