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2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Studies, AAS

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, & Scott Community Colleges

You have skills, knowledge and abilities gained from years on the job, participation in an apprenticeship, an on-the-job training program, or from general life and work experiences. Those skills and abilities can be validated through Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College Technical Skills degree.

Validation means that skills are evaluated, and, if they meet the criteria, credits are awarded and put toward completion of a degree. Credits are judged in a variety of ways, depending upon which method works best for your field of study. This could be a written test, a performance test or a evaluation of a portfolio of your work called Credit for Prior Learning.

The end result is an Associate of Applied Science degree in the career field in which you have the most experience and interest.

The AAS degree in Technical Studies consists of a total of 64 credits. Some of these can come from Credit for Prior Learning and be combined with credits earned from the following components:

Plan of Study

Core Concentration

24 credit hours of this degree program must come from one program-specific area (for example, Auto Technology).

Elective Courses

22 credit hours of this degree program can be selected from any of the current career program (AAS) courses offered at the colleges.

General Education

18 credit hours required from the following areas:

  • ___:___ English or Communications 3.00 Credit(s)
  • ___:___ Math or Science 3.00 Credit(s)
  • ___:___ Microcomputer Applications 3.00 Credit(s)
  • ___:___ Arts and Humanities 3.00 Credit(s)
  • ___:___ Cultural/Historical Perspectives 3.00 Credit(s)
  • ___:___ Social Sciences 3.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term 1

  • ___:___ Technical Core Electives 9.00 Credit(s)

  • ___:___ Math Elective (above 100 level) 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • ___:___ Biology Elective 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • ___:___ Chemistry Elective 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • ___:___ Environmental Science 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • ___:___ Physical Science Elective 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • ___:___ Physics Elective 3.00 Credit(s)

  • 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • 3.00 Credit(s) OR
  • SPC 117 - Professional Communication 3.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 2

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term 3

  • ___:___ Technical Core Electives 12.00 Credit(s)
  • ___:___ Arts and Humanities Elective 3.00 Credit(s)

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 4

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

AAS Total: 64.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, djsullivan@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois  60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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