Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science degree is generally pursued by those students who plan to enter the workforce following graduation from NMC. A career specialty emphasis is the dominant characteristic of the Applied Science Degree. Although some students pursuing the AAS degree may transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree, many AAS courses are not granted transfer equivalency credit at Michigan universities. Students considering the AAS degree who may wish to transfer should see an advisor.

Course Title Credits
ENG 111English Composition4
Select one of the following: 13-4
Professional Communications
English Composition
Technical Writing
Group 1 Humanities course. 13
Group 1 Science lecture/lab course. 13-4
Social Science
Group 1 Social Science course. 13
Major Area Requirements
44 or more earned occupational specialty semester credits. 144
Math Competency Required 2
Total Credits60-62

Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 60

Group 1 and 2 Courses

Other Requirements

  • Complete at least 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 of the 60 credits through NMC classes.


  • A maximum of two physical education credits, two professional development seminar credits, and four Academic Service Learning Internship credits may be used toward a degree.
  • Courses with numbers below 100 level do not count toward graduation, but the grades do count toward your cumulative GPA. They may be prerequisites for other courses needed to complete degree or certificate requirements and may add to the total number of credits taken. Review course prerequisites carefully.
  • To count toward graduation, a course must be completed with a grade of 1.0 or higher, unless otherwise stated.