Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. The General Technology degree program is designed to allow the student maximum flexibility in designing an educational program that meets specific career-related objectives. Goals of the program are to provide a strong foundation in general education, including problem-solving skills, computer use and functioning as a productive member of society, while giving the student the opportunity to select those courses most closely aligned to his/her personal career goals.
Designed as a cross-disciplinary program, General Technology allows the student to combine engineering technology or business technology or computer technology programs to meet individualized career goals. The student will meet with an assigned advisor to develop an individualized sequence of courses.
Certificate of credit articulation. Successful completion of certificates of credit from Pellissippi State may apply as credit toward a General Technology degree.
Articulation from Tennessee Technology Centers to Pellissippi State. A student who has completed a diploma program at a Tennessee Technology Center will receive credit toward the General Technology major by meeting the following requirements: (1) The student must meet all regular admission requirements. (2) The student must provide an official transcript from the TTC. (3) The student must meet all applicable requirements in learning support as indicated by the appropriate placement test. (4) The student must complete general education requirements. (5) The student must complete 15 hours of college-level work in the appropriate concentration or in general education before being awarded credit for prior learning at the TTC.
Upon fulfillment of the requirements stated above, the student will receive 30 semester hours credit toward the Associate of Applied Science degree, General Technology major. Credit previously awarded for a diploma from a TTC will be posted on the transcript but will not count in the calculation of the student’s grade point average.
Typical job opportunities: Job opportunities, position titles and competencies gained will vary depending on the student’s choice of major electives but might include sales associate/sales representative (Business Administration core), technician (varied technical fields), or clerk/receptionist (Administrative Professional Technology core).
Contact(s): Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656; Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483