Applied Science and Technology

The Applied Science and Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to give students the technical skills high-tech employers in our area need, right now.

Students in the program will learn the foundational STEM and problem-solving skills that make them an in-demand, immediately employable technician with knowledge in science, technology, and math.

This program is ideal for veterans, workers eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, adult students, employees looking to upgrade skills, and past or present manufacturing employees.

Careers on Career Coach

The Applied Science and Technology program was designed with flexibility in mind to ensure that students are able to take coursework that will best support their search for a career path in an ever-changing field of varied science and technology opportunities. Likewise, the college has regular conversation with area employers to make sure that we sustain and develop course offerings that meet in-demand skills in the local area, throughout New York State, and beyond.

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Program Chair

Sophia Georgiakaki

Sophia Georgiakaki

Professor, Mathematics

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Transfer Options

With careful planning with an academic advisor, graduates can continue their education at a four-year college or university. Possible transfer institutions include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Polytechnic
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University

Degree Requirements

A.A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 60 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
BIOT101, Introduction to Biotechnology, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a three-credit Liberal Arts Elective, selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 2
DRAF107, Engineering Graphics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
DRAF117, Architectural Drafting I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
Select from: CAPS 111, 121, 123, 131, 133, 141, 152, 153, 154, or WD 157.
CAPS111, Introduction to Word Processing, 1 cr.
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
CAPS123, Advanced Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr.
CAPS133, Advanced Databases, 1 cr.
CAPS141, Presentation Software, 1 cr.
CAPS152, Web Page Design, 1 cr.
CAPS153, Advanced Web Page Design, 1 cr.
CAPS154, JavaScript, 1 cr.
WD157, Web & Mobile Design, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Must be MATH 122 or higher.
MATH122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 14
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
Select from: CAPS 111, 121, 123, 131, 133, 141, 152, 153, 154, or WD 157.
CAPS111, Introduction to Word Processing, 1 cr.
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
CAPS123, Advanced Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr.
CAPS133, Advanced Databases, 1 cr.
CAPS141, Presentation Software, 1 cr.
CAPS152, Web Page Design, 1 cr.
CAPS153, Advanced Web Page Design, 1 cr.
CAPS154, JavaScript, 1 cr.
WD157, Web & Mobile Design, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
Select from: CAPS 111, 121, 123, 131, 133, 141, 152, 153, 154, or WD 157.
CAPS111, Introduction to Word Processing, 1 cr.
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
CAPS123, Advanced Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr.
CAPS133, Advanced Databases, 1 cr.
CAPS141, Presentation Software, 1 cr.
CAPS152, Web Page Design, 1 cr.
CAPS153, Advanced Web Page Design, 1 cr.
CAPS154, JavaScript, 1 cr.
WD157, Web & Mobile Design, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives

Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
ENGL103, Report Writing, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: ART 101, ART 102, ENGL 102, ENGL 200, ENGL 233, ENGL/SOCE 258, ENVS 105, MUSI 101, PHIL 101, PHIL 201, and all Foreign Language Electives. A Foreign Language Elective is recommended.
ARAB@
ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
CHIN@
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL233, Film Analysis, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENVS105, Environmental Ethics, 3 cr.
FREN@
GERM@
ITAL@
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
PHIL101, Introduction to Philosophy, 3 cr.
PHIL201, Contemporary Moral Issues, 3 cr.
RUSN@
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
SPAN@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select from: BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CONT, CSCI, ELEC, ENSC, ENVS (except ENVS 105, 107, 108), MATH (must be 138 or higher), or PHSC.
BIOL@
CHEM@
CIS@
CONT@
CSCI@
ELEC@
ENSC@
ENVS@
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH208, Linear Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
PHSC@
Use Schedule Search for electives


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.