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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed primarily for students who wish to seek employment after two years of college. These programs are not designed for transfer to a senior institution. Although the general education core is transferable, senior institutions may grant elective credit for other courses in the curricula, and all are college courses. Students planning to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree are required to complete the general education courses of the core curriculum for career preparation programs listed at the beginning of this section.

Core Curriculum for Career Preparation Programs

NOTE: Some degree programs may require more than the minimum 60 hours. See the individual program descriptions.


English Composition 3 hours
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 hours
Natural Science/Mathematics* 3 hours
One additional course from the categories of: 3 or 4 hours
Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or Natural Science/Mathematics* ____________
  15 or 16 hours

*Specific courses satisfying these requirements must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the A.S. and A.A. degrees.

A certain number of credit hours in each program must be completed at Roane State in order to meet the graduation residency requirement.  Contact your faculty advisor for the requirement of your program.

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