PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for entry-level jobs in technical fields including electricity, HVAC, machining, mechanical maintenance, and welding. This degree is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Although the purpose of an AAS degree is to gain skills for employment, some transfer institutions may accept some or all of the courses from an AAS major.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. Work-based learning is a required component of the program. Students without current or recent related work experience are responsible for securing their own internships, assisted by JTCC faculty. Students with current or recent work experience are responsible for working with the faculty advisor to secure appropriate documentation.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Exhibit the knowledge and skills to safely perform laboratory duties and recognize safety issues, in accordance with OSHA standards.
- Apply principles and techniques of quality engineering for management, design, production, and assurance of quality.
- Collaborate effectively in teams to improve quality and productivity.
- Explain the application of liquids, gases, solids, metrics, mechanics, forces, simple machines, heat, light, sound, and nuclear energy in industrial engineering processes.
- Install mechanical components according to the manufacturer’s specifications, with regard to spacing alignment, tension, torque, and size. (Students pursuing the Mechanical Maintenance track.)
- Show effective teamwork, communication, and introductory fabrication skills. (Students pursuing the Welding track.)