Associate of Applied Science Degree

Occupational education curricula are developed to provide students with vocational competencies upon completion of a prescribed course of study. Special attention is given to the development of SCANS (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) competencies which include problem solving and interpersonal skill development. These programs provide students an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for immediate entry-level employment in business and industry.

A minimum total of 60 semester hours credit, excluding physical education activity courses must be presented with an average grade of “C” (2.0); some programs require more than the 60 semester hour total. All prescribed requirements for the specific technical or occupational programs for which the student is enrolled must be completed.

Requirements are listed in this catalog under the specific programs as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Medical Services Professions
  • Equine Production & Mgmt.
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Histotechnology (Tarleton State University Partnership)
  • Human Service Provider
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (Tarleton State University Partnership)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Veterinary Technology