This program is designed to meet the specific educational needs of students, businesses, and industry. The Technical Studies Associate of Applied Science degree is a customized program drawing from existing course offerings that must contain at least 45 technical credits. The degree will allow students to combine skills and knowledge from different disciplines, enabling the graduate to meet a specific job opportunity. Students will develop an approved Plan of Study in cooperation with their academic advisors. The Plan of Study must include a rationale, sequenced courses, and sufficient evidence of academic rigor to warrant the confirmation of the Associate of Applied Science degree. The Plan of Study must be approved by the respective department chair(s) and dean(s). The amount of time required to complete this degree will vary.