Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree and Certificate Options
Students may choose an A.A.S. degree or certificate option, depending on major. Both the degree and the diploma are designed for students who wish to develop skills for entry-level employment in technical careers. Neither the degree nor the certificate is necessarily the equivalent of two years of a bachelor's degree program.
The A.A.S. degree requires students to complete a minimum of 33 quarter credits of collegiate level Arts & Sciences courses in various categories.
The certificate option is available in some programs for those students who do not wish to take all of the Arts & Sciences courses required for the A.A.S. degree.
If a student chooses to change his or her award track, the request should be made at the start of a semester.
Receiving an A.A.S. Degree after a Certificate
Students who have graduated with a certificate from Dunwoody may at a later time want to continue on to receive an A.A.S. degree from Dunwoody.
- If the certificate (or diploma) was awarded within the last five years, the student will need to complete the additional Arts and Sciences requirements listed in the current Dunwoody catalog to receive an A.A.S. degree.
- If the certificate (or diploma) was awarded more than five years ago, in addition to fulfilling the Arts and Sciences requirements in the current catalog the student will have to demonstrate that he or she has maintained skills in the technical field in which the diploma was awarded.
Bachelor of Science in Applied Management
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree is designed for graduates of Dunwoody College of Technology and other technical colleges who have earned an A.A.S. and wish to advance their careers.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree is designed to enhance the student’s existing technical education by providing managerial and business courses. The degree is also designed to enhance the student’s business education through general education course work that provides the skills required to assume managerial and leadership positions within his/her chosen industry.
The degree is structured as an articulation program which provides upper division course work required to complete the baccalaureate. Lower division course work is included in the Bridge to the Bachelors program to ensure students entering the program have completed sufficient general education and technical course work.
Special, short-term, intensive training sessions can sometimes be arranged for individuals or small groups with specific needs. Instructional content, hours, costs, and other arrangements will be agreed upon in writing prior to the start of instruction.