General Technology - Design Emphasis, AAS


Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology (A.A.S.) - Design emphasis, prepares students for entry-level IT careers.  The content incorporates related general education requirements, and provides students with the basic skills of effective visual, oral, and written communication for a range of audiences.  

Program Curriculum

63 credits

General Education & Institutional Requirements

The required General Education courses for the Associate of Applied Science degree at DSU include a course in English, Quantitative Reasoning and Human Relations. 

General Education Requirement
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3-4
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
BUS 1370Human Relations3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)
Complete one of the following: Quantitative Course
MATH 1010Intermediate Algebra4
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)4
Design Emphasis Requirements
DES 1100Intro to Digital Design3
DES 1200Image Making3
DES 1300Design I3
DES 2000Intro to Tangible Interaction3
DES 2100Design Thinking3
DES 2200Photography for Design3
DES 2300Design II3
DES 2710Typography I3
DES 3300Motion Graphics I3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
Design Emphasis Electives (See Academic Advisor for elective course suggestions)8
Technical Specialty
Complete the following: 18-30 technical specialty credits 112-30

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 63 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Grade of C or higher required in all design courses.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

General Technology information technology Emphasis Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesize content into form using the design process.
  2. Consider different theories, design principles and processes in generating solutions.
  3. Apply ethical, legal, and social responsibilities in all aspects of practice.
  4. Construct effective solutions in teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Author effective visual, oral, and written communication for a range of audiences.