Applied Technical Studies A.A.S. (ATS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

Technical-Related Option

Designed for students who have successfully passed or whose goal is to pass the National Skills Standards or credentialing exam(s) in a designated technical field. This degree is intended for those students whose educational and occupational goals are not met by the college’s other occupational and transfer majors. It allows students to build a sequence of courses to satisfy specific skills for employment and upon successful completion, results in the award of the Associate of Applied Science degree.

The major may be of particular interest to potential and current Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students and graduates. Students are admitted to this major only after indicating occupational objective they expect to achieve through completion of the program. Interested students should contact the Director of High School Connections.

To receive this degree, the student must:

  1. Pass the National Skill Standards or credentialing exam(s).
  2. Document that appropriate exam(s) have been passed within the last five years.
  3. Meet all the degree requirements as described under Degree as stated in this catalog.
  4. Complete the general education requirements as listed.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of the skills required by their particular field.
  • participate cooperatively within a team.
  • communicate effectively.
  • evaluate ethical aspects of decision making.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 9
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 107 Writing in the Workplace 3
IDS 105 Thinking, Problem Solving, and Team Building 3
CMN 112 Oral Communication and Presentation 3
Semester Total 9
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MAT 130 Industrial Mathematics 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 6
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BUS 120 Introduction to Business Organization 3
PHY 110 Element of Physics 4
Semester Total 7
Credit Total 31

30 credits will be provided by technical education partners, which are appropriated accredited, licensed, certified, or otherwise approved technical education organizations.

Student may need to take additional developmental courses based upon assessment scores.

Credits will be awarded upon the successful completion of National Skills Standards and/or credentialing exams(s) and after students have met LCCC residency requirements.