Associate of Applied Science General Education Requirements

and Additional College Requirements

General Education 

Please Note: Not all courses listed on the AAS general education list may be used to satisfy general education requirements for Bachelor’s degrees as many are nontransferable. Please refer to the General Education listing for transferable Associates and Bachelor's degrees

Communications

3 Units Required

BUS 107Business Speech Communications3
BUS 111Workplace Communications1-3
COM 113Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
COM 215Introduction to Group Communication3
COM 285Communication Disabilities and Film 13
ENG 101Composition I3
or ENG 100 Composition Enhanced
or ENG 113 Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
ENG 102Composition II3
or ENG 114 Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
ENG 205Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry3
ENG 220Writing Poetry3
ENG 221Writing Fiction3
ENG 224Introduction to Screenwriting3
EPY 101Educational, Career, and Personal Development3
READ 135College Reading Strategies3
ENG 107Technical Communications I3
ENG 108Technical Communications II3

 English

3 Units Required

BUS 106Business English3
BUS 108Business Letters and Reports3
ENG 101Composition I3
or ENG 100 Composition Enhanced
or ENG 113 Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
ENG 102Composition II3
or ENG 114 Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
ENG 107Technical Communications I3
ENG 108Technical Communications II3
ENG 181Vocabulary and Meaning3

Human Relations

3 Units Required

Content may be embedded in required program courses
CE 201Workplace Readiness3
EPY 101Educational, Career, and Personal Development3
MGT 171Supervision and Human Relations3
MGT 201Principles of Management3
MGT 212Leadership and Human Relations3
MGT 235Organizational Behavior3
PSY 102Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment3

