Associate of Applied Science in Technology

This program is delivered only through Kodiak College.

For advising, please contact Lorraine Stewart, coordinator, at (907) 486-1209 or

The Associate of Applied Science in Technology offers career specialty concentrations in the following emphasis areas:

  • Construction
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Welding

The Associate of Applied Science, Technology degree program is designed to provide entry-level skills, continuing education and advanced technical skills in several specialized fields including welding, construction, and safety. Applicants who qualify for the two-year program at Kodiak College may wish to seek advanced degrees in technology at UAA.

Students seeking a technical career in welding, construction or occupational safety will be well prepared as they complete the technology program. The comprehensive technology curriculum with applied math, science and technical writing components ensures student readiness for rewarding careers in a variety of technical fields.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.


Advising for this program is only available from Kodiak College. Please call (907) 486-1209 for more information. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to coordinate program completion.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

General Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Small Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts3
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
MATH A105Intermediate Algebra (or any MATH course for which MATH A105 is a prerequisite)3
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to General Chemistry
and Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory (for Construction or OSH emphases only)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (for Construction or OSH emphases only)
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory (for Construction emphasis only)
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
Technology Core Requirements
AET A101Fundamentals of CADD for Building Construction4
CIS A105Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software3
ET A151Basic Electricity for the Trades4
OSH A101Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health3
OSH A250Hazardous Materials Operations3
PSY A153Human Relations3
TECH A101Introduction to Technological Principles3
Total Credits39

Complete one of the following emphasis areas:

AET A102Methods of Building Construction3
AET A123Codes and Standards3
AET A142Mechanical and Electrical Technology4
AET A231Structural Technology4
CM A201Construction Project Management I3
CM A205Construction Safety3
CM A213Construction Civil Technology4
TECH A295Technical Internship3
Total Credits27
Occupational Safety and Health
OSH A108Injury Prevention and Risk Management3
OSH A111Occupational Safety Training Needs and Methods3
OSH A120Safety Program Management and Recordkeeping3
OSH A180Introduction to Industrial Hygiene4
OSH A201Hazard Control: Inspections, Audits and Investigations3
OSH A211Safety Management Systems4
TECH A295Technical Internship2
Total Credits22
TECH A295Technical Internship3
WELD A112Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)3
WELD A114Welding of High Strength Steels3
WELD A157Technical Drawings for Welders3
WELD A161Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)3
WELD A190Selected Topics in Welding Technology (Approved topics)7
Total Credits22

A total of 62-66 credits is required for the degree. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the core of the Associate of Applied Science in Technology should expect to:

  • Understand, describe and analyze the physical components and processes found in technical systems.
  • Demonstrate skills in communication, computation and human relations applicable to personal and professional situations.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of physics, math and computers to technical fields
  • Understand and apply safety practices.

Construction emphasis

The purpose of this degree emphasis is to produce capable graduates who can perform safely and efficiently in a construction environment. Graduates will be prepared to learn the specific needs of the industries that they serve and demonstrate abilities in:

  • Documentation: Create, interpret and use construction drawings and other documents, and calculate quantities of material, labor, and equipment needed for a project.
  • Human Resources: Define the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the participants in the construction process, and understand employee relations and contract law.
  • Building Methods: Define structural theories and physical principles affecting structural behavior in buildings and civil works. Define the elements of civil construction, soil mechanics, foundations, roads, and construction surveying. Define basic building systems, building equipment, materials, techniques and assemblies for construction.
  • Codes and Standards: Interpret standard building codes for application in modern construction processes.
  • Construction Project Management: Familiarity with effective contract administration methods to control, organize, and monitor construction projects.
  • Management Tools: Utilize industry standard software for computer-aided drafting (CADD) and gain familiarity with estimating, scheduling and resource management.
  • Safety: Apply knowledge of safety, health, and environmental issues related to construction activities.

Occupational Safety and Health emphasis

The purpose of this degree emphasis is to produce capable graduates who can plan for safe activities and direct safety programs in a variety of industrial settings. Graduates will be prepared to learn the specific needs of the industries that they serve and demonstrate the abilities to:

  • Identify risks to life, health and property, and plan and implement strategies that prevent injuries.
  • Develop, implement and manage safety programs that comply with government regulations, industry standards and best safety practices.
  • Design and maintain company and personnel records related to safety activities, training and incidents.
  • Perform hazard recognition and mitigation related to chemical and physical conditions in the workplace.
  • Develop and implement a process of incident or injury investigation and properly collect, organize and analyze appropriate information to link root causes with observed effects.
  • Prepare and present employee training modules and programs based on training needs assessments and properly prepare objectives and materials, and practice effective presentations.

Welding emphasis

The purpose of this degree emphasis is to produce capable graduates who can perform safely and efficiently in a welding environment. Graduates will be prepared to learn the specific needs of the industries that they serve and demonstrate:

  • Technical and administrative skills required in today’s metal fabrication and welding environments.
  • Application of specifications and welding procedures to specific job tasks.
  • Skills in welding and thermal cutting processes and familiarity with basic metallurgy theory.
  • Competence in all-position welder qualification tests for two welding process and familiarity with other welding processes.
  • Safe work habits by assessing hazards and using best practices to avoid exposure to risk of injury, and to avoid damaging equipment.
  • Effective communication with other employees, customers, and management.