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
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 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
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.

(Pending CBHE Approval)

Advanced Fabrication Technology Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology – Advanced Fabrication Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in manufacturing technology. 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
WLD 101 Mathematics for Fabrication 3
TEC 297 Technology in Action (capstone) 2
Technology Total: 5
Advanced Fabrication Technology Requirements Credit Hours
WLD 110 Print reading and Basic (CAD) for Fabrication 3
WLD 115 Welding Safety, Materials and Processes 3
WLD 175 Welding Technology 3
WLD 210 Advanced Welding Technology 3
WLD 215 Structural Design and Fabrication 3
WLD 275 Fabrication Applications 3
WLD 280 Robotic Arc Welding 3
TEC 161 Basic Wood Gasification 3
TEC 260 Alternative Energy-Biofuels 3
TEC 299 Technology Internship 3
General Technology Electives 8
Advanced Fabrication Technology Total 38

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 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 in Action (capstone) 2
Technology Total: 5
Advanced Industrial Maintenance Requirements Credit Hours
TEC 100 Survey of Electronics 3
TEC 110 Print reading and Basic Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) 3
TEC 112 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
TEC 123 Employment in Manufacturing Occupations 3
TEC 132 Introduction to Industry 4.0 3
TEC 200 Applied Electricity and Electronics 3
TEC 230 Industrial Controls and Troubleshooting 3
TEC 240 Programmable Logic Controllers and Sensors 3
TEC 245 Mechanical Systems and Fluid Power 3
TEC 275 Automated Systems 3
TEC 299 Technology Internship 2
General Technology Electives 6
Advanced Industrial Maintenance Total 38

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 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 in Action (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

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 in Action (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 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 in Action (capstone) 2
Technology Total: 5
General Technology Requirements Credit Hours
Select any combination of courses from the following departments to equal 38 credit hours: 38
General Technology Total: 38

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 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 in Action (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

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 2021-2022 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 in Action (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
Electives 9
Technology Management Total 38
Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Total Degree Hours 60

Students are strongly encouraged to confirm the transferability of individual courses to other institutions prior to enrollment. Not all courses will transfer or satisfy specific degree requirements for bachelor degrees

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