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Occupational Studies (APOST)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program is also available online.


This program allows students to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree by building on occupational/technical courses and certificates. This option can be selected if an associate degree is required or preferred as a condition for employment or advancement in a field. The program also allows students to combine coursework from several occupational areas to prepare for a job that requires multidisciplinary skills. Meet with a divisional counselor or faculty advisor for assistance in developing a program of study. A counselor can help determine career interests and educational goals, as well as provide transfer and career information.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Ferris State University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Business Department
See a divisional counselor or a faculty advisor from the occupational area in which you plan to study.


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
General Studies Program Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Complete the General Education Requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree: Writing/Composition (3) Second Writing/Composition or Communication (3) Math (3) Natural Sciences (3) Social and Behavioral Science (3) Arts and Humanities (3) 18
Complete a minimum of 20 credits in an occupational/technical area 20
Complete additional coursework as free electives to bring the total to a minimum of 60 credits 22
Total 60
Total Credits Required

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