General Studies/Applied Technical Studies

Degree offered

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in General Studies (Applied Technical Studies)

Credits required 60

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Eileen Young, Department Chairperson, Engineering and Green Technologies, eileen.young@bristolcc.edu 

Program Code: GS

Concentration Code: GST

Program Goals Statement

This program provides students an opportunity to explore the Applied Technology programs available at the College.  Completion of an Applied Technology program can prepare students for a wide variety of careers including programming positions in business and industry with a Computer Information Systems degree, technicians and designers positions with an Engineering Technology degree or positions in the public or private insurance field with a Fire Science degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • Students should take any required developmental courses in their first semester.
  • Students have access to outstanding state-of-the-art technology and learn from faculty in touch with the needs of industry, both locally and nationally.  Courses are constantly evolving to reflect current trends.
  • Students should be in a Math course every semester until they have completed their sequence.
  • Courses are offered both days and evenings, are delivered via traditional classroom or online and taking summer courses can reduce fall and spring semester course loads.
  • Students should consider completing certificates that contain required program courses that will complement their degree.

After BCC

  • Students are encouraged to select a specific Applied Technology program including Computer Information Systems Engineering Technology, Fire Science or an Applied Technology Certificate(s).
  • Graduates from these programs can:
  1. Serve as firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and insurance inspectors.
  2. Work as manufacturing and industrial technicians and designers.
  3. Start their own businesses or work as programmers, analysts, systems administrators, or software developers.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

CIT 113Applied Technology Exploration

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose One Historical Perspectives Course

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose One Program Exploratory Course

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

EGR 124Soils and Foundations

3 credits

EGR 137Digital Electronics

4 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

FIR 111Introduction to Fire Protection

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Electives

Consult with your advisor to select college-level courses to achieve a total of at least 60 credits.  Students should complete the required General Courses as early as possible. 

Recommended electives include:  ARC, BIO, BUS, CAD, CED, CIS, CIT, EGR, FIR, GIS, GLG, HLT, MAN, MTH, OFC, OFP, PHY, SCI, SSC, COM 102, ENG 215, and CHM 111 or higher.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIT 113Applied Technology Exploration

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Program Exploratory Course

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Program Electives

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Program Electives

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