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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Psychology - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science in Psychology is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology.  Professional careers in the field of psychology typically require a master’s degree or a doctoral degree, depending on the career path one is pursuing.  However, with an A.S. degree in psychology, one can often find a job in the following areas: crisis intervention, counselor’s aide or assistant, case work, and mentoring.  An A.S. degree is often used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor’s degree.  For example, with that degree, one could pursue work as a case manager, career counselor, rehabilitation specialist, or psychiatric technician.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective  Credits: (7)

Psychology Electives


Choose two of the following Psychology courses:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career and Salary Information


 The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Median Level Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Level with Master’s or Ph.D
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (Bright Outlook) $76,950 $145,480
Clinical, Counseling, School Psychologist $64,120 $103,710
Psychology Teacher-Post secondary $54,260 $94,460
Marriage and Family Therapist (Bright Outlook) $34,310 $62,470
Mental Health Counselor (Bright Outlook) $29,050 $45,980
Psychiatric Technician $23,510 $31,130
Rehabilitation Counselor $18,930 $34,380

 

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (17)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Psychology Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • Psychology Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

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