The Technical Studies degree program is designed to provide recognition for work and life experience while assisting individuals in their preparation for career advancement or change. This program is designed to provide skills for personal, professional and community improvement. The program is highly individualized and flexible. As many as 20 credits may be awarded for work and life experience including military experience, trade/proprietary school preparation, apprenticeship programs, structured on-the-job training and the like. Graduates will be awarded the associate in applied science degree upon successful completion of this program. Technical Studies has been designed as a first-degree program and therefore cannot be pursued as a second degree at DCCC.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Develop a plan designed to accomplish a personal/ professional goal.
- Demonstrate increased technical knowledge and skills.
- Demonstrate the mathematical skills necessary for personal and career growth.
- Apply scientific principles and concepts to problem-solving.
- Communicate in an effective, professional manner both verbally and in writing.
|ENG 100||English Composition I||3|
|CHE 101||Introduction to General Chemistry||4|
|TEC 280||Technical Study Assessment||1-5|
|TEC 281||Technical Study Assessment||1-5|
|TEC 282||Technical Study Assessment 1||1-5|
|TEC 283||Technical Study Assessment 1||1-5|
|TCC 111||Technical Communications||3|
or COMM 111
or Public Speaking
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Modern College Mathematics|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|ENG 112||English Composition II: Writing About Literature||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|American History I|
|American History II|
|World Civilizations I|
|World Civilizations II|
|Program Elective and/or BCSS Electives||6|
|Program Elective and/or BCSS Elective (5-9 credits for at least 61 total program credits)||11-15|
Program Electives: Choose from ARC, AUT, CPT, ELT, HVA, IST, MTT, PCT, PLB, TCC, TCS, TDD, TEL, TME, or WLD
BCSS Electives: Choose from BUS, DPR, PSY, or SOC
In consultation with a Technical Studies advisor, a student may select other approved courses to fulfill the Humanities elective.
Mathematics Elective requires consultation with a Technical Studies advisor.
In consultation with a Technical Studies advisor, a student may select other approved courses to fulfill the Social Science elective.
Personal Education Plan (PEP) Component: in consultation with a Technical Studies advisor, the student must satisfy a minimum of 20 credit hours of course work in a concentrated area of study from the Required Program Electives and/or Open Electives. The PEP is subject to Dean’s approval.
Total Credits: 61-67