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The Associate in Arts degree in Government / Pre-Law is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in Political Science or other Liberal Arts major with the intention of applying to Law School. This degree provides a sequential course of study which prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions in career fields which emphasize diverse cultures and global issues as well as critical thinking and research skills.
The Associate of Arts in History degree plan serves the HCC mission by preparing students for successful transfer to baccalaureate programs in History at four-year colleges and universities in the metropolitan Houston area and beyond. This degree program helps create an environment in which students can achieve their goals and enhance their success in college, work, and life.
The Associate in Arts is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree.Transfer Specialization choose one: Mexican-American Studies, Africana African American Studies, Global Studies, Women and Gender Studies.
Kinesiology and exercise science professionals study the basics of mechanics and anatomy, especially in relation to humans and body movement. Education is available at many levels, ranging from associate's to doctoral degrees. Exercise science and kinesiology are two closely related fields of study, often used interchangeably with one another. These sciences are concerned with the human body and aspects of its movements. Exercise science focuses on the effects physical activity has on the human body. Common areas of study in kinesiology might include biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor control. A variety of careers are available in the fields of exercise science and kinesiology, including personal fitness training, sports management, athletic training, coaching and recreational therapy jobs. Graduates of an exercise science and kinesiology program may also pursue careers in the fields of medicine or education.
The Music program at HCC offers an AA in Music degree in addition to supporting the core curriculum and encouraging the general study of music for all HCC students. Courses that fulfill the Creative Arts Core requirement include MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation, MUSI 1307 Music Literature, and MUSI 1310 American Music. These courses are available in face to face and distance education sections. Other classes are offered in applied music (Guitar, Piano, and Voice), ensembles (Instrumental and Vocal) and limited private instruction (permission numbers are required, and majors receive priority registration). The curriculum aligns with the state Field of Study in Music and is transferrable to public institutions in Texas. Graduates from the HCC music program transfer to many institutions both in and out of the state of Texas, and work professionally in the field. Professional musicians and teaching artists serve on the faculty and specialize in classical, jazz, and new music.
The ARTS Program strongly recommends that a student complete this degree before transferring to a 4-year college or university studio art program. Some specialty visual arts colleges such as Kansas City Art Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, etc., might require freshman or sophomore coursework specific to specialized programs at their schools. This associates degree is intended for studio art majors. Students interested in an in Art History major will require additional art history and language courses. Students interested in an arts education major will require a color theory class.
The Associate of Arts in Teaching is a state-approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification
The Associate in Arts in World Languages is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in a World Language. This plan has two specializations, Spanish and French.
The Associate in Science is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: computer science, engineering, health and natural sciences, or mathematics. (Biology Majors and Pre-Medical Programs)
The Associate in Science is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: computer science, engineering, health and natural sciences, or mathematics. (Pre-Nursing, Pre-Radiologic Sciences, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Services)