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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
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
 OR 
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech (Business or Technology specializations only)3.00
 Humanities – 6 credits 
 Social Science - 6 credits 
 Math/Science - 3/4 credits 
 Approved electives - 12 credits 

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. 3-0-3

LITR 210 - Concepts of Literature

This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department.

WRIT 103 - Writing For Business/Tech

Designed to train the student in effective writing, this course aims to increase the student’s ability to write with unity, coherence, and logic. It provides additional study and practice in writing letters, proposals, manuals, and reports of a business or technical nature as well as in professional and contemporary research methods. Prerequisite: WRIT101 3-0-3