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Art

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Graphic Design A.A.S.

Combining traditional art fundamentals with cutting-edge technology, the Graphic Design A.A.S. degree consists of comprehensive coursework that prepares students for a variety of jobs, including Web design, video editing, computer animation, print production and others. These skills can be applied to many jobs including:

  • advertising
  • promotion
  • printing
  • broadcast
  • the cinema

This degree encompasses all current and near-future baseline skills required by graphic employers and includes information and techniques designed to maximize student's employability.

Department: Art

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

25% of this program can be taken online.

Business

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Business Administration A.A.S. (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, General Business)

New jobs in business are being created every day. People with broad-based business training will have many career doors open to them.

SCC's Business Administration programs begins with the basics. There are general education courses in communication, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science. The college offers basic business courses to develop knowledge and skills in accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management. Advanced courses are also available in each of these concentrations. This extensive business education will broaden horizons, encourage maturity and enable you to handle unique situations as they arise in your career.

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  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Business

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

100% of this program can be taken online.

Business Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Business Technology A.A.S.

Every industry needs professionals who are trained to use today’s technology in an office environment. No matter where a student’s interest lies, whether it’s the medical, legal, music, publishing, agriculture, education or other fields, there is a need for people who are competent using office software, managing projects and dealing with customers, vendors and other employees.

Instructors are committed to assisting students by keeping all course content, equipment and teaching methods current. This ensures better applied learning so students are successful in Business Technology career fields and can be placed in high-paying positions. Courses are offered online, on campus and in a hybrid format.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 63 credits

76% of this program can be taken online.

Computer Science

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Computer Programming A.A.S.

Applications development is a foundation of information technology (IT) departments, and as custom applications become more prevalent on the Web and on network systems, companies are seeking skilled programmers.

Professionals with strong object-oriented language skills are in greatest demand, particularly those with Visual Basic, C++, C and Java expertise.

Department: Computer Science

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

48% of this program can be taken online.

Cyber Security A.A.S.

The AAS degree in Cyber Security helps IT professionals build cyber security skills used to help protect corporate networks. Students learn how a hacker compromises secure networks, how to set up defenses against hackers, and how to gather forensic evidence if an intrusion occurs. The focus is on understanding the technologies so that cyber attacks may be more fully discovered, analyzed and prevented.

Department: Computer Science

Total Credit Hours: 71 credits

39% of this program can be taken online.

Database Management A.A.S.

Databases are used to store, retrieve and manipulate data in nearly every type of organization including business, healthcare, education, government and libraries. Database technology is routinely used by individuals on personal computers, by work groups accessing databases on network servers, and by all employees using enterprise-wide distributed applications.

Department: Computer Science – Database Management

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

58% of this program can be taken online.

Management Information Systems A.A.S.

The information technology (IT) industry is experiencing considerable expansion and with it comes a demand for skilled talent. Implementing new technology initiatives remains a top priority for companies across all industries. The rapid pace of advancement in computer hardware, software and electronic commerce makes it imperative for managers to allocate financial and personnel resources for regular systems upgrades.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

72% of this program can be taken online.

Multimedia and Web Design A.A.S.

This degree gives you a thorough knowledge of various multimedia software and scripting languages including graphics development, photo editing, video editing, creating 2D/3D animations, Web page design using HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, content management systems and social media.

Our degree in Multimedia and Web Design focuses on integrating various up-to-date software and scripting languages to create a broad base in the field, preparing you for multiple career opportunities.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 66-67 credits

61% of this program can be taken online.

Network Security A.A.S.

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. The Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Academy, EC-Council Authorized Training Center, VMware IT Academy and A+ programs prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure network workstations, servers, routers, switches and networks.

Department: Computer Science

Total Credit Hours: 70 credits

36% of this program can be taken online.

Networking A.A.S.

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. The Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Academy and A+ programs prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage and troubleshoot network workstations, servers, routers and switches. Learn how to properly secure your network, how to set up a wireless network, and how to repair and troubleshoot PCs.

Department: Computer Science

Total Credit Hours: 70 credits

36% of this program can be taken online.

Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Law Enforcement A.A.S.

This program is planned for three types of students:

  • Those who plan to work with law enforcement agencies.
  • Those already employed as officers who wish to advance in their jobs.
  • Those preparing for advanced study in police management, criminology or social welfare.

SCC offers both the Associate of Applied Science-Law Enforcement Option outlined here and the Associate of Arts with a criminal justice emphasis. The A.A.S. will help students obtain employment in the law enforcement area of the criminal justice system. The A.A. is a transfer program for students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.

