The Associate of Technical Study (ATS) degree allows students to combine courses from two or more different technical programs to create a degree that focuses on a special career interest. Students who have successfully completed a course of technical studies at a non-credit-bearing postsecondary institution that has an articulation agreement with the College may be able to receive up to 30 transfer credits toward an Associate of Technical Study degree in the specific program identified in the agreements.
Associate of Technical Study Degree
Cuyahoga Community College will grant an Associate of Technical Study degree to students in good standing upon completion of the following requirements.
Comprehensive Graduation Requirements
The Associate of Technical Study degree prepares students with the skills necessary to enter and compete effectively in today’s workforce. It is awarded for the successful completion of an individually planned technical education program that contains an area of concentration formed either by an intra-institutional combination of courses from two or more different technical programs or by credit (maximum of 30 semester credit hours) awarded by the College for courses completed or training received at other institutions with which the College has entered into an articulation agreement.
- Students must complete an ATS contract, which includes an outline of specific coursework to be taken to earn the ATS degree. Students must work with an academic counselor to develop the ATS contract.
- Students must satisfactorily complete at least 60 semester credits at the 1000-level or higher. No more than 3 of the 60 credits can be completed in physical education.
- Students must achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 for all courses attempted at Cuyahoga Community College (with exceptions as provided under College policies for repeating a course, Grade Forgiveness and Fresh Start).
- Students must complete a minimum of 20 of the 60 semester credits at Cuyahoga Community College after the ATS application has been approved.
- Special Topics, Independent Study/Research and Cooperative Education courses may be applied toward the general education and program requirements unless otherwise noted.
General Education Requirements
Each of the College’s degree programs require that students complete a set amount of courses in the areas of general education that include: Communication, Mathematics and Data Analysis, Natural and Physical Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students completing the general education requirements, along with the specific program and elective requirements for a degree will have achieved the College’s general education outcomes.
Communication (6 semester credits)
The communication skills of reading analytically, writing fluently, listening critically and speaking articulately are essential. Students must complete the following to meet this requirement:
- ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I1
- Three (3) semester credits selected from the following courses:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Communication Studies COMM-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 COMM-101H Honors Speech Communication 3 English ENG-1020 College Composition II 3 ENG-102H Honors College Composition II 3 ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
Mathematics and Data Analysis (3 semester credits)
The ability to integrate numerical methods for use in today’s workforce is essential. Students must complete the following to complete this requirement:
- Three (3) semester credits of Mathematics at the 1000-level or higher, selected from the following courses:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations 3 MATH-1190 Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning 3 MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics 3 MATH-1380 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II 4 MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I 3 MATH-1420 Elementary Probability and Statistics II 3 MATH-1470 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Science I 4 MATH-1480 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II 4 MATH-1490 Business Probability and Statistics I 3 MATH-1500 Business Probability and Statistics II 3 MATH-1530 College Algebra 4 MATH-153H Honors College Algebra 4 MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3 MATH-154H Honors Trigonometry 3 MATH-1580 Precalculus 5 MATH-1610 Calculus I 5 MATH-161H Honors Calculus I 5 MATH-1620 Calculus II 5 MATH-162H Honors Calculus II 5 MATH-2010 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 4 MATH-2310 Calculus III 4 MATH-231H Honors Calculus III 4 MATH-2410 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 MATH-2520 Differential Equations 3
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences/Natural and Physical Sciences (6 semester credits)
The appreciation of the achievements of the Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences provides the ability to integrate learning within a complex global perspective; to gain an awareness of and respect for different cultures; to integrate ethical decision making in dealing responsibly with personal, family, and community issues; and to understand, analyze, and describe aspects of human behavior from diverse political, social, historical, and cultural perspectives. To meet this requirement, students must complete the following:
- Select six (6) semester credits from at least 2 of the following areas, with a minimum of 3 credits in each area:
- Courses that have been used to complete the Communication requirement cannot count toward fulfilling Arts and Humanities requirement.
