General Technology, AAS

General Technology, AAS


Associates's Degree

Credits required:

60 credits

Cost per credit:


Next start date:

May 6, 2024

Apply Your UCAT Certificate Toward USU Online

If you complete a 900+ hour program at a Utah System of Technical College (USTC), you can apply to USU for admission to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. This will convert your certificate into 30 credits at USU Online, placing you only half way from earning an associate degree. Part of this 100% online associate program is an emphasis in technology systems, preparing you for a bachelor’s degree.

Turn Your Associate into a Bachelor’s

With your new general technology associate degree, you can enter an online bachelor’s program to continue your education. Part of the 100% online associate program is an emphasis in technology systems, preparing you for a bachelor’s in agribusiness or technology systems. Each of these programs are available through USU Online and much of your course material from your associate blend seamlessly into these bachelor’s programs.

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Why Earn a Technology Systems Degree from USU Online

USU Online courses are taught by the same award-winning faculty who teach on campus. They bring real-world experience to the virtual classroom and are capable of helping all students master the course material. USU Online’s flexibility makes it easy for students to transition into higher education. After you earn you associate degree, you can continue through USU Online to earn a bachelor’s degree, improving your career prospects upon graduation.

Sample Courses for General Technology


This course provides an introduction to tools, materials, equipment, and processes used to transmit and receive messages. Major emphasis is placed on hardware, software, communications, and the digital age. 

Overview of construction industry and its practices. Reviews four major parts of construction industry, including: (1) Inputs: materials; (2) Process: design and building of structures; (3) Outputs: sites, buildings, etc.; and (4) Feedback: effects of building systems. Provides prospective technology education teachers with opportunity to study and perform activities related to the field of construction and estimating. At completion of course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills required to implement a construction technology program. 

Introduction to fields of civil engineering and architecture. Software applications used to solve problems and communicate solutions. Topics include: project planning, site planning, building design, and project documentation and presentation. 

This course provides students with the ability to accurately produce basic engineering, 2-D, and pictorial drawings using traditional and computer-aided drafting techniques. It introduces drafting fundamentals and equipment associated with the drafting industry, including drawings, reproductions, and computer-aided techniques.