The associate of applied science degree with specialization in general technology is designed to provide students with an opportunity to earn a degree that can be molded to fit individual needs and interests. Examples include those who have been in an apprenticeship program, individuals working in an industry who want to design a degree that supports their job-related responsibilities or those who want to prepare themselves for a technical career that does not follow one of the college’s existing programs.
A basic core of technical courses is required. However, if a student’s needs or interests are better served by other technical subjects, the core can be customized. Students must, however, complete a basic core of 12 credit hours in a defined program area (product and process technology, welding, etc.). This area will be selected by the student. The program provides wide latitude under the technical electives. Students may choose from management courses, computer information systems courses or any technical course offered through the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division.
Students with apprenticeship training who wish to apply that training toward a degree should see the “Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree-AAS” entry in the Graduation and Degree Requirements section of the college catalog.
The career opportunities for this program of study vary depending upon the technical and specialty courses chosen.