Applied Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology

Students desiring to complete the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Applied Technology will complete the technical course work contained in a state-approved career and technical education program certificate1 at one of the area technical colleges (ATC) including Delta-Montrose Area Technical College, Emily Griffith Technical College, and Pickens Technical College.

The general education and other degree requirements will be completed at the Community College of Denver (CCD). The AAS degree in Applied Technology will be conferred by the Community College of Denver after the general education and other degree requirements have been completed.

The approved career and technical education certificate program at the ATC prepares students with technical, applied academic and employability skills. Credit in varying amounts from these certificate programs will be applicable to the CCD Applied Technology AAS degree.

Students may enroll concurrently at an ATC and Community College of Denver. Students must comply with the regulations and requirements relating to admission and attendance at each institution.

When 15 credits are added to the credits in the Technical College certificate do not total to 60 or greater credits; additional courses will be coordinated with the Chair to ensure the degree meets the 60 credit hour minimum.


A state-approved career and technical education program is a program that is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) and is current.

Minimum requirements

  1. 60 semester credits of course work.

  2. CCD will accept up to 45 credit hours of course work from an approved certificate at an ATC. (Course work that is more than ten years old may not be accepted.)

  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  4. General education course credits of 15-18 semester credits.

  5. Minimum of 15 credit hours of general education requirements must be earned at CCD (see below).

  6. Students completing an ATC certificate of less than 42 credit hours must complete additional credit hours at CCD from the approved General Education list. These credit hours should be selected to complement the certificate from the ATC and be consistent with the student’s future plans. Students transferring a certificate with thirty or fewer hours will complete a minimum of twelve hours in a single Career and Technical Education discipline. The specific courses must be selected in consultation with an Academic Advisor and be approved by the Academic Dean.


General Education Requirements
COM 115Public Speaking3
or COM 125 Interpersonal Communication
ENG 121English Composition I : GT-CO13
or ENG 131 Technical Writing I
MAT 107Career Math3
or MAT 121 College Algebra : GT-MA1
Select one of the following Physical and Biological Sciences requirements:3
ANT - all GT-SC1 courses
AST-all GT-SC1 courses
BIO-all GT-SC1 courses
CHE-all GT-SC1 courses
ENV-all GT-SC1 courses
GEO-all GT-SC1 courses
GEY-all GT-SC1 courses
PHY-all GT-SC1 courses
Select one of the following Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements:3
ANT- all GT-SS3 courses
ECO-all GT-SS1 courses
GEO-all GT-SS2 courses
HIS-all GT-HI1 courses
POS-all GT-SS1 courses
PSY-all GT-SS3 courses
SOC-all GT-SS3 courses
WST-all GT-SS3 courses
Subtotal: 15
Major Requirements
Complete all major requirements42
Program related course approved by the Dean3
Subtotal: 45
Total Credits60