2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Technology, A.A.S. (2 years)

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(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

(AAS AT18)


The goal of the Associate in Applied Science in Applied Technology degree is to provide students with an individualized, quality education in a technology area by a combination of general education courses and a selection of courses in a technical specialty.

Students pursuing an AAS degree in Applied Technology may complete the coursework either at Aims or at any fully-accredited college or Area Vocational School (AVS).

It is imperative that the student work very closely with his/her advisor in choosing coursework appropriate to desired training and career goals.

Minimum requirements for the AAS degree in Applied Technology:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester credits of coursework (forty-five [45] of which must be Career and Technical Education [CTE] courses, and fifteen [15] of which must be general education courses).
  2. Minimum of 15 semester credits must be earned at Aims Community College. These are typically the general education courses (see #5, below).
  3. All courses completed at another college or AVS must be completed with a “C” or above to be accepted in transfer to Aims.
  4. All courses completed at Aims Community College must be completed with a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  5. Fifteen (15) semester credits of general education courses consisting of:

Arts & Humanities:



Physical & Life Sciences

Any course from the AA curriculum in this category     Credits: 3

Behavioral & Social Sciences

Any course from the AA curriculum in this category     Credits: 3

Total Required CTE Credits: 45

Note: The following prefixes are designed to help guide students in finding courses to fulfill the Career and Technical Education (CTE) category requirement. Pathway Advisors are a great resource for more information an assistance for questions about these courses.

AAA-Advanced Academic Achievement
ACT-Auto Collision Technology
AGB-Agriculture Business
AGE-Agriculture Economics
AGP-Agriculture Production
AGY-Agriculture Crop/Soils
AME-Agriculture Mechanics
ASC-Animal Science
ASE-Auto Service Technology
AVT-Aviation Technology
BTE-Business Technology
CAD-Computer Assisted Drafting
CIS-Computer Information Systems
CNG-Computer and Network Technology
CSC-Computer Science
CWB-Computer Web Based
DPM-Diesel Power Mechanics
EIC-Electrical Industrial/Commercial
EMS-Emergency Medical Services
ENY-Energy Technology
FST-Fire Science Technology
FVM-Film and Video Technology
GIS-Geography Information Systems
HPE-Human Performance and Exercise
HPR-Health Professions
HWE-Health and Wellness
LEA-Law Enforcement Academy
MAP-Medical Assisting Professional
MGD-Multimedia Graphic Design 
MOT-Medical Office Professional
MTE-Manufacturing Technology 
NRE-Natural Resources
NUA-Nurse Aide
PET-Petroleum Technology
PRO-Process Technology
REE-Real Estate 
RTE-Radiologic Technology
RTV-Radio and Television 
SPI-Sterile Processing Technology
STE-Surgical Technology
WEL-Welding Technology

Total Required General Education Credits: 15

Total Required Credits for AAS Degree: 60

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