Academic Catalog

Clover Park Technical College Degrees

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management (BAS-OPM) degree is awarded for completion of at least 90 credits of appropriate 300- and 400-level coursework. An applied associate degree (AAS or equivalent) with the required distribution of academic core coursework in written communication, quantitative reasoning, social science, and humanities is a prerequisite for program admission. Other program admission requirements can be found online.

The Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete the competencies and requirements in programs approved by the college’s Curriculum Committee and by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. AAT degree options are available in programs 90 credits or more in length, containing a core of 15 college-level academic credits. College-level academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences required for AAT degrees are designed to prepare students for work. While they meet program graduation requirements, they are not likely to transfer to other colleges or universities.

The Associate in Applied Science - T (AAS-T) degree is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete the competencies and requirements in programs approved by the college’s Curriculum Committee and by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. AAS-T degrees are workforce degrees with a core of General Education courses commonly accepted in transfer. The General Education component of the AAS-T degree is composed of not less than 20 credits of courses, including a minimum of 5 credits in communication; 5 credits in quantitative reasoning; and 10 credits in social science, humanities, or science. It is assumed that many AAS-T degrees will have significantly more than the minimum 20 credits of General Education courses.

The Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) and the Associate of Applied Technology (DTA/MRP) are degrees awarded by Clover Park Technical College to students who have completed specified curriculum with the intent of transferring to one of Washington’s four-year institutions. Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/ MRP) degrees prepare students with general education requirements necessary to pursue further study. They do not alter the admission criteria established by the baccalaureate institution, nor do they guarantee admission to the institution. Students should contact an advisor at the potential transfer institution regarding their interests and specific course choices. Degree options are indicated on individual program descriptions in this catalog.