AAS Degree in Applied Health Studies

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Applied Health Studies helps mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs. While the Associate in Applied Science is considered to be a terminal degree, many but not all of the credits may be applied to one of the College’s bachelor degree programs. The AAS degree in Applied Health Studies is a 60-credit program.

AAS Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 21
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 9
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College-Level Math Course
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 6
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Science
C. General Education Electives 6
II. Option 21
III. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
IV. Free Electives 15
Total 60 credits

Earning Credit in the AAS Options:
Students usually enter with many of the credits in the career track completed, but not always, from military or civilian training. If the option has not already been completed, students may often use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to gain college credit for their knowledge. While there are some examinations in auto mechanics and electronics, there are few distance learning opportunities in most of the AAS career tracks. Credits in general education and free electives may be earned by a wide variety of methods.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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