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Associate of Applied Science Overview

The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. The degree also provides a foundation for career advancement, and may, depending on the program of study, prepare students for certification or licensure in their chosen field. This degree combines professional-technical courses with related education in communication, computation, and human relations. While this degree is not intended for transfer, some four-year colleges may accept all or part of the courses in the degree. If students wish to transfer with this degree they should develop an educational plan, working closely with their TVCC advisor as well as an advisor at the four-year college or university selected for transfer.


Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate with an AAS degree. Exception: Students may include courses numbered less than 100 if those courses are identified by the department as required under related education. Students must also complete all departmental and related education requirements. At lease 24 credits must be earned at TVCC. Credits must satisfy requirements listed below.

(credits vary by degree)

All programs require specific related education courses from the coursework listed below. Students must complete the specific courses identified in their chosen AAS degree.

  • Communication Skills - WR 115, WR 121Z, WR 227Z, BA 214
  • Computation Skills -  BA 104, MATH 63, MATH 70, MATH 93, MATH 95
  • Human Relation skills - PSYC 101, BA 204, EDUC 246, CJ 200 (INED 157 is recommended)

Associate of Applied Science degrees: