Academic Catalog

Computer Technology, an Option to the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies

Program Description

The AAS in Technical Studies degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply their work experience to earning an associate degree in applied science. Students can earn credit for their work experience while they prepare for career advancement. Up to 17 credits may be awarded for work experience, including military experience, trade/proprietary school preparation, apprenticeship programs, and on-the-job-training.

Transfer Information

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are intended to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce. The NJ Statewide Transfer Agreement does not guarantee the transfer of credit/coursework when a student earns an AAS degree and continues on to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer

Career Information

The Associate of Applied Science Degrees are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to start employment upon graduation. Several of the A.A.S. degrees provide the opportunity for the student to gain work experience by offering internship credit. These degrees are usually technical in nature and prepare the student for certification and licensing exams necessary to work in their field of choice. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by OCC, to help students explore degree programs and corresponding careers

Students are encouraged to keep track of degree requirements by using the “My Progress” screen on Student Planning. Student Planning can be accessed via logging into Ocean Connect.

Program Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSIT 110 Introduction to Computers and Computer Applications 3
Computer Technology Technical Studies Program Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Computer Technology Technical Studies Program Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 4
Computer Technology Technical Studies Program Electives 6
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Semester
Select from the following: 17
Professional Core Transfer Credits Awarded for Work Experience
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours60