Advanced Technology, A.A.S.

The Advanced Technology Program is designed to serve individuals who desire hands-on training and education for the acquisition or advancement of a technical career in areas such as manufacturing, electronics, industrial production, process control, computer aided design and drafting, facilities management, and CNC operations.  The program is flexible enough that it can serve those both at entry level and those with established skills who seek technical growth or advancement through continued education.

The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree for technical courses or certificates completed at the college and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning.  The curriculum includes general education and information technology cores that will develop skills in communication, computer applications and applied science while strengthening problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

This program is designed primarily to serve students who have completed Advanced Technology Certificate programs at the college. Ideally, students would pursue this program as continuing education after beginning employment as a trainee following certificate completion.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Advance the technical skills and knowledge required for continued growth and success in an advanced technical industry.
  • Effectively communicate to stakeholders regarding projects in their chosen discipline.
  • Apply problem solving skills to industry processes to guarantee safety and continued productively.
  • Properly select and implement appropriate project management methods to industry related situations.

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First Semester (15-18 credits)

ENG 100 - Composition I3
TCC 111 - Technical Communication3
MAT Elective (3-5 credits
Science Elective (3-4 credits)
Advanced Technology Elective (3 credits)

Second Semester (15-18 credits)

ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
MAT Elective II (3-5 credits)
Science Elective II (3-4 credits)
HUM/Social Science Elective (3 credits)
Advanced Technology Elective (3 credits)

Third Semester (15 credits)

TCC 121 - Project Management Processes3
TCS 141 - Construction First Aid/Safety3
Advanced Technology Electives (2) - 6 credits
Open Elective (3 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

Advanced Technology Electives (4) - 12 credits
Open Elective (3 credits

Mathematics Electives:  
Select two courses MAT 110 or higher (with the exception of MAT 125 or MAT 126)
Recommend MAT 110 and MAT 111

Advanced Technology Electives:
Select any 24 credits of courses from ARC, TCC, TCS, TDD, TEL, TME, IST, PCT, MTT.
(Recommended: Establish an "Area of Concentration" by following prescribed Advanced Technology Certificate Program)

Science Electives:
CHE 105  - Technical Chemistry or higher and PHY 100 -Technical Physics I or higher




Total Credits: 60-66


Advanced Technology-AAS-09/2014 to present