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2013-2014 VSCC Catalog 
2013-2014 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career Programs

Career Programs

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:
     Humanities/Fine Arts
     Social/Behavioral Sciences
     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
Career Programs

For information and advising in a specific area, contact the academic division listed:

John B. Wallace Allied Health Division
Major -
Health Sciences
-Dental Assistant
-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
-Paramedic Technology
-Sleep Diagnostics Technology
Majors -
Fire Science Technology
Health Information Technology
Health Sciences
Medical Informatics
Medical Laboratory Technician
Ophthalmic Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care Technology

Business Division
Major -
General Business Administration
Computer Information Systems
Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt
Medical Practice Management
Office Management Technology

Major - General Technology
Industrial Technology

Major - Paralegal Studies

Math and Science Division
Majors -
Veterinary Technology

Social Science and Education Division
Majors -
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:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems Technology
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • 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.