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Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies

Technical Studies

Technical Studies Approved Partnerships Technical Studies in Partnership with WV EDGE

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Technical Studies is designed for students participating in college level education and training programs sponsored by business, industry, government agencies, labor organizations or other professional organizations.

  • Component I: General Education Core (21+ credit hours)
  • Component II: Technical Core (39 credit hours maximum)
  • Component III: Technical/Occupational Specialty (39 credit hours maximum)
  • Component IV: On-the-Job-Training (12 credit hours maximum)
  • Total Credit Hours in Program: 60 - 72

Technical Studies Approved Partnerships include:

Industrial Maintenance: South Branch Career and Technical Center (Adult Division)-- Contact Robert Eagle, Dean for Academics and Student Services (1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000) 

Residential Care Specialist, Special Needs Children: WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind-- Contact Deb Backus, Academic Program Director for General Education & Instruction: 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.

Child Development Certificate (CDA)-- Contact Deb Backus, Academic Program Director for General Education & Instruction: 1-877-982-2322; or 304-434-8000.

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Technical Studies in Partnership with WV EDGE:

Overview  EDGE Technical Studies Pathways available at Eastern Course sequences for the A.A.S. Degree Course sequences for the College Certificate Component II (College Certificate)/
Component III (A.A.S. Degree)

 

In partnership with local Career and Technical Centers, Eastern is offering students a pathway to higher education and career success via the WV Earn a Degree--Graduate Early (WVEDGE) program. Area high schools/technical schools provide the dual credit technical courses, and students may choose to pursue a College Certificate or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in their chosen pathway.

(The College Certificate, while still offering the same number of credit hours in the Technical Studies component, requires fewer college-level general education courses than does the Associate Degree:

The College Certificate program requires students to fulfill requirements in two areas: Component I--General Education; Component II: Technical/Occupational specialty.
The A.A.S. Degree program requires students to fulfill requirements in three areas: Component I--General Education; Component II:--Technical Core; and Component III: Technical/Occupational specialty.)

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WV EDGE Technical Studies Pathways available at Eastern:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • General Building Construction
  • Welding Technology
  • Electronics Technology

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Program (↓)

Tucker County High School

South Branch Career and Technical Center

Mineral County Technical Center

Hampshire
High School

Automotive Technology

*

*

*

*

Collision Repair Technology

*

 X

*

 X

General Building Construction

*

*

*

*

Welding Technology

 X

*

*

 X

Electronics Technology

 X

 X

*

 X

Industrial Equipment Maintenanceδ

 X

δ

 X

 X

 *: Program available.
X: Program not available
δ: Program under development.

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Course sequences for the A.A.S. Degree:
General Education (Component I) and Technical Core (Component II)

Component I:  General Education

Dept./No.

Course Title

Sem. Hours

ENL 101

English Composition I

3

CIS 108

Computer Fundamentals

3

ENL 115

Technical Communications

3

Elective

Mathematics Elective

3

SSC 11147

Understanding Human Diversity

3

PHS 115
Elective

Applied Physics OR
Laboratory Science Elective

4 OR
3

Elective

General Education Elective

3

 

Total

21-22

Component II:  Technical Core

Dept./No.

Course Title

Sem. Hours

BUS 101

Introduction  to Business

3

BUS 200

Workplace Principles

3

MGT 250

Principles of Management

3

Elective

Restricted Electives

3

 

Total

12

 

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Course sequences for the College Certificate:
General Education (Component I) and Technical/Occupational Specialty (Component II)

Component I:  General Education

Dept./No.

Course Title

Sem. Hours

ENL 101

English Composition I

3

CIS 108

Computer Fundamentals

3

ENL 115

Technical Communications

3

Elective

Mathematics Elective

3

 

Total

12

Component II:  Technical/Occupational Specialty

WV EDGE Credit 

20

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Course offerings for Component II (College Certificate)/Component III (A.A.S. Degree)δ 

δ WVEIS = West Virginia Education Information System

Automotive Technology

Collision Repair Technology General Building Construction Welding Technology

Electronics Technology

Automotive Technology

WVEISδ  Code

Course Title

Component II (College Certificate)/
Component III (A.A.S. Degree)

Automotive Technology  (20 Total Credit Hours)

1631

Fundamentals of Automotive Technology

1625

Brakes

1637

Suspension and Steering

1623

Basic Engine Concepts

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Collision Repair Technology

WVEISδ  Code

Course Title

Component II (College Certificate)/
Component III (A.A.S. Degree)

Collision Repair Technology  (20 Total Credit Hours)

1671

Fundamentals of Collision Repair Technology

1675

Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

1677

Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

1679

Surface Preparation and Refinishing

General Building Construction

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WVEISδ  Code

Course Title

Component II (College Certificate)/
Component III (A.A.S. Degree)

General Building Construction  (20 Total Credit Hours) 

1827

Fundamentals of Building Construction

1825

Foundation and Framing

1829

Masonry and Plumbing

1823

Finishing Carpentry

Welding Technology

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WVEISδ  Code

Course Title

Component II (College Certificate)/
Component III (A.A.S. Degree)

Welding Technology  (20 Total Credit Hours) 

1985

Fundamentals of Welding Technology

1995

Thermal Cutting and Welding

1993

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

1987

Gas Metal Welding

Electronics Technology

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WVEISδ  Code

Course Title

Component II (College Certificate)/
Component III (A.A.S. Degree)

Electronics Technology  (20 Total Credit Hours) 

1793

Fundamentals of Electricity

1787

DC Circuits and Electron Physics

1795

Wiring and Soldering

1783

Basic AC Circuits

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