Nevada colleges look to streamline associate degree offerings

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Monday, June 3, 2013

A few associate degrees in the applied sciences are almost impractical now­adays and could be of little or no use to students, college officials said.

That goes for two-year degrees in land surveying and geomatics and in computer and office technology.

Those fields are beginning to cease to exist because of technological and industry changes, officials said. Because of that, college officials are trying to refocus their resources on more updated, vibrant and practical programs.

“The old days of surveying crews, looking through optics and rating the elevation, those days are gone,” said Michael Spangler, dean of the school of advanced and applied technologies at the College of Southern Nevada.

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