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2010-2011 Catalog 
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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 apprenticeships or corporate, industrial, or military programs.

Acceptable apprenticeships are:

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

Up to 25 college credits can be applied to this program upon presentation of official proof of completion of an apprenticeship training program, and/or evaluation of other corporate, industrial, or military technical programs in accordance with RVCC Advanced Standing Policy. If additional credits are needed following the evaluation, technical electives may be selected from high-technology curricula, physics, mathematics, or computer information systems and programming.

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

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree

General Education

Credits 22 - 23

Technical Studies Core

Credits 25

Career Electives

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

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology
Automotive Technology
Business Management
Computer Science
Engineering Science

Credits 15

Total Credits 62 - 63

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.

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