Arts and Humanities
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Art ART-1010 Art Appreciation 3 ART-1040 Survey of Non-Western Art 3 ART-2020 Art History Survey: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3 ART-2030 Art History Survey: Late Renaissance to Present 3 Dance DANC-1100 Dance Appreciation 3 English 2000-level Literature courses ENG-2310 American Literature I 3 ENG-2320 American Literature II 3 ENG-2350 British Literature I 3 ENG-2360 British Literature II 3 ENG-2410 Introduction to Literature: Poetry 3 ENG-2420 Introduction to Literature: Fiction 3 ENG-2430 Introduction to Literature: Drama 3 ENG-2510 African-American Literature I 3 ENG-2520 African-American Literature II 3 ENG-2601 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 ENG-2700 World Literature 3 ENG-2710 Shakespeare 3 ENG-2720 Survey of Biblical Literature 3 ENG-2730 Exploration of World Mythology 3 ENG-2770 Rhetorics of Gaming: Introduction to Video Game Analysis 3 History HIST-2031 Islam to the Modern Middle East 3 Humanities HUM-1010 Introduction to Humanities 3 HUM-1020 The Individual in Society 3 HUM-102H Honors Individual in Society 3 HUM-1030 The Individual in Cosmos 3 HUM-2020 Community Engagement Through the Humanities 3 Media and Journalism Studies MJS-1310 Film Appreciation 3 Music MUS-1010 Survey of European Classical Music 3 MUS-1020 Survey of Jazz 3 MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll 3 MUS-1040 Survey of African-American Music 3 MUS-1050 Survey of World Music 3 MUS-2520 Jazz History I 2 Philosophy PHIL-1000 Critical Thinking 3 PHIL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL-101H Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL-1020 Introduction to Logic 3 PHIL-2010 Comparative World Religion 3 PHIL-2020 Ethics 3 PHIL-202H Honors Ethics 3 PHIL-2031 Philosophy of Science 3 PHIL-2040 Philosophy of Art 3 PHIL-2050 Bioethics 3 PHIL-205H Honors Bioethics 3 PHIL-2060 Business Ethics 3 PHIL-208H Honors Social Justice 3 Religious Studies REL-1010 Introduction to Religious Studies 3 REL-2010 Religious Traditions of Western Christianity 3 REL-2060 African-American Religious Experience 3 Theatre THEA-1010 Theatre Appreciation 3 THEA-1100 Survey and Appreciation of American Musical Theatre 3 THEA-2210 History of Theatre and Drama I 3 THEA-2220 History of Theatre & Drama II 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Anthropology ANTH-1010 Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH-2010 Peoples and Cultures of the World 3 ANTH-2110 Archaeology 3 Economics ECON-1210 Survey of Economics 3 ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Geography GEOG-1000 Introduction to Geography 3 GEOG-1010 World Regional Geography 3 GEOG-1050 Africans in the Americas 3 GEOG-1510 Regional Geography of the United States and Canada 3 GEOG-2030 Environmental Geography 3 History HIST-1010 History of Civilization I 3 HIST-101H Honors History of Civilization I 3 HIST-1020 History of Civilization II 3 HIST-102H Honors History of Civilization II 3 HIST-1510 United States History to 1877 3 HIST-151H Honors United States History to 1877 3 HIST-1520 United States History Since 1877 3 HIST-152H Honors United States History since 1877 3 HIST-1630 History of Immigration in America 3 HIST-1700 History of Africa 3 HIST-2070 African American Women-History 3 HIST-2160 African American History 1877-present 3 HIST-2520 Hitler and the Holocaust 3 HIST-2660 Women in American History 3 Political Science POL-1010 American National Government 3 POL-101H Honors American National Government 3 POL-1020 State & Local Government 3 POL-2030 Comparative Politics 3 POL-2060 Political Systems of Africa 3 POL-2070 International Relations 3 POL-2100 Constitutional Law 3 POL-2120 Women and Politics 3 Psychology PSY-1010 General Psychology 3 PSY-101H Honors General Psychology 3 PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 PSY-2010 Child Growth and Development 3 PSY-2020 Life Span Development 4 PSY-2040 Social Psychology 3 PSY-2050 Psychology of Personality 3 PSY-2060 Adolescent Psychology 3 PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY-2100 Introduction to Aging 3 PSY-2110 Educational Psychology 3 Sociology SOC-1010 Introductory Sociology 3 SOC-101H Honors Introductory Sociology 3 SOC-1020 Social Institutions 3 SOC-2010 Social Problems 3 SOC-201H Honors Social Problems 3 SOC-2020 Sociology of the Family 3 SOC-2100 Aging and Society 3 SOC-2110 Death and Dying 3 SOC-2160 Introduction to Criminology 3 SOC-2310 Contemporary American Black-White Relations 3 SOC-2410 Sociology of Gender 3 SOC-2510 Urban Sociology 3 SOC-2550 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Urban Studies UST-1010 Introduction to Urban Studies 3 UST-1020 Urban Geography 3 UST-2020 Urban Cultures 3 UST-2070 Urban Politics 3 UST-2640 American Urban History 3 Women's Studies WST-1510 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 WST-2010 Women in the World 3 WST-2120 Women and Politics 3
