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Applied Technology, Bachelor of Science

Philosophy

For the working adults who have some college, military, and/or work experience, the Bachelor of Science degree program in Applied Technology is a unique degree program designed to meet their educational and career needs. The goal of the Applied Technology program is to recognize student prior learning and experience, and build upon that learning through a general education foundation along with technology course requirements for careers in business and technology. Accordingly, it not only incorporates the detailed skills and knowledge needed to work in the present-day technology environment, but also stresses fundamental concepts in multiple pathways to embrace changes in technology throughout the workforce. Included in the curriculum are courses that examine information assurance, process management, information systems, multimedia production, software applications, language, design, and internship/co-op opportunities.

Purpose

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology (BAT) program is a flexible STEM baccalaureate 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. Students in the Applied Technology degree will learn foundation skills in technology with flexibility to customize additional course requirements based on pathways of individual interests and career needs. This provides students with technical skills in combination with the broad education necessary to compete for jobs in today's knowledge economy.

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 (B.S.) will be able to:

  • Apply workplace technology tools to develop and present communications that are coherent, unified, and focused;
  • Analyze applications of emerging technologies for problem solving in chosen technical area;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how integrating technology increases effectiveness in the workplace, by employing critical thinking strategies to analyze outcomes and determine logical solutions;
  • Describe and apply the ethical principles required of a technology professional;
  • Research, construct and deliver professional presentations while appraising the needs of the audience;
  • Research, evaluate, and ethically utilize information; and
  • Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics and usage.  Correctly and ethically exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes diverse audience, and genres.


Minimum Grade Policy

The Applied Technology program has set a minimum passing grade of “C-” for program core courses and required technology electives. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any required core or technology elective course must retake that course.


Accelerated Option with Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate

The Accelerated Option with Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate provides students in the Applied Technology B.S. degree program the option of completing their bachelor’s degree along with a Graduate Certificate in Technology Project Management.  Students selecting this option can complete both their undergraduate degree and the graduate certificate by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits).  The five graduate courses (15 credits) needed for the Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards undergraduate free electives in the B.S. Applied Technology degree.

Students selecting this option also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards an M.S. Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST) - Technology Project Management degree.  Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree or Graduate Certificate in Technology Project Management.

Admission requirements include:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.25;
  2. Completion of at least 60 credits;
  3. A meeting with an academic advisor to submit an Accelerated Option Intent (AOI) form upon the completion of at least 30 credits; and
  4. Recommendation of the Program Chair

Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their Applied Technology degree and have an approved AOI form.

The APL410 capstone course will be completed after the certificate has been completed.  

Note:  Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate.


Applied Technology B.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements (39 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

ENG 310 Research Writing

Natural Science Elective

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

Citizenship Elective (3 credits)

Choose one course from:

POL 300 or HIS/HUM 381

Humanities Elective (3 credits)

Choose one course from:

ART, BBM 319, COM 245, CUL, DRA, DSN 110, ENG 360, ENG 310, ETN, HIS 230, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPA, TEC 215, VMG 313

Social Science Elective (3 credits)

Choose one course (3 credits) from: 

HIS, POL, PSY, SOC


Applied Technology Core (24 credits)

Course selections must be approved by an Academic Advisor.

APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning

APL 410 Applied Technology Capstone

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

Art in Technology Elective

Choose one course from the following:

DSN 121 Basic InDesign

DSN 235 Vector Drawing

TEC 215 Basic Photography

VFX 110 Digital Filmmaking for Visual Effects

VMG 100 Camera and Cinematography

Intermediate Software Applications Elective

Choose one course from the following:

CTA 315 Effective Presentations through Technology

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Language in Technology Elective

Choose one course from the following:

GMD 110 Intro to JavaScript for Unity3D

SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development

SDD 210 Database Fundamentals

SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python

Process in Technology Elective

Choose one course from the following:

GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design

ISM 300 Business Process Management

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

The Applied Technology program has set a minimum passing grade of “C-” for program core courses and required technology electives. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any required core or technology elective course must retake that course.

