Feb 25, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Associate of Applied Science

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Total required credits for program - 67

This program is unique because it was designed as a template in which to incorporate technical/professional training within the framework of an associate’s degree. This program was created to expand Lyndon’s ability “to prepare every student.” Specifically, this associate’s program responds to Lyndon’s Strategic Plan to serve the workforce education needs of the NEK. This program also responds to the VSC strategic plan, specifically providing workforce education for our regional community and the state.

The degree is designed to meet the educational needs in multiple technical/professional fields, e.g., Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training, medical records, banking, etc. The degree requires 28 credits of General Education, electives, and a flexible number of professional credits (depending on the scope of the professional training required by the organization/technical area). In this degree, the college partners with different organizations, e.g., VTC, VMEC, North Country Career Center, St. Johnsbury Academy, American Banking Association, etc. These organizations provide the technical/professional training, which is independently evaluated to ensure that college-level learning outcomes are met. Thus, the professional education/training components will not be delivered through standard coursework at Lyndon.


General Education: (28 credits)

These requirements may also be satisfied by LSC placement exams, CLEPS, Advanced Placements exams, suitable transfer credit, or departmental waivers.  Departmental waivers given as a result of exam or for prior knowledge do not grant credit toward graduation.

English: (6 Credits)

Mathematics: (6 credits)

Choose courses from the following list totaling 6 credits.  At least one of these courses must have a MAT designation, unless MAT 1020, Intermediate Algebra, is waived by placement test score.  Students waiving Precalculus by placement test score are exempted from the GEU Mathematics requirement altogether.  Make your choice keeping in mind requirements for your major and prerequisites for classes you plan to take in the future.

Social Science: (6 Credits)

Lab Science: (4 Credits)

Take 1 lab science (4 credits) from the General Education list of distribution courses in Natural Resources and Sustainability or Scientific and Empirical Reasoning.

Humanities: (3 Credits)

Take 3 credits from the General Education distribution list of courses in English, History, Humanities or Philosophy.

Arts: (3 Credits)

Take 3 credits from the General Education distribution list of courses in Art, Music, or Theater.

Professional Courses: (30 - 39 Credits)

Professional Studies Component - assessment by ETES - 21 to 30 credits.

Guided Electives: (Up To 9 Credits)

Students must complete up to 9 credits of additional course work (e.g., Business, Mathematics/Computer Science, or advisor approved area of study).

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