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;
  • Provide official recognition of their individual training and education.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses
Communication (6 credits)  
ENGL101-Composition I
3
Choose: ENGL102-Composition II, ENGL230-Technical Writing, COMM110-Interpersonal Communication, or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (3 credits)  
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Humanities or Social Science (3 credits)  

Choose: General Education Humanities course or General Education Social Science course

3
General Education Electives (8 credits)  

Choose 8 credits of general education courses

8
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
TECHNICAL 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 2016