General Technology


The Associates of Applied Science degree in General Technology enables a student working with an advisor to design an individualized program of study to fulfill a unique or multi-skill career goal that cannot be met through the completion of any single technology program offered by the College. This is accomplished by selecting courses in one Technical Major of a minimum of 24 semester credits; a 15-semester credit General Academic Core; and a minimum of 15 semester credits (a minimum of 12 SCH in a specific skills area) of Technical/Support courses to complete a total of 60+ college credit hours. Half of those credits can be earned by documenting in a portfolio what you have learned by experience. College, post-secondary technical school, and military - ACE approved credits earned previously, may also count toward the General Technology program. In order to be considered for admission to this program, the student must complete a proposed program of study with their technical advisor.

Associate of Applied Science

General Education – Total of fifteen hours
Mathematics – Three hours from the following:
MATH 1023 College Algebra or
TECH 1003 Technical Math
English/Communication –Six hours from the following:
ENGL 1113 Composition I (prerequisite) plus
ENGL 1123 Composition II or
ENGL 2043 Technical Writing
Computer Fundamentals – Three hours from the following:
CSCI 1003 Computers and Information Processing or
CSCI 1013 Windows XP Professional/Network Administration
Social Science– Three hours from the following:
HIST 1003 History of Civilization to 1700
HIST 1013 History of Civilization since 1700
HIST 2013 History of U.S. to 1876
HIST 2023 History of U.S. since 1876
PSCI 2003 American Government: National
PSCI 2013 American Government: State and Local
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography
ECON 2003 Macroeconomics
Technical Major:
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
Computer and Network Installation and Repair Technology
Welding Technology
Industrial Equipment Technology


Basic Studies Requirements
Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or)
complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.
Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or)
complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.
Math - ACT 15 or above (or) ASSET Numerical Skills 39 or above (or) COMPASS
36 or above (or) complete BSTD 0413 Elementary Algebra.