Associate in Applied Science – 70 credit hours*
Purpose: The Career Studies program provides an individualized and flexible program to meet the needs of students with significant work experience and/or learning experience whose education goals cannot be met by other technical programs at the college. The objectives of the program include recognizing significant work and/or learning experiences in a broad range of career fields and enhancing educational opportunities to assist individuals in advancing in their chosen occupation.
Career Opportunities: Employment and occupational outlook studies continue to show the value of post-secondary education to a person’s career opportunities. In addition, the Associate degree can serve as a platform of accomplishment for pursuing educational and career goals.
Program Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in the Career Studies program, the graduate is prepared to:
1. Achieve recognition for completion of significant work experience and/or learning experiences.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and its application through completion and/or documentation of prior learning or equivalent coursework.
3. Transfer credits earned through completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree into a specialty degree.
NOTE: During the 18/19 Academic year, this program will undergo a change in graduation requirements and the A.A.S. degree in Career Studies will require no more than 64 credits. Students accepted into the program this year will be moved to the new requirements when they are finalized.