The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is a state-approved Associate's degree that is intended to prepare graduates for direct entry into the workforce. An AAS may also help to prepare students for career advancements, occupational licensure, or further study toward a bachelor's degree.
The program is fully articulated with Southern Oregon University's (SOU) Bachelor of Applied Science in Management program and allows students to transfer and become admitted into the School of Business at SOU with no loss of credits to pursue a bachelor's degree. See the details of the articulation on the University Center's webpage.
Complete a minimum of 90 credits of specified courses (see individual curriculum for listing) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in the program must be completed with a 'C’ grade or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the AAS degree is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Courses must be selected from the approved list of Related Instruction (General Education) courses. All Related Instruction (General Education) courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Three (3) credit hours of PE185 sport/activity courses may be granted toward an AAS degree for completion of military basic training. A copy of the military transcript or DD-214 is required.
A maximum of six (6) credits of PE185 sport/activity courses may be applied to the AAS degree.
THree (3) credits of writing at a level equivalent to WR 115 or higher:
|WR115||Introduction to Expository Writing||3|
|or WR121H||English Composition w/Honors|
|or WR122H||English Composition w/Honors|
Three (3) credit hours at a level equivalent to SP 100 or higher:
|SP100||Basic Speech Communications||3|
|SP111||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|SP219||Small Group Discussion||3|
|SP220||Gender and Communication||3|
Three to four (3-4) credit hours at a level equivalent to MTH 60 or higher:
|MTH80||Technical Mathematics I||4|
|MTH81||Applied Mathematics for Culinary||4|
|MTH105||Math in Society||4|
|or MTH111H||College Algebra w/Honors|
|or MTH112H||Trigonometry w/Honors|
|MTH212||Fundamentals of Elementary||4|
|MTH213||Fundamentals of Elementary||4|
|MTH231||Elements of Discrete Mathematics I||4|
|MTH232||Elements of Discrete Mathematics II||4|
|MTH241||Calculus for Bus and Soc Science I||4|
|MTH242||Calculus for Bus and Soc Science II||4|
|MTH243||Intro to Probability and Statistics||4|
|MTH251||Calculus I Differential Calculus||4|
|or MTH251H||Calculus I w/Honors|
|MTH252||Calculus II Integral Calculus||4|
|or MTH252H||Calculus II w/Honors|
|or MTH253H||Calculus III w/Honors|
|MTH254||Vector Calculus I||4|
|MTH255||Vector Calculus II||4|
|MTH260||Matrix Methods and Linear Algebra||4|
Three (3) credit hours or as specified in the AAS degree program:
|BA110||Group Dynamics for Teams||3|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations||3|
|PSY100||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|or PSY201H||General Psychology w/Honors|
|or PSY203H||General Psychology w/Honors|
Four (4) credit hours:
|CIS120||Concepts of Computing||4|
Complete the Above Requirements Plus Electives
The balance of the requirements may not be a pre-program course to the degree/program requirements and may not include remedial or developmental courses. Pre-program courses are listed before the year courses.
Note: The College has determined that the following supportive courses may be necessary to assist students to successfully complete their program; they count as electives only.
|CIS125W||Word Processing Applications||3|
|HD100||College Success and Survival||3|
|HD113||Stop Test Anxiety Now||1|
|LIB127||Navigating the 24/7 Library||1|
Note: A maximum number of 45 credits is allowed for basic, developmental, or supportive courses under federal financial aid guidelines.