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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Studies, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. in Technical Studies is a career oriented program that focuses on applied technical skills. It is designed to support the diverse needs of today’s employers and prepares students for in-demand careers in areas like aircraft maintenance, aviation electronics, electrical engineering, electrical energy, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, and some healthcare fields. This program is exclusive for students who have completed, or will complete, an apprenticeship, internship, American Council for Education endorsed training program, other recognized training program provided by the student’s employer.  The trainings will be evaluated by faculty and appropriate credits will be articulated. The articulated credit will be used to fulfill the restricted elective requirement. This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation. However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.

General Education Requirements (18 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science



*A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-112.

Program Requirements (15 Credits)

Select courses from the following discipline designations:

  • ADJ, ADM, AET, CAD, ELE, EGT, INT (15 Credits)

Restricted Electives (15 Credits)

Credits used to fulfill the restricted elective category may be earned via apprenticeship, internship, other recognized training program, prior learning assessment, articulation agreement, or approved classes taken at HCC. Students must consult with their advisor to determine appropriate avenues for credits.

Free Electives (12 Credits)

Free electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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