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Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate in Applied Science Degree will be awarded to students completing an approved program offered at Riverland Community College.  This program will include no less than 15 semester credits of general education courses. At least three credits are required within each goal areas:  Goal 1 Communications, Goals 3 & 4 Natural Sciences and Mathematics/Logical Reasoning, Goal 5 History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Goal 6 Humanities and Fine Arts as identified within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements.  ENGL1101 is a degree requirement.  A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation from Riverland Community College.

Other information about this degree:
  • Students must have been awarded a diploma before they can be awarded the AAS degree in Applied Technology.
  • For purposes of this degree, career technical diplomas may be transferred to Riverland Community College regardless of the date earned.
  • Students may be concurrently enrolled in a career technical diploma program while earning general education courses.
  • General education credits from other accredited colleges may be transferred to Riverland Community College.
  • Credit residency requirements must be met. A minimum of 20 credits from the 60 required credits must be taken from Riverland Community College. If credits from other MnSCU institutions are transferred to Riverland, a minimum of 12 credits must be taken from Riverland Community College.
Degree Requirements  
Goal 1 Communications 6 Credits
ENGL1101 3 Credits
SPCH1100, 1200, 1310 3 Credits
   
Goal 3 Natural Sciences & Goal 4 Mathematics combined 3 credits from following list of courses
ASTR1000  
BIOL1000, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, 1091, 1092, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2040  
CHEM1000, 1101, 1121, 1201, 1202  
ESCI1000  
MATH1050, 1110, 1115, 1200, 1210, 1220, 1400  
PHIL1100  
PHYS1000, 1200, 1501, 1502, 2101, 2102, 2501, 2502  
STAT2021  
   
Goal 5 - History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 credits from following list of courses
ANTH2220, 2240  
ECON1100, 2291, 2292  
GEOG1200, 1201  
GLST1500  
HIST1001, 1002, 1011, 1012, 1020, 1030  
PSCI1010, 1020, 1030  
PSYC1105, 1240, 2260  
SOCI1101, 1103, 2103, 2125, 2150  
   
Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 3 credits from following list of courses
ARTS1101, 1102, 1103, 1112, 1119, 1122, 1123, 1222, 1226, 2210  
ENGL1103, 1113, 1115, 1131, 1132, 2000, 2231, 2241, 2242, 2251, 2255  
DIGI1500  
HUMA1101, 1102, 1103, 2263  
MUSC1101, 1111, 1114, 1123, 1124, 2123, 2124  
PHIL1110, 1130, 1140, 1150  
THTR1100, 2100, 2222, 2710  
   
Health/Phy Ed 1 credit
MN Transfer Curriculum electives - from any above category 5 credits
Total required credits of general education 21 credits


Program Name Award Credits
Accounting Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Administrative Assistant Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Applied Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Applied Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Automotive Service Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 72 Credits
Computer Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Fire Science Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Medical Administrative Assistant Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Network Security Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 63 Credits
Radiography (X-Ray) Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 83 Credits
Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits
Web Developer Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 60 Credits