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Catalog and Student Handbook 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

General Technology (A.A.S.)


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Major in General Technology (A.A.S.)

(Designed for the student who does not intend to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program.)

The General Technology degree provides an opportunity for students to select a combination of courses from programs that will allow them to meet specific career-related objectives. Goals of the program are to provide a strong foundation in general education, including effective communication, problem-solving, social interaction skills and an appreciation of the importance of personal motivation and responsibility. Designed as a cross-disciplinary program, the General Technology degree allows students to combine business, business information technology, economics, marketing, computer information systems, industrial technology, engineering graphics, science, math, emergency medical technology and office administration courses to meet their individualized needs.

If a student has successfully completed a recognized Department of Labor apprenticeship program, block credit for up to 15 hours may be awarded. See the Business and Technology division chair for more information. Credit will not be awarded by Columbia State until a student has successfully completed 15 hours of college level work at Columbia State and all required developmental studies courses.

Students who have earned a Tennessee Technology Center (TTC) diploma may be awarded 30 hours of block credit toward the General Technology degree. This credit may count towards a degree but will carry no quality points and will not count in the calculation of the grade point average. Transfer of articulated credit from Columbia State to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Credit will not be awarded by Columbia State until a student has successfully completed 15 hours of college level work at Columbia State and all required developmental studies courses.

Required Courses (13-15 credit hours)


  • Math Elective Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)

Business Directed Sequence Courses (48 credit hours)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective Credits: (3).
    (See Elective Options below)
  • BIT, BIOL, BUS, CIS, CHEM, COP, ECO, EET, ERG, INT, MATH, MKT, OFA, PHYS, PSCI Electives Credits: (30).

EMT-Paramedic Directed Sequence Courses (48 credit hours)


  • CIS Elective Credits: (2). 
  • EMT Certificate Course Credits: (32). 
    (students holding a current Tennessee Paramedic license may receive up to 32 hours credit)
    (See the EMT-Paramedic (Technical Certificate) program for courses)

Elective Options


Elective options are listed on the Associate of Arts & Associate of Science Degree Requirements page.

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