Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3412, E-mail: Gen.Tech@nscc.edu
The General Technology curriculum allows students flexibility to design a technical specialization of their choice in a broad range of technologies to enhance their employment potential. Through the General Technology curriculum, students may tailor their educational program to meet their own needs or the needs of present or potential employers. Immediately upon election of this degree, students develop an individualized Program of Study with the assistance of the General Technology coordinator. Graduation may be delayed for students who do not receive prior approval for course selections.
Students who declare this major may prepare themselves for employment in many diverse occupations. The Business and Technology concentrations allow a focus adaptable to occupational areas related to business, health care, information technology, and engineering technologies.
All college-level courses required for technical certificates from NSCC are applicable to the degree in General Technology. Specific certificates that feed to this A.A.S. degree include Computer-Aided Drafting, Horticulture, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Music Technology, and Surgical Technology.
Students with a diploma from the Tennessee Technology Center can receive 30 hours credit toward the General Technology degree.
After careful evaluation, students may receive credit for approved training programs as well as for applicable work experience.
The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.
Electives for both concentrations should come from the technical, math, science, or business areas. Approved areas include: ACCT, ACT, AMT, ASTR, BIOL, BUS, CAD, CHEM, CIS, CIT, CNT, COM, CPT, CISP, ECON, EETH, ENGR, ENGT, ENTR, FIN, GEOL, HCM, HORT, INFS, MATH, MKT, MST, MTEC, OAD, PHO, PHYS, PSCI, PTEC, SURG. Exceptions must be approved by the General Technology coordinator.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Employment Center will provide the correct course numbers.
Detailed programs of study can be viewed at the General Technology Program website.