Academics :: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Technical Studies

Associate of Applied Science

The Technical Studies curriculum is designed to meet the rapidly changing workforce training needs of business and industry. Focused on meeting short-term educational needs, the degree can also be used as a general studies degree to enhance the education and training of current employees or ensure basic technical and general work-based skills for new employees. The curriculum allows employers to develop a specific plan of study negotiated with, and approved by, appropriate College faculty and administrators. The basic structure of the curriculum includes four components (general education, a technical core, occupational-technical content area(s), and work-based learning.)

Customized plans of study may be designed and developed to meet specific company or industry needs, in accordance with the structure described below.

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Contact Information

Program Head

Daniel C. Horine
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing
dhorine@virginiawestern.edu
540-857-6110 | Webber 109

A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1998
B.S. - Old Dominion University, 1999

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

540-857-7272
Webber 305

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