General Technology A.A.S.

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General Technology A.A.S.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 60-62 credits

Approved Courses

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General Education Requirements* (24-26 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 or Applied Mathematics 3-4
MAT 110 or higher Industrial Mathematics
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II 3
ENG 115 or Technical Writing 
ENG 125 Business Writing
COM 101 or Oral Communication 3
COM 106 or Public Speaking
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State and Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO Any Biology 3-4
Any CHM Any Chemistry
ANY PHY Any Physical Science
Humanities CPT 105 Ethics in Technology 3
Elective CPT/BTC 103 or Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems
Core Course Requirements* (15 credits)
ETC 101 Fundamentals of Electronics 3
CDM 103 Introduction to CAD Systems 3
GEO 120 Introduction to GIS 3
BUS 204 Total Quality Operations Management 3
LGM 215 Introduction to Data Analysis 3
Program Major Concentration (18 credits)
18 credit hours or a Certificate of Specialization from applicable program areas, including: Computer Science, IT, Web Design & Development, Graphic Design, Business Technology, Manufacturing Technologies, GIS or Welding.
Elective Courses* (3 credits)
Course in applicable program areas, including: Computer Science, IT, Web Design & Development, Graphic Design, Business Technology, Manufacturing Technologies, GIS or Welding.
Total Required Hours: 60-62 credits

*If planning to utilize as transfer credits to another institution, contact advising or the General Technology Program coordinator for more specific requirements.

What Is General Technology A.A.S.

This associate degree program provides a broad scope of technical skills applicable to technician employment in appropriate industry or service companies. A core foundation including computer hardware/software applications, math, science, CAD and electronics is combined with specialized study areas relative to student/employer interest.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of general technology graduates is projected to grow 6-25 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working in the technology field earn on average $74,960 per year, depending on education, experience and employer. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employees working in the technology field earn an average of $74,960 per year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

General Technology Careers

SCC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in general technology are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: mathematical technician, IT administrator, computer customer support specialist, database administrator, manufacturing technician and webmaster.

Contact Information

Ronda Sackett,
Office Coordinator
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Scott Kearns,
Program Chair
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Office Location
HUM 103
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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