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General Technology: AAS

General Technology

Through a partnership agreement with Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC) and Utah State University, you can apply your USTC certificate/credential toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in General Technology. Following the completion of an approved USTC certificate and being admitted to USU, you must successfully complete the USU requirements in a chosen emphasis area. Upon graduation, your USTC certificate will be converted to 30 USU credit hours and you will be awarded a USU Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology. For a list of approved USTC certificates and USU emphases, contact your local USTC student services office and a USU advisor.


Admission Requirements

Students are admitted into this program through the university’s regular admission process.

  1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing (a 2.5 GPA) qualify for admission to this major.

  2. Transfer students from other institutions and from other USU majors need a 2.2 total GPA for admission to this major in good standing.

For additional information, or to complete an online application, visit: www.usu.edu/admissions/applyonline/index.cfm

Students who have completed a 900-hour program at a UCAT institution or a certificate of completion/proficiency from USU may apply to USU for admission to this program. There are four degree emphasis area for students which include: General Business, Allied Health Systems, Technology Systems, and Design and Creative Art.

Certificates of Proficiency and Completion from USU also count toward the General Technology AAS in place of a UCAT 900 hour certificate.


Program Requirements

A student will complete 15-16 credits of general education, including one course in English composition, a math course, and nine credits of breadth area courses (humanities, physical science, and economics). In addition, the student will complete an emphasis area listed above (usually 19-24 credits). The remainder of the student’s credits will be made up of transfer credits from a UCAT institution (30 credits). The minimum number of credits needed for the AAS degree is 63. A student must have an accumulated GPA of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.


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