Individual Studies AA,AS,AAS,AOSN/A
Some students have needs and goals different from those of traditional students who often are continuing their education directly from high school. Many have jobs and families, both of which influence their education. First, there is the need for specifically job-related courses. Then, when a level of competence has been gained, the student often feels the need for a basic college education and the resulting degree. The structured programs designed for full-time students have less relevance for the part-time student. Often these students do not plan to transfer to an upper-division curriculum or need the broader knowledge of an extensive technology curriculum. Usually they need only courses demanded by the immediate promotion needs of the job.