Associate in Applied Sciences

The Associate Degree in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare you for immediate vocational, technical or semi-professional employment.

If you 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, engineering, manufacturing and industrial 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 required 73 or more credit hours.

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. You should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA list which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.
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Eligibility Information

You will need to meet standard OCC eligibility requirements - there is an open admissions policy and placement tests and new student orientation are required in most cases. You should meet with a counselor before attempting this plan of study.

Requirements for an Associate in Arts (AAS)

Eligibility for a degree rests upon the satisfaction of these requirements:

1.  Complete all academic requirements of the program.

A. Upon completion of 30 hours toward a degree, you should consult with a counselor.

B.  Upon preparing to enter the final semester, you should again consult with a counselor to determine degree eligibility.

2.  Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours for a degree with a minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) over all.

3.  All transfer you must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at OCC.

4.  Meet all General Education Distribution requirements.

When leaving OCC who have completed 15 or more OCC credits may apply for graduation upon submission of transfer credit to complete degree requirements.

1.  If the break is longer than three years, the effective catalog for the determination of degree requirements becomes the one in effect at the point at which the transfer credit is applied.

NOTE: An Application for Admission is needed before the transfer credit can be processed.

2.  If the break is less than three years, the effective catalog remains unchanged for determining the completion of program requirements.