The Associate of Applied Science in Technical Management is designed to build upon your prior education and work experience gained through your community college or military technical courses/occupations. In this AAS degree, you will explore management, business, and planning functions through an analytical approach. You will focus on development concepts including the latest technologies to help you gain technical expertise in the area of design and systems integration. In addition, while in this AAS program, you may be eligible to receive a certificate in technical management, while gaining a foundation in preparation for the bachelor’s in technical management program.1

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Examine leadership and management motivational models, theories, and concepts as they relate to developing a healthy culture and successful workforce within a technical environment.
  • Evaluate complex developmental concepts and latest technologies.
  • Develop technical expertise in design, development, and integration of systems.
  • Analyze and interpret data obtained via analytical approaches.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements15
Major Required28
Elective Requirements17
Total Semester Hours60

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (15 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (3 semester hours) 1
Select 1 course from the following:3
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (3 semester hours) 1
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Microeconomics for Business
Macroeconomics for Business
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (3 semester hours)
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Total Semester Hours15

Major Required (28 semester hours)

BUSN100Basics of Business3
MGMT101Principles of Supervision3
ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
BUSN250Analytics I3
MGMT310Principles and Theory of Management3
EDMG220Emergency Planning3
MGMT312Leadership & Motivation3
BUSN311Law and Ethics in the Business Environment3
Select 1 course from the following:4
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours28

Elective Requirements (17 semester hours)

Elective courses may be completed by military training courses recognized by the American Council on Education, college transfer courses, national tests, or courses completed through American Military University or American Public University.