College of Technology Electives (15 credits)

Choose five courses* from the following:  

CTA, DSN, GMD, ISM, SDD, SEC, TEC, VFX, VMG, and HIT (for BAT majors only)

*Three of the courses must be upper level (300-400). Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.


Certificate or Minor (15 credits)

Course required must be applicable toward a specific certificate or minor.**

**Certificate or minors may require prerequisites and/or require more than 15 credits.  Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.


Free Electives (27 credits)

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

Accelerated Option with Technology Project Mgt Graduate Certificate

The certificate requires 15 graduate credits.  Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the seven IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to earn the certificate.

Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate Core Courses

IST 7060 Project and Change Management

Choose four (4) of the following:

IPM 6000 IT/IS Project Scope Development and Management

IPM 6010 IT/IS Project Scheduling

IPM 6020 IT/IS Project Budgeting

IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management

IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management

IPM 6050 Agile Project Management

IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management


CAP (Community & Academic Partnerships)/Co-op Program

In order to provide relevant work experience, students in the Applied Technology degree program have the option of completing up to 15 credit hours via a co-op assignment. The co-op option for Applied Technology is the equivalent of at least two semester courses, for a total of six credit hours. Students can complete their Applied Technology degree with 120 credit hours, whether they choose the co-op option or not. Because each co-op experience is individually designed, students must inform the Director of the CAP/Co-op program and the Applied Technology Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

In order to be eligible, students must first have completed two core courses in residence and at least 60 credits, plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher. For additional information on the CAP/Co-op program option, please see the website: http://www.wilmu.edu/coel/work-integrated-learning.aspx




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

Social Science Elective

Semester 2

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 122 English Composition II

HUM Elective

Natural Science Elective

SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security

Sophomore

Semester 1

ENG 131 Public Speaking

Art in Technology Elective

Citizenship Elective

Intermediate Software Application Elective

Technology Elective

Semester 2

ENG 310 Research Writing

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

Technology Elective

Free Elective

Junior

Semester 1

APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning

Certificate or Minor Course

Process in Technology Elective

Technology Elective

Free Elective

Semester 2

Certificate or Minor Course

Certificate or Minor Course

Language in Technology

Technology Elective

Free Elective

Senior

Semester 1

APL 410 Applied Technology Capstone

Certificate or Minor Course

Certificate or Minor Course

Free Elective

Free Elective

Semester 2

Technology Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective


Completion Degree Requirements

What is a Completion Degree

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.

Applied Technology Completion Degree Requirements

APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning

APL 410 Applied Technology Capstone

ENG 310 Research Writing

 

CTA 315 Effective Presentations through Technology

OR

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

 

ISM 300 Business Process Management

OR

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

 

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals



Certificate or Minor (15 credits)

Course required must be applicable toward a specific certificate or minor.**

**Certificate or minors may require prerequisites and/or require more than 15 credits.  Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.


College of Technology Electives (9 credits)

Choose three upper level (300-400) courses from the following prefixes:  

CTA, DSN, GMD, ISM, SDD, SEC, TEC, VFX, VMG, and HIT (for BAT majors only)

*Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor.


The following courses or their equivalents are pre-requisites for a degree in Applied Technology:

CTA 206 Computer Applications or CTA 210 Computer Science

ENG 122 English Composition II

MAT 205 Survey of Mathematics

SEC210 Principles and Practices of Information Security

Design or Methods of Technology Elective (VMG 100, VFX 110, DSN 121, DSN 235, or TEC 215)

Programming, Scripting, Web Design Elective (GMD 110, SDD 100, SDD 210, SEC 290)

The Applied Technology program has set a minimum passing grade of “C-” for program core courses and required technology electives. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any required core or technology elective course must retake that course.



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.