Transfer Programs

Transfer Programs


Math, Sciences & Health Professions

Danville Area Community College has agreements in place with many four-year colleges and universities to facilitate the transfer of credits for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) and Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree students may expect to complete a bachelor’s degree in a timely manner, assuming they work with an academic counselor and meet the requirements of both institutions. If there is a major/school anywhere in the United States that does not have a prescribed transfer plan, one can be developed for the student working in concert with a DACC advisor and the transfer school of choice.

Students earning a career degree in the Math, Sciences & Health Professions Division may also transfer their credits to specified four-year institutions in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. These career programs include the following Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees: Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Health Information Technology, and Agribusiness.

Contact Counseling & Advisement at 217-443-8750 or the Director of the career program for more details.

TRANSFER PROGRAMS

TRANSFER PROGRAMS
Associate of Science & Arts are available through within specific program areas.

Typical Length: 2 years for full-time students, if college ready
Status Required: Full-time or Part-time
Articulation Agreements: Several Illinois Colleges, see advising for more details

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Agribusiness
Labor Market*: Median Salary $64,170, Number of Jobs 929,800

Agribusiness Management
Labor Market*: Median Salary $64,170, Number of Jobs 929,800

Coordinated Engineering Program
Labor Market*: Median Salary $83,590 (varies with major), Number of Jobs 277,500

Health Information Technology
Typical Length: 2 years including summer
Status Required: Full-time or Part-time, application required
Certificates Available Prior to Completion: Medical Coding
Articulation Agreements: ISU accepts students
Labor Market*: Median Salary $37,110, Number of Jobs 188,600

ADN/RN Nursing (Associate Degree)
Typical Length: 2 years, if general education credits are completed prior to admission
Status Required: Full-time, application required
Certificates Available Prior to Completion: Level I Nursing Certificate
Articulation Agreements: EIU Dual Enrollment, Grand Canyon, Lakeview, Olivet, Indiana Wesleyan
Labor Market*: Median Salary $67,490, Number of Jobs 2,751,000

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MAJORS TRANSFER CURRICULUM

BIOLOGY TRANSFER CURRICULUM
About the Major

Biological Sciences majors receive comprehensive training in biology, spanning plant and animal life. Students explore the structure, function, behavior, and evolution of cells, organisms, populations, and ecosystems. Resource: American Institute of Biological Sciences

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Careers
Biological Sciences provides the skills and knowledge to pursue professional studies in preparation for careers in basic and applied biological research, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other health-related fields. You will also be prepared for positions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, health care and conservation management, as well as careers like law, journalism, policy, business, and education.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the scientific method of inquiry to a course related problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to use and maintain scientific/course specific equipment
  • Identify the relevancy of biological science in everyday life and in global affairs and successfully integrate it with material covered during lecture and/or lab
  • Participate as a member of a functional group
  • Demonstrate the ability to define and utilize discipline-related terminology
  • Content specific outcomes can be found in the course syllabus for each course.

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CHEMISTRY TRANSFER CURRICULUM
About the Major
Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy. The entire chemistry curriculum offers the fundamentals of the major fields of chemistry, covering the general areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.  Resource: American Chemical Society

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Careers
A background in chemistry leads to a wide range of careers as great career opportunities exist both inside and outside the lab. Careers include analytical chemist, chemical engineer, healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry, forensic scientist, pharmacologist, toxicologist, environment consultant, chemical sales, food industry, material industry, and teaching.

Physical Sciences Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in technology through laboratory activities or projects.
  • Students will effectively participate in team projects in which the students may practice skills such as defining roles, planning projects, developing reports, and evaluating effectiveness of team work.
  • Students will exhibit critical thinking skills by way of scientific reasoning. These skills will be demonstrated by one or more of the following: (1) identifying and interpreting essential information from reading selection, (2) performing and designing experiments to obtain information, (3) using deductive and inductive reasoning to arrive at and support a conclusion, and (4) using mathematical methods to solve problems.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills through written, oral and/or multimedia reports. These skills will include use of proper symbolic expressions and arguments, relevant vocabulary, and appropriate support for claims.
  • Content specific outcomes can be found in the course syllabus for each course.

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MATHEMATICS TRANSFER CURRICULUM
About the Major
Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. Math is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture, art, money, engineering, and even sports. Resource: National Association of Mathematicians

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Careers
Mathematics provides a preparation for a variety of jobs, and in the current job market many employers are looking for applicants that have mathematics backgrounds and problem solving skills. Careers can span many industries offering a range of choices for math degree graduate including investment banking, marketing research, actuarial science, statistician careers, and academia.

