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.  

  • requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of JCCC General Education requirements.

Please refer to your specific degree for a list of all requirements. Students should meet with a JCCC counselor and discuss degree options when selecting a program of study. 

JCCC General Education Requirements

English and Communications, Associate of Applied Science (3 hrs.)

ENGL 121Composition I*3
If your specific degree program requires a communications elective, select one from the following:
COMS 121Public Speaking3
or COMS 120 Interpersonal Communication
or COMS 125 Personal Communication
or ENGL 122 Composition II*
or ENGL 123 Technical Writing I*
or ENGL 140 Writing for Interactive Media*

Humanities, Associate of Applied Science (3 hrs.)

Art History
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
COMS 180Intercultural Communication3
English (Literature)
ENGL 130Introduction to Literature*3
ENGL 214Environmental Literature*3
ENGL 215U.S. Latino and Latina Literature*3
ENGL 217Literature by Women*3
ENGL 227Introduction to Poetry*3
ENGL 230Introduction to Fiction*3
ENGL 232Children's Literature*3
ENGL 235Drama as Literature*3
ENGL 236British Literature to 1800*3
ENGL 237British Literature after 1800*3
ENGL 246American Literature I*3
ENGL 247American Literature II*3
ENGL 254Masterpieces of the Cinema*3
English (Writing)
ENGL 222Advanced Composition: The Art of the Essay*3
ENGL 223Introduction to Creative Writing*3
Film and Media Studies
FMS 100Intro to Film3
FMS 200Intro to Filmmaking and Media Aesthetics3
Foreign Languages
FL 120Elementary German I5
FL 121Elementary German II*5
FL 130Elementary Spanish I5
FL 131Elementary Spanish II*5
FL 140Elementary French I5
FL 141Elementary French II*5
FL 165Elementary Chinese I5
FL 166Elementary Chinese II*5
FL 170Elementary Japanese I5
FL 171Elementary Japanese II*5
FL 182Intermediate Japanese I*5
FL 183Intermediate Japanese II*5
FL 192Intermediate Chinese I*3
FL 193Intermediate Chinese II*3
FL 220Intermediate German I*3
FL 221Intermediate German II*3
FL 230Intermediate Spanish I*3
FL 231Intermediate Spanish II*3
FL 240Intermediate French I*3
FL 241Intermediate French II*3
HIST 120Local and Kansas History3
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 132History of Africa3
HIST 135Eastern Civilization3
HIST 137African American History3
HIST 140U.S. History to 18773
HIST 141U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 143Ancient Greece, the Near East and Egypt3
HIST 145History of Ancient Rome3
HIST 149History of India3
HIST 151World History: Traditional3
HIST 152World History: Modern World3
HIST 160Modern Russian History3
HIST 162Modern Latin America3
HIST 165History of China3
HIST 167Introduction to History: Japan3
HIST 180North American Indian History3
HIST 195History of the Middle East3
HIST 210Environmental History of North America3
HIST 250American West3
HIST 260Women in U.S. History3
HUM 122Introduction to Humanities3
HUM 145World Humanities: Ancient to Medieval3
HUM 146World Humanities: Renaissance to Modern3
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 125Asian Religions3
REL 126Religions of the West3
PHIL 121Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHIL 128Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 130Food Ethics3
PHIL 143Ethics3
PHIL 154History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 176Philosophy of Religion3
PHOT 200Foundations in Photography3
THEA 120Introduction to Theater3

Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associate of Applied Science (3 hrs.) 

ANTH 125Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 126Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 130World Cultures3
ANTH 142World Prehistory3
ANTH 165Linguistic Anthropology3
Criminal Justice
CJ 121Introduction to Criminal Justice System3
CJ 141Criminal Law3
CJ 223International Criminal Justice Systems3
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
ECON 230Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 231Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOS 145World Regional Geography3
GEOS 155Human Geography3
Legal Studies
LAW 120Introduction to Paralegal Studies3
LAW 121Introduction to Law3
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 200Model United Nations3
POLS 220Introduction to Public Policy3
POLS 245Introduction to Public Administration3
PSYC 121Applied Psychology3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 215Child Development*3
PSYC 218Human Development*3
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 125Social Problems3
SOC 131Sociology of Families3
SOC 146Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare3
Gender and Ethnic Studies
WGS 201Global Women's Studies3

Mathematics and Sciences, Associate of Applied Science (3 hrs.) 

MATH 116Intermediate Algebra*3
MATH 118Geometry*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II*3
MATH 165Finite Mathematics*3
MATH 171College Algebra*3
MATH 172Trigonometry*3
MATH 173Precalculus*5
MATH 175Discrete Mathematics and its Applications*3
MATH 181Statistics*3
MATH 231Business and Applied Calculus I*3
MATH 232Business and Applied Calculus II*3
MATH 241Calculus I*5
MATH 242Calculus II*5
MATH 243Calculus III*5
MATH 254Differential Equations*4
MATH 285Statistics for Business*4
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 Physiology*5
BIOL 150Biology of Organisms*5
BIOL 161Introduction to Biotechnology4
BIOL 225Human Physiology*4
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2
EVRN 124Oceanus: Essentials of Oceanography3
EVRN 130Environmental Science3
EVRN 131Environmental Science Lab*1
EVRN 134Principles of Sustainability3
Physical Science
ASTR 120Fundamentals of Astronomy3
ASTR 122Astronomy4
CHEM 120Chemistry in Society*4
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry*5
CHEM 124General Chemistry I Lecture*4
CHEM 125General Chemistry I Lab*1
CHEM 131General Chemistry II Lecture*4
CHEM 132General Chemistry II Lab*1
CHEM 140Principles of Organic & Biological Chemistry*5
ENGR 121Engineering Orientation2
GEOS 130General Geology5
GEOS 140Physical Geography3
GEOS 141Physical Geography Lab*2
PHYS 130College Physics I*5
PHYS 131College Physics II*5
PHYS 220Engineering Physics I*5
PHYS 221Engineering Physics II*5
PSCI 120Physical Science4

Cavalier Credits (3 hrs.)

Requires the completion of 3 additional credit hours to be selected from one of the above general education categories.

General Education Hours: 15

Program Elective Hours

See the program page for specific course requirements.

Elective Hours: 45-53

Total Program Hours: 60 -68


This course has registration requirements.