Catalog 2020-21 
    Sep 29, 2022  
Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Studies AAS

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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Technical Studies AAS is a unique educational program providing individuals the opportunity to develop marketable job skills that cannot be provided through traditional AAS programs. This program is custom designed to a student’s career aspirations. The program of study must be on file before commencing with a technical emphasis concentration. Students will acquire a solid base of knowledge in many academic areas to allow for the development of a variety of occupational skills.

To earn the Technical Studies AAS, students must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the degree, including a minimum of 90 credits, 43 of which are in the general education component. The remaining credits of instruction are agreed upon by the student, representatives of the College, and representatives from industry. This remaining instruction may occur at KCC or at a job site under the supervision of a skilled trainer.

Instruction is based on the student’s agreed-upon graduation objectives for the degree. Any on-the-job training is not eligible for pay, and the student may not replace regular employees while enrolled in the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate information, sources, arguments, opinions, and issues to solve problems.
  • Create and convey thoughts, opinions, or information by listening, speaking, reading, or writing.
  • Become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who: are attentive to diversity; understand how their actions affect both local and global communities; address the community’s and world’s issues collaboratively and equitably.
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in a profession or academic program; demonstrate confidence and ability to meet personal, social, academic, and professional goals.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 90

Required Courses

Student Success


Oral Communications


Eight credits are required from the following:


Four credits are required from the following:

Arts and Letters

A minimum of three Arts and Letters credits are required from these options.

Social Sciences

A minimum of three Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Additional Options

Science / Math / Computer Science

Twelve credits are required. Students are encouraged to complete a three course sequence. (e.g. BIO 101 , BIO 102 , BIO 103 ).

Recommended Courses


Additional courses would bring total credits to a minimum of 90. The technical emphasis concentration is to be agreed upon and approved by the student, faculty, and the College. 

Arts and Letters course options

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