Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to help prepare students for employment in business, industry or health professions. Each A.A.S. program has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and students must complete all courses specified in the degree plan. The general education requirements shown below are included as an integral part of each A.A.S. program. In addition, a capstone experience or course is included in each A.A.S. program and must be completed during the student’s last semester. Degree plans are required for students working toward an A.A.S. degree; students should seek assistance from a career and technology Advisor or program faculty member prior to registration.

Students intending to work toward a Bachelor of Applied Science degree should take the following curriculum that includes the core curriculum leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree, as follows:

Subjects Semester Hours
Approved Language, Philosophy and  Culture or Creative Arts 3
Speech or Computer Science
Approved Math 3
Approved Social or Behavioral Science* 3
ENGL 1301 3
Total General Education Requirements 15 
Courses from specific A.A.S. programs* 45
GRAND TOTAL 60

*Select one course from the following disciplines: History, Government, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Economics.

**Up to eight hours of electives from the College course inventory may be substituted with approval from the Executive Dean.

Health Professions Occupations may have specific requirements.