Major Code: 3713
A program of study developed under this degree designation leads to an A.A.S. Degree in Technical Studies. This program of study will include general education, general technical education, and specific occupational training. On-the-job training is an optional component that may be included. Portions of this type of education and training are currently offered on a no-college credit basis via quality industry-based educational and training programs.
Program Goals and Objectives
This degree program is designed to provide a vehicle to assist the community and technical colleges in responding to the needs of employers in a timely manner. Those educational needs that are one time or short term are the primary focus for this program.
No specific assessment is made; however, technical courses may be required to successfully complete industry certifications.
Transfer Baccalaureate Options
Possible transfer to Board of Regents or Bachelor of Technology.
Business, industry, labor, and government organizations interested in furthering the education and training of their employees/members constitute the target audience of this degree program. By providing a program of study designed to enhance and maintain employee knowledge and skills, it is expected that such individuals will maintain employee knowledge and skills. It is expected that such individuals will enjoy greater job security and job flexibility while providing employers with a more highly skilled and educated workforce. For those just entering the job market, the program of study will include the education and training needed to assure basic entry level skills for the specific technical/occupational field. Such programs will typically be offered only if the need for new employees or the need for expanded education and of current employees is needed by the employers served by the sponsoring community and technical college.
Gainful Employment Information
Graduates may find employment as:
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Note: Program credit awarded for occupational training is subject to review and approval by the division dean and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the end of the program assessment paragraph.