Applied Technology Associate of Science


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.


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, and design.

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.

Program Competencies

Students completing the Applied Technology A.S. program  will be able to:

  • Oral Communication:  Appraise the needs of the audience and then speak in a clear and succinct manner.  Research, construct, and deliver professional presentations using a variety of communication tools and techniques.
  • Written Communication:  Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics (punctuation) and usage (sentence structure and vocabulary). Exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences, and genres. Correctly and ethically present scholarly writings utilizing the selected citation and writing style deemed appropriate for the student’s program of study.
  • Disciplined Inquiry: Employ critical thinking strategies such as quantitative, qualitative, and scientific reasoning to analyze consequences and outcomes and then determine logical solutions.
  • Information Literacy: Using information in any format, research, evaluate, and ethically utilize information effectively and with appropriate attribution.
  • Ethics: Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical codes and behaviors related to the student’s academic discipline.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning takes a 360 approach to experiential learning. Whether you come to Wilmington University with a vast amount of professional experience and are awarded Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), or you participate in a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity (Internships or Cooperative Education) embedded in your curriculum for credit, we provide a pathway to completing your degree.

Course Selection

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

Applied Technology A.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

CTA 210 Intro to Technology

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

SCI Natural Science

Applied Technology Core (18 credits)

ENG 310 Research Writing

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

SEC 205 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Art in Technology Elective

Choose one course from the following:

DSN 121 Basic InDesign

DSN 235 Vector Drawing

TEC 215 Basic Photography

VFP 100 Camera and Cinematography

Language in Technology Elective

Choose one course from the following:

CSC 100 Web Design & Development

CSC 345 Database Foundations

GMD 110 Intro to Game Programming

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

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

Technology Electives (9 credits)

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


*Course selection must be approved by an Academic Advisor. 

Free Elective (3 credits)

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

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.