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Technical Studies AAS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

C 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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. 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.

 

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 See Placement Requirements ENG 111
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics or
MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning
3 See Placement Requirements See Note 8
SDV 101 Orientation to STEM 1   SDV100
Technical Electives 22-23   See Notes 2, 3
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 I 3    
IND 101 Quality Assurance Technology I 3    
IND 116 Applied Technology 3    
IND 137 Team Concepts & 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 6
PHI 220 Ethics 3   ART 101, ART 102, REL 100, REL 230, or PHI 101
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3    
SAF 130 Industrial Safety OSHA-10 1   See Note 7
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60-61    

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. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  4. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  5. 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.
  6. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
  7. 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.
  8. Students pursuing a track in Electricity, Mechanical Maintenance or Machining must take MTH 111. Students pursuing a track in HVAC or Welding may take either MTH course.
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
ELE 159 Electric Motors 3
Total 22
Industrial Electricity Credits
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
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 Controllers 3
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Total 22
Mechanical Maintenance Credits
MAC 181 Machine Blueprint Reading 3
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals 4
ELE 159 Electrical Motors 3
MEC 161 Basic Fluid Dynamics – Hydraulic/Pneumatics 3
MAC 131 Machine Lab I 2
WEL 116 Welding (Oxyacetylene) 2
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance I 3
MEC 254 Mechanical Maintenance II 3
Total 23
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
MAC 130 Introduction to Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) or MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming 2
Total 23
Precision Machining Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Credits
MAC 181 Machine Blueprint Reading I 3
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 (EDM) 2
MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming 2
MAC 161 Machine Shop Practices I 3
MAC 162 Machine Shop Practices II 3
Total 22
Residential Electricity Credits
ELE 110 Home Electric Power 3
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
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 22
Welding Credits
WEL 116 Welding (Oxyacetylene) 2
WEL 150 Welding Drawing Interpretation 2
WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) 3
WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
WEL 247 Welding Layout & Fabrication I 2
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3
WEL 244 Weld Testing and Codes 2
WEL 248 Welding Layout & Fabrication II 2
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Test I 3
Total 22

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