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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in general technology is designed to provide students with an opportunity to earn a degree that can be molded to fit individual needs and interests. Examples include those who have been in an apprenticeship program, individuals working in an industry who want to design a degree that supports their job-related responsibilities or those who want to prepare themselves for a technical career that does not follow one of the college’s existing programs.

A basic core of technical courses is required. However, if a student’s needs or interests are better served by other technical subjects, the core can be customized. Students must, however, complete a basic core of 12 credit hours in a defined program area (product and process technology, welding, etc.). This area will be selected by the student. The program provides wide latitude under the technical electives. Students may choose from management courses, computer information systems courses or any technical course offered through the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division.

Students with apprenticeship training who wish to apply that training toward a degree should see the “Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree AAS” entry in the Graduation and Degree Requirements section of the college catalog.

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities for this program of study vary depending upon the technical and specialty courses chosen.

Transfer Opportunities

For information regarding transfer opportunities for this, or any program, please visit the Transfer section of the MCCC website.

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements :
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

* MATH 119 - Elementary Technical Mathematics  and MATH 124 - Technical Mathematics II  are required for students whose goal is to complete the associate of applied science degree and seek employment. MATH 157 - College Algebra  and MATH 159 - Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry  are recommended for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Other MATH courses may be selected for transfer depending on the student’s choice of transfer institution. Students interested in transfer are encouraged to seek the assistance of a faculty advisor or admissions counselor.

Required Technical and Specialty Courses

  • Basic core in a defined program area Credits Hours: 12
  • Additional technical and specialty courses Credits Hours: 20

General Elective Courses

  • As required to complete 60 hours Credits Hours: 7

Total Degree Requirements 60 credits

Total Degree Costs 80 minimum billable contact hours

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