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Technical Studies, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Technical Studies degree program is designed to provide recognition for work and life experience while assisting individuals in their preparation for career advancement or change. This program is designed to provide skills for personal, professional and community improvement. The program is highly individualized and flexible. As many as 20 credits may be awarded for work and life experience including military experience, trade/proprietary school preparation, apprenticeship programs, structured on-the-job training and the like. Graduates will be awarded the associate in applied science degree upon successful completion of this program. Technical Studies has been designed as a first-degree program and therefore cannot be pursued as a second degree at DCCC.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Develop a plan designed to accomplish a personal/ professional goal.
  • Demonstrate increased technical knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills necessary for personal and career growth.
  • Apply scientific principles and concepts to problem-solving.
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing.

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First Semester (21-31 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - English Composition I3
MAT 110 - Technical Mathematics I4
CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry4
TEC 280 - Technical Study Assessment1 - 5
TEC 281 - Technical Study Assessment1 - 5
TEC 282 - Technical Study Assessment1 - 5
TEC 283 - Technical Study Assessment1 - 5
Notes

May take TEC 282 and/or TEC 283. (5-10 credits). Students receive TEC credits based on Prior Learning Assessment

Second Semester (10 credits)

CoursesCredits
TCC 111 - Technical Communications3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
COMM 100 - Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 111 - Technical Mathematics II4
MAT 151 - College Algebra4

Third Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
HIS 110 - American History I3
HIS 120 - American History II3
HIS 150 - World Civilizations I3
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II3
Electives
Program Elective (3 credits)
Program Elective and/or Business Elective (6 credits)
Notes

Program Electives: Choose from ARC, AUT, CPT, ELT, HVA, IST, MTT, PCT, PLB, TCC, TCS, TDD, TEL, TME, or WLD
BCSS Electives from BUS, DPR, PSY, or SOC

Fourth Semester (11-15 credits)

Electives
Program Elective and/or BCSS Elective (5-9 for at least 61 total program credits)
Notes

Progran Electives: Choose from ARC, AUT, CPT, ELT, HVA, IST, MTT, PCT, PLB, TCC, TCS, TDD, TEL, TME, or WLD
BCSS Electives from BUS, DPR, PSY, or SOC

Total Credits: 61-67



In consultation with a Technical Studies advisor, a student may select other approved courses to fulfill the Humanities elective.
Mathematics Elective requires consultation with a Technical Studies advisor.
In consultation with a Technical Studies advisor, a student may select other approved courses to fulfill the Social Science elective.
Personal Education Plan (PEP) Component: in consultation with a Technical Studies advisor, the student must satisfy a minimum of 20 credit hours of course work in a concentrated area of study from the Required Program Electives and/or Open Electives.  The PEP is subject to Dean's approval.


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