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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, and design. 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.

 

Program Competencies

Students completing 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.

 

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.

 

Cooperative Education

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. 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. 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 Office of Work-Integrated Learning and their Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.   For additional information on cooperative education, please visit: https://www.wilmu.edu/coel/work-integrated-learning.aspx

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.

 

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 Graduate Certificate Option

Students in the Applied Technology B.S. degree program may choose an accelerated option with:

  • Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate; or
  • Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate

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 graduate certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards undergraduate electives in your degree.

 

Students who complete the Management Information Systems or Technology Project Management Graduate Certificates also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST).  Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree.

 

Admission requirements include:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Completion of at least 60 credits towards your degree program
  • A meeting with an academic advisor to submit an Accelerated Option Intent (AOI) form upon completion of at least 30 credits; and
  • Recommendation of the Program Chair

Note:  Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their bachelor’s degree and have an approved AOI form.  Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the graduate certificate.

Minimum Grade Policy: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.

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


Applied Technology B.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements (39 credits)

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.

CTA 206 Computer Applications

OR

CTA 210 Intro to Technology

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ENG 310 Research Writing

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

SCI Natural Science Elective- SCI 308 excluded

Citizenship Elective

Choose one course (3 credits) from:

POL 300 or HIS 381

Humanities Elective

Choose one course (3 credits) from:

ART, BBM 319, COM 245, CUL, DRA, DSN 110,  ETN, HIS 230, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, TEC 215, VFP 313

Social Science Elective

Choose one course (3 credits) from: 

PSY 101 or SOC 101

 

Applied Technology Core (24 credits)

Course selections must be approved by an Academic Advisor.

APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

SEC 205 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

 

APL 490 Applied Technology Internship

OR

APL 489 Experiential Learning in Applied Technology

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

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:

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

 

College of Technology Electives (15 credits)

Choose five courses* from the following:  

ANI, CSC, CTA, DSN, GMD, ISM, SEC, TEC, UAV, VFP, and HIT (for Applied Technology 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.

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 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.

Note that a minimum of 120 combined credits are needed to satisfy the Completion Degree requirements, including both transfer credits and credits earned at Wilmington University.

Applied Technology Completion Degree

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.

APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning

 

CTA 315 Effective Presentations through Technology

OR

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

 

ENG 310 Research Writing

 

ISM 300 Business Process Management

OR

ISM 450 Project Management and Practice

 

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals

 

APL 490 Applied Technology Internship

OR

APL 489 Experiential Learning in Applied Technology



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:  

CSC, CTA, DSN, GMD, ISM, SEC, TEC, VFP, 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 completion degree in Applied Technology:

CTA 206 Computer Applications or CTA 210 Intro to Technology

ENG 122 English Composition II

MAT 205 Survey of Mathematics

SEC 205 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Design or Methods of Technology Elective (VFP 100, DSN 121, DSN 235, or TEC 215)

Programming, Scripting, Web Design Elective (CSC 100, CSC 345, GMD 110, or SEC 290) 

 


Accelerated Options with Graduate Certificate

Accelerated Option with Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate

The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses in order to earn the certificate.

IST 7000 Data Management

IST 7020 Analysis, Modeling, and Design

IST 7040 Data Communications and Networking

IST 7060 Project and Change Management

IST 7100 IT Policy and Strategy

Accelerated Option with Technology Project Mgt Graduate Certificate

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

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 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



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2020 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.