Technical Studies

Technical Studies

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Technical Studies is designed to meet the following needs:

  1. To provide for cooperatively-sponsored educational opportunities leading to associate degrees for employees/students participating in quality education and training programs sponsored by business, industry, labor, government or other educational agencies;
  2. To provide a timely and efficient mechanism for community and technical colleges to deliver educational programs in a variety of occupational fields to employers;
  3. To increase the abilities of employees to use technology effectively and responsibly;
  4. To increase abilities of employees to communication information effectively through reading, writing, speaking and listening;
  5. To develop employee’s abilities to solve problems through reasoning, information, retrieval and productive teamwork; and
  6. To assist those employed in the workforce to understand that education is a life-long process. 

Business, industry, labor and government organizations interested in furthering the education and training of their employees/members constitute the target audience of this degree program. By providing a program of study designed to enhance and maintain employee knowledge and skills, it is expected that such individuals will enjoy greater job security and job flexibility while providing employers with more highly skilled and educated workforce.

For those just entering the job market, the program of study will include the education and training needed to assure basic entry level skills for the specific technical/occupational field.

What You'll Learn
Core training under this program consists of four components:  General Education, Technical Core, Technical/Occupational Specialty; and On-the-Job Training. See the current advising sheet for more details. 

Credits Required:  60 hours

Credential Earned:  Associate of Applied Science

Certificate Option: A Certificate of Applied Science in Technical Studies is available for students who complete 30 credit hours. See the current advising sheet for more details.