Technical Studies, A.A.S.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
United States
Qualification
Associate Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
US$ 9,240
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 16,680

Curriculum

COMPONENT I – GENERAL EDUCATION CORE

COMMUNICATION AND LIFE SKILLS

  • Written English (3) OR
  • Technical Writing & Communication (3)
  • Restricted Electives in CAS, COMM, ENGL, ESL, LANG (6)

SOCIAL AWARENESS

  • Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
  • General Sociology (3) OR
  • Restricted Electives in ECON, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI (3)

CRITICAL & ANALYTICAL THINKING

  • Introduction to Mathematics (3) OR
  • Restricted Electives in MATH (3)

NOTE: Electives must be taken from the General Education core competency.

COMPONENT II – TECHNICAL CORE

Each program of study must include a general technical core that meets the goal of developing skills that may be applied to a variety of occupations or that may be specific to an occupation. (12)

COMPONENT III – OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY

The component consists of technical specialty courses specific to an occupational area. Industry based education and training programs are to be converted to college credit at the ratio of 15:1 and at a rate consistent with the lab hour/credit ratio of the degree granting institution for laboratory credit. (18)

COMPONENT IV – ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

The component consists of a paid or unpaid OJT, internship, or practicum performed in a business or industry setting in the occupational area. The on-the-job training component is to be converted to credit hours at a ratio of 150:1 with the maximum of 2,080 contact hours allowable. A statement of the total number of contact hours experience through on-the-job training will be placed on the college record. (15)

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