Program Outcomes

  • Students are expected to achieve strong critical thinking skills in terms of problem solving skills. Students are expected to be able to determine from any initial question of any of the following that apply: (1) the meaning and importance of all given information, (2) the primary unknown for which a solution is desired, (3) all secondary unknowns that will be needed to determine the primary unknown, (4) all formulas and/or theorems that are applicable to a solution, and (5) a proper understanding of the meaning/interpretation of the solution.
  • Students are expected to master the use of all technology skills appropriate for a given class.
  • Students are expected to understand local, national, and global issues as it applies to current course topics.
  • Students are expected to be able to clearly demonstrate the logical processes that lead one from an initial question (problem) to a correct answer (solution).
  • Students are expected to be able to clearly relate, either in written or oral form, interpretations of solutions.
  • Students are expected to be able to use, understand, and write all appropriate symbolic forms and mathematical terminology.
  • Content specific outcomes can be found in the course syllabus for each course.

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PHYSICS TRANSFER CURRICULUM
About the Major
Physics is a natural science based on experiments, measurements and mathematical analysis with the purpose of finding quantitative physical laws for everything from the nano-world to the galaxies. Physics played a vital role in the development of quantum theory, the theory of relativity, the big bang theory, and the splitting of the atom. The study of physics has brought many pivotal discoveries including the laser, TV, radio, computer technology, nuclear energy, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. Resource: American Institute of Physics

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Careers
An appealing aspect of studying physics is the diversity of physics careers. Physics graduates have skills that are in high demand in diverse sectors. These include skills relating to numeracy, problem-solving, data analysis and the communication of complex ideas, as well as a wider understanding of how the world works, on a scientific level. Thus, students with a physics degree are prepared to work in careers related to material sciences, engineering, climatology, meteorology, environment sciences, forensic sciences, health services, weather forecasting, astrophysics, computer game designer, energy, patent agent, radiation protection, education, and astronomy, as well as careers like law, journalism, policy, business, and education.

Physical Sciences Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in technology through laboratory activities or projects.
  • Students will effectively participate in team projects in which the students may practice skills such as defining roles, planning projects, developing reports, and evaluating effectiveness of team work.
  • Students will exhibit critical thinking skills by way of scientific reasoning. These skills will be demonstrated by one or more of the following: (1) identifying and interpreting essential information from reading selection, (2) performing and designing experiments to obtain information, (3) using deductive and inductive reasoning to arrive at and support a conclusion, and (4) using mathematical methods to solve problems.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills through written, oral and/or multimedia reports. These skills will include use of proper symbolic expressions and arguments, relevant vocabulary, and appropriate support for claims.
  • Content specific outcomes can be found in the course syllabus for each course.

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WELLNESS TRANSFER CURRICULUM
About the Major
Health and fitness professionals help others to make positive lifestyle changes. In general the health and fitness coursework includes instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple exercise and nutrition to sport management and personal training. Resource: National Association for Health and Fitness

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Careers
The nutrition, fitness, and health major is designed for students interested in careers in nutrition, fitness or wellness programs in hospitals, colleges, sports or the exercise industry. Careers may include wellness coordinator, coach, health educator, sport nutritionist, dietician, and personal trainer.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills through written, oral and/or multimedia reports. These skills will include use of relevant vocabulary and appropriate support for claims.
  • Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills by applying technical skills, knowledge of health/fitness behavior, clinical judgment, and decision making skills when making health related decisions or evaluating health related recommendations.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate popular press health information and evaluate the difference between evidence-based and non-evidence based research related to personal health and well-being.
  • Students will effectively participate in team projects in which the students may practice skills such as defining roles, planning projects, developing reports, and evaluating effectiveness of team work.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of relevant technology and utilize essential technology related to diet, fitness and exercise to enable a healthier lifestyle.

Current Degree Offerings

Sports Management
Certificates Available Prior to Completion: May qualify for ACE Personal Training Certificate Course
Labor Market*: Median Salary $36,160, Number of Jobs 279,100

Exercise Science
Certificates Available Prior to Completion: May qualify for ACE Personal Training Certificate Course
Labor Market*: Median Salary $36,160, Number of Jobs 279,100

*Source for Labor Market Information: Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics, Posted 2017.

Fitness Center
The DACC Fitness Center is available to students, employees, and community members enrolled in fitness center courses.

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PRE-VETERINARY TRANSFER CURRICULUM
About the Major
Pre-veterinary is the course of study taken to prepare for admission to veterinary medical school. Not a major, per se, pre-vet is rather a guided curriculum for your education designed to increase your chances for admission to veterinary schools. If you are interested in veterinary medicine, please contact an advisor by calling 217-443-3222.

SPORTS MANAGEMENT
Certificates Available Prior to Completion: May qualify for ACE Personal Training Certificate Course
Labor Market*: Median Salary $36,160, Number of Jobs 279,100

EXERCISE SCIENCE
Certificates Available Prior to Completion: May qualify for ACE Personal Training Certificate Course
Labor Market*: Median Salary $36,160, Number of Jobs 279,100

*Source for Labor Market Information: Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics, Posted 2017.

 

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