General Technology Pathway

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Terri Messer
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50326

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology is a coherent course of study designed to serve the needs of two populations:

Estimated Salary Range

Career Beginning Salary Range
with AAS
Experienced Range
Executive Secretary $16,080 to $20,320 $24,630+
Computer Programmer $34,340 to $45,360 $61,360+
Electromechanical Tech $21,670 to $32,120 $38,420+
Paramedic $19,340 to $22,950 $28,430+

Data provided by Jobs4TN. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Important Notice to Students

Students must have approval from their advisor prior to choosing this degree option.

Additional Information

Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities Course
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose ONE Natural Science or Mathematics Course
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus

Choose ONE Social/Behavioral Science Course
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose ONE Additional General Education Course from either Communication, Humanities, Natural Science, Mathematics, or Social and Behavioral Science.

Supporting Core
CIS 101 Software Applications or INFS 1010 Computer Applications
General Electives 12 hours
30 hours from Emphasis A, B, C, or D

Emphasis A
Transfer of approved technical and related courses from any accredited college or university.

Emphasis B
Open degree: Students will work with their advisor to select courses from an approved list of technical and related courses that focus on an approved academic area.

Emphasis C
Students completing a TTC diploma or those with industry training may receive up to 30 hours of credit based upon transcript review by the Dean of Professional and Technical Studies.

Emphasis D
Students may be awarded credit from one of the following options:

The Associate of Applied Science: General Technology requires 60 credits for graduation. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Sample Schedule

First Year Fall Semester Credits
  General Elective 3
CIS 101 or
INFS 1010
Software Applications or Computer Applications 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Social and Behavioral Science Course 3
  Total Credits 15


First Year Spring Semester Credits
  General Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  Natural Science or Mathematics Course 3
  General Education Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  Total Credits 15