Technical Studies

Associate Degree Program | 60 Credits

Build on your existing diploma or certificate and complete your associate degree with a Technical Studies degree from Southeast Tech.

This unique degree allows students with an existing credential to build their own curriculum to match the needs of his or her individual career objectives. Curriculum can focus on technology, electronics, business, industrial technology or many other options. The decision is yours!

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Your career-centered coursework quickly gets you on the path to your success. And thanks to Southeast Tech’s industry partnerships, Sioux Falls is an extended classroom for you. 

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Students pursuing a Technical Studies associate degree must complete a minimum of 60 credits, 25% of which must be earned at Southeast Tech.

Individualized plans of study will include 30 required technical credits, 15-18 general education credits, and at least 12-15 additional credits — technical or general electives — to meet the students’ career objectives. 

General Education Courses: 
  • Communications - 3 credits 
  • Mathematics - 3 credits 
  • Social Sciences - 3 credits 
  • Behavioral Sciences - 3 credits 
  • Computer Literacy - 3 credits

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Admission Criteria  

2 of the following: 
  • ACT: 13 
  • SAT: 730–770 
  • HS GPA: 1.5 GPA - English grade “C” average 
  • GED: 450 
  • College GPA: 2.0 GPA - Based on 12+ credits 
  • Professional Discretion 
If students do not meet two of the above requirements, they are required to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER: 
  • Writing: 240 
  • Arithmetic: 217

Cost

Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $249 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

Total Program Costs

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Technology Requirements

Technology requirements will vary for the Technical Studies program, depending on the courses selected.