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

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Employees working in the technology field earn an average of $74,960 per year.

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

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements* (31-33 credits)
Mathematics MAT 150 Trigonometry 3
MAT 162 College Algebra-STEM 4
MAT 171 Pre-Calculus Math 6
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 5
PHY 150/153 Physics I and Lab 4
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 advising or the General Technology Program coordinator for more specific requirements.

For more information, contact department chair David Niermann at 636-922-8561 or dniermann@stchas.edu.

Contact Information

Michele Williams,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8334
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David Niermann,
Program Chair
636-922-8561
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Office Location
TECH 105
Office Hours

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

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