Technical Studies AAS
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees
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.
|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|
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: PSY, SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS or HIS.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
- 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.
- Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
- 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:
Your Right to Know
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia requires colleges to provide information on graduation rates. The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to publish gainful employment consumer information for career/technical programs.