Associate Degrees

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees conform to statewide standards developed by the Technical College System of Georgia. These programs are terminal degree programs designed to prepare students for employment. The AAS degrees are organized into two sections: general core courses and occupational courses. A range of 60-73 semester credit hours is required for graduation; some programs may exceed 73 credit hours to meet professional credentialing or licensure or by official exception of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.  A minimum of 40 semester credit hours are required in occupational courses.

In keeping with TCSG Policy IV.H., all Associate of Applied Sciences degree programs require completion of a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of collegiate level general education.  Components of the general education core must include at least one course from each of the following four areas:  I. Language Arts/Communications; II. Social/Behavioral Sciences; III. Natural Sciences/Mathematics; IV. Humanities/Fine Arts.