Many careers require additional training after high school but do not require individuals to complete 4-year degrees. DSCC stands ready to assist students with completing that training through certificate programs and Associate of Applied Science degrees in the areas of business, technology, health, criminal justice, and agriculture. Dyersburg State Community College offers career programs which lead to Associate of Applied Science degrees that provide students wishing to enter the workforce after graduation from DSCC with the skills to do so. The majority of courses in these programs are specifically designed to prepare students to obtain employment in their chosen field, and most degrees include a cooperative education component that enhances the student’s collegiate experience through application of the concepts and skills gained in the classroom. Please learn more about these areas in the sections below.
Business Related Technology
DSCC’s Business courses provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions in the business world after completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree. To learn more about the specific course requirements for these fields, click on the links below.
DSCC’s technology degrees provide students with knowledge of the latest technology available. Students learn cutting-edge skills from highly-trained instructors in their chosen field of study. Individuals who have completed a diploma from a TN College of Advanced Technology have the opportunity to receive 30 credit hours that count toward earning an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in General Technology. To learn more about the specific course requirements for these fields, click on the links below.
Many DSCC students seek educational opportunities that will prepare them for employment in health care. In addition to completing a degree, these students will also need to receive satisfactory scores on licensure examinations in order to qualify for employment in health care. To learn more about the specific course requirements for these fields, click on the links below.
Students interested in a career in law enforcement may complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice. To learn more about the specific course requirements for these fields, click on the links below.
Early Childhood Education
With recent federal legislation requiring individuals who work with young children to gain education beyond a high school diploma, many students enroll at DSCC with the intention of completing the necessary courses to apply for a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. DSCC offers the four CDA courses, which also qualify students for the Child Development Certificate. In addition, these courses are included in the Early Childhood Education certificate and degree. Furthermore, DSCC graduates are able to continue their education toward completion of a bachelor’s degree through an agreement between DSCC and the University of Tennessee at Martin. To learn more about the specific course requirements for these fields, click on the links below.
Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology
The A.A.S. degree in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in a manufacturing or industrial environment immediately following graduation. Skills obtained in this program could be applied to a variety of settings, including electrical, mechanical, or processes. For information on the AIIT program click here.