Nov 17, 2019  
2010-2011 Student Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individual Studies, AAS


Degree/Certificate

Associate in Applied Science

HEGIS Code

5699

SUNY Code

0688

Major Code

INDS

The Career

Opportunities in many specialized occupations are enhanced by the completion of an associate’s degree.

The NCCC Approach

The Individual Studies degree requirements allow students considerable latitude in the selection of elective courses, which will both enhance their cultural outlook and further their career goals.

Admission

Students admitted in September and January. Not available for freshmen students.

The Individual Studies program is offered as a full-time day program or part-time evening program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than four semesters to complete the part-time evening program or two semesters to complete the full-time day program if a student begins in a spring semester.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To advance the education of career-oriented students by applying credit from an earned certificate toward the Associate in Applied Science degree as part of an individually designed occupational program of study.
  • To allow students the opportunity to explore personal, academic and/or occupational interests through liberal arts and free electives.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student will :

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills from certificate program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and write efficiently.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of one or more of the following areas: humanities, fine arts, social sciences, mathematics or science and health/physical education.

Minimum Degree Requirements (INDS)


  1. A total of a least 62 credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundation courses do not count toward the degree.
  2. Health/Physical Education: A minimum of 2 credit hours.
  3. A minimum of 20 credit hours (including those from the certificate program) must be from the Humanities, Arts & Media, Social Sciences, Mathematics or Sciences.
  4. Humanities: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:
    1.   *
    2.  
  5. Certificate Programs: Successful completion of a specific specialized certificate program. At this time, credits from the following NCCC specialized certificate programs transfer into Individual Studies:

Accounting 
Audio Recording and Production 
Baking and Pastry Arts 
Business Management 
Casino Operations 
Chemical Dependency Counseling 
Computer Aided Drafting 
Digital Media 
Disability Studies 
Early Childhood Studies 
Emergency Management 
Event Planning 
Food Service 
Horticulture 
Hospitality Operations 
Local Area Networks 
Music 
Office Assistant 
Phlebotomist 
Practical Nursing 
Teaching Assistant 
Tourism Management 
Wine and Beverage Management 

Note:


* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities


All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship  area of this catalog for specific information and criteria.