The Career Studies program is designed to offer students individualized and flexible programming based on their educational goals. This program benefits the student who may have significant transfer credit (including reverse transfer*) without meeting the requirements of another credential of value as well as the student with prior learning and/or substantial work experience for which credit may be awarded.
Additionally, this program is a great option for the student who has not selected a career or educational pathway (undecided), who is completing two certificate programs, or who may be awaiting entry into another certificate or degree program.
Graduates of the AAS degree in Career Studies will be able to recognize and apply appropriate terminology within the chosen area of specialization; describe ethical and responsible behavior relative to the chosen career field; recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures of colleagues and customers in a professional workplace; apply problem-solving skills and quantitative analysis using technology relative to the area of specialization, and utilize appropriate information resources to gather and disseminate technical information within the chosen career field.
*Reverse transfer is a process where academic credits for course work completed at a four-year university are transferred back to the previously-attended community college to satisfy associate degree requirements. Through reverse transfer, a student’s achievements are recognized with an associate degree after they have transferred to a four-year school and have accumulated the credits needed to fulfill the two-year degree program requirements.
Benefits of reverse transfer:
- Graduates will have two degrees on their resumes, more accurately reflecting their skills and training over time.
- Students who do not complete a four-year degree would still have a credential, helping with career goals.
- Algebra I required.