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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Programs

Minimum Requirements for an AAS Degree

The following minimum requirements for an Associate of Applied Science Degree reflect the basic requirements set forth for an associate degree by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Mississippi Community College Board. These requirements apply to all AAS degree programs which follow.  See Academic section of catalog for full definition of General Education Core. 


AAS Degree General Education Core Requirements

Communication Skills

ENG-1113, and Speech-1113 or  


6 Hours

Computational/Reasoning Skills

MATH-1313 or higher numbered (except MAT-1723, MAT-1733 and MAT-1743)

0-3 Hours*

Scientific Reasoning Skills

Any Lab Science (Lab required)

0-4 Hours*

Humanities/Fine Arts Skills

ENG Literature (Any 3 Hours) or HIS (Any 3 Hours) or Fine Arts (Any 3 Hours) or Humanities (Any 3 Hours)

3 Hours**

Human Social/Behavioral Skills

Three (3) hours from:  PSY-1513, SOC-2113, GEO-1113, PSC-1113, ECO-2113, ECO-2123 or HIS (any) 

3 Hours


LLS-1312, RST-1312, or RSV-1312

2 Hours





 *Must take either Computational/Reasoning OR Scientific Reasoning Skills

**ART-1113, MUS-1113, MUS-1123, SPT-2233, DAN-1113, DAN-1123, PHI-2113, PHI-2123, PHI-2713, HUM-1113, any MFL (except MFL-2243), any HIS course or Literature course.

In addition to the above core requirements, students will complete Program of Study requirements as well as Approved Program Electives to receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. 

Note:  Developmental courses cannot be used as electives to meet graduation requirements. For a list of developmental courses, see Admissions section of this publication.  Associate in Science Degree, Career Certificate and Technical Certificate students are required to take an Occupation-Specific Review Course and Assessment as part of their program of study unless a program of study requires a certification or licensure examination for professional practice. 


One-Year and Two-Year Technical Certificates and Two-Year Technical Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

Program Title (Major)
TC Code

AAS Code
Class Section Location Codes
Agribusiness Management Technology TC-AMT AAS-AMT       X    
Aviation Technology   AAS-ANT     X      
Aviation Maintenance Technology TC-AVMT AAS-AVMT       X    
Banking and Finance Technology *   AAS-BFT X          
Business and Marketing Management Technology Options:                

General Marketing Management Technology

  AAS-MMT     X X    

Real Estate Technology *

  AAS-RET     EVE      

Fashion Marketing Management Technology

TC-FMT AAS-FMT     X X    
Business and Office Technology Options:                

Accounting Technology


Insurance Technology

  AAS-INS     X      

Medical Data Technology

  AAS-MDT X   X      

Microcomputer Technology

  AAS-MT X   X X X  

Office Systems Technology

Court Reporting Technology Options:                

Judicial Reporting

  AAS-CR       X    


  AAS-CR       X    

CART (Computer-Aided Realtime Technology)

  AAS-CR       X    
Dental Assisting Technology   TC-DAT AAS-DAT          
Diagnostic Medical Sonography  TC-DMS AAS-DMS          
Diesel Equipment Technology TC-DET  AAS-DET       X    
Drafting and Design Technology Options:                

Architectural Drafting Technology

  AAS-ADT X     X X  

General Drafting Technology

  AAS-DT X     X X  

Geographic Information Systems Technology

TC-GIST AAS-GIST X          

Land Surveying

  AAS-LS       X    
Early Childhood Development Technology   AAS-CDT X   X   X  
Electronics and Related Engineering Technology Options:                

Biomedical Technology

  AAS-BTO       X    

Computer Servicing Technology

TC-CST AAS-CST X          

Electronics Technology

  AAS-ETO X     X X  

Telecommunications Technology

  AAS-TT X          
Electrical Technology TC-ET AAS-ET     X X   X
Emergency Medical Sciences - Paramedic TC-EMS AAS-EMS          
Entertainment Media Technology Options:                

Animation and Visual Effects Technology

  AAS-AVET     X      

Film and Video Technology

TC-FVT  AAS-FVT     X      

Interactive Media Design Technology

  AAS-IMD     X      
Food Production and Management Technology   AAS-FPM         X  
Graphic Design Technology   AAS-GDT       X    
Health Information Technology (Medical Records)   AAS-HIT          
Heating and Air Conditioning Technology TC-HAC AAS-HAC       X    
Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology Options:                

Culinary Arts Technology

TC-CAT AAS-CAT X          

Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology

TC-HRM AAS-HRM X          

Travel and Tourism Management Technology

TC-TTMT AAS-TTMT X          
Interpreter Training Technology   AAS-ITT       X    
Information Systems Technology Options:                

Computer Programming Technology

  AAS-CPT     X X  

Computer Network Technology

  AAS-CNT     X X    

Network Security

  AAS-IST     X X    
Landscape Management Technology: TC-LMT AAS-LMT       X    

Small Engine and Equipment Technology

TC-SET AAS-SET       X    
Medical Assisting Technology   AAS-MAT          
Medical Laboratory Technology   AAS-MLT          
Nursing (see Academic Section)   AAS-ADN      
Paralegal Technology   AAS-PLT X     X    
Physical Therapist Assistant Technology   AAS-PTA          
Plumbing and Construction Technology   AAS-PCT     X      
Radio / Television Production & Broadcasting Technology   AAS-RTPB         X  
Radiologic Technology   AAS-RT          
Respiratory Care Technology   AAS-RCT          
Surgical Technology TC-ST AAS-ST          
Veterinary Technology   AAS-VT       X    
  JK - Academic Technical Center RK - Rankin Campus UT - Utica Campus
  NA - Nursing Allied Health Center   RY - Raymond Campus VB - Vicksburg Campus


  1. * Denotes a part-time Business, Industry and Government (BIG) Services program with selected courses offered on demand only.
  2. ✸ Denotes special admissions application process/requirement required through Nursing/Allied Health Center, Jackson Campus Academic/Technical Center or Rankin Campus. See Admissions pages in this Catalog.