Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies

Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies

Technical programs are intended to provide students with an education that leads to employment after approximately one or two years. A student may earn a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in the programs as listed on the following pages. These programs of study are not intended for transfer; however, some programs have bachelor’s degree linkages. Consult a SWTJC counselor for more information.

General Education Core for Technical Programs

Students who are interested in obtaining an A.A.S. degree in the technical programs will be required to complete a specific number of semester hours from each of the following groups of general education courses. 

General Education Core for Technical Programs
Social and Behavioral Sciences Humanities and Fine Arts Natural Science and Math

(Formerly Group I)

(Formerly Group II)

(Formerly Group III)

ECON 2301

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

BIOL 1306,1307,1308,1309, 2401, 2402

PSYC 2301

HUMA 1301

CHEM 1311,1312

SOCI 1301

MUSI 1306

MATH 1314,1324,1332,1342, 2413


PHIL 1301, 2306

PHYS 1301, 1302



PHYS 2325, 2326

The remaining SCH requirement can include any Core Curriculum courses listed under “Core Curriculum Requirements” or those named in the specific A.A.S. degree.

Developmental courses cannot be used to satisfy elective course options in degree plans.