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New Applied Science and Technology Degree Approved

July 2017

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A new Applied Science and Technology degree program has been approved at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The College's Board of Trustees approved the program in 2015 before sending it to SUNY and the New York State Education Department for final approval, which came in July 2017. The College is now enrolling students in the program.

Applied Science and Technology (A.A.S.)

The Applied Science and Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to give students the technical skills high-tech employers in our area need, right now.

Students in the program will learn the foundational STEM and problem-solving skills that make them an in-demand, immediately employable technician with knowledge in science, technology, and math.

This program is ideal for veterans, workers eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, adult students, employees looking to upgrade skills, and past or present manufacturing employees.

Program Requirements

A.A.S. requirements

Career Opportunities

Companies are looking for the STEM skills this program provides.

"The ability to adapt and learn new skills is essential in business today. Potential employees who have a strong background in mathematics and applied technology have the potential to learn, which means they can adapt and adjust when companies adapt and adjust." – Julia Mattick, Director, Tompkins County Workforce Investment Board

Contact the College's Office of Admissions about this program at