This degree will enable a student to design an individualized program of study to fulfill a unique career goal that cannot be met through the completion of any associate’s degree program presently offered at the College. With the approval of the division chair for applied science, the student will select courses from one or more technical disciplines and complete fifteen hours of general education courses.
The Associate of Applied Science degree, Technical Certificates, and Certificates of Proficiency are designed for employment purposes, and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in these programs can be transferred to another institution. While some institutions do accept some courses in A.A.S. programs, the general rule is that courses in A.A.S. degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor's degrees unless that degree has been articulated with that specific institution. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (15 CREDIT HOURS)|
|ENGL||1113||English Composition I||3 hours|
|ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1013|
|ENGL||1213||English Composition II OR ENGL 1213 Composition II for Industry||3 hours|
|ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1023|
|MATH||1143||College Algebra OR MATH 1133 Technical Math||3 hours|
|ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1103|
|DATA||1123||Fundamentals of Information Technology||3 hours|
|ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CPSI 1003|
|Approved Social Science OR Communication Course||3 hours|
|MAJOR TECHNICAL COURSES (24 TO 48 CREDIT HOURS)|
|*Electives in Technical Courses – 0 to 24 hours|
Minimum Degree Credits:
For high school students who have completed appropriate courses in the Ouachita Area High School Career Center program, a technical area of emphasis may be chosen from Automotive Technology, Power Equipment Technology, or Welding Technology. (Note: High School Career Center courses are designed primarily for high school students and are available to the general public only on a space available basis.)
*Electives must be relevant and approved by the student’s advisor. Some general education classes may be used as electives provided they are beneficial to the student’s degree plan.