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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 a vocational and/or technical field and who have completed or are pursuing a workforce certificate. The structured degree program enhances 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 field of study. Such degrees are generally not intended to be transferable to four-year institutions unless specific program articulations exist or the four-year degree is a Bachelor of Applied Arts or Sciences degree. Transfer credits are always determined by the receiving institution and may be determined on a course-by-course basis.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2023-2024 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

General Education Core (15 credit hours)

Concentration (30 credit hours)
30-45 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
-OR- 1 course from courses listed as Fine Arts Core courses in Liberal Arts Degree
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 credit hours)
Any science course listed under the AAS general education core program.
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
Area V. Electives/Flex (3 credit hours)
BCIS1110 Intro to Information Systems 3
Concentration 45 credit hours

Any certificate designed for workforce readiness may be used to fulfill the Concentration requirements for this degree. Students should contact the Division Director with any questions regarding course or certificate application to this degree. If a student has earned a technical certificate of less than 45 credit hours, that student may add electives or additional courses in the concentration or in a second concentration to complete the minimum of 60 credit hours for this degree.