Associate of Individualized Technical Studies

The Associate of Individualized Technical Studies (AITS) degree is open to any student whose educational goals cannot be accomplished through enrollment in one of OTC’s existing degree programs. The student may design a degree which combines two or more discipline areas into a unique education plan. Faculty members within the disciplines will assist the student in planning the most appropriate course of study for the individual.

Note: This program requires an approved AITS application. Please contact the Office of the Provost at to complete the process. When applying for admission, select the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Upon your AITS application being approved, you will be moved into this program of study.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Explore a variety of fields
Enhance knowledge while working
Create their own program structure
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Possible Fields of Study

Social Sciences
Liberal Arts

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
A.I.T.S. Concentration Courses
credit hours
A.I.T.S. Electives
credit hours
General Education

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Dr. Tracy McGrady
Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.