Math and Science students involved in class.

At Northeastern, the Math, Science and Health programs are designed to provide the first two years of college course work necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university to continue studies in any of these areas. The programs at Northeastern provide the student with the necessary background to be successful at the university level and gives the student sufficient exposure to  make successful career choices. In order to provide you with the best possible education, this highly knowledgeable faculty continually attends conferences and seminars to update their training in cutting-edge technology and advancements. 

Programs of Study

Degree Emphasis, Variations
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Example Classes
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Astronomy

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Dave Coles
Audiology

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Mike Vair
Biology 

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Justina McCracken
Chemistry

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Shelby Nichols
Chiropractic

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Kevin Stump

Dental

Dental Hygiene

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Jeri Garrett
Engineering

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Mike Vair
Environmental Science

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Dave Coles
Fermentation Science/Tech View Guide Dave Coles
Forensics View Guide Brenda Zink
Forestry 

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Dave Coles
General Science View Guide Brenda Zink
Geology

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Dave Coles
Mathematics 

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Mike Vair
Medical Technology

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Brenda Zink
Medicine

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Brenda Zink
Microbiology

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Brenda Zink
Mortuary Science

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Kevin Stump
Natural Resource Management View Guide  
Nursing (Transfer) View Guide Shelby Nichols
Nutrition/Food Science-Dietetrics View Guide Brenda Zink 
Occupational Therapy

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Jeri Garrett

Optometry

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Brenda Zink

Pharmacy

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Shelby Nichols

Physical Therapy

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Jeri Garrett

Physics

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Kevin Stump

Public Health View Guide Options  
Radiologic Technology

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Connie Henderson

Respiratory Care

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Connie Henderson

Science

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Brenda Zink

Science Education View Guide Brenda Zink
Speech Pathology/Audiology View Guide Options

 

Mike Vair

Sports Medicine

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Mike Vair

Surgery Technology

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Connie Henderson

Veterinary Medicine

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Kevin Stump

Wildlife Biology 

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Dave Coles

Zoology

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Justina McCracken

Degree Descriptions

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) and Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)
The AA and the AS degrees are traditional 2-year degrees specifically designed to transfer to 4-year institutions for the purpose of completing a BA or a BS. They are often referred to as university parallel degrees. The general education requirements are what actually permit the degrees to be called Associates of Arts or Science. The difference between the AS and AA is minimal, with the AA permitting math courses and a science course that are not recognized under the AS degree. Read Colorado's Statewide Transfer Policy here.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Science degree is rarely pursued by a student who intends to transfer to a 4-year school. It is primarily a degree that prepares a student to go directly into the workforce. It is typically a student seeking a specific technical career that pursues AAS. Again, the general education requirements are less rigid with the AAS degree.

Certificates
Certificates are 1-year technical programs that require no general education courses. Auto Tech, Agri-business, and Cosmetology are Certificate programs. English, math, science, etc. are not required to complete a certificate, although some students choose to take preparatory classes that might help them succeed in the program.