Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
2021-2022 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Applied Science, Transfer Degree, AAS-T

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates List

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree builds on the technical courses required for job preparation by including a college-level general education component. The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T degree is a minimum of 20 credits of general education drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Associate of Arts, Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA , the Science, Associate in Science, Transfer Track #1 (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology), AS-T , and the Science, Associate in Science, Transfer Track #2 (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics), AS-T  degrees.

Important Considerations:

AAS-T courses are designed for immediate employment AND as preparation for certain bachelor degree programs. The AAS-T is fully transferrable ONLY when the receiving college or university has a special agreement (articulation) in place with Skagit Valley College. The AAS-T degree is not automatically accepted in transfer in preparation for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science programs; however, individual courses may be accepted in transfer.


Degree Requirements

To graduate from SVC with an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) 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 the technical field. To receive an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree, students must satisfy requirements listed below.

All courses in the AAS-T general education component are generally transferable where a special agreement (articulation) is in place with Skagit Valley College. They also assure that the student has a foundation in communication and quantitative skills as well as an introduction in science, social science and humanities. These courses may also serve the dual purpose of meeting industry requirements for job preparation.
A minimum of 20 credits must include the following:

  • 5 credits in Communication - ENGL 101-English Composition.
  • 5 credits in math - Any transferable math course with Intermediate Algebra as the prerequisite.
  • 10 credits in Science, Social Science or Humanities - Courses selected from the Distribution Lists - AA-DTA  are generally accepted. These courses may also meet the human relations requirement for technical degrees.

First Quarter Experience (2 cr.)

Communication Skills (5 cr.)

Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

Physical Education (2 cr.)

Human Relations Skills (5 cr.)

Cooperative Education (1-15 cr.)

Cooperative Education courses are listed as 199 courses. Students will complete 30 hours of work at a supervised site for each credit received. Concurrent enrollment in Cooperative Education seminars or equivalent is required. Students may earn 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.

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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates List