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New Applied Science and Technology Degree Approved by Trustees

May 14, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees has approved an Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.) degree program. It has been sent to SUNY and the New York State Education department for final approval. The plan is to begin enrolling students for the fall 2015 semester.

Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.)

The Applied Science and Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to give students the technical skills high-tech employers in our area need, right now.

Students in the program will learn the foundational STEM and problem-solving skills that make them an in-demand, immediately employable technician with knowledge in science, technology, and math.

This program is ideal for veterans, workers eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, adult students, employees looking to upgrade skills, and past or present manufacturing employees.

Career Opportunities

Companies are looking for the STEM skills this program provides.

"We hear a lot about STEM fields and the importance of students pursuing STEM education, and there’s a good reason: That skillset – math, applied technology, problem-solving – is essential for personal and business success in today's environment. It's no longer about learning one skill and settling in for a career. It’s about learning how to learn and how to solve problems to bring value to our customers." – Christine Hannon, Director of Quality Assurance, Marietta Cortland

"The ability to adapt and learn new skills is essential in business today. Potential employees who have a strong background in mathematics and applied technology have the potential to learn, which means they can adapt and adjust when companies adapt and adjust." – Julia Mattick, Director, Tompkins County Workforce Investment Board