The Technical Studies Associate Degree program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technical industry fields. This program offers students learning opportunities that develop higher level academic skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. It is specifically open to students who have already completed another approved technical or industrial program of study. The program emphasizes a continuation of technical studies theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies and will be qualified for employment as technicians.
Most BLS statistics indicate that in the coming years many technical jobs will require candidates to have training credentials beyond high school but not necessarily 4 year bacheloriate degrees. Candidates in technical and industrial fields who may possess an AAS degree should be more qualified for management positions or entrepreneurial endeavors than those who only have certificates or diplomas.