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General Technology

Program description. The General Technology degree program is designed to allow the student maximum flexibility in designing an educational program that meets specific career-related objectives. Goals of the program are to provide a strong foundation in general education, including problem-solving skills, computer use and functioning as a productive member of society, while giving the student the opportunity to select those courses most closely aligned to his/ her personal career goals.

Designed as a cross-disciplinary program, General Technology allows the student to combine engineering technology or business technology or computer technology programs to meet individualized career goals. The student will meet with an assigned advisor to develop an individualized sequence of courses. Certificate of credit articulation. Successful completion of certificates of credit from Pellissippi State may apply as credit toward a General Technology degree.

Articulation from Tennessee Technology Centers to Pellissippi State. A student who has completed a diploma program at a Tennessee Technology Center will receive credit toward the General Technology major by meeting the following requirements: (1) The student must meet all regular admission requirements. (2) The student must provide an official transcript from the TTC. (3) The student must meet all applicable requirements in learning support as indicated by the appropriate placement test. (4) The student must complete general education requirements. (5) The student must complete 15 hours of college-level work in the appropriate concentration or in general education before being awarded credit for prior learning at the TTC. Upon fulfillment of the requirements stated above, the student will receive 30 semester hours credit toward the Associate of Applied Science degree,

General Technology major. Credit previously awarded for a diploma from a TTC will be posted on the transcript but will not count in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Typical job opportunities: Job opportunities, position titles and competencies gained will vary depending on the student’s choice of major electives but might include sales associate/sales representative (Business Administration core), technician (varied technical fields), or clerk/receptionist (Administrative Professional Technology core).

Contact(s): Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656; Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483

General Technology—Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)
BA 1 Business Administration Elective 3
COMP 2 Introductory Computer Course 3-4
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MAJOR 3 Major Technology Electives 6
Semester II (Spring)
ENGL 2950 Business & Technical Writing or ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
MAJOR 3 Major Technology Electives 6
MATH/NS 4 Mathematics/Natural Sciences Elective 3-5
SBS 4 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester III (Fall)
ELEC 5 Guided Elective 3
HUM/FA 4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MAJOR 3 Major Technology Electives 6
SPCH 2100 Public Speaking 3
Semester IV (Spring)
ELEC 5 Guided Elective 3
MAJOR 3 Major Technology Electives 12
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

BA 1 Elective to be chosen from any ACCT, ADV, FIN, MGT, MKT courses.
COMP 2 Course to be chosen from CGT 1030, CET 1100, any CSIT, ENGT 1010, MET 1100, any ADMN (except ADMN 1100), VPT 1030.
MAJOR 3 Student will meet with an assigned advisor to develop individualized sequence of courses.
MATH/NS/SBS/HUM/FA 4 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.
ELEC 5 Electives to be approved by the appropriate dean.

 

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