2012-2013 Student Catalog 
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2012-2013 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individual Studies, AAS

Program Requirements

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.


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.

Program Requirements (INDS)

  1. A total of a least 62 credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations 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 Arts & Media, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics or Sciences.
  4. Humanities: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:
  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:

Audio Recording and Production 
Baking and Pastry Arts 
Business Management 
Casino Operations 
Chemical Dependency Counseling 
Computer Aided Drafting 
Culinary Skills 
Digital Media 
Disability Studies 
Early Childhood Studies 
Emergency Management 
Event Planning 
Hospitality Operations 
Local Area Networks 
Office Assistant 
Personal Training 
Practical Nursing 
Teaching Assistant 
Tourism Management 
Wine and Beverage Management 


* 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 or contact the NCCC Scholarship Office located in the Administration complex, Room A-114, (716) 614-6205, for specific information and criteria.