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Associate in Applied Science (General Degree Requirements)


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Schoolcraft Degree and Program Code

AAS - ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

Schoolcraft College currently offers numerous AAS degrees, each with a unique program code. Please see the specific program requirements for each, from Accounting through Welding, on the Schoolcraft College webpage.

Description By obtaining an associate in applied science (AAS) degree, students will be prepared to seek employment in their chosen career field. To explore transferability options, it is recommended that students meet with an academic advisor.
Degree Focus Occupational (Transfer possible through articulation): Completion of a specified set of occupational courses that satisfy the development of occupational skills, as well as a broad distribution of liberal arts courses used to achieve a balance between job skills and general education.
English Communication 

Minimum 6 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.

Option 1*: Select two courses in composition from this list ENG 101 ENG 102 ENG 221 

Option 2*: Select one course in composition from this list: ENG 101 ENG 102 , ENG 221 

AND Select one course in communication arts+ from this list:

COMA 103 COMA 200 COMA 202 COMA 212 COMA 240 

Option 3: Select one of the following combinations: 

ENG 100  & ENG 106 ; or  ENG 100  & ENG 116 ; or ENG 101  & ENG 106 ; or ENG 101  & ENG 107 ; or ENG 101  & ENG 116 

 
Humanities+ 

Minimum 1 credit hour.

Completion of a minimum of one humanities course.
Art, Communication Arts+, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre

Mathematics 

Minimum 3 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course.

Natural Sciences 

Minimum 3 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of one natural science course.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition and Food Science or Physics

Social Sciences+ 

Minimum 3 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of one social science course.
Anthropology, Economics, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

Major Area of Study Minimum 16-44 credit hours in a major concentration area which are identified and listed in the program requirements, which are specific or supportive of the occupational goals.
General Electives Completion of a range of occupational or liberal arts courses that support the development of occupational skills or Schoolcraft College (SC) General Education requirements.
Course Level All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100-through 400-level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Credit Requirement Minimum 60 credit hours.
Institutional Requirements

Completion of all Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hours associate-level Schoolcraft College General Education requirements in English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution area. Additionally, students may not use the same Communication Arts course to satisfy both the humanities and English communication distribution areas.

Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.

Types of Courses

There are two primary types of courses that may be used towards fulfilling credentialsc such as certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degrees at Schoolcraft College (SC). The nature, goals, and use of each course determine the type of course and how it applies toward each credential at Schoolcraft College or at other transfer institutions. The two types of courses include occupational and liberal arts courses.

  1. Occupational Courses - Occupational courses have a direct career relationship and focus on developing the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the workforce within the chosen field of study-e.g., ACCT 103 , EMT 115 , MFG 211 , WELD 120 . Courses may or may not transfer to another institution. The course description in the catalog will indicate if the course is an occupational course. No SC occupational course may be used toward SC General Education (SCGE) or to meet the requirements for Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).
  2. Liberal Arts Courses - Liberal Arts courses provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math, and social sciences areas. Liberal Arts courses may fall into three categories:
    1. Applied Liberal Arts - courses that are focused on building particular skills through the practice and application of talents or concepts-e.g., ART 248 , ENG 205 , CAB 102 , THEA 204 , MUSIC 114 , COLLS 105 . Applied Liberal Arts courses typically do not transfer to other institutions. A subset of these courses may be used toward meeting the requirements for SCGE. The course description in the catalog will indicate if the course is an applied liberal arts course.
    2. Liberal Arts used for Schoolcraft College General Education (SCGE) - courses that are theory-based or application-based which offer a wide distribution of experiences to students across multiple disciplines-e.g., ENG 100 , PSYCH 153 , HIST 138 , MATH 106 . These courses may or may not transfer to another institution. The Liberal Arts courses that do not transfer are typically applied in nature and are indicated in the course description-e.g., MATH 106 . The Liberal Arts courses that are intended to transfer are typically theory-based and are also indicated in the course description -e.g., PSYCH 153  -see paragraph 2c.
    3. Liberal Arts Courses used for Transfer - courses that are theory-based and offer a wide distribution of experiences to students across multiple disciplines-e.g., PSYCH 153 , BIOL 101 , ECON 201 , ART 120 , MATH 111 . These courses are a sub-set of the Liberal Arts used for SCGE which meet both SCGE and the requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA-identified courses are intended to meet the general education requirements at transfer institutions and are indicated in the course description-e.g., MATH 111 . Information about the MTA requirements may be found at https://www.mitransfer.org/michigan-transfer-agreement.

Liberal Arts courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math, and social sciences. Transferability of courses should be discussed with an academic advisor and may be dependent on the receiving institution.

Select the links below to view the list of courses in each distribution area that fulfill general education and/or MTA requirements.

Key

c = Credentials - documentation of satisfactory completion of courses that result in a nationally recognized acknowledgment of learning and skills. Schoolcraft College offers skills certificate, certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree credentials.

* = Only these courses or a combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA English Communications.
+ = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences requirements. Additionally, students may not use the same Communication Arts course to satisfy both the humanities and English communication requirements. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.

 

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