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General Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information:
Program Office: 615-353-3369

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in General Technology prepares students for unique positions in the workplace for which specified degree programs do not currently exist. It is not intended for large-scale application, but is to be used to meet customized, industry-specific needs and/or unique academic and career goals identified by the student. The program consists of a common core of General Education, an earned Nashville State technical certificate in a program that does not have an A.A.S. in which it is embedded (ex. Central Sterile Processing, Computer-Aided Drafting or Music Technology), and major core courses selected from an additional academic program. Students interested in declaring this degree must get prior approval from the dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The flexible design of the degree allows students to focus on those unique skillsets identified by employers as essential for a particular workplace. If the student has a unique combination of experiences or a unique career goal that has the potential of enhanced employment opportunities, this may also lead to a specialized unique curriculum. The limitation of the curriculum to two (2) program libraries is designed to ensure that students have the proper depth of experience, training, and skills to begin work in the chosen field upon successful completion of their customized program of study.

Degree Program Requirements

General Education: 15 Credits

Major Field Core

Students must complete a Nashville State technical certificate in a program that does not have an A.A.S. in which it is embedded.

 A minimum of 6 credit hours must come from an additional academic program area.

Total Required – Associate Degree: 60 Credits



Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).


* This course is part of the general education core.


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