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Vocational/Technical Studies - AAS

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies is designed for students whose primary interest is in the vocational and/or technical fields and who have completed or are pursuing one certificates in the following areas: Automotive Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology, Barbering, Building Technology, Business Management, Computer Application Specialist, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assistant or Welding Technology.

The structured degree program enhances the students’ job and advanced degree opportunities. Students must be aware that AAS degrees such as this one are designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in their area(s) of study. Such degrees are generally not intended to be transferable to four-year institutions unless program articulations exist; otherwise, transfer credits are generally determined by the receiving institution on a course-by-course basis.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2019-2021 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

General Education Core (17 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (3 credit hours)
COMM1130 Public Speaking 3
COMM2120 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1110 Composition I 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH102 Math Preparation & Pre-Algebra 5
MATH1215 Intermediate Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory (4 credit hours)
Any science course listed under the AAS general education core program
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Science (3 credit hours)
Area V. Electives /Flex (3 credit hours)
BCIS1110 Intro to Information Systems 3
Combined Certificate(s) and Approved Elective Requirements (43 credit hours)
Certificates with 43 credit hours or more that are listed above are openly eligible for completion of this degree without additional electives. Certificate programs listed above that are less than 43 credits will need an additional certificate and/or approve elective courses to complete the degree’s 60 credit hour minimum. Elective courses for certificates below 43 credit hours require academic advisor approval.

Note: Courses may only be used once to satisfy any general education core, program and approved elective requirements.