Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must successfully complete courses from the following areas to meet the minimum general education distribution requirements:

Written Communication - 3 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete English 101 or 151.

Mathematics

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete one (1) MATH course numbered 124 or higher, or BSMTH 101, or achieve a satisfactory score on an acheivement test.

Industrial Technology Students - MATH 119 (Elementary Technical Mathematics) and 124 (Technical Mathematics II) are recommended for students whose goal is to complete the associate of applied science degree and seek employment. MATH 157 (College Algebra) and MATH 159 (Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry) are recommended for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Other MATH courses may be selected for transfer depending on the student's choice of transfer institution. Students interested in transfer are encouraged to seek the assistance of a faculty advisor or admissions counselor.

Social Science and Humanities - 6 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete Political Science 101 or 151, and one (1) additional course from the subjects listed below:

Anthropology, Art, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, English (except 101 and 151), Foreign Language, Geography (except 151), History, Humanities, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Politial Science (except Political Science 151), Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Speech, or Theater.

Science* - 4 semester hours

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete one (1) course selected from the subjects listed below:

Astronomy 151, Biology 151, 152, 154, 155, or 157, Chemistry 150, 151, or 160, Earth Science 151, Geography 151, Physical Science 151, or Physics 101, 151, or 251.

*It is strongly recommended that students select a science course with a scheduled laboratory period.

Computer Skills

To meet this distribution requirement, the student must successfully complete one (1) course selected from BMGT 160, CIS 130, MDTC 160, WPR 102, or WPR 110 or achieve a satisfactory score on a computer skills assessement.

Technical and Speciality Areas - 32 semester hours

Deviation from a specified program may be made only with approval of the Division Dean, the Vice President of Instruction, or their designee. Students may earn an Associate of Applied Science without a program designation (major) by successfully completing 32 semester hours of technical or specialty coursework.

Apprenticeship Training

A maximum of 32 credits for apprentice training completion may be awarded toward required course-work for the associate degree. Students interested in applying apprentice training toward credit for this degree need to produce documentation of successful completion of the apprenticeship training through the following: 1) Authenticated or official copies of completion certificate, and 2) Transcripts of courses completed toward fullfillment of the apprentice training that clearly show course names and titles, where available.