The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology enables students pursuing technical majors to customize a degree to match their academic career goals. To pursue this program of study a student must be enrolled in a technical program without an accompanying Associate degree option. The degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours to complete to include the following:
Minimum of 24 credit hours from the technical major curriculum
Minimum of 15 credit hours from the general education Academic Core
Minimum of 12 credit hours from a technical minor curriculum
Minimum of 9 additional credit hours from the technical major curriculum, other technical courses, or general education core curriculum
Students should work closely with an academic advisor to ensure completion of the proposed program of study. Students with significant prior military experience, technical training or work experience in a technical field are encouraged to discuss credit for prior learning with their advisor. Up to 30 credit hours in this program of study may be awarded through CLEP tests, departmental tests, portfolios or credit granted for other documented training or licensure that is recognized by ACE.
Associate of Applied Science
General Education – Total of fifteen hours
Mathematics – Three hours from the following:
College Algebra or
English/Communication –Six hours from the following:
Composition I (prerequisite) plus
Composition II or
Computer Fundamentals – Three hours from the following:
Computers and Information Processing or
Windows XP Professional/Network Administration
Social Science– Three hours from the following:
History of Civilization to 1700
History of Civilization since 1700
History of U.S. to 1876
History of U.S. since 1876
American Government: National
American Government: State and Local
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Geography
Twenty-four to thirty semester credit hours in a major technical discipline. Approved courses for one major area must be the focus of the program. These courses are to be selected from a technical certificate or associate degree program offered by an accredited college.
Technical Minor/Support Courses:
Fifteen to 21 semester credit hours from a second technical specialty area, of which 12 semester credit hours will be from a second technical specialty area listed below:
Automotive Service Technology Business Technology Computer Science Entrepreneurship Computer and Network Installation and Repair Technology Welding Technology Industrial Equipment Technology
Basic Studies Requirements
ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.
ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.
ACT 15 or above (or) ASSET Numerical Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS 36 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra.