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2007-2008 VSCC Catalog 
    
2007-2008 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tech Prep


Associate of Applied Science
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 credit hours
*Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
*One additional course
from the categories of:
3-4 credit hours
Communication
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.

Tech Prep Program

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Tech Prep is a federally funded, nationwide initiative designed to respond to the needs of modern business and industry. Current Tech Prep programs at Vol State include all options in the G.B.A. program and Industrial Technology. Initiatives in Allied Health are under development.

Courses in this curriculum emphasize more hands on experience and a greater concern for the application of knowledge than their more traditional counterparts.

Associate of Applied Science
Career Programs

For information and advising in a specific area, contact the academic division listed:
Allied Health Division
Option
Allied Health
Fire Science Technology
Health Information Technology
Medical Laboratory Technician
Ophthalmic Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care Technology
Concentration
Dental Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Paramedic Technology
Sleep Diagnostics Technology
Business Division
Option Concentration
General Business Administration
General Technology
Paralegal Studies
Accounting
Banking
Commercial Music
Computer Information Systems
Hotel & Restaurant Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Management
Marketing
Medical Practice Management
Office Management Technology
  General
Math and Science Division
Option Concentration
General Technology Industrial Technology
Social Science and Education Division
Option  
Early Childhood Education
Social Services - Early Childhood Education
 

The General Business Administration Options contain, in outline form, all of the degree programs of study and the summaries of required hours for all the degrees mentioned above. In some instances, courses required in any degree program may deviate from the published description below. In such cases, updated curriculum requirements and modified programs of study will, after approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, supersede the published description.

Associate of Applied Science

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General Business Administration Option

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
Banking
Commercial Music
Computer Information Systems Technology
Hotel & Restaurant Management
Logistics & 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.General Technology OptionThe General Technology option is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a college degree and combine one of several approved training programs as a part of their program of study. Those approved programs include Tennessee Technology Center diplomas, certificate programs from Technical Institutes or Technical Community Colleges, or a Culinary Institute Chef's Apprentice training program. Certain industrial and military training programs leading to official certification may also be approved. In addition, individuals who have completed the U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs are also eligible for this option.Students may pursue any of the following concentrations:General

Industrial TechnologyCourses 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.TECH PREP ARTICULATION APPLIES TO THE ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE PROGRAMS.

 

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