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.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of general technology graduates is projected to grow 6-25 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Salary Outlook

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.

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements* (31-33 credits)
Mathematics MAT 150 and
MAT 162 or
MAT 171
Trigonometry and
College Algebra-STEM or
Pre-Calculus Math
4 or
Communication ENG 101
ENG 115 or 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
Technical Writing or Business Writing
Oral Communication
Social Science HIS 101 or 102 or 115 or 270 or POL 101 or 102 U.S. History or American Government 3
Natural Science CHM 115 or
PHY 150/153
General Chemistry I or
Physics I and Lab
5 or
Elective CPT/BTC(BAS) 103
Any 2 general electives
Microcomputer Applications
any course 100 level or higher
Core Course Requirements* (12 credits)
ETC 101 Fundamentals of Electronics 3
CDM 103 Introduction to CAD Systems 2
CPT/BAS 103 or
CPT 106
Microcomputer Applications or
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 advising or the General Technology Program coordinator for more specific requirements.

For more information, contact department chair David Niermann at 636-922-8561 or

Contact Information

Michele Williams,
Office Coordinator
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David Niermann,
Program Chair
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Office Location
TECH 105
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376


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