Degrees & Classes

Degrees & Classes

Associate Degree and Certificate Requirements

At BTC, we award two types of associate degrees:

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – Awarded for completing a comprehensive program in professional technical education, which is designed to prepare graduates for technician-level jobs. AAS programs are 90 or more credits.

Associate in Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) – Awarded for completing the technical courses of the AAS degree, plus 20 credits of transferrable general education courses in:

  • English
  • Math
  • Psychology
  • Transfer-level humanities, social science or natural science

AAS-T degree programs are ideal for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.

BTC also awards certificates of completion for successful completion of an approved course of study totaling less than 90 credits, within a program of professional technical education.