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General Technology A.A.S.
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General Technology A.A.S.
Department: General Technology
Total Credit Hours: 71-73 credits
General technology graduates with an A.A.S. degree may enter fields ranging from technical support, engineering, software, science, math or computer-based positions.
What Is General Technology A.A.S.
This associate degree program provides a broad scope of technical skills applicable to technician employment in appropriate industry or service companies. A core foundation including computer hardware/software applications, math, science, CAD and electronics is combined with specialized study areas relative to student/employer interest.
Employment of general technology graduates is projected to grow 6-25 percent from 2012 to 2022.
In the state of Missouri, employees working in the technology field earn on average $74,960 per year, depending on education, experience and employer. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
General Technology Careers
SCC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in general technology are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: mathematical technician, IT administrator, computer customer support specialist, database administrator, manufacturing technician and webmaster.
|General Education Requirements* (31-33 credits)|
|MAT 162 or||College Algebra-STEM or||4-6|
|MAT 171||Pre-Calculus Math|
|Communication||ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 115 or||Technical Writing or||3|
|ENG 125||Business Writing|
|SPE 101||Oral Communication||3|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||U.S. History to 1877 or||3|
|HIS 102 or||U.S. History Since 1877 or|
|HIS 115 or||U.S. History Since 1945 or|
|HIS 270 or||History of Missouri or|
|POL 101 or||American Government or|
|POL 102||State and Local Government|
|Natural Science||CHM 115 or||General Chemistry I or||4-5|
|PHY 150/153||Physics I and Lab|
|Elective||CPT/BTC 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|Any 2 general electives||Any course 100 level or higher||6|
|Core Course Requirements* (12 credits)|
|ETC 101||Fundamentals of Electronics||3|
|CDM 103||Introduction to CAD Systems||2|
|CPT/BTC 103 or||Microcomputer Applications or||3|
|CPT 106||PC Operating Systems|
|BUS 204||Total Quality Operations Management||3|
|EGR 100||Introduction to Engineering||1|
|Program Major Concentration (25 credits)|
|(Electronics, Networking, Telecommunications, CAD, etc., including 200 level technology courses of student's interests)|
|Elective Courses* (3 credits)|
|(Technology, management, computers, graphic design, multimedia and more according to student's interests and needs.)|
|Total Required Hours: 71-73 credits|
*If planning to utilize as transfer credits to another institution, contact
For more information, contact department chair David Niermann at 636-922-8561 or email@example.com.