Associate of General Studies

Associate of General Studies

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) is a unique degree available through the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Hays State University. The AGS allows you to meet short-term educational goals and helps prepare you to move ahead in your current job, a new career or as a step on your way to a bachelor’s degree.

The Associate of General Studies program consists of a 15-hour foundations studies component, 21-hours of liberal arts course work, a 12-hour customized area of emphasis and 12-hours of free electives, for a total of 60 credit hours. The AGS degree can be completed on campus or on-line through the university’s Virtual College. The degree can be an intermediate step on your way to a bachelor's degree. Most importantly, the program provides the freedom to select a major and go on to fulfill the bachelor's degree of your choice.

Use SCTE Courses to earn your Associate of General Studies:

Credit Transfer from SCTE Courses* Fulfills Fort Hays Course(s): Credit Hours
Area of Emphasis (Total 12 hours)
CCNA1, CCNA2, CCNA3 and CCNA4
(and pass Cisco CCNA exam)
INT 291 Internetworking I
INT 292 Internetworking II
INT 293 Internetworking III
9 hours
Ethernet Transport
AND
Fundamentals of IP Networking in Cable Networks
AND
IPv6: Impact on Cable Networks
(three courses)

INT 680 - Network Architecture and
Data Communications I

3 hours
Free Electives (Total 12 hours)

CompTIA A+ Certification:
IT Essentials

MIS 203 Topics in Computer Information Systems

3 hours

CCNA Security INT 685 - Fundamentals of Network Security 3 hours
Cisco CCNP Route INT 695 - Advanced Routing 3 hours
Broadband Premises Installation and Service Take 3 SCTE courses, earn 3 hours toward FHSU Free Electives 3 hours
Channel Bonding in DOCSIS 3.0
Fundamentals of SDV, Digital Video and MPEG Video
Overview of IMS & SIP – PacketCable 2.0
Foundation Studies 15 hours
Distribution Courses (Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences) 18 hours
International Studies 3 hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES 60 hours