Associate of Applied Science in Technology

Technology (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology degree prepares students for a career in a technology-related field. Students may specialize in advanced fabrication technology advanced industrial maintenance, advanced manufacturing technology, alternative energy, general technology, information technology or technology management. 60 credit hours

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
IDS: Select two (2) credit hours
2
Civics: Select three (3) credit hours
  • HST 121 Survey of US History to 1877 OR
  • HST 122 Survey of US History Since 1877 OR
  • PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
3
Mathematical Science: Select three (3) credit hours
  • TEC 101 Math for the Trades
  • MTH 100 Intermediate Applied Mathematices or higher
3
General Education Total: 17

Degree Notes:

  1. Math requirements exclude MTH 197 and MTH 297.
  2. Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of math regardless of placement.
  3. Electives must be approved by the department.
  4. Students should confirm transferability of courses with their transfer university before completing courses at MSU-WP.

Advanced Industrial Maintenance Option*

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Advanced Industrial Maintenance is designed to prepare students for a career in industrial maintenance. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Advanced Industrial Maintenance Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 106 Control Circuit Fundamentals 3
TEC 111 Manufacturing Processes 3
TEC 180 Fundamentals of Mechatronics 3
TEC 200 Advanced Industrial Circuits 3
TEC 240 Programmable Logic Controllers and Sensors 3
TEC 245 Mechanical Systems 3
TEC 248 Fluid Power 3
TEC 297 Technology Capstone 2
TEC 299 Technology Internship 3
WES 101 Mike Rowe Works (MRW) Work Ethic Certificate 1
General Technology Electives. select 16 credit hours from TEC, UAS or other courses approved by department 16
Advanced Industrial Maintenance Total 43

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Advanced Manufacturing Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in manufacturing technology. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Technology Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 101 Mathematics for the Trades 3
TEC 297 Technology Capstone 2
Technology Total: 5
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 100 Survey of Electronics 3
TEC 110 Print reading and Basic Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) 3
TEC 111 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
TEC 123 Employment in Manufacturing Occupations 3
TEC 165 Manufacturing Technology 3
TEC 175 Welding Technology 3
TEC 200 Applied Electricity and Electronics 3
TEC 245 Mechanical Systems and Fluid power 3
TEC 275 Automated Systems 3
TEC 299  Technology Internship 2
General Technology Electives 6
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Total: 38

Advanced Welding & Fabrication Technology Option*

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Advanced Welding & Fabrication Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in manufacturing technology. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Advanced Welding & Fabrication Technology Requirements Credit Hours
WES 101 Mike Rowe Works (MRW) Work Ethic Certificate 1
WLD 110 Print reading and Basic CAD for Fabrication 2
WLD 175 Welding Technology 10
WLD 210 Advanced Welding Technology 10
WLD 215 Structural Design and Fabrication 3
WLD 297 Fabrication Applications Capstone 2
TEC 299 Technology Internship 3

Welding and Technology Electives
Select 12 credit hours from WLD, TEC, UAS or other courses approved by department

12
Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology Total: 43

Alternative Energy Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Alternative Energy is designed to prepare students for a career in alternative energy. This academic guide is based on the 2021-2022 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Technology Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 101 Mathematics for the Trades 3
TEC 297 Technology Capstone 2
Technology Total: 5
Alternative Energy Requirements Credit Hours
AGR 103 Plant Science 4
AGR 112 Introduction to Agricultural Business 3
AGR 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 3
AGR 143 Introductory Forestry 3
TEC 100 Survey of Electronics 3
TEC 200 Applied Electricity and Electronics 3
TEC 260 Alternative Energy: Biofuels 3
TEC 265 Alternative Energy: Solar 3
TEC 270 Alternative Energy: Wind 3
TEC 299 Technology Internship 2
General Technology Electives 8
Alternative Energy Total: 38

General Technology Option*

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – General Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in various technology fields. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

General Technology Requirements Credit Hours
WES 101 Mike Rowe Works (MRW) Work Ethic Certificate 1
TEC 297 Technology Capstone 2
Select any combination of courses from the following departments to equal 40 credit hours: 40
General Technology Total: 43

Information Technology Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Information Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in information technology. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Technology Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 101 Mathematics for the Trades 3
TEC 297 Technology Capstone 2
Technology Total: 5
Information Technology Requirements Credit Hours
CGP 145 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications in Business 3
CIS 205 Website Design and Development 3
CIS 235 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems 3
CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming 3
CIS 290 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3
CIS 295 Database Management Systems Concepts and Design 3
Electives (CGP, CIS, CSC) 17
Information Technology Total 38

Manufacturing Management Option*

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Manufacturing Management is designed to prepare students for a career in manufacturing management. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on the degree option taken, remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Manufacturing Management Requirements Credit Hours
MTM 120 Manufacturing Supervision 3
MTM 130 Supply Chain Management 3
MTM 140 Logistics, Transportation and Distribution 3
MTM230 Quality Management 3
MTM240 Project Management 3
MTM250 Safety Management 3
MTM 260 Labor Management 3
MTM 297 Manufacturing & Technology Management Capstone 2
MTM 299 Manufacturing & Technology Management Internship 3
WES 101 Mike Row Works (MRW) Work Ethic Certifcate 1
Electives (Approved by the Technology Department) 17
Manufacturing Management Total 44

Technology Management Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Technology Management is designed to prepare students for a career in technology management. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on the degree option taken, remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Technology Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 101 Mathematics for the Trades 3
TEC 297 Technology Capstone 2
Technology Total: 5
Technology Management Requirements Credit Hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
TEC 100 Survey of Electronics 3
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
TEC 228 Logistics, Transportation and Distribution 3
TEC 232 Quality Management 3
TEC 250 Safety Management 3
TEC 255 Project Management 3
TEC 299 Technology Internship 2
Select 9 electives credit hours approved by department. 9
Technology Managment Total 38
Technology (AAS) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

*Pending approval