Individualized Studies

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Individualized Studies Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed for students who intend to update their skills and expand employment opportunities with a customized degree field. This 60-credit degree allows learners to develop a specific education plan to update their skills and gives them the opportunity and flexibility to focus on specialized career interests not offered in the college's structured degree programs. It integrates a number of subjects into a degree program and builds on a current area of study or expertise. Students work collaboratively with faculty and staff to create a degree plan that meets individualized educational needs. Students who enroll in the Individualized Studies program will complete 45 specialized career technical credits and 15 general education credits (in at least three Minnesota transfer goal areas).
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in applying critical reading, writing and thinking skills required to be effective and successful in the chosen career field.
  2. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the content and methods relative to the six goal areas chosen by the student.
  3. Demonstrate sufficient preparation for career development within the chosen field.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and applied practices requisite for effectively functioning in a chosen career field.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to apply acquired knowledge of self to personal, professional and social situations with integrity and ethical responsibility.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology and mathematical computations necessary for success as an employee and consumer.
  7. Synthesize and reflect upon prior learning in the field with current scholarship in the program to reach a new, higher understanding of the chosen field.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
6 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
51 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Individualized Studies - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

42 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1100 Power and Communications in Human Relations 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

15 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

15 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career