Prepare for a specific technical career with an Associate of Applied Science degree. The hands-on instruction takes place in our well-equipped campus labs and in the field during paid internships.

Applied Science programs feature curriculum and internships that help prepare students for specific, technical careers. Students learn to apply their talents and function as members of a work team. Internships and clinical instruction bridge the transition from the classroom to the world of work. As a result, graduates of these programs are highly skilled technicians, specialists and paraprofessionals.

Preparation for Applied Science and Technology programs may begin in high school. Kirkwood shares articulation agreements with many area high schools, which recognize high school experience for advanced placement purposes, giving students a head start in a Kirkwood program.

Our Associate of Applied Science programs are special, in that most can either lead you directly to a career or, we now have several transfer agreements with four-year schools. Consult the appropriate department for transfer information.

Click here to see the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.