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The General Technology (TEC) Associate Degree program allows the opportunity to combine fundamental general education courses with a technical specialty and a cross technology to form a degree program. The Industrial Technology Division offers certificate programs in Building Construction Technology, Computer Aided Design, Heating-Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Industrial Electronics and a diploma program in Cosmetology. Students in these programs can opt for an Associate Degree in General Technology. Students can also combine courses from other divisions to create an avenue for an Associate Degree in General Technology.


The General Technology Associate Degree program provides students with an avenue leading to an Associate Degree for students in the mentioned areas of study only offering a certificate or diploma. Many employment opportunities require an Associate Degree and the General Technology Associate Degree program satisfies that requirement.



The required course subject area has a minimum of 33 semester credit hours- 21 semester credit hours must be from a single content area in a certificate, diploma or degree awarded by TCL  The secondary technical specialty should consist of 12 semester hours from a certificate, diploma or degree. Examples of General Technology associate degree combinations may vary depending on the students desire to educate themselves in various areas of technology. Students have combined HVAC and building construction, building construction and residential wiring, HVAC, and computer aided design, and HVAC and general business to name a few. The General Technology associate degree program is a great avenue for students seeking to satisfy a two-year degree requirement for employment opportunities.



Kenneth Flick / 843.525.8238/ Fax: 843.470.8413 / kflick@tcl.edu

Business and Industrial Technology Division Dean / Location:  Building 14, Room 125