Technical Studies

This program is designed for students who need a degree that utilizes their nontraditional forms of learning. The design also provides an accelerated route to an associate’s degree by allowing students to earn credit for industry credentials, non-collegiate instruction and examination scores. 

The program consists of a minimum of 20 General Education course credits and up to 25 Technical Core credits. Technical Core credits are awarded through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. Students interested in Technical Core credits must complete the Application for Prior Learning Assessment. 

For program eligibility information, contact Sherwood Taylor, staylor@atlantic.edu or (609) 343-4816.

 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Utilize analytical skills in making decisions;
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership in their chosen profession and career;
  • Provide official recognition of their individual training and education.

 (TECH-Fall 2021)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Choose: ENGL102-Composition II,  ENGL230-Technical Writing, COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Humanities or Social Sciences

Choose any General Education Humanities or Social Science course

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

General Education Electives

Choose 8 credits of General Education courses 

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (4 Credits)  +
4
General Education Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
8

Technical Core

(through Prior Learning Assessment)

Prior Learning Assessment is defined as college-level knowledge gained outside of the traditional classroom. Methods include credit by examination, evaluated certifications and portfolio evaluation.

 

Sub-Total Credits
25

Program Courses

Students must meet with Dr. Otto Hernandez to select program courses (609-343-4978 or hernande@atlantic.edu). Program courses are selected from the program courses listed in an Atlantic Cape Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree

Sub-Total Credits
15
Total credits:
60

Overview

Program

Technical Studies

Type

Associate in Applied Science