Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a state approved associate degree that is intended to prepare graduates for direct entry into the workforce. The AAS degree may also help to prepare students for career advancements, occupational licensures, or further study at a four-year college or university.

Related Instruction Requirements

Listed below are the Related Instruction learning outcomes and requirements for the AAS degree. Where options exist, see a department advisor for assistance. All Related Instruction courses must be passed with a grade of  C or better. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Communication (3 Credits)

As a result of successfully completing the Related Instruction requirement in Communication a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to keep accurate records, prepare reports, and/or complete documentation forms.
  • Organize and deliver discipline related presentations.

Some programs may have a specific communication requirement not listed below. Refer to program curriculum for details or

Select one course from the following:

COMM 100Intro to Speech Communication

3

COMM 111Public Speaking

3

COMM 114Argument and Critical Discourse

3

COMM 218Interpersonal Communication

3

WR 115Intro to College Writing

3

WR 121English Composition

4

Computation (3 Credits)

As a result of successfully completing the Related Instruction requirement in Computation a student will be able to:

  • Perform basic mathematical calculations to obtain exact answers and determine whether the solution is reasonable.
  • Use mathematical principles and concepts to model and solve problems applicable to the discipline.
  • Interpret and analyze information relevant to the discipline such as graphs, charts, tables, and mathematical symbols.
  • Communicate mathematical concepts, processes, and results within context or in writing.

A minimum of 3 credits of computation is required. Some programs may have a specific computation requirement. Refer to program curriculum for the required class. If none is listed, take one mathematics course, MTH 075 or higher.

Human Relations (3 Credits)

As a result of successfully completing the Related Instruction requirement in Human Relations, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.

A minimum of 3 credits of human relations is required. Some programs may have a specific human relations requirement. Refer to program curriculum for the required class. 

If none is listed, select one course from the following:

ANTH 101Introduction to Anthropology

3

ANTH 110Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 210Comparative Cultures

3

ANTH 230Time Travelers

3

ANTH 232Native North Americans

3

ART 102Understanding Art

3

ART 204History of Western Art

3

ART 205History Of Western Art

3

ART 206History of Western Art

3

ART 207Indigenous Art of The Americas

3

EC 220Contemporary U.S. Economic Issues: Discrimination

3

ENG 207Non-Western World Lit: Asia

3

ENG 208Non-Western World Lit: Africa

3

ENG 209Non-Western World Lit:Americas

3

ENG 215Latino/A Literature

3

ENG 220Literature of American Minorities

4

ENG 257African American Literature

3

GEOG 202Wrld Reg Geo: Latin Amer/Carib

3

GEOG 203World Reg Geography: Asia

3

GEOG 204Wrld Reg Geo: Africa/Mid East

3

HDFS 201Contemporary Families in The U.S.

3

HST 101History of Western Civ: Ancient World to 1000 AD

4

HST 157Hist of Middle East & Africa

3

HST 158History of Latin America

3

HST 159History of Asia

3

HST 201US History: Origins to 1820

4

HST 202US History: 1820-1920

4

HST 203US History: 1920- the Present

4

HUM 101Humanities:Prehistory-Mid Ages

3

HUM 102Humanities:Renaissance-Enlight

3

HUM 103Hum:Romantic Era-Cont Society

3

MUS 105Introduction to Rock Music

3

MUS 108Music Cultures of the World

3

MUS 161Music Appreciation

3

PHL 201Intro To Philosophy

3

PHL 202Elementary Ethics

3

PS 205Intro International Relations

3

PSY 201General Psychology

4

PSY 202General Psychology

4

PSY 215Intro Developmental Psychology

3

R 102Religions of Western World

3

R 103Religions of Eastern World

3

R 202Intro to Religious Studies

3

SOC 204Introduction To Sociology

3

SOC 205Institutions And Social Change

3

SOC 206Social Problems And Issues

3

SOC 222Sociology of the Family

3

SPN 201Second Year Spanish I

4

SPN 202Second Year Spanish II

4

SPN 203Second Year Spanish III

4

SPN 214Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

4

SPN 215Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

4

SPN 216Spanish For Heritage Speakers III

4

WS 280Global Women

3