Oakland Community College 


Associate Degree Requirements (AAS)

   The Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students for immediate vocational, technical or semi-professional employment.
   Students elect this degree to gain entry-level knowledge and skill for employment in a specific field or occupation.
   Programs are offered in the areas of health, business, applied and engineering technologies, and human/public services. As in other associate degrees, the equivalent of two-year’s, full-time study is usually required. Extended associate degrees may require one or more semesters of study beyond the normal requirements. Programs are designated “Extended” (AASX) when they require 73 or more credit hours.
   Oakland Community College now has Technology Preparation (Tech Prep) agreements with several area school districts and technical centers. These programs begin in high school and allow smooth transition for the student into associate degree programs at the College. High school students wishing more details on program availability and requirements should contact their high school counselor or an Oakland Technical Center counselor.
   The Associate in Applied Science Degree does not meet the requirements of the MACRAO agreement for general education equivalent transfer.

Courses that satisfy Associate in Applied Science Degree requirements.

   In addition to the requirements for an associate degree, candidates for the Associate in Applied Science Degree must fulfill major and supportive course requirements of the specific program and satisfy the General Education Distribution requirements.

The student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours in each of the following areas from specific General Education courses.


Fine Arts/Humanities


Social Science

POL 1510  (3 credits)

Written Communication (3 credits)
   One course must be completed from: ENG 1350, 1450, 1510, 1520 and 2200. The Written Communication requirement should be completed prior to the completion of 30 credit hours. Course work used to meet the Written Communication Distribution requirement cannot be used to fulfill the requirement of 1 above.

Physical Education (1 credit)
   One course must be completed from the physical education courses listed in the General Education Distribution list.