Technical Studies - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 470

Program Information
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Technical Studies is available to students who have successfully completed apprenticeship and other formal corporate, industrial or military programs. Three to 25 technical credits may be awarded toward degree completion for education received in apprenticeship and other formal training programs. The remaining credits required for degree completion are general education courses and career related courses. A faculty assessor will evaluate the course content from the apprenticeship, corporate, industrial, or military training program. The program will be evaluated for: How an apprenticeship or other corporate, industrial or military programs translate into college credits, Collegiate-level depth of curriculum beyond entry-level requirements, and Company and trainer certifications.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Graduates will increase their skills and knowledge in their chosen career as well as increase their opportunities for professional and personal advancement.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Demonstrate competence in a broad array of intellectual and communication skills. •Communicate effectively in writing, speech and electronic media. •Identify and organize appropriate, credible information/data resources and use critical thinking skills to analyze results by applying suitable method within disciplines. •Develop moral and ethical decision making skills to address current issues in society. •Demonstrate an understanding of issues surrounding cultural diversity in their own society as well as in others. •Develop moral and ethical decision making skills to address current issues in society. •Demonstrate an understanding of issues surrounding cultural diversity in their own society as well as in others.


Employment Opportunities:
Entry level position in the selected track

Program Requirements (39)
Credits
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers
3
IT
102
CAD I
3
CM
218
Construction Methods & Materials
3
Program Elective
3

General Education Requirements (21-23)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II or
EN
103
Technical Writing or
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
Mathematics Elective
3-4
Science Elective
4
Humanities Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Diversity Elective
3

Total Credits: (60-62)

A minimum of 60 credits is required for degree completion. Three to twenty five technical studies credits may be awarded for formal corporate, industrial, or military training programs. Training will be reviewed for application of credit. To complete the degree, choose from the following concentrations: Computer Aided Drafting and Design •Complete additional credits in courses using the prefix EG, IT or MA Engineering Technology •Complete additional credits in courses using the prefix EG, IT, PI or MA Construction Supervision •Complete additional credits using the prefix CM, IT, or BU All courses should be selected with the assistance of a faculty advisor.