 Fine Arts, Humanities, or Social Science

3 Units Required

Select a course in one of the three areas below:
Fine Arts
ART 100Visual Foundations3
ART 101Drawing I3
ART 124Introduction to Printmaking3
ART 141Introduction to Digital Photography3
ART 160Art Appreciation3
ART 211Ceramics I3
ART 212Ceramics II3
ART 260Survey of Art History I3
ART 261Survey of Art History II3
ART 263Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art 13
ART 265Introduction to Contemporary Art 13
ART 270Women in Art 13
DAN 101Dance Appreciation 13
DAN 138Modern Dance, Beginning1
DAN 139Modern Dance, Beginning/Intermediate1
ENG 202Film Analysis and Interpretation3
ENG 205Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry3
ENG 220Writing Poetry3
ENG 221Writing Fiction3
ENG 222Intermediate Fiction: Novel Writing3
ENG 224Introduction to Screenwriting3
ENG 250Introduction to Children's Literature3
ENG 275Contemporary Literature3
ENG 281Introduction to Language3
ENG 282Introduction to Language and Literary Expression3
ENG 298Writing About Literature3
HUM 101Introduction to Humanities I3
HUM 102Introduction to Humanities II3
HUM 105/THTR 180The Art of Film3
HUM 106Introduction to the American Motion Picture3
MUS 101Music Fundamentals3
MUS 121Music Appreciation3
MUS 122Survey of Jazz3
MUS 125History of Rock Music3
SOTA 101Introduction to the Arts3
THTR 100Introduction to Theatre3
THTR 105Introduction to Acting I3
THTR 180/HUM 105Cinema as Art and Communication3
THTR 205Introduction to Acting II3
THTR 206Theatre Workshop: Acting III3
THTR 210Theatre: a Cultural Context 13
THTR 240Acting for the Camera3
THTR 258Theatre Experience and Travel1-2
Humanities
AAD 201History of the Built Environment 13
AM 145American Sign Language I3-4
AM 146American Sign Language II4
AM 147American Sign Language III3
AM 148American Sign Language IV3
AUTO 200History of the Automobile3
CH 201Ancient and Medieval Cultures3
CH 202The Modern World3
CH 203American Experiences and Constitutional Change 23
ECON 105History and Comparison of Economic Systems 13
ENG 205Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry3
ENG 220Writing Poetry3
ENG 221Writing Fiction3
ENG 222Intermediate Fiction: Novel Writing3
ENG 231World Literature I 13
ENG 232World Literature II 13
ENG 250Introduction to Children's Literature3
ENG 267Introduction to Women and Literature 13
ENG 275Contemporary Literature3
ENG 281Introduction to Language3
ENG 282Introduction to Language and Literary Expression3
ENG 298Writing About Literature3
FREN 111First Year French I4
FREN 112First Year French II4
FREN 211Second Year French I3
FREN 212Second Year French II3
HIST 105European Civilization to 16483
HIST 106European Civilization since 16483
HIST 208World History I 13
HIST 209World History II 13
HIST 227Introduction to Latin American History & Culture I 13
HUM 101Introduction to Humanities I3
HUM 102Introduction to Humanities II3
HUM 105/THTR 180The Art of Film3
HUM 106Introduction to the American Motion Picture3
HUM 211Survey of Chinese Culture 13
MUS 121Music Appreciation3
MUS 122Survey of Jazz3
MUS 125History of Rock Music3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 135Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 210World Religions 13
PHIL 211Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 213Introduction to Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 245Contemporary Moral Issues 13
SPAN 111First Year Spanish I4
SPAN 112First Year Spanish II4
SPAN 211Second Year Spanish I3
SPAN 212Second Year Spanish II3
THTR 100Introduction to Theatre3
THTR 180Cinema as Art and Communication3
or HUM 105 The Art of Film
THTR 209Theatre Practicum1-6
THTR 210Theatre: a Cultural Context 13
THTR 232Children's Theatre3
Social Science
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 201Peoples and Cultures of the World 13
ANTH 202Archaeology3
ANTH/SOC 205Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies 13
ANTH 208Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity 13
CH 201Ancient and Medieval Cultures3
CH 202The Modern World3
CH 203American Experiences and Constitutional Change 23
COM 113Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 105History and Comparison of Economic Systems 13
EDU 201Introduction to Elementary Education3
EDU 202Introduction to Secondary Education3
EDU 203Introduction to Special Education 13
GEOG 106Introduction to Cultural Geography3
GEOG 200World Regional Geography 13
HDFS 201Lifespan Human Development3
HDFS 202Introduction to Families3
HIST 101US History to 1877 23
HIST 102U. S. History since 1877 23
HIST 105European Civilization to 16483
HIST 106European Civilization since 16483
HIST 111Survey of U.S. Constitutional History 23
HIST 208World History I 13
HIST 209World History II 13
HIST 215History of Sexuality in the United States 13
HIST 217Nevada History 23
JOUR 101Critical Analysis of Mass Media3
MGT 201Principles of Management3
MGT 212Leadership and Human Relations3
PSC 101Introduction to American Politics 23
PSC 211Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 231Introduction to International Relations3
PSY 101General Psychology3
PSY 102Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment3
SOC 101Principles of Sociology3
SOC/ANTH 205Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies 13
WMST 101Introduction to Women's Studies 13
WMST 250Introduction to Feminist Theory 13
WMST 255The American Women's Movement 13

Mathematics

3 Units Required

Content may be embedded in required program courses
BUS 117Business Calculations and Methods3
COT 110Business Machines1-3
CUL 245The Business Chef3
ECON 261Principles of Statistics I3
ECON 262Principles of Statistics II3
MATH 100Math for Allied Health and Public Safety Programs3
MATH 105Applied Topics in Math3
MATH 108Math for Technicians3
MATH 119Fundamentals of College Mathematics II (Successful completion of MATH 19 & MATH 119 is equivalent to MATH 120 and fulfills MATH requirement for Associate of Applied Science.)3
MATH 120Fundamentals of College Mathematics3
MATH 124College Algebra3
MATH 126Pre-Calculus I3
MATH 127Pre-Calculus II3
MATH 176Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences3
MATH 181Calculus I4
PSY/SOC 210Introduction to Statistical Methods3
STAT 152Introduction to Statistics3

