Mar 01, 2024
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The General Technology program is designed to allow students the opportunity to create a course of study that meets individual needs and goals. Working with the program coordinator, the General Technology major drafts a degree contract listing all courses the student will complete to earn the degree. The program’s flexibility is most advantageous to the individual whose employment or career goals are clearly defined. Contracts are initiated by the program coordinator and approved by the department chair.
I. General Education: 15 Semester Hours
II. Technology Preparation: 30 Semester Hours
(Choose one of the options listed below.)
- Specialty Concentration 21 Credit Hour(s) and
- Supporting Technical courses 9 Credit Hour(s)
- Specialty Concentration 30 Credit Hour(s)
Students enrolling in the Associate of Applied Science degree program in General Technology at Southwest must take a minimum of 21 hours in one technology specialty area with an additional 9 hours in technical areas outside the major. In some cases, students may choose to take all their technology courses in one technology specialty area.
III. Electives: 15 Semester Hours
A minimum of 15 hours of electives must be selected from either general education technical courses. The final 21 hours of courses must be completed at Southwest; however, exceptions may be granted by the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Total Hours Required: 60
Note: Southwest Tennessee Community College and Tennessee Technology Centers (TTCs) have a formal articulation agreement with respect to the Aircraft Mechanic Program. Students in this program will be eligible to receive 28 hours of college credit once the following criteria are met:
- Successfully complete the TTC diploma programs
- Demonstrate competency in Aviation Maintenance by obtaining Air Frame and Power Plant (A & P) license
- Admitted to Southwest Tennessee Community College
- Meet COMPASS requirements, and
- Successfully complete 15 semester hours of college-level credit (excluding remedial/developmental hours which are not college credit) in the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology program
This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.
1 Review General Education pages and/or consult advisor for correct selection.
Note: All courses must comply with Southwest’s requirements for credit or certificate programs. These courses must also be coordinated and approved by the department chair from the technology specialty area.
Note: Cooperative Education courses are available for this major.