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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Integrative Occupational Studies, AAS

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Minimum Credits: 60
Contact hours:  60-84

The Integrative Occupational Studies degree is designed for students who want to apply their prior and current occupational training and/or education toward the completion of an associate degree.  This degree is an appealing choice for students who are former military, current military, or non-completers of a technical education program.

General Education: 15-19 credits

Occupational Requirements: 9 credits

Occupational Elective Requirements: 25 credits

Twenty-five (25) credits of college courses or military equivalent credit from the following list of career/technical programs must be taken to fulfill this requirement. Students must earn a minimum of eighteen (18) credits from one technical area. The balance of the technical credits may be from other technical areas.

  • Primary Occupational Area (18 credits minimum)
  • Secondary Occupational Area (0-7 credits)

General Elective Courses: 8-11 credits

  • Choose any 10000-level or higher course until the minimum program requirements are met. A maximum of three credits in Physical Education courses can be applied toward degree requirements.

Minimum AAS Degree Credits: 60


Occupational Electives: Accounting, Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Automation and Process Control, Business, Computer Information Systems, Cardiac Sonography, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Electrical Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering Design Technologies, Graphic Design, Heating/Ventilation/AC/Refrigeration, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing Processes Technology, Marketing, Mechatronics, Nursing, Phlebotomy, Studio Art, Surgical Technology, Welding Technology, Wood Science Technology,  or other occupational electives transferred to Kirtland.


Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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