About This Degree

Through a partnership agreement with Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC) and Utah State University, you can apply your USTC certificate/credential toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in General Technology. Following the completion of an approved USTC certificate and being admitted to USU, you must successfully complete the USU requirements in a chosen emphasis area. Upon graduation, your USTC certificate will be converted to 30 USU credit hours and you will be awarded a USU Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology. For a list of approved USTC certificates and USU emphases, contact your local USTC student services office and a USU advisor.

Allied Health Emphasis: Students will be equipped with clinical and clerical skills according to their interests. Courses will emphasize practical and experiential learning to equip future health professionals with necessary skills for workplace success. Students will cover applied courses and theory knowledge to better support the communities they work in. Students may focus on the assisting of medical procedures, emphasize patient care, or focus on community health and educational resources.

Design and Creative Arts Emphasis: Students will obtain experience with technology related to Design and Creative arts including Sketching, 3D CAD, computer graphics, and other digital design and media technologies. Courses are designed to teach students industry practices through project-based activities.

General Business Emphasis: Students will be provided a well-rounded study of basic business skills in computer applications, accounting, organizational behavior, marketing, communication, information technology, and other various business support skills. Non-technical skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and professionalism, are emphasized in each course and students can choose to work toward obtaining Microsoft Office certifications or other industry certifications that will enhance their resume and offer concrete evidence of superior computer skills.

Technology Systems Emphasis: Students will have the opportunity to explore the technical areas related to design, manufacturing, and product development. Courses are designed to be project based, with an emphasis on problem solving, and link directly to skills needed for industry and have industry recognized certifications that can be obtained.

Agricultural Production and Automation Technologies: Students will apply technical skills need to service, maintain, and troubleshoot advance technology used in agricultural production and processing. Coursework encompasses applied engineering, troubleshooting, and operation of equipment. As an integral part of the program, students may complete an occupational experience or an internship in the industry. Students completing the General Technology AAS emphasis in Agricultural Production and Automated Processing Technology may stack credits into a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Technology.


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