Associate of Applied Science degree
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies is designed for students whose primary interest is in the vocational or technical fields and who have completed or are pursuing a certificate in one of the following areas: Automotive Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology, Barbering, Building Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assistant, Electrical Wiring Technology or Welding Technology.
The structured curriculum enhances the students’ chosen vocational or technical course of study with a general education component and related study electives selected in consultation with an advisor. The structured degree program enhances the students’ job and advanced degree opportunities. Transfer credits are determined by the receiving institution on a course-by-course basis.
General Education Core (23 hours)
Area I. Communications (6 hours)
|ENG111||Freshman Composition I||3 credits|
|SPCH111||Public Speaking -or-||3 credits|
|SPCH112||Interpersonal Communication||3 credits|
Area II. Mathematics (4 hours)
|MATH116||Intermediate Algebra||4 credits|
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 hours)
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hours)
Related Studies (3 hours)
|CSA150||Computer Fundamentals -or-||3 credits|
|SMET105||Computer Use for Technology||3 credits|
Combined Certificate and Approved Elective Requirements (37 hours)
Approved elective courses require academic advisor approval
*Note: Courses may only be used once to satisfy any general education core, program and approved elective requirements.
Program Director: Gary MartinezPhone: (505)454-2522
ACCESS Center Personnel
Director: Renee MaestasPhone: 454-5355
Advisor: Janice MedranoPhone: 454-2546