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2014-2015 College Catalog
Pellissippi State Community College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Technology/Business, Industrial and Interdisciplinary Concentrations, A.A.S.


Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program description. General Technology offers a core curriculum that encompasses Business, Industrial Technology and Interdisciplinary concentrations.

The General Technology program is designed to allow the student maximum flexibility in designing an educational program that meets specific career-related objectives.

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. Certificates of credit completed at Pellissippi State may apply as credit toward the A.A.S. degree in General Technology.

Articulation from Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to Pellissippi State. A student who has completed a diploma program at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology will receive credit toward the A.A.S. in General Technology by meeting the following requirements: (1) The student must meet all regular admission requirements. (2) The student must provide an official transcript from the TCAT. (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 from the TCAT.

Upon fulfillment of the requirements stated above, the student will receive up to 30 semester hours credit toward the A.A.S. in General Technology. Credit previously awarded for a diploma from a TCAT 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 technology courses and guided electives but might include sales associate/sales representative (Business Administration electives), clerk/receptionist (Administrative Professional Technology electives), engineering technician (Engineering Technology electives), project management assistant or technical sales.  Students, in conjunction with their assigned advisor, will choose major technology and guided electives from major courses in the Career Programs .

Program goals.  The General Technology program provides graduates with a strong foundation in general education, including problem-solving skills and computer use while giving the student the opportunity to select those courses most closely aligned to his/her personal career goals.

Contact(s): Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656; Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483

Business Concentration


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

General Education Core


Business/Technical Electives


Major Technology Courses


  • Major Courses5 30 Credit(s)

Industrial Technology Concentration


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

General Education Core


  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition I ♦ ★
  • GEN ED1 - General Education Elective 3-5 Credit(s)
  • HUM/FA1 - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH/NS1 - Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5 Credit(s)
  • SBS1 - Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 Credit(s)

Major Technology Courses


  • Major Courses5 30 Credit(s)

Interdisciplinary Concentration


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

General Education Core


  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition I ♦ ★
  • GEN ED1 - General Education Elective 3-5 Credit(s)
  • HUM/FA1 - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH/NS1 - Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5 Credit(s)
  • SBS1 - Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 Credit(s)

Technical Electives


  • ELEC4 - Guided Electives 15 Credit(s)

Major Technology Courses


  •  Major Courses5 30 Credit(s)

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60


1GEN ED / HUM/FA / MATH/NS / SBS
See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.  Courses from the list of History electives will not meet the requirement for this degree.

2BA
Chosen from any ACCT, ADV, BUSN, or FIN course.

3COMP
Chosen from any ADMN (except ADMN 1100), CSIT or INFS course.

4ELEC
Electives must be approved by assigned advisor.

5Major Courses
Credit previously awarded for a diploma from a Tennessee College of Applied Technology or other prior certification will be applied toward the A.A.S. in General Technology for a maximum of 30 credit hours. If credit from prior learning, licenses, certificates, diploma or other credentials totals less than 30 hours, major courses will be determined in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and based on the student’s academic record, employment experience, and career goals.  A total of 60 credit hours is required for graduation.  For more information on College Level Prior Learning credit, go to http://www.pstc.edu/pla/index.php