Program Description

The Individualized Technical Studies Associate Degree program offers learners the opportunity to obtain skills and knowledge offered at Northcentral Technical College, meet the needs of their career goals and meet the needs of business and industry. With the growth of employment opportunities in small to mid-sized firms, employees are taking on multiple tasks and roles that cut across traditional occupational categories. As jobs change and new occupations emerge, workers need skills and knowledge drawn from a variety of disciplines to be productive and successful in today’s workplace.

This specialized program of study combines the skills taught in two or more existing NTC programs and is designed in cooperation with an occupational mentor from the target industry. Learners achieve their career goals by acquiring skills and knowledge in an associate degree program tailored to their specific employment needs.

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Courses

The Individualized Technical Studies Associate Degree is a 60 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PROGRAM EMPHASIS (MINIMUM OF 20 OF THESE CREDITS MUST BE FOCUSED IN ONE DISCIPLINE) 39.00
GENERAL STUDIES CORE 15.00
ADDITIONAL GENERAL STUDIES (FROM ANY CATEGORY) 6.00
CHOOSE 6 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATION COURSES: 0.01
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
TECHNICAL REPORTING 3.00
SPEECH 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 3.00
CHOOSE 3 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES: 0.01
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00
INTRO TO AMER GOVERNMENT 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
MARRIAGE & FAMILY 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
CHOOSE 3 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE COURSES: 0.01
EXCEPTIONAL PERSON 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
TOLERANCE AND INHUMANITY 3.00
CHOOSE 3 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING MATH OR SCIENCE COURSES: 0.01
MICROBIOLOGY 4.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
TRIGONOMETRY W/APPS 3.00
CALCULUS 1 4.00
GEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 4.00
ADV ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 4.00
INTRO TO BIOCHEMISTRY 4.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
GENERAL PHYSICS 1 4.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00
COLLEGE PHYSICS 1 3.00
COLLEGE PHYSICS 2 3.00
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00
GENERAL BIOLOGY 4.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY 3.00
CALCULUS 2 4.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Admissions Process

If you’re ready to get started, please complete the program’s Self-Assessment and Interest Form. Once submitted, our Director of Recruitment, Ashley Deaver (deaver@ntc.edu) will reach out to you to set up an appointment to discuss this unique learning option and specific application requirements.