Science

3 Units Required

Content may be embedded in required program courses
ANTH 102Introduction to Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 110LPhysical Anthropology Laboratory1
AST 104Introductory Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies3
BIOL 100General Biology for Non-Majors3
BIOL 106Introduction to Evolution and Adaptation3
BIOL 112Introduction to Animal Behavior3
BIOL 113Life in the Ocean3
BIOL 137Introduction to Entomology3
BIOL 190AIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 190LIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 191AIntroduction to Organismal Biology3
BIOL 191LIntro to Organismal Biology Lab1
BIOL 251General Microbiology4
CHEM 100Molecules and Life in the Modern World3
CHEM 121General Chemistry I4
CHEM 122General Chemistry II4
ENV 101Introduction to Environmental Science3
GEOG 103Physical Geography of Earth's Environment3
GEOL 100Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters3
GEOL 101Geology: Exploring Planet Earth4
GEOL 102Earth and Life Through Time4
GEOL 206Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources3
MASG 205Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals3
or PTR 210 Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals
MTT 150Metallurgy I3-4
NUTR 121Human Nutrition3
NUTR 223Principles of Nutrition3
PHYS 100Introductory Physics3
PHYS 151General Physics I4
PHYS 152General Physics II4
PHYS 180Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHYS 180LPhysics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I1
PHYS 181Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3
PHYS 181LPhysics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II1
PTR 210Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals3
or MASG 205 Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals
1

Course also satisfies Diversity.

2

Course also satisfies U.S. and/or Nevada Constitutions.

Additional College Requirements  

Associate of Applied Science Additional College Requirements(6)
General Education Units18
Diversity3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree, Emphasis, and Elective units.36
Total Units60

Diversity

3 Units Required 

AAD 201History of the Built Environment3
ANTH 201Peoples and Cultures of the World3
ANTH/SOC 205Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies3
ANTH 208Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity3
ART 263Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art3
ART 265Introduction to Contemporary Art3
ART 270Women in Art3
COM 285Communication Disabilities and Film3
DAN 101Dance Appreciation3
ECON 105History and Comparison of Economic Systems3
EDU 203Introduction to Special Education3
ENG 231World Literature I3
ENG 232World Literature II3
ENG 267Introduction to Women and Literature3
GEOG 200World Regional Geography3
HDFS 232Diversity in Children3
HIST 208World History I3
HIST 209World History II3
HIST 215History of Sexuality in the United States3
HIST 227Introduction to Latin American History & Culture I3
HIST 228Intro to Latin American History and Culture II3
HIST 289Introduction to the History of the Middle East3
HIST 291Intro to Women's History and Literature in the US3
HUM 211Survey of Chinese Culture3
LGM 202International Logistics Management3
NRES 211Conservation, Humans and Biodiversity3
NURS 212Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care3
NUTR 253Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care3
PHIL 210World Religions3
PHIL 245Contemporary Moral Issues3
PSY/SOC 276Aging in Modern American Society3
SOC/ANTH 205Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies3
SOC/PSY 276Aging in Modern American Society3
SPAN 221Iberia and Its Cultures3
SPAN 222Hispanic-America and Its Culture3
SPAN 225A Cultural Perspective: Spain...New Mexico3
THTR 210Theatre: a Cultural Context3
WMST 101Introduction to Women's Studies3
WMST 250Introduction to Feminist Theory3
WMST 255The American Women's Movement3

U.S. and Nevada Constitutions

3 to 6 Units Required  

CH 203American Experiences and Constitutional Change3
HIST 111Survey of U.S. Constitutional History3
PSC 101Introduction to American Politics3
HIST 101
HIST 102
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
6
HIST 101
HIST 217
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
6
HIST 101
PSC 100
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
4
HIST 101
PSC 208
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
6

Certificate of Achievement

The certificate of achievement is a stackable credential within the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Communications3
Human Relations3
Content may be embedded in required program courses
Mathematics3
Content may be embedded in required program courses
Certificate Requirements21
Total Units30