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Technical Studies

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies is designed to meet dual purposes. This program combines certificates or emphasis in specific disciplines to meet employer needs for unique skill combinations for which there is no established degree program. Employers reviewing transcripts will be able to quickly determine the combined areas of expertise.

Students must take a total of 60 credits to complete a degree in Technical Studies.

CourseCredits
Managing Career Development 3
Discipline-Specific Technical Courses 20
Other Technical Courses 15

Students must complete 6 general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Math/APPM/LSCI 3
Arts/Humanities/IT/ORAL/SOC/WR2 6
University Studies 1

 

Total Credit Hours: 60

Certificates

The Certificate I in Technical Studies is designed to offer students the opportunity to meet their unique interests, needs, goals, and employer interests.

The general education requirements are designed for students to develop their language arts/communication and computational (mathematical) skills. The certificate program allows the student to identify an emphasis in specific disciplines for meeting employer needs for unique skill combinations for which there is no established degree program.

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Program Requirements

CourseCredits
Writing Level 2 or ORAL 3
Discipline-Specific Technical Courses 12
Other Technical Courses 9

  

General Ed. Requirements

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3
University Studies 1

 

Total Credit Hours: 31 

Technical Studies: Entrepreneurship

The Technical Studies: Entrepreneurship and (name specific discipline) combines specific entrepreneurial and business courses with a student’s unique interest program major to assist in launching a business in that area.

CourseCredits
Managing Career Development 3
Business Math I 3
Business Communications OR Technical Writing 3
Small Business Management 3
Survey of Entrepreneurship 1-3
Entrepreneurship I: Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
Entrepreneurship II: Opportunity Analysis 3
Bus Law I: Legal Environment of Business 3
Business Ethics 3
Sales 3
Principles of Marketing 3
Other Technical Courses 15
CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Student must complete six (6) credits of general education courses distributed over two (2) different general education areas, one of which is either WR2 or ORAL. 6
ARTS/HUM/IT/ORAL/SOC 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 61

Technical Studies: Theatre and Film

Associate of Applied Science

The Associates of Applied Arts (AAS) in Technical Studies: Theatre and Film is a terminal degree designed for students who know they are passionate about theatre and filmmaking. Most theatre programs don’t teach you about film acting or filmmaking. Most film programs don’t teach you about acting or directing actors. This program changes all that. You will experience the best of both worlds and learn how they interact and influence each other. The theatre side of the program provides opportunities to write plays, direct, act, and work in technical capacities. The film side will give you opportunities to practice screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and other technical responsibilities. The hallmark of this program is essentially unlimited opportunity to produce original, creative work in theater and film. Upon completion of the degree, students will be prepared for stepping directly into the film and entertainment industry.

CourseCredits
Introduction to Film 3
Film Production I 4
Cinema History 3
Screenwriting I 3
Film Production II 3
Beginning Acting 3
Beginning Playwriting 3
Directing Practicum 1

Students must choose three (3) credits from the following courses:

CourseCredits
Rehearsal and Performance 1
Production Crew I 0.5

*Rehearsal and performance may be repeated up to 3 credits.

Film Electives:

Students must choose nine (9) credits from the following courses:

CourseCredits
Media Arts 3
Editing 3
Cinematography 3
Directing 3
Screenwriting II 3

Theatre Electives:

Students must choose nine (9) credits from the following courses:

CourseCredits
Voice for the Actor 2
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama II 3
Advanced Acting 3
Stage Make-Up 2
Theatre Seminar 3
Intro to Stage Combat 2

Total Credit Hours: 60