Associate of Science in Technical Studies

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The recommended framework for completing this program is flexible and customized to meet specific workforce needs. California University of Pennsylvania collaborates with companies, governmental agencies, labor unions, educational institutions and individuals to design and deliver a technical concentration that includes the knowledge and skills employers demand.

A General Education component provides a balanced associate degree. The program addresses the rapidly expanding technician-level employment opportunities available in the new economy by providing customized technical concentrations that meet the ever-changing needs of business and industry.

Curriculum

The program will include 32 credits in a professional technical core, which can include regular college courses, certificate programs, apprenticeship equivalencies, workforce training equivalencies, minors, internships and on-the-job work experience. The General Education component includes 28 credits, including UNI 100, 15 credits of General Education elective courses in and 3 credits each of courses in communication skills, mathematics, social sciences and technological literacy.

Course Credits
General Education  
ENG 101  Composition I 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
UNI 100  First Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 9 or 10
Natural Sciences Course 3 or 4
Public Speaking Course 3
Technological Literacy Course 3
   
Program Requirements  
Professional Technical Core: Certificate programs, apprenticeship equivalencies, workforce training equivalencies, minors, regular, coursework, internships, on-the-job work experience, etc.   33 or 35
Total 60

Students must have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA to qualify for graduation.

Developmental Courses do not count toward graduation.

As an option and if needed, Related Technical Electives can be taken at California University of Pennsylvania as part of the 33 to 35 credits.