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Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies - Basic Electronics Technician Track

Associate of Applied Science
Laurel Ridge Community College

The Technical Studies, AAS is a two-year degree that prepares students for entry-level jobs in technical fields including electricity, HVAC, mechanical maintenance, and drafting. Students must complete at least one career studies certificate as part of the credits. Additional courses should be taken to create a coherent plan of study. This is the pre-approved Basic Electronics Technician Track.


Program Credit Requirements
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The table below provides the requirements to complete this program. If you have an account and have created a Portfolio, the table includes the "Applied Credits" column. This column shows how the credits you earned based on the experiences you entered may be applied to satisfy these requirements.

Please note that some courses may count towards more than one requirement such as meeting a general education requirement and a major specific requirement. The course will be listed under the first matching requirement. Please contact the institution with questions.

The program map provided below is an estimate based on courses identified as a result of reviewing your portfolio and the requirements for the selected program.

A formal determination of credits awarded for your prior learning and their applicability to the degree requirements can only be made by the institution. The formal determination and resulting map may reflect higher or lower number of credits to be completed to achieve this program.
Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies - Basic Electronics Technician Track
60
Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies - Basic Electronics Technician Track
60
Course Grad Req 718-70 (2022-23 Catalog)
60
Student Development Requirement
1
Student Development Requirement
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
General Education Requirements - Technical Studies
15
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
Students must select at least one course from each of the General Education areas below. One additional course is required from any of the four General Education areas to total 15 credits.
Communication Requirement
3
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
ENG 115 and CST 110 recommended
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature Elective
3
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
PHI 220 recommended
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Category:
Social/Behavioral Science Requirement
3
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
SOC 200 recommended
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Math/Natural Science Requirement
3
Requirement Notes
Requirement Notes:
MTH 131 recommended
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Required Basic Electronics Technician Courses
18
ELE 233
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ETR 113
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ETR 114
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ETR 143
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ETR 144
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
SAF 126
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Technical Electives
26
Technical Electives
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Residency
60
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 45 credits may be applied to this program.
GPA
60
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? The Technical Studies - Trades, AAS is a two-year degree that prepares students for entry-level jobs in technical fields including electricity, HVAC, mechanical maintenance, electronics and sUAS (Drone) Technology . Students must complete at least one career studies certificate as part of the credits. Additional courses should be taken to create a coherent plan of study. Pre-approved tracks for many of the skilled trades areas are presented in the Laurel Ridge catalog.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students must meet Laurel Ridge admission requirements. The minimum requirements for the Technical Studies degree is 60 credits and includes 15 General Education Credits, 1-2 credits in Student Development, and 44-52 credits in Content Skills and Knowledge. The Content Skills and Knowledge must include one or two career studies certificates with additional coursework, which may include experiential, internship, independent study, and/or apprenticeship credit.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Laurel Ridge Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? This program is G3 eligible. IN-DEMAND credentials and education programs that are eligible for more funding than ever before through the G3 Scholarship.
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students transferring to Laurel Ridge with an Associate Degree or higher already completed will be able to transfer in applicable credits to their degree and will have SDV 100 waived.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning https://laurelridge.edu/credit-for-prior-learning/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Laurel Ridge Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market. We offer many courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. Our student life team offers many ways for students to get involved including clubs, activities, and volunteer opportunities.
Transfer Student Catalog Year The catalog year in effect at the time a student was formally admitted into their curriculum at Laurel Ridge.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog placement is tied to semester start selected in the application.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://laurelridge.edu/transfer/
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
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Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Industrial Technology (Quality Assurance)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
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Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Technical StudiesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Motorsports TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in WeldingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeTechnical Studies Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeTechnical StudiesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
17-3026.00Industrial Engineering Technologists and TechniciansApply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-3026.01Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and TechniciansImplement production processes and operate commercial-scale production equipment to produce, test, or modify materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition. Operate advanced microscopy equipment to manipulate nanoscale objects. Work under the supervision of nanoengineering staff.Architecture and Engineering Occupations