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2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Applied Science Degree, AAS

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90 credits


The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed for students who are preparing to enter a career field. Although certain courses in this degree may transfer to baccalaureate institutions, you are advised that many courses in this degree are not usually transferable because of their specialized nature. If you are interested in continuing your studies after earning the AAS degree, consult with a counselor or the department chair as well as your intended transfer institution for specific transfer options available to you. See list of professional/technical transfer agreements below.

Degree Requirements

To graduate from SVC with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, students must complete a minimum of 90 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 including a technical major and related education requirements. At least 25 core program credits must be earned at SVC with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The student’s declared major must have approval of the Dean of Professional/Technical Education and the Department Chair of your technical field. To receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree, students must satisfy requirements listed below.

  • Requirements for each technical major are listed by department.
  • An ampersand (&) designates Common Course Numbering.

1. First Quarter Experience (2 cr.)

2. Communication Skills (3-5 cr.)

3. Computational Skills (5 cr.)


  • WMATH 100  (5): Alternate courses of an equal or higher number may be substituted in some majors.  

4. Physical Education (2 cr.)


  • Physical Education: PE 200  (2) or 
    Physical Education: PE 100  (1) plus one activity credit (choice determined by program - check with department chairperson) 

5. Human Relations Skills (3-5 cr.)

  • Communication Studies CMST 125 , CMST& 210 , or  CMST& 220 , or another specific course designated by the Professional/Technical department chair. 

6. Cooperative Education (1-15 cr.)

Cooperative Education courses are listed as 199 courses. You will complete 30 hours of work at a supervised site for each credit received. Concurrent enrollment in Cooperative Education seminars or equivalent is required. You may earn from 1 to 15 credits toward this degree requirement. Approval of the department chair is required for enrollment in all 199 courses. See program for specific requirements.

7. Diversity Requirement

A Diversity Intensive course or group of courses that offers a minimum total of 30 contact hours of diversity intensive experience. Students should consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify the appropriate course or group of courses that fulfills this requirement.

Professional/Technical AAS and AAS-T Transfer Agreements

Central Washington University

Information Technology and Administrative Management: accepts all Professional/Technical AAS and AAS-T degrees for transfer subject to CWU-ITAM general admissions criteria.

City University

Early Childhood Education and Environmental Conservation AAS-T degrees. Other AAS degree program transcripts are individually reviewed for transferability and BA completion requirements.

DeVry University

Early Childhood Education, AAS and AAS-T.

Eastern Oregon University

The BS Fire Services Administration program accepts the Fire Protection Technology, AAS-T degree for transfer.

Eastern Washington University

Child Studies: Early Childhood Education, AAS and AAS-T.

The Evergreen State College

Accepts the following AAS and AAS-T degrees for transfer as “upside down” degree at TESC: Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Environmental Conservation, and Human Services.

Montana State University-Northern

Diesel Power Technology, AAS.

Trinity Western University - Bellingham

Human Services Generalist or Human Services-Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counseling Emphasis, AAS degrees.

University of Idaho-College of Natural Resources

Environmental Conservation, AAS-T.

University of Phoenix

Reviews each AAS-T and AAS degree program individually for transferability and BA completion requirements.

University of Washington - Bothell

Advanced Placement (LPN) Registered Nursing, AAS.

University of Washington College of the Environment, College of Forest Resources

Environmental Conservation, AAS-T.

Seattle Pacific University

Early Childhood Education, AAS-T.

Washington Engineering Institute - BS Mechanical Engineering Technician Program

Manufacturing - Engineering Technology, AAS degree.

Washington State University-Human Development, Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education AAS and AAS-T. 

Western Washington University - Fairhaven College

Any AAS degree that is also offered as an academic major at WWU.


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