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AAS Technical Studies


The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) has approved an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies for the Virginia Community College System to respond to the training and employment needs of local and regional industries. The program can be used as a general (or individualized) studies degree to enhance the education and training of current employees or to ensure basic technical and general work-based skills for new employees. The basic structure of the curriculum includes four components – general education, a technical core, occupational-technical content area(s), and work-based learning.

Program Description

Each Virginia Community College determines the specific majors for their respective areas and reports these to the VCCS Chancellor. The Technical Studies majors at Danville Community College include the following:


These programs are designed for employees of existing and new industries.The length of time required to complete the program varies.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admission requirements of the College. All students who are not proficient in communication and computation skills will be required to correct deficiencies through developmental courses.