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Associate in Applied Sciences Degree

The Associate in Applied Sciences degree is designed for students who complete an approved course of studies in professional, occupational, or technical areas. Refer to the career training program list for TCC programs leading to Applied Sciences degrees.The AAS degree is a terminal (non-transfer) degree designed for students in TCC’s career training programs. In some cases articulation agreements with specific universities may enable transfer. Program chairs can provide information regarding available transfer opportunities for their specific programs.

Degree Requirements (General)

  • A cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.00 in course work completed at Tacoma Community College.
  • At least 30 of the last 45 applicable credits must be earned at Tacoma Community College.
  • Ninety (90) quarter hours in courses numbered 100 or above, including program and related instruction requirements.

TCC faculty, along with a program advisory committee composed of business and community members determine the curriculum for each career training program. Requirements for each program include major program requirements, related instruction requirements, and elective courses. See individual programs for specific degree requirements.