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Occupational Studies (APOST)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


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. If in completing this program, students earn an occupational certificate of 20 credits* or more that does not already lead to an associate degree program, they can request to have the certificate title substituted for "Occupational Studies" as the title of the degree program. 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;
National Labor College, Bachelor 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
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 Credits
Complete the General Education Requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree: Writing (3-4) Speech (3) Math (3-4) Nat. Sci. (3-4) Soc. Sci. (3) Arts/Human. (3) Computer Lit. (3) 21 - 24
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 19
Total 60 - 63
Total Credits Required
60 - 63


*If a student completes an occupational certificate program of 20 credits or more, they may request to have the certificate title substituted for "Occupational Studies" as the title of their degree program. This applies only to certificates that do not already lead to an AAS degree program.

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