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Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies

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

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.

It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe the requirements of his/her curriculum and the rules governing academic work. Although the Student Success Advisor will attempt to help the student make wise decisions, the ultimate responsibility for meeting the requirements rests with the student.

College Requirement: Freshman Seminar (BLUE 0101)

Basic Skills
  • 6 hours of Composition ENGL 0206 Technical Writing may be substituted under certain AAS degrees 
  • 3 hours of Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
3 credit hours of Mathematics
    MATH0104 Intermediate Algebra OR
  • BUSN0110 Business Math
3 credit hours of Humanities
• 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.

3 credit hours of Social Sciences 
• Anthropology
• Economics
• Geography
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology

3 credit hours of Natural and Physical Science 
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Physical Science

Technical Reuqirements
A minimum of 15 credit hours in two (2) KBOR approved technical programs

Additional course work to equal a 60-hour degree. Experiential credit will be evaluated according to college policies.

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