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About the College

The College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology is one of the eleven colleges of Kent State University, with more than 1000 students and near double-digit growth in recent years.  As one of its fastest growing colleges, the university has committed strong support to expand its programs. Kent State is constructing a new building for the college encompassing 55,000 square feet, scheduled to be completed in late 2014.

CAEST Renders small             Bob Tom Richmond New building 2


History of the College

The technology programs at Kent started as early as 1913 when space was allocated on campus for “manual training” as an integral component for the preparation of teachers at Kent State Normal School. In 1995 the Independent School of Technology was established as an integrated eight campus academic unit. The Independent School of Technology consisted of three academic units, namely: Division of Aeronautics, Division of Applied Business and Technology, and the Division of Applied Science and Technology. In 2006 the School of Technology achieved College status and became the College of Technology. In 2011 all technology programs associated with regional campuses were separated from the Kent Campus and became part of the newly formed Regional College. In July 2012 the name of the College of Technology was changed to the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability, and Technology to reflect the changing mission of the College toward development of new applied engineering and sustainability programs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology is to enhance technological literacy, education and training essential to the knowledge economy, socio-economic well-being and to the workforce development of the state of Ohio in general, and Northeast Ohio in particular. The college’s curricula lead to various certificates in emerging/high-technology areas and to a seamless articulation with technical associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with global perspectives for careers in business, industry, education and government sectors.