BSAST in Technical Studies Credit Distribution

AAS Degree in Applied Computer Studies Credit Distribution

BSAST in Technical Studies

The Bachelor Science in Applied Science and Technology in Technical Studies is a 120-credit program designed to prepare students with diversified knowledge within applied science and technology. This degree is designed for students in multiple disciplinary occupations, such as technical supervisors responsible for mechanical and electrical operations; clinical supervisors responsible for radiation protection, radiations therapy, and medical imaging; and technologists responsible for troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, and programmable logic interfaces. 

BSAST Credit Distribution

BSAST in Technical Studies Degree Template
Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
(3)
  • General Physics I & General Physics II or
    General Chemistry I & General Chemistry II
(8)
  • Second Science
(4)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Ethics Course {Such as Ethics and Business Professional (PHI-384) or equivalent}
(3)
  • Diversity Course
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Course
(3)
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Technical Studies 45
A. Technical Core 6
  • Project Management
(3)
  • Current Trends & Applications
(3)
B. Technical Discipline
Technical Courses:
A total of 12 area of study credits must be from 300 or 400 level courses
  • 21 credits from a single discipline
  • 18 credits from other applied science and technology disciplines
39
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

  • Required Courses: Project Management, Current Trends and Applications; 21 credits from a single disciple and 18 credits from other applied science and technology disciplines. A total of 12 credits should be in 300 or 400 level courses
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Computer Requirement, Physics I and II or Chemistry I and II, Statistics
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students may earn credits by selected licenses, certifications, related military or industrial training, transfer credits, Thomas Edison State College courses or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

 

AAS Degree in Applied Computer Studies

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Applied Computer 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 Computer Studies is a 60-credit program.

 

AAS Credit Distribution

AAS Degree in Applied Computer Studies Degree Template
Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 21
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 9
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Mathematics
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 6-7
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Science
(3-4)
C. General Education Electives 5-6
II. Option 21
III. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
IV. Free Electives 15
Total 60 credits
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.

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