2023-2024 Course Catalog

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) is intended for Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) is intended for those students who plan to use the competence gained through their degree for immediate employment. The AAS degree is granted in a specific major, and typically at least one-half of the course work is in the program area, approximately one-third is in general education and liberal arts, and the balance of credits are either in the program area or general education depending on the specific major chosen. The AAS degree is not designed to transfer to a four-year college. However, the general education and liberal arts courses typically do transfer and some of the career-oriented courses also may transfer to specific majors at selected schools. Students are encouraged to consult with a Normandale counselor or academic advisor for information about transferring credits to other colleges and universities.