General Technology, A.A.S.
The major in General Technology is designed to provide students with an opportunity to upgrade diploma or certificate programs into broader occupational degrees. The program is designed to be substantially individualized to meet the needs of employees who have or seek to have broad technical responsibilities. Total credit hours for this degree must equal 60 or more.
The major in General Technology requires that a student complete a minimum of 15.0 credit hours in General Education. These 15.0 hours need to be drawn from and include one course from each of the following:
|Courses||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|MAT 102||Intermediate Algebra||3|
|or MAT 110||College Algebra|
|or MAT 111||College Trigonometry|
|or MAT 120||Probability and Statistics|
|or MAT 122||Finite College Mathematics|
|or MAT 123||Contemporary College Mathematics|
|or MAT 130||Elementary Calculus|
|or MAT 140||Analytical Geometry and Calculus I|
|or MAT 141||Analytical Geometry and Calculus II|
|or MAT 155||Contemporary Mathematics|
|or MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I|
|or MAT 171||Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry II|
|or MAT 220||Advanced Statistics|
|or MAT 240||Analytical Geometry and Calculus III|
|or MAT 242||Differential Equations|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|or ENG 165||Professional Communications|
|Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts|
Required Core Subject Areas
(Minimum 33 Credit Hours)
The student supplements the general education requirements with a minimum of 33.0 credit hours in Required Core Subject Areas. These courses are selected by the student and advisor to meet the particular employment needs and aspirations of the student.
The General Technology major allows a student to select coursework for becoming a multi-skilled technician. The Required Core consists of a primary and secondary technical specialty.
Primary Technical Specialty
The primary technical specialty consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours credit in a single content area from an approved degree, diploma or technical education certificate program that is currently offered by the college.
Secondary Technical Specialty
The secondary technical specialty consists of a minimum of an additional 12 semester hour credits from one of two options:
- 12 semester hour credits from an approved degree, diploma or technical education certificate program that is currently offered by the college, or
- 12 semester hour credits from an interdisciplinary mix of credits awarded for coursework from any program, military training, experiential learning and/or testing. other hours for graduation
Other Hours for Graduation
(Credit Hour Range 12-36)
Technical colleges within the State Tech System may use the courses identified in this section of the model to adapt the program to meet the needs of local employers and students. The student may use credits in this section to develop a third technical specialty or to enhance the primary and secondary technical specialties. Credits should be chosen by the student under the guidance of his/her faculty advisor, for the purpose of allowing the student to adapt the program to his/her individual objectives. Courses in this section may include credits awarded for military training, experiential learning and testing.
Example Programs Offering this Degree Option
For more information on the guided program outlines for the A.A.S. Major in General Technology, please see the following areas in the catalog:
- Commercial Art
Application and Advising
If you are ready to start your education, there are a few simple steps involved in enrolling at Piedmont Technical College.
The following information provides a guide for advisors who are helping students enroll in this program.
- Commercial Arts, Welding, and Gunsmithing programs have created specific outlines for General Technology credentials.
- Students should consult with the department of the area of the primary specialty for specific advising assistance.