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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Technical Studies, Associate of Applied Science


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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Technical Studies is designed to further the education of students who have completed specific American Council of Education (ACE)-approved apprenticeships or corporate, industrial, or military programs.  ACE-acceptable apprenticeships include but are not limited to:

  • Carpenters
  • Department of Corrections
  • Electrical Works (IBEW)
  • Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters
  • Sheet Metal Workers

The program includes some traditional general education courses and career electives in a concentration that advances students’ technical skills.

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree


General Education


Credits 21-22


Technical Studies Core


Up to 25 college credits can be applied to this program upon presentation of official proof of completion of an American Council on Education (ACE)-approved apprenticeship or corporate, industrial, collegiate or military program to the Enrollment Services Office.

Credits 25


Career Electives


Complete 15 credits from one of the following concentrations, in consultation with a Faculty Advisor:

Computer Science
Engineering Science
Environmental Controls Technology (HVAC)

Credits 15


Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 61 - 62


1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.
2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level.
3 PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology , SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology , ECON 101 Macroeconomics , or ECON 102 Microeconomics  are recommended.

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