Sep 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

(AAS) Degrees
Occupational Degrees

The AAS degree prepares you to enter a skilled and/or paraprofessional occupation or to upgrade/stabilize your employment. These programs are not intended for transfer to bachelor degree programs; however, certain courses may be accepted toward a bachelor’s degree at other institutions. Consult an academic advisor for information about the transferability of specific courses.

Minimum requirements for an AAS degree include the following:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C or higher
  3. 15 credit hours of general education courses with the remainder being composed of approved courses within the program study
  4. Minimum of 15 graded semester hours earned at PCC

Requirements for the AAS degrees are detailed in this section of the catalog. PCC offers AAS degrees in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Technology
  • Automotive Collision Technology – Currently Inactive
    • with Auto Collision Repair Option
  • Automotive Technology
    • with General Automotive Option
  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems
    • with Networking Cyber Security Option
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electromechanical Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Health Information Technology
    • with Network Security/Technical Support Option
    • with Management & Support Option
    • with Medical Coding Option
  • Hospitality Studies
    • with Culinary Arts Management Option
    • with Culinary Arts Production Option
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance
  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Library Technician
  • Machining Technology
  • Media Communications
    • with Web Design and Development Option
    • with Graphic Design Option
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Sonography
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Office Administration
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding

The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) typically has specific General Education requirements. The list below allows for Elective options at the discretion of the Academic Dean. General education typically is not directly related to a student’s formal technical, vocational, or professional preparation; is part of any student’s course of study, regardless of area of emphasis; and is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts and attitudes which every educated person should possess. [State Board Policy (BP 9-40)].

Elective Options

** Student may select any course number from this course prefix area.

Gainful Employment Information

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