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2018-2019

Associate in Applied Science

Technical Studies

This Degree is designed to provide recognition for work experience while assisting individuals in their preparation for career advancement. This program is designed to provide skills for personal, professional, and community improvement. The program is highly individualized and flexible. As many as 16 credits may be awarded for work experience including military experience, trade/proprietary school preparation, apprenticeship programs, and structured on-the-job training after appropriate evaluation. The Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies program is designed for graduates to seek employment directly.

Graduates will be able to:

 

  • Integrate knowledge and skills from the sciences and liberal arts into technical studies.
  • Develop an educational plan designed to accomplish a personal/ professional goal.
  • Communicate effectively in interpersonal and occupational activities.\
  • Perform advanced technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the comprehensive mathematical, scientific, physical, social, and psychological skills necessary for personal career growth.
  • Present technical information in oral, written, and graphical form.

Note:

In consultation with a Technical Studies adviser, the student will select 18 or more credit hours of course work to fulfill an employment need or to work toward a personal or professional career goal. The PEP component could be selected from the emphases listed below.

For Computer Technology Emphasis, three (3) to sixteen(16) Technical Studies credits may be earned for corporate, industrial, or military training programs after review.

For Technical Core, the number of credits will be determined by the faculty adviser of the related program.


General Education(26 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (7 credits)
MA 108 College Algebra 3
MA 109 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) 4-credit Laboratory Science Course from the following category
Category 3 - Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 4 - Technology 3 - 4
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Personalized Education Plan (PEP)(18 credits)

Code Name Credits
In consultation with a Technical Studies adviser, the student will select 18 or more credit hours of course work to fulfill an employment need or to work toward a personal or professional career goal. The PEP component could be selected from the emphasis 18

Technical Core(16 credits)

Code Name Credits
Technical/Industrial Emphasis
Courses Selected in:
Computer Science
Other technical courses
Category 2 - Mathematics
Drafting and Design
Engineering
Computer Technology Emphasis
Three (3) to sixteen(16) Technical Studies credits may be earned for corporate, industrial, or military training programs after review. Courses selected in:
Computer Programming
Computer Languages
Microcomputers
Technical Core
The number of credits will be determined by the faculty adviser of the related program. Courses selected in:
Apprenticeship Training
Military Training
Trade/ Proprietary Education

Total Credits 60


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
CIS Elective 3.0
MA 108 College Algebra 3.0
Technical Studies Credit 4.0
Technical Concentration 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
Laboratory Science Elective 4.0
Technical Studies Credit 4.0
Technical Concentration 3.0
Total 14.0
Third Semester Credits
MA 109 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.0
Technical Studies Credit OR Technical Elective 4.0
Diversity Elective 3.0
Technical Concentration 3.0
Total 14.0
Fourth Semester Credits
Technical Studies Credit OR Technical Elective 4.0
Technical Concentration 9.0
Humanities Elective 3.0
Total 16.0