Associate of Applied Science

The associate of applied science degree from JCCC

  • is designed with an emphasis in a specific career program.
  • requires completion of a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours, not to exceed 68 credit hours, within specified course distribution subgroups, including areas of emphasis, with a 2.0 or higher GPA. 
  • the 68-credit-hour maximum shall not apply to any programs having external accreditation or industry requirements that exceed the 68-credit-hour limit.  

The total program hours necessary to complete the associate of applied science degree include 15 credit hours of general education requirements plus the courses listed for the specific career program. Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements.

General Education AreaCredit Hours

These courses fulfill the communications requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

ENGL 121Composition I3
If your specific degree program requires a communications elective, select one from the following:
BUS 150Business Communications3
or COMS 120 Interpersonal Communication
or COMS 121 Public Speaking
or COMS 125 Personal Communication
or COMS 180 Intercultural Communication
or ENGL 122 Composition II
or ENGL 123 Technical Writing I
or ENGL 140 Writing for Interactive Media
Total Credit Hours:3

These courses fulfill the humanities requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

One course from any of the following categories may count toward the three required hours.

A. Literature/Theater
ENGL 130Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 215U.S. Latino and Latina Literature3
ENGL 217Literature by Women3
ENGL 227Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 230Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL 235Drama as Literature3
ENGL 236British Literature to 18003
ENGL 237British Literature after 18003
ENGL 246American Literature I3
ENGL 247American Literature II3
ENGL 254Masterpieces of the Cinema3
THEA 120Introduction to Theater3
B. Foreign Language
FL 182Intermediate Japanese I5
FL 192Intermediate Chinese I3
FL 193Intermediate Chinese II3
FL 220Intermediate German I3
FL 221Intermediate German II3
FL 230Intermediate Spanish I3
FL 231Intermediate Spanish II3
FL 240Intermediate French I3
FL 241Intermediate French II3
C. History
HIST 125Western Civilization: Ancient World to the Renaissance3
HIST 126Western Civilization: Scientific Revolution to the Modern Age3
HIST 128Medieval History3
HIST 129Early Modern Europe 1500-17893
HIST 130European History Since 17893
HIST 135Eastern Civilization3
HIST 137African American Studies3
HIST 140U.S. History to 18773
HIST 141U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 151World History: Traditional3
HIST 152World History: Modern3
HIST 160Modern Russian History3
HIST 162Modern Latin America3
HIST 260Women in U.S. History3
D. Humanities
ARTH 180Art History: Ancient to Medieval3
ARTH 182Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
ARTH 184Art History: Twentieth Century3
ARTH 188History of Photography3
ARTH 200Women, Art, and Society3
HUM 122Introduction to Humanities3
HUM 145Introduction to World Humanities I3
HUM 146Introduction to World Humanities II3
HUM 155Classical Mythology3
HUM 156Contemporary Approaches to World Mythology3
HUM 165Introduction to Chinese Culture3
HUM 167Introduction to Japanese Culture3
JOUR 120Mass Media and Society3
MUS 121Introduction to Music Listening3
MUS 125Introduction to Jazz Listening3
MUS 126Introduction to World Music3
MUS 128History of Rock and Roll Music3
REL 120Exploring World Religions3
REL 125Religions of the East3
REL 126Religions of the West3
E. Philosophy
PHIL 121Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHIL 128Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 143Ethics3
PHIL 154History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 176Philosophy of Religion3
Total Credit Hours3

These courses fulfill the social scienceand economics requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

One course from any of the following categories may count toward the three required hours.

A. Anthropology
ANTH 125Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 126Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 130World Cultures3
ANTH 142World Prehistory3
ANTH 165Linguistic Anthropology3
B. Economics
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
ECON 230Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 231Principles of Microeconomics3
C. Political Science
POLS 122Political Science3
POLS 124American National Government3
POLS 126State and Local Government3
POLS 132Introduction to Comparative Government3
POLS 135International Relations3
POLS 175Environmental Policy and Law3
POLS 192Political Theory3
POLS 220Introduction to Public Policy3
D. Psychology
PSYC 121Applied Psychology3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
E. Sociology
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 125Social Problems3
SOC 131Sociology of Families3
F. Gender and Ethnic Studies
WGS 201Global Women's Studies3
Total Credit Hours3

These courses fulfill the science and/or mathematics requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

One course from any of the following categories may count toward the three required hours.

A. Mathematics
MATH 116Intermediate Algebra3
MATH 118Geometry3
MATH 120Business Mathematics3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I3
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II3
MATH 165Finite Mathematics3
MATH 171College Algebra3
MATH 172Trigonometry3
MATH 173Precalculus5
MATH 175Discrete Mathematics and its Applications3
MATH 181Statistics3
MATH 231Business and Applied Calculus I3
MATH 232Business and Applied Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus I5
MATH 242Calculus II5
MATH 243Calculus III5
MATH 254Differential Equations4
B. Life Science
BIOL 121Introductory Biology for Non-Majors4
BIOL 125General Botany5
BIOL 127General Zoology5
BIOL 135Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 140Human Anatomy4
BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology5
BIOL 150Biology of Organisms5
BIOL 225Human Physiology4
BIOL 230Microbiology3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab2
EVRN 124Oceanus: Essentials of Oceanography3
EVRN 130Environmental Science3
EVRN 131Environmental Science Lab1
EVRN 134Principles of Sustainability3
C. Physical Science
ASTR 120Fundamentals of Astronomy3
ASTR 122Astronomy4
CHEM 120Chemistry in Society4
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry5
CHEM 124General Chemistry I Lecture4
CHEM 125General Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 131General Chemistry II Lecture4
CHEM 132General Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 140Principles of Organic & Biological Chemistry5
GEOS 130General Geology5
GEOS 140Physical Geography3
GEOS 141Physical Geography Lab2
GEOS 145World Regional Geography3
PHYS 130College Physics I5
PHYS 131College Physics II5
PHYS 220Engineering Physics I5
PHYS 221Engineering Physics II5
PSCI 120Physical Science4
Total Credit Hours3
3 additional credit hours to be selected from one of the above categories 3
Total Hours:15

*Course has prerequisites