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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career and Technical Education Program Requirements

WSC is designated by the North Dakota State Board of Career and Technical Education as an area career and technology center. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Below are program requirements for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs available at WSC (listed on pages 38-47). Transfer curriculum plans are available for students wishing to begin their studies at WSC before transferring to a baccalaureate campus.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

AAS degrees combine career-technical courses with general education courses. This degree prepares students for employment in the career-technical specialty area of their choice.

REQUIREMENTS
  1. Completion of at least 62 semester credits (varies by program), including 15 general education credits consisting of one course from each of the following areas:
    • Communication
    • Math, Science, or Computer Science
    • Humanities or Social Science
    • Wellness
  2. 2.00 (C) minimum institutional grade point average or higher (GPA required in select programs)
  3. Completion of prescribed career-technical curriculum
  4. Successful completion of UNIV 100 College Strategies (1 credit) or UNIV 101 College Transitions (1 credit)
  5. Program coordinator’s approval
  6. Minimum of 16 credits completed in residence (remedial coursework DOES NOT count)
  7. Maximum of 12 S/U graded credits (program approval required for 13 or more)
  8. Maximum of 15 credits of non-traditional college credit (i.e. AP, CLEP, military training, WSC Challenge exam credit, portfolio development, industry training, prior learning, and courses covered under high school articulation agreement)

Program Certificate (PC)

A PC represents completion of a one-year curriculum in a prescribed career-technical program.

REQUIREMENTS
  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits (varies by program) including 5 general education credits
  2. 2.00 (C) minimum institutional grade point average or higher (GPA required in select programs)
  3. Completion of prescribed career-technical curriculum
  4. Successful completion of UNIV 100 College Strategies (1 credit) or UNIV 101 College Transitions (1 credit)
  5. Program coordinator’s approval
  6. Minimum of 16 credits completed in residence (remedial coursework DOES NOT count)
  7. Maximum of 12 S/U graded credits (program approval required for 13 or more)
  8. Maximum of 15 credits of non-traditional college credit (i.e. AP, CLEP, military training, WSC Challenge exam credit, portfolio development, industry training, prior learning, and courses covered under high school articulation agreement)

Certificate of Completion (COC)

A COC is awarded for completion of a non-credit or credit-based course of study requiring 15 credits or less. Requirements vary depending on desired outcomes.
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