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General Technology - AAS

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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education 

Utah State University, through its Regional Campuses and Distance Education system and the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) 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.

Admission Information

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

1. New fresman 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 2.0 total 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 UCAT institution.

Degree Requirements

Students who have completed a 900-hour program at a UCAT institution may apply to USU for admission to this program.  There are four emphases options for students. These options include: 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). In addition, the student will complete an emphasis area (usually 18-24 credits). The remainder of the student's credits will be made up of transfer credits from a UCAT institution (30 credits). The minimum number of credits needed for the AAS degree is 63. A student must have an accumulated 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.

Breadth Requirements (9 credits)

  • American Instiution course
  • Humanities or Social Science course
  • Physical Science course

Technical Specialty and Institution

  • 30 credits

Emphasis Area Requirements

  • 18-24 credits

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