AAS Degree in Applied Computer Studies

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Applied Computer Studies helps mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs. While the Associate in Applied Science is considered to be a terminal degree, many but not all of the credits may be applied to one of the University’s bachelor degree programs. The AAS degree in Applied Computer Studies is a 60-credit program.

AAS Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 27-28
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 12
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 6
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 6
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 3-4
II. Option 21
  • Applied Computer Studies
  • Associate Capstone (APS-295)
III. Electives 11-12
Total 60 credits

Earning Credit in the AAS Option:
Students usually enter with many of the credits in the career track completed, but not always, from military or civilian training. If the option has not already been completed, students may often use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to gain college credit for their knowledge. While there are some examinations in auto mechanics and electronics, there are few distance learning opportunities in most of the AAS career tracks. Credits in general education and free electives may be earned by a wide variety of methods.

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Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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