General Technology

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The General Technology A.A.S. degree program allows students flexibility to design a specialization of their choice in a broad range of technologies to enhance their employment potential. Through the General Technology curriculum, students may tailor their educational program to meet their own needs or the needs of present or potential employers. The Business and Technical concentrations allow a focus adaptable to occupational areas related to business, healthcare, information technology, and engineering technologies.

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Before registering for classes, new students develop an individualized program of study with the assistance of the General Technology coordinator. After careful evaluation, students may receive credit for approved training programs as well as for applicable work experience. Students with a diploma from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (formerly known as the Tennessee Technology Center) can receive 30 hours credit toward the General Technology A.A.S. degree. All college-level courses required for Nashville State's technical certificates are applicable to the degree in General Technology. Specific certificates that articulate to the General Technology degree include Computer-Aided Drafting, Horticulture, Music Technology, and Surgical Technology.

General Technology A.A.S. Degree - Advising Sheets

Business Concentration
Technical Concentration
Technical Concentration - For Nashville State Horticulture Technical Certificate Students
Technical Concentration - For Nashville State Surgical Technology Technical Certificate Students

General Technology A.A.S. Degree Articulation Agreements and Advising Sheets

Articulation Agreements
Articulation agreements include one that allows the awarding of 30 hours credit for diplomas earned at the Tennessee College of Applied Technologies, or TCAT (formerly known as the Tennessee Technology Centers, or TTC) to count toward the General Technology degree. Another articulation agreement with Nashville General Hospital allows 45 hours of transfer credit for the Radiologic Technology Program toward the degree in General Technology.

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in General Technology with an emphasis in Health Sciences is also available, and will transfer into Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (END) Program. For more information, contact Riki Rager, END Program Director, 615-322-6298 or e-mail

Advising Sheets
Business Concentration - For Students with TCAT/TTC Diploma
Technical Concentration - For Students with TCAT/TTC Diploma
Technical Concentration - For Students with TCAT/TTC at Nashville AirFrame and Power Plant Diploma
Technical Concentration - Nashville State with Nashville General Hospital Radiology Technology Program
Technical Concentration - Nashville State with Vanderbilt END Program

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2014–2015 Advising Sheets

General Technology AAS Advising
Business Concentration
Technical Concentration


2013–2014 Advising Sheets

General Technology AAS Advising
Business Concentration
Technical Concentration


Career Services and Cooperative Education

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail

Program Mission

The General Technology program mission is to provide a degree that:

  • Successfully trains students for employability in their chosen focus.
  • Allows customization of the degree plan in response to rapidly changing technology.
  • Allows the flexibility to customize a program toward the student's interests.
  • Provides an avenue for students to include credit for approved training programs as well as credit for applicable work experience. (Note: students applying for credit from work experience or training programs must supply adequate documentation as designated by the related division. The awarding of credit occurs after a careful evaluation of the documentation.)
  • Offers exposure to a variety of technologies to students pursuing the technical concentration.
  • Offers a solid business base to students pursuing the business concentration.

Contact Information

Program Office: 615-353-3771

Beverly Bradley, Assistant Professor
Phone: 615-353-3412

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Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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