2018-2019 Catalog

Associate in Applied Science Degrees


AAS Degree, Diploma, and Certificate programs are designed to meet the increasing demands for technicians and semi-professional and skilled workers for employment in industry, business, and the health professions primarily in the region served by Western Piedmont Community College. These credentials are awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements as outlined on the following pages. 

Each of these degrees, diplomas, and certificates is designed to prepare students for entrance into a specific occupation following graduation. Some courses offered within the programs may be transferable to other post-secondary institutions. Please contact the receiving institution for individual course transferability. 

In addition to the full AAS degree programs as approved by the NC Community College System, Western Piedmont Community College offers shorter-term diploma or certificate options within many of its AAS degree programs. These programs are designed to train students for entry into a skilled occupation and focus on specific job skills. The specific course and hour requirements for these local diploma and certificate options are indicated on the following pages alongside the AAS degree programs from which they are derived.

(Amended 10/5/18)