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, 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.
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 (A.S.) will be able to:
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.
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
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Select one SCI course (except SCI308).
ENG 310 Research Writing
GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design
ISM 300 Business Process Management
MIS 320 Management Information Systems
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
SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development
SDD 210 Database Fundamentals
VMG 100 Camera and Cinematography
VFX 110 Digital Filmmaking for Visual Effects
DSN 121 Basic InDesign
DSN 235 Vector Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues