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College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

119 Van Deusen Hall
Tel: 330-672-2892
Fax: 330-672-2894


The Bachelor of Science in Technology provides students with a breadth of knowledge and experience and gives students the option of using electives to develop depth in a chosen area. This program, best suited for students with general career goals or who want depth of knowledge in a specific technical area such as casting or quality, is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.

Technology Education Licensure is an optional concentration that provides students the opportunity to learn the application of technical skills in concert with educational expertise through targeted courses in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Students completing the technology education concentration are prepared to take the state licensing exam for teachers (K–12). Kent State is one of 22 institutions nationwide that offers the fully accredited National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Students majoring in Technology often find positions in entry-level engineer positions working in areas such as Auto-Cad design, product design and quality assurance. Graduates have found excellent careers in companies such as Elwood Engineered Casting, Soft-lite Window Corporation, Ford and GM.

Through the Technology Education program, students are hired almost immediately in school systems, not only in Ohio, but throughout the country. 

Admission Requirements

General Admission for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admission for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 total credit hours and 39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.250 GPA in major required for graduation. In the Technology major; minimum 2.500 GPA overall and 2.750 GPA in major required for graduation in the optional Technology Education Licensure concentration.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of manufacturing systems, electronics and digital systems, computer aided design and animation, materials and processes, automation systems, and technology management.
  2. Students will demonstrate a broad understanding and appreciation of technology.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply high-technology knowledge and skills to succeed in the changing knowledge economy.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.


The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering

Student Organizations

Animation Imagineers; American Foundry Society, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Advanced Degree Programs

Technology (M.T.E.C.)