Program Overview

The Kennebec Valley Community College General Science program offers students a solid foundation of learning in both science and mathematics. This program is made for students who are looking to study health-related careers, pre-pharmacy, biology, physical science or pre-engineering. This program is unique and works with the students' interests and availability that is specific towards their academic goals.

The main mission of the Associate in General Science degree at Kennebec Valley Community College is to help students form a solid education foundation in science and mathematics. With this foundation, students will then have a wide range of opportunities to transfer to other universities in their goal of a bachelors degree, or even earn a better entrance into a science relates career.

After graduates have completed the General Science Associate Degree, they are expected to perform competency in accessing scientific information when using basic science literature. Graduates should also be critical thinkers and problem solvers in their specific areas. In laboratory settings, graduates should be able to demonstrate techniques that are commonly seen. Finally all graduates should have the capability to apply the core concepts they have learned in the real world to achieve the best solutions whatever it may be.

With this associate degree many students will have the opportunity to enhance their education by transferring o other health or science degree programs. With this educational background students will be able to choose specific programs they are interested in. A few programs and career opportunities include animal care and research facilities, agricultural research, bioscience laboratories, biotechnology companies, quality control, and plant propagation and greenhouse facilitates.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

    School Overview

    Kennebec Valley Community College is a public two-year school located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC was established in 1969 as one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. Many students choose to receive their associate’s degree here and then move on to an affiliate four-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree. Kennebec Valley Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in the following programs: health sciences, computer science, business administration and various trades programs.

    Distance learning classes are for the convenience of students so that they can complete coursework on their own time. All instruction will be done online and no on-campus class sessions will be held. Hybrid classes are also available where students mostly attend class online but are required to come on campus for a few class sessions.

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