2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, AAS

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Program Description

The associate of applied science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) allows a student to build a strong academic foundation in the general education core curriculum, as well as select from a variety of occupational concentrations in business and health sciences depending upon the student’s professional goals. The AIS requires completion of a minimum of 61 semester credit hours (21 hours of general education requirements and 40 or more hours distributed among one or more areas of emphasis). Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition or continued education. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Employment Opportunities

Central processing technician, clinical research professional, emergency medical responder.


Essential General Education Core Courses (21 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

Area III- Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

Essential Technical Courses (40 Credits)


Central Sterile Processing Concentration (44 Credits)


 Note: Concentration provides a pathway to prerequisites for Surgical Technology.
The CSSP courses in this concentration are offered at the Lawrenceville campus only.

Suggested First Semester classes:

Suggested First Semester classes:

Healthcare Management Concentration (46 Credits)


Note: Concentration provides a pathway to prerequisites for Nursing & Respiratory Therapy


  • Any BUSN
  • Any MGMT

Healthcare Financial Representative Concentration (44 Credits)


Note: Concentration provides a pathway to prerequisites for Cardiovascular/Echocardiography,
Radiologic Technology, Sonography and Health Information Management Technology

Suggested First Semester classes:

General Business Concentration (42 Credits)



  • Any MGMT
  • Any MKTG

Technical Management Concentration (42 Credits)


Completion of any of the credentials cited below is required for this concentration. Essential Technical Coursework from the following credentials can be used for this concentration: Welding and Joining Technology Diploma, Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate, Flux Cored Arc Welder Certificate, Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate, Barbering Diploma, Cosmetology Diploma, Kitchen and Bath Designer Certificate, Heavy Diesel Certificate, Georgia Film Academy On-Set Production Assistant Certificate, GIS Technology Certificate, EMS Professions Diploma, Computer Tomography Clinical Specialist Certificate, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist Certificate, Central Sterile Processing Certificate, Dental Assisting Diploma, Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate, Medical Assisting Diploma, Medical Billing Clerk Certificate, Medical Front Office Certificate, Clinical Research Certificate, Healthcare Assistant Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.

Completion of any of the credentials cited above is required for this Concentration - 12 to 42 credit hours.

Required Courses:

Total Hours: 63-67

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