AAS Degree in Mechanics and Maintenance
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Mechanics and Maintenance 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 online AAS degree in Mechanics and Maintenance is a 60-credit program.
AAS Credit Distribution
|I. General Education Requirements||21|
|A. English Composition||6|
|C. Social Sciences||3|
|D. College Mathematics||3|
|E. General Education Electives||6|
|III. Associate Capstone (APS-295)||3|
|IV. Free Electives||15|
Earning Credit in the AAS Option:
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.