Associate of Science in Technology

Technology (AS)

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science in Technology is a transfer degree and contains the Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (Core 42), including specific general education and technology courses needed to facilitate transfer. This academic guide is based on the 2023-2024 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.

Written Communications Credit Hours
ENG 110 Writing I 3

ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions

Oral Communications Credit Hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Mathematical Sciences Credit Hours
MTH 136 Pre-Calculus I: Algebra or higher 3
Natural Sciences Credit Hours
  • PHY 100 Survey of Physics with Laboratory  OR
  • PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I

CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry

Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
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
Humanities and Fine Art Credit Hours
Select nine (9) credit hours minimum, from at least two (2) disciplines, from the list of approved Humanities and Fine Arts Core 42 courses. 9
Additional General Education Credit Hours
Select four (4) credit hours from any Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities & Fine Arts or Natural Sciences or Mathematical Sciences. 4
Institutional Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
IDS: Select two (2) credit hours
Technology Requirements Credit Hours
Technical Electives: Select 13 credit hours from CIS, CGP, CSC, EGRTEC, UAS or WLD courses, including one of the following capstone classes:
  • CGP 297 Computer Graphics and Programming Capstone OR
  • EGR 297 Engineering Capstone OR
  • TEC 297 Technology in Action Capstone

Technology (AS) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

Degree Notes: 

  • Math requirements should be selected from MTH 136, MTH 137, or MTH 261.
  • Substitutions of equal or higher level courses for CHM, ENG, and PHY may be done with departmental approval.
  • Other technical electives may be approved by the department, including MTH 137 and MTH 261.
  • Students should confirm the transferability of courses with their transfer university before completing courses at MSU-WP.
  • This degree is a transfer degree and contains the Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (Core 42).