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Technical Studies AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C Career & technical education programs for job training Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees

Purpose

The Technical Studies degree is designed to meet the rapidly changing workforce needs of business and industry.  Focused on meeting short term educational needs, the degree can be used as a general or individualized studies degree to enhance the education and training of current employees or to ensure basic technical and general work-based skills for new employees.  The curriculum allows employers and employees to develop specific plans of study negotiated with, and approved by, appropriate college faculty and administrators. 

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers remedial courses to prepare students for the curriculum.  Work-based learning is a required component of the program. Students without current or recent related work experience are responsible for securing their own internships, assisted by JTCC faculty. Students with current or recent work experience are responsible for working with the faculty advisor to secure appropriate documentation.

Printable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See placement test scores  
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 See placement test scores ENG 112
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 See placement test scores MTH 120 or higher
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1   SDV101
Technical Electives 21   See Note 2
MILESTONE: See catalog for the technical elective requirements required to earn a Career Studies Certificate (CSC) (See faculty advisor)
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design 1 3    
IND 101 Quality Assurance Technology I 3    
IND 116 Applied Technology 3    
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3    
IND 197 Cooperative Education 3   IND 198 Seminar and Project
IND 297 Cooperative Education 3   IND 298 Seminar and Project
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 9
IT Elective 3   See Note 3
Health/Physical Education Elective 1    
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 4
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3    
SAF 130 Industrial Safety OSHA-10 1   See Note 10
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 5
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 66    

Notes

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. The technical elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: AIR, ARC, CAD, DRF, EGR, ELE, ENE, IND, MAC, MEC, SAF or WEL. Selection must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor.
  3. The information technology (IT) elective requirement can be satisfied by appropriate computer-related courses with the following prefixes: ARC, CAD, EGR, ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP or MAC. Selection must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor. Pre-requisites for selected course, if any, must also be satisfied.
  4. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  5. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS or HIS.
  6. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  7. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  8. This program is not intended for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students desiring to transfer should contact their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.
  9. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
  10. The SAF 130 class will be waived with a prior OSHA 10 or 30 certification. Proof of successful completion with a valid OSHA issued card will be required.
Suggested Technical Courses for Fields of Interest:
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Credits
AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 3
AIR 122 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 3
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls I 3
AIR 154 Heating Systems I 3
ELE 131 National Electrical Code I 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
Technical Elective 2
Total 21
Industrial Electricity Credits
ELE 118 Practical Electricity 2
ELE 137 National Electric Code – Industrial 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 156 Electrical Control Systems 3
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3
ELE 239 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Controllers 3
Total 21
Mechanical Maintenance Credits
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3
MEC 113 Materials and Processes of Industry 3
MEC Elective 2
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance I 3
MEC 254 Mechanical Maintenance II 3
Total 21
Precision Machining Technology Credits
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 3
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Controls II 3
MAC 123 Computer Numerical Controls III 3
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I 3
MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II 3
MAC 163 Machine Shop Practices III 3
MAC 164 Machine Ship Practices IV 3
Total 21
Precision Machining Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Credits
MAC 181 Machine Blueprint Reading I 2
MAC 121 Computer Numerical Control I 3
MAC 122 Computer Numerical Control II 3
MAC 123 Computer Numerical Control III 3
MAC 130 Introduction to Electric Discharge Machining 2
MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming 2
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I 3
MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II 3
Total 21
Residential Electricity Credits
ELE 110 Home Electric Power 3
ELE 118 Practical Electricity 2
ELE 127 Residential Wiring Methods 3
ELE 131 National Electrical Code I 3
ELE 138 National Electrical Code Review I 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 151 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
Total 21
Welding Credits
WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) 3
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Test I 3
WEL 150 Welding Drawing Interpretation 2
WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
WEL 175 Semi-Automatic Processes 3
WEL 250 Welding Quality Control & Inspection 3
Technical Elective                  1
Total 21

2016-2017 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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