60 credit hours
Pending approval by the Kansas Board of Regents

An Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies Degree requires a satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours of academic work, not to exceed 68 credit hours, with a cumulative grade-point average of not less than “C” (2.0).

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT
It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe the requirements of his/her curriculum and the rules governing academic work. 2828 Although the advisor will attempt to help the student make wise decisions, the ultimate responsibility for meeting the requirements rests with the student.

TRANSFERABILITY TO A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION
Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.   

Candidates for this degree must present an organized program of study which meets the following requirements. Authority for substitutions must be obtained from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENT
All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0100, First Year Experience.

All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101: Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

BASIC SKILLS
ENGL 101 Composition 1 3 credit hours
ENGL 102 Composition 2
or
ENGL 206 Technical Writing 3 credit hours
SPCH 151 Public Speaking
or
SPCH 153 Interpersonal Communication 3 credit hours
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher
or
BUSN 110 Business Math 3 credit hours

HUMANITIES
3 hours of Humanities courses
from one of the following disciplines:
• Art*/Humanities
• History
• Literature
• Modern Language
• Music*
• Philosophy
• Theatre*
*Performance courses are excluded; check the General Education Core Curriculum for the specific courses available as required by the program.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
3 hours of Social and Behavioral Science courses from one of the following disciplines:
• Anthropology
• Economics
• Geography
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology

NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
3 credit hours in Natural and Physical Science from one of the following disciplines:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Physical Science

Total: 21-23 credit hours

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
A minimum of 15 credit hours in two (2) KBOR approved technical programs

Total: 30 credit hours

ELECTIVES
The remaining course hours to complete the 60 credit hour degree will consist of electives. Experiential credit will be evaluated according to college policies.

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