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Applied Technology Associate of Science

Philosophy

For students who are looking for a customized degree in technology and that which is classified as a STEM or STEAM program under the category of Computer and Information Sciences, General, this Associate of Science degree program in Applied Technology is a unique program designed to meet their educational and career needs. The goal of the Applied Technology program is to build credentials, such as certificates, through a general education foundation along with technology course requirements for starting careers in business and technology. Not only does this degree incorporate detailed skills and knowledge needed to start working in the present-day technology environment, but it is also a program for those who have experience and are planning a career change and who want a degree customized to their career requirements.

Purpose

The Associate of Science in Applied Technology program is a flexible STEM degree offering a broad technology base, designed for students who want to develop through selected technology pathways and/or in combination with multiple disciplines. This degree provides students with foundation skills in technology including exposure to information assurance, process management, information systems, multimedia production, software applications, technology language, design, and maker.

It meets the University’s mission to provide career oriented programs with a curriculum that is relevant to a broad range of occupations, while increasing graduate competitiveness in the job market, and encouraging lifelong learning. The degree prepares students in the conceptual and practical aspects of information technologies. Upon graduation, students will have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and applications to both continue and expand their career goals.

Course selection

The course selection for this program will be approved by the faculty Program Chair after the student completes an interview with an Academic Advisor, or COEL Specialist.

Program Competencies

Students in the Applied Technology Program (A.S.) will be able to:

  • Apply workplace technology tools to develop and present communications that are coherent, unified, and focused on a particular theme;
  • Analyze applications of emerging technologies for problem solving in chosen technical area;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how integrating technology increases effectiveness in the workplace;
  • Describe and apply the ethical principles required of a technology professional;
  • Effectively participate in groups to define and solve problems; 
  • Practice the use of library resources, including subscription services and other sources generally accepted as legitimate and valid.


Applied Technology A.S. Curriculum

Technology Electives (9 credits)

Select three (3) courses from the following based on your chosen concentration of study.*

CTA, DSN, GMD, HIT, ISM, SDD, SEC, TEC, VFX, VMG

*Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor. 

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications

OR

CTA 210 Computer Science

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Science Elective (3 credits)

Select one SCI course (except SCI308).

Applied Technology Core (18 credits)

ENG 310 Research Writing

GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design

OR

ISM 300 Business Process Management

OR

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

OR

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python

OR

GMD 110 Intro to JavaScript for Unity3D

OR

SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development

OR

SDD 210 Database Fundamentals

VMG 100 Camera and Cinematography

OR

VFX 110 Digital Filmmaking for Visual Effects

OR

DSN 121 Basic InDesign

OR

DSN 235 Vector Drawing

OR

TEC 215 Basic Photography

Free Elective (3 credits)

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as their elective.

Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

Semester 1

CTA 206 Computer Applications

OR

CTA 210 Computer Science

ENG 121 English Composition I

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Semester 2

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 122 English Composition II

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

OR

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Science Elective

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

Sophomore

Semester 1

ENG 131 Public Speaking

GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design

OR

ISM 300 Business Process Management

OR

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

OR

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

VMG 100 Camera and Cinematography

OR

VFX 110 Digital Filmmaking for Visual Effects

OR

DSN 121 Basic InDesign

OR

DSN 235 Vector Drawing

OR

TEC 215 Basic Photography

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

Technology Elective

Semester 2

ENG 310 Research Writing

SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python

OR

GMD 110 Intro to JavaScript for Unity3D

OR

SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development

OR

SDD 210 Database Fundamentals

Free Elective

Technology Elective

Technology Elective