Future Degrees of TSTC

May 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Texas State Technical College is known for it's technical trades and Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree tracks.  Currently we have over 30 different programs and certificate offerings. Soon, we will be adding a few additions and options for our students.  

Introducing: an Associates in Science Degree…(AS)
…Think of it as a step up from AAS and a pre-cursor to a Bachelor (BA).  We are aiming at offering the AS starting Spring 2010 in the Education and Mathematics fields.  
The main difference is that it deals with more theory and less application of that particular field.  Take for example:
Computer Networking Technology (Keep in mind this is ONLY an example)
   With an AAS (Associates in Applied Science) – you deal with more hands on application and less theory.
   With an AS (Associates in Science) – you will deal with more theory and less hands on application.  
Hope that's making sense. 
This typically means that it will transition more smoothly into a four-year degree, i.e. Bachelors in Education, than the formal AAS. 
Just FYI. Are you tired of the acronyms? Haha ;-P
I'll elaborate more on the topic once there is more to elaborate on. 

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