ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES DEGREE2013 - 2014

DESIGNATED STATEWIDE PROGRAM
TECHNICAL/PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
62-66
For more information: Contact Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301. Student is required to meet with Faculty Advisor or Academic Division Dean.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program of study enables students to combine courses from various disciplines to meet employment training and retraining requirements. For example, a student interested in becoming a legal office administrator could take core courses in Office Management coupled with Legal Studies, or for instance, a student interested in administrative and management positions could take core courses in Business Management coupled with Computer Information Systems courses. Electives in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Business Management and Legal Studies might be appropriate for either of these examples.

In order to graduate with this degree, a student must have an approved written learning plan including concentration area on file in the Advising, Career, and Transfer Services Office. The plan must be developed in collaboration with a Faculty Advisor or an Academic Division Dean and include courses from the Technical/Professional electives and Technical/Professional core courses listed below. For additional information on developing a learning plan, contact the Advising, Career, and Transfer Services Office at 443-412-2301.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
  1. Acquire career competencies to meet individual career goals.
  2. Demonstrate communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 ENG 101English Composition 3   
 Arts/Humanities Elective 3   
 Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3   
 Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4   
 General Education Elective 6   
 Mathematics Elective 3-4 
 Technical/Professional Electives 18-20
 Technical/Professional Core Courses *20-21
 Physical Education Elective 1   
 Physical Education/Fitness Elective 1   
 Total Credits62-66

*Select from at least two disciplines.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The program prepares students for a career in a rapidly changing work environment that often requires expertise in several areas. Opportunities in the workplace exist for students who possess multi-skills, particularly in high demand as well as emerging technical and professional areas. This program will help educate a workforce required for the population increase and for industry-specific needs such as jobs that result from the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

 
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
          Behavioral/Social Science
          English Composition
          Arts/Humanities
          Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
          Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
          Mathematics
          Biological/Physical Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.