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Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

To earn the associate of applied science degree students must successfully complete courses from the
following areas.

General Education(See General Education Requirements for an approved list of courses.)

Goal: Critical Thinking

C1 Competency 1: Understand and apply the elements of scientific inquiry and scientific principles in a natural science college
laboratory course setting.

C2 Competency 2: Use mathematics to effectively model and evaluate quantitative relationships.

Goal: Communication

C3 Competency 3: Write effectively.

C4 Competency 4: Understand and apply current and appropriate technology tools and resources.

Goal: Social and Cultural Awareness

C5 Competency 5: Recognize expressions of the human experience.

C6 Competency 6: Understand the processes that influence human values, thoughts social systems, and behavior.

Additional Requirements

Technical and Specialty Areas
Thirty-two or more semester hours as outlined in specific AAS degree programs or specialty areas. Deviation from a specified program may be made only with approval of the division dean, vice president of instruction or their designees.

Apprenticeship Training
A maximum of 32 credits for apprentice training completion may be awarded toward required coursework 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 fulfillment of the apprentice training that clearly show course names and titles, where available.

Students can earn a Global Studies degreedesignation at MCCC. See Page 43 for details.