Technical Studies

Associate in Applied Science

This program is for students who need an individualized academic programs that awards college credit for nontraditional forms of learning.  It is designed to give students an accelerated route to an associate’s degree by earning credit for work experience, 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 the required program-specific courses, students will meet with an academic advisor to select courses that meet their individual goals.

For additional information, contact faculty advisor, James Taggart, at (609)343-4950/jtaggart@atlantic.edu.

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;
  • Benefit from the unique and valuable set of skills and experiences that a combination apprenticeship and college degree provides;
  • Provide official recognition of their individual training and education.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II or ENGL230-Technical Writing
3
MATH121-Applications of Mathematics or higher General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4

General Education Social Science course

3

General Education Humanities course

* Please note: If you take ENGL230, you must select from one of the following: PHIL102, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL110, or PHIL111.

3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
TECHINCAL CORE (through Prior Learning Assessment)
Up to 25
PROGRAM ELECTIVES - Must meet with an academic advisor 19-41

Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125-Introduction to Computers, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
62-64
(TECH) EFFECTIVE FALL 2015