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2018-2019 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2018-2019 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical/Professional Studies A.A.S. Degree (400)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Technical/Professional Studies Degree provides students interested in multiple disciplines the means to construct a customized program of study.

Program Description: The Technical/Professional Studies degree program is designed to enable students interested in careers that require a variety of competencies to construct, with the assistance of an advisor, a customized program of study that will meet their specific career goals. Core technical/professional courses are selected from at least two disciplines that will provide competence in the declared areas of study. Core requirements must be selected with the assistance of an advisor. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The Technical/Professional Studies Degree program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Prepare students with the necessary skills to apply knowledge from different fields of study.
  • Prepare students for successful careers or further study in their chosen career field.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop the skills, strategies and documents to participate in an effective job interview.
  • Use academic training to demonstrate appropriate work-based skills, behaviors and attitudes.

For More Information, Contact:  Ms. Rita Mielke


Chesapeake College cooperates with the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture to offer a joint-degree in applied agriculture. For more information, contact Chesapeake College’s Transfer Advisor.


Chesapeake College may be able to award up to 15 elective credits for course work and/or industry certification towards an Associate’s Degree in Technical and Professional Studies. To begin the process, contact Ms. Maureen Gilmartin, Dean for Career and Professional Studies, at 410-827-5842 to request an appointment. Documented industry certification, proof of current employment as a CTE Teacher, and official college transcripts are required.


Program Requirements

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Fall Semester I

Spring Semester I

Fall Semester II

Spring Semester II

Minimum Required Credits: 60

BIO/Natural Sciences (G.Ed.) Electives

Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

Core Electives

Core electives must represent at least two different disciplines and must be selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

Mathematics (G.Ed.) Electives

Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

Social/Behavioral Science (G.Ed.) Electives

Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.


+ See course description for details.

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