Technical Studies

Associate in Applied Science

Technical Studies

Spring Registration Callout

This program is designed for students who need a degree that utilizes their nontraditional forms of learning.  The design also provides an accelerated route to an associate's degree by allowing students to earn credit for industry credentials, non-collegiate instruction and examination scores.

The program consists of a minimum of 20 General Education course credits and up to 25 Technical Core credits. Technical Core credits are awarded through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. Students interested in Technical Core credits must complete the Application for Prior Learning Assessment. 

For program eligibility information, contact Sherwood L. Taylor.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  •  Utilize analytical skills in making decisions;
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership in their chosen profession and career;
  • Provide official recognition of their individual training and education.
Degree requirements
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses
Communication (6 credits)  
ENGL101-Composition I
3
Choose: ENGL102-Composition II, ENGL230-Technical Writing, COMM110-Interpersonal Communication, or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (3 credits)  
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Humanities or Social Science (3 credits)  

Choose: General Education Humanities course or General Education Social Science course

3
General Education Electives (8 credits)  

Choose 8 credits of general education courses

8
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20

TECHNICAL CORE   (through Prior Learning Assessment)

Prior Learning Assessment is defined as college-level knowledge gained outside of the traditional classroom. Methods include credit-by-examination, evaluated certifications and portfolio evaluation.

Up to 25

PROGRAM COURSES

Students may select program courses by meeting with an advisor or with Dr. Otto Hernandez.  Program courses are selected from the program courses listed in an Atlantic Cape Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. See list of approved A.A.S degrees below.

15-38
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60

(TECH) EFFECTIVE   FALL 2021

*Program courses may be selected from the following A.A.S degrees.

 

A.A.S. Degrees that are NOT eligible for program courses. 

  • Health Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care