The college grants up to 15 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who already have completed the 1000-hour course at Eastern Missouri law Enforcement Training Academy. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have attended or plan to attend the academy.

Department: Criminal Justice

Total Credit Hours: 62-68 credits

55% of this program can be taken online.

Education

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Child Care & Early Education A.A.S.
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Department: Child Care and Early Education

Total Credit Hours: 66 - 67 credits

38% of this program can be taken online.

Paraprofessional Studies A.A.S.

This degree offers classes in general education, professional education and early childhood. Many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution and will count toward a bachelor's degree; others offer content specific to the needs of students with whom paraprofessionals are likely to work.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

56% of this program can be taken online.

Paraprofessional Studies Autism Specialist A.A.S.

This degree offers classes in general education, professional education and early childhood. Many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution and will count toward a bachelor's degree; others offer content specific to the needs of students with whom paraprofessionals are likely to work.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 69 credits

58% of this program can be taken online.

Healthcare

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science is the result of formal agreements between St. Charles Community College and Respond Right EMS Academy (REMSA) Educational Division, as well as an agreement between St. Charles Community College and St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD). The college grants 30 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who submit proof of passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have or plan to take the NREMT Exam. Students may begin taking the additional hours required at SCC at any time but will only be awarded the additional 30 hours when the above requirement is met.

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Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow 24% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

49% of this program can be taken online.

Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are in high demand because patients stay less time in the hospital, and people in general live longer and survive catastrophic illness and accidents. Additionally, the importance of people with chronic conditions being able to remain well and in the community is of growing interest in our communities and nationwide. The OTA is uniquely qualified to help address these vital issues facing our world today. As a result, more people are finding the need for OT services. As changes in healthcare continue, the need for OTAs will continue to rise.

OTAs work in collaboration with a Registered Occupational Therapist, as members of an interdisciplinary team, and with patients of all ages and abilities in a wide variety of practice settings.

Department: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Total Credit Hours: 75 credits

32% of this program can be taken online.

Human Services

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Human Services A.A.S.

This program provides a basic social science framework and perspective for a career in human services and expanding professional skill-sets. The Human Service Program at St. Charles Community College has been granted national accreditation by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education  www.cshse.org/ . CSHSE is the only national organization that accredits human service education programs. The Council is committed to the quality and relevance of human service education by promoting excellence, providing quality assurance, and supporting standards of performance and best practices. The SCC program is the only human service program in the state of Missouri (at any degree level) to earn this accreditation. Students graduating from the SCC program will now be able to apply for the Human Service-Board Certified Professional credential. Professional credentials benefit students in seeking employment, as well as pursuing additional degrees.

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

51% of this program can be taken online.

Trades/Manufacturing

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) A.A.S.

These technicians operate computer aided design systems to produce final design specification and drawings for new products. Works as a team member with development engineers, marketing analysts and industrial designers assigned to a specific product.

Department: Computer-Aided Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 67-70 credits

40% of this program can be taken online.

General Technology A.A.S.

General technology graduates with an A.A.S. degree may enter fields ranging from technical support, engineering, software, science, math or computer-based positions.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 72-75 credits

72% of this program can be taken online.

Skilled Trades A.A.S.

This degree program is for students who have completed an approved apprenticeship training program. It allows a union apprentice or journeyman to receive college credit for previously acquired knowledge, skills, and experience by applying those credits towards the associate's degree. The A.A.S. in Skilled Trades may enable students to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year institution in fields such as construction technology, construction management, or related areas.

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Students who complete this degree and go on to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year institution have the opportunity for increased earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri employees working in construction management earn an annual mean wage of $96,740.

The Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Training Program at SCC recognizes the core curriculum of any apprenticeship training program that is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. If your training meets these standards, your journeyman status can be transferred to SCC as credit to satisfy a portion of the specific program requirements needed for an associate's degree. These 40 credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

39% of this program can be taken online.

Supply Chain Logistics and Manufacturing Technologies A.A.S

Designed to prepare students for the modern manufacturing environment. This program will prepare students for employment with companies that have implemented team-oriented design, supply chain logistics, production, quality, and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment.  American manufacturers are increasingly using high-tech equipment that involves multiple integrated systems. It is critical that  companies be able to recruit and employ individuals who can identify the supply chain from factories to warehouses and know how to identify different technologies in a manufacturing environment.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 61 - 64 credits

45% of this program can be taken online.

Welding A.A.S.

Students who achieve the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology with an emphasis in welding have the skills needed to achieve Advanced Welder Certification through the American Welding Society (AWS). They can also transfer to a four-year program in fields like Industrial Technology to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 66 Credits

36% of this program can be taken online.

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