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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)|
|Mathematics||MAT 150 and
MAT 162 or
College Algebra-STEM or
ENG 115 or 125
|English Composition I
Technical Writing or Business Writing
|Social Science||HIS 101, 102, 115, 270, POL 101, or 102||U.S. History or American Government||3|
|Natural Science||CHM 115 or
|General Chemistry I or
Physics I and Lab
Any 2 general electives
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/BTC 103 or
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.