Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) allows customization of the program of study based on each student’s academic and professional goals.  The AIS requires completion of 61 semester credit hours (21 hours of general education requirements and 40 hours distributed among one or more areas of emphasis).  Areas of concentration include allied health, trades and industrial and professional services.

The program curriculum may be strategically selected to build upon a student’s goals and objectives.  Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition or continued education.  A student might choose an interdisciplinary studies program if his or her specific goals and interests cannot be met through a school’s existing majors, minors, and electives.

Students may enter the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program must be able to solve problems, work with people, multi-task, display a professional appearance, and work with computers.  They should also have a strong work ethic, and be responsible, discreet and trustworthy.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $7,093.00
Books & Supplies: TBD
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program are prepared to work in strategic, high demand industries such as computer technology, business, industrial/engineering, health care, education and public safety. Because of the range of cross-disciplinary training, there are numerous career opportunities associated with this program.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.

The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communication
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours required)
  • Students must take the following course:
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 3 credit hours:
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 credit hours required)
  • Choose 3 credit hours:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 3 or more hours:
  • CHEM1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CHEM1151 LSurvey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110Conceptual Physics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110LConceptual Physics Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1113Precalculus3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1127Introduction to Statistics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • COMPLETION OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Air Conditioning Technology40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Allied Health40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Automotive Fundamentals40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Automotive Technology40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Cosmetology40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Diesel Equipment Technology40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Electrical Control Systems40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Electronics Fundamentals40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - EMS Professions40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Industrial Mechanical Systems40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Industrial Systems Technology40 credit hours contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxAIS - Welding & Joining Technology40 credit hours contact hours