Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, is offering a new degree option: an associate in applied science in technical studies. The degree requires the completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours in two programs approved by the Kansas Board of Regents or 30 hours of specialized preparation. In addition, a student will take 15 general education hours. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment. For information, call 620-417-1100.