The State Council for Higher Education in
has approved an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies for the
Virginia Community College System to respond to the training and employment needs of local and regional
industries. The program can be used as a general (or individualized) studies degree to enhance the
education and training
of current employees or to ensure basic technical and general work-based skills for new
employees. The basic structure of the curriculum includes four components – general education, a
technical core, occupational-technical content area(s), and work-based learning.
Each Virginia Community College determines
the specific majors for their respective areas and reports these to the VCCS Chancellor. The
Studies majors at Danville Community College include the following:
These programs are designed for employees of
existing and new industries. The length of time required to complete the program varies.
Students must meet the general admission
requirements of the College. All students who are not proficient in communication and
computation skills will be required to correct deficiencies through developmental courses.