Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science curriculum is designed for students planning to enter the job market immediately upon graduation or to grow within their career. The general education core of courses included in the curriculum provides the student with a foundation of general education on which to base specialized career-oriented course work. Courses are also designed to assist the student in attaining the knowledge and outcomes represented by the ten General Education goals of the College.
Associate of Applied Science
General Education Core
Courses That Fulfill Minimum Degree Requirements
English Composition (ENGL 1010) 3 credit hours
*Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credit hours
*Natural Science/Mathematics 3-4 credit hours
*Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
*One additional course 3-4 credit hours from the categories of:
or Natural Science/Mathematics
Total General Education Core 15-17 credit hours
Total Degree Requirements 60-75 credit hours
*Specific courses satisfying these requirements must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree as shown in the University Parallel Major section.
Associate of Applied Science
For information and advising in a specific area, contact the academic division listed:
John B. Wallace Allied Health Division
Major - Health Sciences
-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
-Sleep Diagnostics Technology
Fire Science Technology
Health Information Technology
Medical Laboratory Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Respiratory Care Technology
Major - General Business Administration
Computer Information Systems
Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt
Medical Practice Management
Office Management Technology
Major - General Technology
Major - Paralegal Studies
Math and Science Division
Majors - Veterinary Technology
Social Science and Education Division
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Early Childhood Education
General Business Administration
This career program is designed to prepare students for career entry, career sustaining, and career advancement positions. The program is designed to provide a common core of study in humanities, social science, natural science, information systems technology, mathematics, and general business. Each concentration provides a limited opportunity to specialize in one area of study.
Concentrations are available in:
- Computer Information Systems Technology
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Medical Practice Management
- Office Management Technology
All General Business Administration (G.B.A.) students are required to take the Tennessee Board of Regents general business exam to meet graduation requirements.
Some specialized courses are offered during alternate semesters or only during evening hours. Students should plan their schedule with their academic advisor.
Courses designated with an asterisk (*) are designed primarily for vocational/career programs. A number of these courses are accepted as transfer credit by some colleges and universities, but that decision is made by the receiving institution. These courses are collegiate level work and have been developed with a purpose other than being university parallel or transfer courses.