Catalog 2023-2024 
    Apr 19, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

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

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(Associate of Applied Science Degree)


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:

Associate of Applied Science Degree Curriculum

(Written) Communication:

Choose one of the following: 

Total (Written) Communication Credits: 3


Total Mathematics Credits: 3

Arts & Humanities:

Choose one of the following: 

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

Any course from the A.A. curriculum in this category

GT-SS3 (Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks)

Total Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3

Natural & Physical Sciences:

Any course from the A.A. curriculum in this category

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)

Total Natural & Physical Sciences Credits: 3

Required CTE Courses:

The following prefixes are designed to help guide students in finding courses to fulfill the Professional Courses or Career and Technical Education (CTE) category requirement.  Academic Advisors, department chairs, program directors, and prefix faculty are a great resource for more information and assistance for questions about these courses.

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
ECE - Early Childhood Education
EMS-Emergency Medical Services
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 
NUA-Nurse Aide
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 CTE Credits: 45

Total Required Credits for AAS Degree: 60

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