Associate of Applied Science
Create a program customized to fit your goals with an associate degree in general technology.
The Associate of Applied Science general technology enables you to design an individualized program of study to fulfill career goals that cannot be met by any single degree program. You will work closely with an advisor to select courses from multiple technical disciplines and develop a program related to your career objectives.
Other general education disciplines covered in this program include English composition, mathematics, social sciences, and communications.
A degree in general technology brings with it valuable analytical thinking, research, and writing skills that are applicable in a variety of careers. Depending on your individualized plan, career options can include:
- CNC Operator
- Engineering Technician
- Electronics Technician
- Mechanical Drafter
- Office Assistant
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:
- meet individualized career goals as assessed in a technical field of study.
- design an individualized program of study to fulfill career goals that cannot be met by any single degree program.
- work closely with an advisor to select courses from multiple technical disciplines and develop a program related to your career objectives.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology is a completer degree for students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in electronics technology; have completed 45 hours toward the degree; or have permission from the dean of the College of Business and Industry.
Associate of Applied Science in General Technology - Automotive
This program is designed to train entry level automotive technicians. Automotive technology students learn the skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automotive engines and complex vehicle computer systems.
Associate of Applied Science in General Technology - Welding
This program is designed for students to develop skills that meet certain certification test standards for both structural and high-pressure vessel welding. Students will learn basic and advanced skills in ARC, MIG, and TIG welding along with theories and practical application of fabrication and layout. Courses include technical skill proficiencies standardized by the American Welding Society.
This 38-hour program includes 24 hours fulfilled by the approved completion of the Journeyman's Certificate from the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all other A.A.S. degree requirements. The 14 remaining hours can be from the following course prefixes: ATDI, AUTO, CGT, DIES, ELEC, GIPM, LEGL, OMT, WELD, WFL, or other technical areas approved by the college.
This program has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for applied technology programs and institutions nationwide. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).