Associate of Applied Science

Applied Technology (1+1)

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Have you completed a technical program at Cass Career Center, Excelsior Springs Area Career Center, Grand River Technical School, Hillyard Technical Center, Kirksville Area Technical Center, Linn County Area Career and Technical Center, Macon Area Career and Technical Center, Moberly Area Technical Center, North Central Career Center, or Northwest Technical School?

North Central Missouri College in Trenton has a great opportunity just for you.

We have a degree that will let you use your Certificate of Completion as 30 college credit hours* toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Applied Technology degree from NCMC. NCMC will offer the remaining credit hours of technical and general education on the main NCMC campus, in Chillicothe, and through NCMC’s online or ITV courses. You can save both money and time while obtaining a degree.

Current Agreements are:

Cass Career Center

  • automotive technology
  • construction technology
  • information systems technology
  • welding technology

Excelsior Springs Area Career Center

  • automotive technology
  • electrical trades
  • HVAC
  • construction technology

Grand River Technical School

  • auto service technology
  • building trades technology
  • collision repair technology
  • computer/network technology
  • diesel service technology
  • EMT-Paramedic/health or management track
  • industrial maintenance technology
  • welding technology

Hillyard Technical Center

  • auto collision repair
  • automotive technology
  • computer aided drafting
  • construction technology
  • computer services technology
  • electronic technology
  • precision machining
  • refrigeration
  • heating & air conditioning
  • welding technology

Kirksville Area Technical Center

  • automotive technology
  • automotive body technology
  • construction technology
  • graphic arts

Linn County Area Career and Technical Center

  • auto service technology
  • building trades
  • industrial welding technology

Macon Area Career and Technical Center

  • automotive technology
  • building trades technology
  • welding technology

Moberly Area Technical Center

  • automotive technology
  • building technology
  • collision repair technology
  • computer aided design drafting
  • computer information systems
  • electronics technology
  • machine tool technology
  • welding technology

North Central Career Center

  • automotive technology
  • automotive body technology
  • construction technology
  • welding technology

Northwest Technical School

  • auto service technology
  • collision repair technology
  • construction technology
  • industrial welding technology

* Enroll and begin coursework within 15 months of date on Completion Certificate. Complete remaining 31 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA. The 30 credit hour block is not entered on the NCMC transcript until completion of all AAS degree requirements.

To learn more about this degree, contact an academic advisor at

North Central Missouri College
(660)359-3948

Associate of Applied Science: Applied Technology (AAS/AT)

The student must complete 31 credit hours at NCMC, including 15 credits hours of General Education courses, Employment Strategies (1 credit hour)***, and 15 credit hours of approved career electives.

Required General Education Core:

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
EN101 English I 3
BT160 Microcomputer App I 3
HI103 Or American History to 1877 3
PL216 National Government 3
SP175 Speech 3
BT, MT Math Requirement** 3
BT240 Employment Strategies Or 1
CS102 Ag & NR*** 1

** Math requirement varies with program of study. See advisor.
*** CS102 College Seminar – Ag & Natural Resources may be substituted for Applied Tech students with an emphasis in Agriculture.

Example of Career/Technical Electives:

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
BA150 Principles of Management 3
BA154 Principles of Marketing 3
BA269 Entrepreneurship 3
IT275 Networking Concepts 3
MF120 Intro to Electricity & Electronics 3
MF150 Principles of Safety 3
MF155 Maintencance Awareness 3
MF220 AutoCad I 3
MF227 Intro to 3D Printing 3
MF235 Industrial Robotics (Ch) 3
MF271 Internship 3

Ch = Chillicothe outreach at Grand River Technical School

Important NoteElective courses may be substituted from the following areas with advisor approval: Accounting (AC), Agriculture (AG), Applied Technology (AT), Business Administration (BA), Business Technology (BT), Construction Technology (CT), Industrial Energy (IE), Information Technology (IT), and Manufacturing Technology (MF).

Small Business Ownership

If a student is interested in business, management, or owning a business, the following electives might be beneficial:

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
AC136 Accounting I 3
BA150 Principles of Management 3
BA154 Principles of Marketing 3
BA221 Business Law 3
BA269 Entrepreneurship 3

Agriculture (example)

For students interested in agriculture, the following courses are examples that could be taken as electives in the Applied Tech program:

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
AG117 Agricultural Math 3
AG103 Soils & Fertilizers 3
AG104 Soils & Fertilizers Lab 1
AG105 Plant Science 3
AG106 Plant Science Lab 1
AG107 Animal Science 3
AG108 Animal Science Lab 1
AG130 Farm & Environmental Safety 2
AG132 Agriculture Mechanics 4

AAS/Applied Tech and Certificates

With a little extra effort and time and if you have completed an articulated certificate program from a career technical school, a student can earn a college certificate and an Associate’s degree by completing the general education requirements and all the courses listed below:

Crop Production Certificate – 17 hours

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
CS102 Freshman Seminar – AGNR 1
AG103 Soils & Fertilizers 3
AG104 Soils & Fertilizers Lab 1
AG105 Plant Science 3
AG106 Plant Science Lab 1
AG114 Crop Science 3
AG130 Farm & Environmental Safety 2
AG270 Farm Mgmt & Records Analysis 3

Manufacturing Skills Certificate – 16 hours

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
MF150 Principles of Safety 3
MF155 Maintenance Awareness 3
MF160 Principles of Quality 3
MF165 Principles of Mfg. Processes 3
MF104 Applied Technical Math 3
BT240 Employment Strategies 1

The student should visit with an advisor to follow correct course sequence in the certificate programs.

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