Offers a wide selection of courses for both the first-time potter and those interested in operating a home pottery studio. Includes design and production techniques, hand-building and wheel-construction methods, glaze making, ceramic sculpture, kiln firing, and kiln construction.
- Create ceramic objects through clay manipulation using the following techniques: pinch, coil, slab, press molding, throwing, underglazing, and glazing.
- Evaluate one's own personal style of working and select the preferred clay and glaze combinations, and firing temperatures, to achieve the desired aesthetic.
- Assess economics of setting up a ceramics studio and/or business including effective business practices, marketing, and display of one’s work, pricing, and audience selection.
- Identify and contrast different clay types, glaze types, and firing processes.
- Identify where one’s work fits into the context of historical and contemporary ceramic trends.
- Utilize current art terminology.
- Evaluate one's own work using the visual elements and principles of design.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate of Arts degrees require at least 24 hours General Education credits total, including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture: Complete nine credit hours from the following:
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
Communication: Complete the following:
Computer Technology: Complete one of the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
- CHEM-131: Principles of Chemistry
- MATH-100: Basic Technical Mathematics
- MATH-101: Mathematics for Health Careers
- MATH-103: Technical Mathematics
- MATH-104: Mathematics for Food Service Careers
- MATH-1091, MATH-1092, MATH-1093, and MATH-1094, OR MATH-110: Intermediate Algebra
- MATH-112: Trigonometry
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-121: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-221: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
- MATH-225: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 24
Complete one course from the Wellness Group:
- BFN-141: Personal Finance
- COUN-110: Human Potential Seminar
- COUN-114: Stress Management - A Personal Approach
- COUN-119: Issues in Personal Growth
- COUN-125: Life Work Planning
- COUN-128: Active Parenting
- Any Heath and Physical Education (HPE) course
- Any Health and Physical Education Activity (HPEA) course
Humanities: Degree-specific requirements for Humanities are fulfilled within the Required Core Courses.
Science and Mathematics: Complete a total of 8 credits, including courses taken from the Quantitative Literacy group, from the following:
- Astronomy (ASTR), Atmospheric Studies (ATMS), Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geology (GEOL), Mathematics (MATH), Physical Science (PSCI), Physics (PHYS), Science (SCI).
Social Science: Degree-specific requirements for Social Science are fulfilled within the General Education Civil Society and Culture group.
NOTE: For this program, Degree-Specific minimum credits: 7
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
All students are required to participate in the graduating student exit exhibition prior to graduating.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Wayne State University
- Eastern Michigan University