Advanced Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Spring, 2017

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 24 credits to be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree for technical courses or certificates completed at the college.  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 the 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 program, students should be able to:

A.  Demonstrate competencies in the technical skills and knowledge required for careers in manufacturing and other advanced technology industries.
B.  Demonstrate effective professional communication skills.
C.  Apply appropriate problem solving tools and/or mathematical knowledge to industry tasks and processes.
D. Demonstrate proficiency and implement appropriate project management methods to industry-related situations.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of required industry safety standards and practices.

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First Semester (17 credits)

CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry4
ENG 100 - English Composition I3
TCC 111 - Technical Communications3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 110 - Technical Mathematics I4
MAT 151 - College Algebra4
Program Elective 3 credits

Second Semester (17 credits)

ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 111 - Technical Mathematics II4
MAT 152 - Precalculus4
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
PHY 107 - Technical Physics4
PHY 110 - College Physics I4
Any Oral Communication (OC) designated course 3 credits
Program Elective 3 credits

Third Semester (15 credits)

TCS 141 - Construction First Aid/Safety3
Any Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated Humanities/Social Science course 3 credits
Program Electives 9 credits

Fourth Semester (12 credits)

TCC 121 - Project Management Processes3
Program Electives 9 credits

Program Electives (24 credits): Any courses from ARC, IST, MTT, PCT, TCC, TCS, TDD, TEL, TME

Total Credits: 61