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Associate in Applied Science Degree

An Associate in Applied Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic work 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 15 hours of general education core requirements.

The primary intent of this degree is to prepare students for employment.  Students are expected to follow the degree requirements developed by the College’s advisory committee and approved by the State.  Any deviation from the authorized program must be accompanied by the coordinator/director/lead instructor and approved by the Division Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that students intending to transfer to a four-year institution 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 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)

Students completing a degree in a program that offers an orientation, which covers the required content, may not be required to complete this course.

Basic Skills in Communication

3 hours of Composition

3 hours of Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication


3 hours of college-level* mathematics

Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0104) or higher may meet this requirement for certain AAS degrees.  Other AAS degrees may have an alternative math requirement.

Additional General Education Core Requirements

6 hours from at least two of the three areas:

Humanities; Natural/Physical Science; Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Art*
  • History
  • Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Music*
  • Philosophy
  • Theater*

  *Performance courses are excluded.

Natural/Physical Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Science

Social and Behavioral Science

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Additional course work to equal a 60-hour degree.

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