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Vocational/Technical Studies

Vocational/Technical Studies

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.

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Degree Requirements - Minimum of 63 Credit Hours Print Requirements

General Education Core       (23 hours)
Area I.    Communications       (6 hours)
ENG111Freshman Composition I 3 credits
SPCH111Public Speaking -or- 3 credits
SPCH112Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
Area II.    Mathematics       (4 hours)
MATH116Intermediate 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)
CSA150Computer 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 Resources

Program Director: Gary Martinez
Phone: (505)454-2522
Email: gmartinez@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: 454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: 454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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