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Associate in Specialized Studies Degree

In certain instances, students who have amassed 24 credits in an area that the College recognizes as a specialization, but which does not conform to any other specific degree, may apply for graduation with an Associate of Specialized Studies Degree.

In addition to 24 credits in a specialization, students must successfully complete:

Specialized Studies

CodeTitleCredits
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00
 TAOC Category Three OR TAOC Category Four OR approved mathematics or science course 
 TAOC Category Five OR approved social science course(s) 
 TAOC Category Six OR approved humanities course(s ) 
 TAOC Category Six (LITR) OR approved literature 
 Approved electives 

Course Descriptions

CIST 100 - Introduction to Information Tech

A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3

COMM 201 - Public Speaking

The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3

WRIT 101 - English Composition

Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3