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Applied Technical Studies

Advising Center

The Applied Technical Studies program provides students who do not plan to transfer the opportunity through the careful selection of elective courses to develop a career associate degree adapted to their own unique career goals. Students must meet the prerequisites of all courses selected.

Students enrolled in a training program approved for college credit by the American Council for Education may apply these credits to the elective portion of the graduation requirements up to a maximum of 30 credits. Students should contact the Admissions office or their advisor for additional information. This is a career program and is designed to enable students to seek employment at the program's completion. Students planning to transfer should consult with their advisor or the Advising Center staff regarding specific program and course transfer issues.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technical Studies.


Required General Courses

Computer Literacy
English Composition I


Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


Electives - 30 credits

English Elective - 3 credits

Humanities Elective - 3 credits

Mathematic Elective - 3 credits

Natural Science Elective - 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits

Restricted Electives - 9 credits



Computer Technology 101 (Computer Literacy) 3
Total: 3
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
English Elective 1 3
Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total: 18
Restricted Electives 2 9
Total: 9
Electives 3 30
Total: 30
Total Credit Hours: 60


English 112 (Business and Technical Communication) is recommended.

Students may take additional courses in any of the General Education categories and/or electives in Business Administration, Computer Technology, Medical Administrative Assistant, or Physical Education (up to a maximum of three Physical Education credits).

Students may elect any combination of career courses to meet their own specific career goals. Students must satisfy the prerequisites of elective courses selected. Below is an example of an American Council on Education approved training program: Students enrolled in the NJATC Apprentice Wireman Apprenticeship program will receive six (6) credits for each year of the five-year program completed upon receipt of the NJATC transcript. The five NJATC courses include:
1) NJATC Apprentice Inside Wireman - First Year (6 credits)
2) NJATC Apprentice Inside Wireman - Second Year (6 credits)
3) NJATC Apprentice Inside Wireman - Third Year (6 credits)
4) NJATC Apprentice Inside Wireman - Fourth Year (6 credits)
5) NJATC Apprentice Inside Wireman - Fifth Year (6 credits)


NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.