Sep 25, 2022  
2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical and Career 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. 


Program Title (Major) VC Code TC Code AAS Code Class Section Codes
Agribusiness Management Technology VC-AMT TC-AMT AAS-AMT       X    
Autobody Collision Repair Technology VC-CRT TC-CRT AAS-OE     X X  X  
Automotive Machinist VC-AM TC-AM AAS-OE       X    
Automotive Technology  VC-AT TC-AT AAS-OE      X X X  
Automotice Vehicles and Accessories Marketing  VC-AVAM  TC-AVAM AAS-OE       X    
Aviation Technology  VC-ANT TC-ANT AAS-ANT     X      
Aviation Maintenance Technology   TC-AVMT AAS-AVMT       X    
Banking and Finance Technology¤  VC-BFT TC-BFT AAS-BFT X          
Barber/Stylist /Instructor   TS-BS AAS-OE       X X  
Brick, Block and Stonemasonry  VC-BBS TS-BBS AAS-OE       X X  
Business and Marketing Management Technology Options:                  
  Marketing Management Technology  VC-MMT TC-MMT AAS-MMT     X X    
  Real Estate Technology¤     AAS-RET     X      
  Fashion Marketing Management Technology VC-FMT TC-FMT AAS-FMT     X X    
Business and Office Technology Options:                  
  Accounting Technology  VC-ATO TC-ATO AAS-ATO X   X X X X
  Medical Data Technology VC-MDT TC-MDT AAS-MDT X   X      
  Office Systems Technology VC-OST TC-OST AAS-OST X   X X X  X
Clothing and Textiles Services VC-CTS TC-CTS AAS-OE         X  
Commercial Truck Driving VC-DVT           X    
Cosmetology/Instructor   TC-CSMT AAS-OE          X  
Court Reporting Technology Options:                  
  Broadcast Captioning VC-CR TC-CR AAS-CR       X    
  Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) VC-CR TC-CR AAS-CR       X    
  Steno Machine VC-CR TC-CR AAS-CR       X    
  Voice Writing VC-CR TC-CR AAS-CR       X    
Dental Assisting Technology   TC-DAT AAS-DAT    *        
Diagnostic Medical Sonography   TC-DMS AAS-DMS    *        
Diesel Equipment Technology VC-DET TC-DET AAS-DET       X    
Drafting and Design Technology Options:                  
  Architectural Drafting Technology VC-ADT TC-ADT AAS-ADT X   X X    
  Engineering Drafting and Design Technology VC-DT TC-DT AAS-DT X   X X    
  Geographic Information Systems VC-GIST TC-GIST AAS-GIST X          
  Land Surveying VC-LS TC-LS AAS-LS        X    
Early Childhood Development Technology VC-CDT TC-CDT AAS-CDT X   X   X  
Electronics and Related Engineering Technology Options:                  
  Biomedical Technology     AAS-BTO       X    
  Computer Servicing Technology VC-CST TC-CST AAS-CST X          
  Electronics Technology VC-ETO TC-ETO AS-ETO X     X X  
  Telecommunications Technology VC-TT TC-TT AS-TT X          
Electrical Technology VC-ET TC-ET AAS-ET     X X   X
Emergency Medical Sciences - Paramedic   TC-EMS AAS-EMS   *        
Entertainment Media Technology Options:                  
  Animation and Simulation Design Technology VC-AVET TC-AVET AAS-AVET     X      
  Film and Video Technology VC-FVT TC-FVT AAS-FVT     X      
Food Production and Management Technology VC-FPM TC-FPM AAS-FPM         X  
Graphic Design Technology VC-GDT TC-GDT AAS-GDT       X    
Graphics and Print Communications VC-GPC           X    
Health Care Assistant VC-HCA       * *     *
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 VC-CAT TC-CAT AAS-CAT X          
  Hotel and Restaurant Managment Technology VC-HRM TC-HRM AAS-HRM X          
  Travel and Tourism Management Technology VC-HRM TC-TTMT AAS-TTMT X          
Industrial Maintenance Technology VC-IMT TC-IMT AAS-OE       X  X  
Interpreter Training Technology VC-ITT TC-ITT AAS-ITT       X    
Information Systems Technology Options:                  
  Computer Programming Technology VC-CPT TC-CPT AAS-CPT     X X X  
  Computer Network Technology VC-CNT TC-CNT AAS-CNT     X X    
  Network Security VC-IST TC-IST AAS-IST     X      
Landscape Management Technology: VS-LMT TC-LMT AAS-LMT       X    
  Small Engine and Turf Equipment Repair Technology VC-SET TC-SET AAS-SET       X    
  Small Engine and Equipment Repair-Power Sports Technology VC-SET TC-SET AAS-SET       X    
Machine Tool Technology VC-MS TC-MS AAS-MS        X  X  
Meat Merchandising VC-MM TC-MM AAS-OE       X    
Medical Assisting Technology      AAS-MAT   *        
Medical Laboratory Technology     AAS-MLT      *      
Nursing (see Academic Section)     AAS-ADN   *  *     *
Paralegal Technology VC-PLT TC-PLT AAS-PLT X     X    
Physical Therapist Assistant Technology     AAS-PTA    *        
Plumbing and Construction Technology VC-PCT TC-PCT AAS-PCT      X      
Practical Nursing VC-PN       *  *     *
Radio/Television Production & Broadcasting Technology VC-RTPB TC-RTPB AAS-RTPB         X  
Radiologic Technology     AAS-RT   *        
Residential Carpentry Technology VC-RC TC-RC AAS-OE      X X X  
Respiratory Care Technology     AAS-RCT   *        
Surgical Technology   TC-ST AAS-ST   *        
Veterinary Technology     AAS-VT       X    
Welding and Cutting  VC-WC  TC-WC  AAS-OE     X X 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.