General Studies/Applied Technical Studies

Program Goals Statement

This program provides students an opportunity to explore the Applied Technology programs available at the College. Completion of an Applied Technology program can prepare students for a wide variety of careers including programming positions in business and industry with a Computer Information Systems degree, technicians and designers positions with an Engineering Technology degree or positions in the public or private insurance field with a Fire Science degree.

Program Information

  • Students should take any required developmental courses in their first semester.
  • Students have access to outstanding state-of-the-art technology and learn from faculty in touch with the needs of industry, both locally and nationally. Courses are constantly evolving to reflect current trends.
  • Students should be in a Math course every semester until they have completed their sequence.
  • Courses are offered both days and evenings, are delivered via traditional classroom or online and taking summer courses can reduce fall and spring semester course loads.
  • Students should consider completing certificates that contain required program courses that will complement their degree.

After Bristol

  • Students are encouraged to select a specific Applied Technology program including Computer Information Systems Engineering Technology, Fire Science or an Applied Technology Certificate(s).
  • Graduates from these programs can:

a.    Serve as firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and insurance inspectors.

b.    Work as manufacturing and industrial technicians and designers.

c.    Start their own businesses or work as programmers, analysts, systems administrators, or software developers.

  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at
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Degree Requirements


Program Electives

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Course Sequencing

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Sub-Total Credits




Associate Degree


Degree Offered

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in General Studies (Applied Technical Studies)

Program Contact

Sarmad Saman, dean,

Eileen Young, chair,