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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Lee College offers Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in 27 technical areas. AAS degrees require 60 to 72 college credits, or the equivalent of two full years of college work. The curriculum for AAS degrees includes coursework in a technical area as well as a core curriculum which includes courses in natural science/mathematics, social/ behavioral sciences, humanities/fine arts, written communication, oral communications. Certificates of Completion Lee College offers 57 Certificates of Completion. These programs are designed for students who are employed – or plan to be employed – in technical fields. In most cases, the credits earned in a certificate program can be applied to an associate of applied science degree in the same area of study; however, there are programs in which this is not the case. In a few cases, the credits earned in certificate programs are transferable to associate of science degrees. Students who are considering a certificate program as a first step in the process of earning an associate or baccalaureate degree should discuss their plans with a counselor. General Education for AAS Degrees An AAS degree requires a minimum of 15 SCH of General Education courses. AAS degree earners will not have the description "core complete" on their transcripts unless they have completed the entire 42-43 SCH Core defined for AA and AS degrees. SCh  Written Communication BUSI ENGL 1301 3 1304 1302 2311 While only three hours of Written Communication are required for an AAS degree, students who plan to transfer to a university should take 6 hours to meet university requirements. Social/Behavioral Science 3 Choose one from Social/Behavioral options from the AA/AS/AAT Core Curriculum. natural Sciences/Mathematics 3/4 Choose one from Natural Science or Mathematics options from the AA/AS/AAT Core Curriculum. Oral Communications SPCH 1311 1315 1318 1321 3 1342 humanities/Fine Arts 3 Choose one course from the Humanities options in the Core Curriculum. Total Core Curriculum Credit hours 15/16 • Students should plan to take the capstone course in their last semester and should speak with their advisor prior to registering for the final semester. Core curriculum courses are shown in bold type. 86

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