Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is an associate degree that is intended to prepare graduates for direct entry into the workforce. An AAS may also help to prepare students for career advancements, occupational licenses, or further study at the baccalaureate degree. Majors that offer an AAS degree are also known as career-technical programs. While the AAS is not intended to be a transfer degree, MHCC has many transfer agreements with universities for students who have completed a career technical program.
See the MyMHCC portal for printable degree worksheets.
|Mathematics, 1 course||4-6|
|Writing, 1 course||3-4|
|Human Relations, 1 course||3-4|
|Health and Physical Education, 3 credits||3|
|Career-Technical program courses||77-91|
|MTH058||Quantitative Reasoning I||6|
|MTH065||Beginning Algebra II (Course offered online)||4|
Some programs require a higher level of math; consult program page and/or faculty adviser for required math level.
In order to use MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I for this degree requirement, it must be 6 credits.
|WR101||Workplace Communications I (Course offered online)||3|
|WR121||English Composition (Course offered online)||4|
Consult program page for required writing course(s). Some programs may require the addition of WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking (Course offered online) or WR227 Technical Report Writing (Course offered online).
Three (3) credits:
To fulfill the Human Relations requirement for an AAS degree, students may complete 3 or more credits of the following:
- One (1) Arts & Letters course, 3-4 credits
- One (1) Social Science course, 3-4 credits
- A minimum of three (3) credits from the following:
|BA285||Leadership and Human Relations||3|
|HD110||Career Planning for Career Changers (Course offered online)||1|
|HD130AT||Introduction to Careers: Applied Technology (Course offered online)||2|
|HD208||Career and Life Planning (Course offered online)||3|
Please note that the Human Relations options above were implemented for catalog year 2020-21 and beyond. For courses taken prior to summer term 2019, please see the 2019-20 Human Relations course list.
Some programs, especially those in the Health Professions, require a specific Human Relations course; consult program page and/or faculty adviser for more information.
3 credits in Physical Education (PE) and/or in Health Education (HE/HPE):
|HE151||Drug Education: Stimulants and Performance Enhancing Drugs||3|
|HE152||Drug Education: Opioids, Cannabis, Depressants and Hallucinogens||3|
|HE202||Adult Development and Aging||1|
|HE204||Nutrition for Health||3|
|HE205||Diet Appraisal (Course offered online)||1|
|HE207||Stress Control Through Activity Intervention||1|
|HE208||HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections||1|
|HE250||Personal Health (Course offered online)||3|
|HE251||Wilderness First Aid||2|
|HE252||First Aid: Responding to Emergencies||3|
|HE255||Alcohol and the Family||3|
|HE261||CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation||1|
|HE265||Women's Health Issues (Course offered online)||2|
|PE185 - activity course||1|
|HPE170||Structure and Function of the Human Body||3|
|HPE174||Fitness Assessment and Programming||3|
|HPE270||Introduction to Sport Psychology||3|
|HPE295||Health and Fitness for Life (Course offered online) (requirement at OSU and WOU)||3|
3 credit hours of PE185 may be granted toward an Associate degree at MHCC for completion of military basic training. A copy of the DD214 form or a Joint Services Transcript is required.
Career-Technical Core Requirements
Complete all required core courses in a career-technical curriculum. Some programs require prerequisite coursework or placement test levels before beginning the curriculum. Check individual program pages for information.
To be awarded an AAS degree, students must:
- Complete all requirements to total 90 applicable degree credits.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher in: the cumulative MHCC grade point average; all courses being applied toward the certificate; and in the candidate’s major classes. Some majors may have additional GPA requirements.
- Satisfactorily earn 12 credit hours at MHCC. Non-traditional credit (College Level Examination Program, Experience-Based Credit, Challenge, etc.) does not satisfy this requirement.
Please note: Courses may not be repeated for credit unless specified in the course description.
To check your official progress toward graduation, log on to MyMHCC and click “View My Degree Audit.”
Course offered online
Cultural Literacy course