Natural and Physical Sciences
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Natural and Physical Sciences ANTH-1210 Human Evolution 4 Biology BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA 3 BIO-104L The Cell and DNA Laboratory 1 BIO-1050 Human Biology 3 BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory 1 BIO-1060 Environment, Ecology, and Evolution 3 BIO-106L Environment, Ecology, & Evolution Laboratory 1 BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry 3 BIO-1221 Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging 4 BIO-1230 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 4 BIO-1410 Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals I 4 BIO-1420 Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals II 3 BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I 4 BIO-150H Honors Principles of Biology I 4 BIO-1510 Principles of Biology II 4 BIO-151H Honors Principles of Biology II 4 BIO-2020 Tropical Biology 4 BIO-2060 Principles of Genetics 3 BIO-2070 Techniques in Molecular Genetics 3 BIO-2100 Biology of Aging 3 BIO-2150 Environmental Science 3 BIO-2200 Radiobiology 2 BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO-2500 Microbiology 4 BIO-2600 Pathophysiology 3 Chemistry CHEM-1000 Everyday Chemistry 3 CHEM-100L Everyday Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 4 CHEM-101H Honors Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 4 CHEM-1020 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4 CHEM-102H Honors Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4 CHEM-1300 General Chemistry I 4 CHEM-1081 Medicinal Plants Chemistry 3 CHEM-130H Honors General Chemistry I 5 CHEM-130L General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 CHEM-1310 General Chemistry II 4 CHEM-131H Honors General Chemistry II 5 CHEM-131L General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 CHEM-2000 Analytical Chemistry 5 CHEM-2300 Organic Chemistry I 5 CHEM-2310 Organic Chemistry II 5 Earth Science ESCI-1030 Earth 3 ESCI-103L Earth Laboratory 1 ESCI-1040 Weather Studies 3 ESCI-1050 Introduction to Ocean Studies 3 ESCI-1310 Physical Geography 3 ESCI-131L Lab in Physical Geography 1 ESCI-1410 Physical Geology 3 ESCI-141H Honors Physical Geology 3 ESCI-141L Lab in Physical Geology 1 ESCI-1510 Historical Geology 3 ESCI-151L Lab in Historical Geology 1 ESCI-1610 Geology of the National Parks 3 ESCI-161L Lab in Geology of the National Parks 1 Physics PHYS-1010 Astronomy 3 PHYS-101L Astronomy Laboratory 1 PHYS-1050 Everyday Physics 2 PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4 PHYS-1220 College Physics II 4 PHYS-1300 Physics of Optical Materials 4 PHYS-2250 Radiographic Physics and Quality Control 4 PHYS-2310 General Physics I 5 PHYS-2320 General Physics II 5 The following courses from non-science subject areas can be counted toward this requirement for the Associate of Applied Business degree: DIET-1200 Basic Nutrition 3 EMT-1401 Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics 4 MT-1242 Somatic Studies I 3 MT-1272 Somatic Studies II 3 MT-1280 Somatic Studies III 2
Elective Graduation Requirements (15 semester credits)
The remaining 15 semester credits to complete the required minimum total of 60 semester credits may be chosen from 1000-level courses and above, exclusive of developmental coursework and physical education. Courses taken to meet general education requirements in Communication, Mathematics and Data Analysis, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Natural and Physical Sciences cannot count towards fulfilling elective graduation requirements. Selection of elective semester credit hours of coursework shall be related to the occupational objective of the student of the basic components to further develop technical competencies.
The program leading to an Associate of Technical Study degree must have an area of concentration that is equivalent to 30 semester credits in technical studies and clearly identifiable with a career objective. Approximately one half of each Associate of Technical Study program is devoted to non-technical studies.
Cross-listed courses are identical courses offered in two or more subject areas. They differ only in subject area code and course number. Credit may be earned once for cross-listed courses.