Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog

General Technology: Design and Creative Arts - AAS

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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education 

Utah State University and the Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC) have combined to offer the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in General Technology. This degree is ordinarily a terminal degree, but if students desire, they may continue on to a higher degree such as a bachelor's degree.

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing


Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.20 GPA

Admission Information

Students are admitted into this program through the university's regular admission process.

1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.

2. Transfer students from other institutions and from other USU majors need a 2.20 overall GPA for admission to this major in good standing.

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Students must begin at USU after no more than one year after completing the 900+-hour program at a USTC institution.

Degree Requirements

Students who have completed a 900+ hour program at a USTC institution may apply to USU for admission to this program.  There are four emphases options for students. These options include General Business, Design and Creative Arts, Technology Systems, and Allied Health Systems.

A student will complete 15-16 credits of general education, including one course in English composition, a math course, and nine credits of breadth area courses (humanities, physical science, and economics).  Students will complete two Business Core courses which are required.  In addition, the student will complete an emphasis area (usually 11-12 credits). The remainder of the student's credits will be made up of transfer credits from a USTC institution (30 credits). The minimum number of credits needed for the AAS degree is 63. A student must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Course Requirements

Students should work closely with an advisor to select courses to complete the requirements for this degree. The basic requirements are listed below.  Students should not apply for graduation unless they have been working with the advisor.  Graduation applications may be denied as a result.

Breadth Requirements (9 credits)

Emphasis Area Requirements

  • 11-12 credits

Technical Specialty and Institution

  • 30 credits

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