Aug 19, 2022  
NIACC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
NIACC Catalog 2022-2023

STEM - Year One Pathway


Explore, Analyze, Discover

Explore the world and human body using the scientific methods of observation, experimentation, and analysis. Develop analytic skills in math and information technology and gain hands-on experience with labs, technology, and scientific tools. Understand and overcome failures in scientific estimates/predictions. This pathway is designed to help you move toward transfer or employment in computer programing, engineering, finance, data analysis, exercise science, physical education, chemistry, architecture, physics, or biotechnology. 

Year One


First Term


  • (3 s.h.)
  • (1 s.h.)
  • Humanities or Area elective (3 s.h.) - see recommendations below
  • Math/Natural Science elective (3-4 s.h.)* - see recommendations below
  • Natural Science elective (3-5 s.h.) - see recommendations below
  • Social Science elective (3 s.h.) - see recommendations below

Total: 16-18 s.h.


Second Term


  • (3 s.h.)
  • (3 s.h.)
  • Math/Natural Science elective (3-4 s.h.) - see recommendations below
  • Natural Science or Humanities elective (3-4 s.h.) - see recommendations below
  • Social Science or Area elective (3 s.h.) - see recommendations below

Total: 15-16 s.h.


Preparing for Year Two


After completing the Year One Pathway, students can move into the following Year Two Pathways. Some pathways require that you take specific courses in the first year and these recommendations are listed below. 

Actuarial Science and Statistics - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Athletic Trainer - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here .

Recommended first year electives:

First Term


Second Term


Biology Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Required first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Chemistry Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Required first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Computer Science Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Dentistry - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here .

Engineering - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Environmental Science - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Exercise Science and Kinesiology - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Math Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Required first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Occupational Therapy - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Optometry - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Pharmacy -Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Physical Education - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Physical Therapy - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Physician Assistant - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Physics Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Required first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Radiology - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


Sport & Fitness Management - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here .

Recommended first year courses:

First Term


Second Term


STEM, A.A. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

STEM, A.S. - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Veterinary Medicine - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Mortuary - Year Two Pathway


View the full Year Two pathway here 

Note:


*Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.

#Required course for the transfer major.

^Recommended for students transferring to University of Northern Iowa.

^^Recommended for students transferring to University of Iowa or Iowa State University.

Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.