ATY 100 Astronomy fulfills the physical sciences requirement for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees. 

ATY 100 Astronomy may also be used to fulfill the science requirement for the Associate in Liberal Studies degree.

All ATY courses numbered 100 and above may be used to fulfill the science/math requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

All ATY courses numbered 100 and above may also be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the AA and AS degrees.

ATY 100 Astronomy (3)(3,1)

^ Non-math, introductory survey course related to the fundamentals of astronomy and space science. Emphasis is placed on star constellation identification, astronomical instruments and their use (practical astronomy), descriptive astronomy, elementary celestial mechanics and theoretical astronomy. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Physical Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number P1 906 Proficiency Credit Available (2 LT) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $411 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Math: Grade of C or better in MTH 095 or MTH 096, or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ATY 101 Elementary Astronomy (3)(3,0)

^ A non-mathematical survey of astronomical science, including extensive historical analysis, a descriptive treatment of the most recent discoveries involving planets, black holes, pulsars, and quasars. Includes discussion of recent hypotheses and evidence concerning the scientifically explained origin and evolution of stars and the universe itself. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (2 LT) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Math: Grade of C or better in MTH 095 or MTH 096, or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer