2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

General Technology, A.A.S.

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in General Technology prepares students for positions in the workplace for which specified degree programs do not currently exist.
The flexible design of the degree allows students to focus on skillsets identified by employers as essential for a particular workplace. If the student has a unique combination of experiences or a career goal that has the potential of enhanced employment opportunities, this may also lead to a specialized curriculum. The program is designed to ensure that students have the proper depth of experience, training, and skills to begin work in the chosen field upon successful completion of a customized program of study.

Transfer Options

This degree program is in compliance with the Common Course Curriculum Library for the A.A.S. in General Technology as delivered by the Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges.
This degree program is not designed for transfer to a four year college or university. However, some agreements are in place that will allow credit to be given for a portion or the entirety of this degree path. Please check with the transfer institution or your advisor for specific details.
Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

The curriculum developed within this framework must be clarified in an individualized plan, established with guidance from an assigned advisor. The establishment of an approved individual academic plan as early as possible is critical.

General Education 15-17 credit hours
Major Field Core 18 credits hours minimum (from core of any two existing degree or certificate programs)
Completion Pathway Courses 25 to 27 credit hours (from the core or course libraries of the same two programs/certificates above)
  Total 61 Credit Hours (including Columbia State College Success Course)

Requirements for Graduation include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • cumulative GPA at least 2.0.
  • GPA of at least 2.0 in major program courses.
  • taking the Exit Exam.


AAS General Technology Academic Plan

Individual Plan for: Student A #:
Plan developed by: Date:
Division Dean Signature: Date:
(Send approved plan to the Records Office)


Major Field Core (List individual courses)

18 Credit hours minimum from core of any two (minimum 6 credit hours from any office) existing degrees or technical certificate programs
Degree or Certificate Program 1:
Degree or Certificate Program 2:


Completion Pathway Courses (List Individual Courses)

25-27 Credit hours from the same two programs/certificates as above or Commom Course libraries

COLS 101  (1 credit hour)        
GENT 291  (1 credit hour)        


General Education Core Requirements (List Individual Courses)

15-17 Credit hours (additional Learning Support courses may be required)





General Education Options:

Communications Requirement

Additional General Education course

from options above or COMM 2025 

For Assistance with academic plans contact:

For assistance with academic plans involving fields within
the Science, Technology, or Math Division contact:
Joni Lenig at jlenig@columbiastate.edu
or 931.540.2752
Science, Technology & Math Division office, Warf 111 (Columbia)
at 931.540.2710

For assistance with academic plans involving
fields within the Health Sciences Division contact:
Health Sciences Division Office, Walter 112 (Columbia)
931.540.2599 or 931.540.2600

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents
institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution.