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.
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.
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.
Students in the Applied Technology Program (B.S.) will be able to:
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.
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:
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.
CTA 206 Computer Applications
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
Choose one course from:
POL 300 or HIS/HUM 381
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
Choose one course (3 credits) from:
HIS, POL, PSY, SOC
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
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
CTA 315 Effective Presentations through Technology
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development
SDD 210 Database Fundamentals
SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design
ISM 300 Business Process Management
ISM 450 Project Management and Practice
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.
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.
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.
IST 7060 Project and Change Management
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
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
Social Science Elective
Art in Technology Elective
Intermediate Software Application Elective
Certificate or Minor Course
Process in Technology Elective
Language in Technology
Choose three upper level (300-400) courses from the following prefixes:
*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
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)
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.