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The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree is offered through the Regional College. It is designed for students who are beginning their academic study or for students who hold an associate degree or have completed some college-level coursework; the program will accommodate varied educational backgrounds, develop competencies needed for success in a variety of work settings and offer major courses in schedules attractive to traditional students and to time- and place-bound adults.
The Technical and Applied Studies major (with no concentration) offers a flexible and robust core of skills/knowledge-based courses, which bridge multiple disciplines in multiple colleges. The skills/knowledge provided by this program are civic engagement, computer literacy, critical thinking, diversity/internationalization, ethics, information literacy, leadership, self-management, oral and written communication and statistical and algebraic thinking. Students construct a meaningful plan for using the curriculum in Technical and Applied Studies to explore and prepare for their preferred futures by completing a cornerstone course and developing an electronic portfolio. A capstone course features a synthesizing of learning focused on foundational competencies.This enables students to collect artifacts of their learning, which can be used to advance their careers.
The Applied Business concentration is an option for Associate degree graduates or students with a business background who choose not to pursue the B.B.A or for students who would like to gain knowledge about financial management; customer service; strategic management; labor students; and leadership. The concentration includes a practicum.
The Computer Technology Application Development concentration provides students with the ability to program in languages identified by local Advisory Board Committees as necessary skills for employment. The languages include but are not limited to Visual Basic, C++, Java and C#. This concentration is also a pathway option for graduates of the Application Development Technology concentration within the A.A.B. degree in Computer Technology.
The Computer Technology Applied Computer Security and Forensics Technology concentration places an emphasis on security of desktops and local area networks, which often includes forensic work to prevent and/or determine and correct security issues. This concentration is also a pathway option for graduates of the Network Technology concentration within the A.A.B. degree in Computer Technology and those students pursuing the post-secondary certificate in Computer Forensics and Information Security.
The Computer Technology General concentration prepares students for positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties. In smaller installations, it is common for an employee to function in a broad capacity using a multitude of skills. This concentration is also a pathway for graduates of the General Technology concentration within the A.A.B degree in Computer Technology.
The Computer Technology Internet/Multimedia concentration focuses on scripting, server-side form handling, web database integration, and interactive and dynamic multimedia Internet development. This is also a pathway option for graduates of the Internet/Multimedia Technology concentration within the A.A.B. degree in Computer Technology and those students pursuing the post-secondary certificate in Advanced Internet.
The Computer Technology Networking concentration focuses on configuring and maintaining local area networks in various network operating system environments. The emphasis is on entry-level network administration (i.e., managing active directory and network services), desktops, troubleshooting, installation and maintenance. This is another pathway option for graduates of the Network Technology concentration within the A.A.B. degree in Computer Technology.
The Fire and Emergency Services Administration concentration provides the education and training to advance in the field of fire and emergency service; administration; risk reduction; fire protection; fire dynamics; disaster planning, etc.
The Fraud Examination concentration prepares students, with a business background, to work in the field of detection and prevention of financial fraud and abuse in a company; including understanding ethical dilemmas and applying ethical principles to prevent occupational/financial fraud. This concentration also allows students to review and analyze past and current issues of fraud cases.
The Industrial Security concentration addresses the needs of individuals who currently want increased knowledge of industrial security; charged with ensuring a secure work environment within their organization and meets the needs of individuals who manage businesses.
The Nonprofit-Human Services concentration prepares individuals who fill these positions. The concentration provides students with knowledge and competencies in areas such as grant writing and fundraising, mission and vision, advocacy and lobbying, risk management, board committee development, program planning, leadership and ethics, human resource development, youth and adult development, marketing, financial management and nonprofit management.
Minimum 121 credit hours. Minimum C (2.000) grade in major coursework designated on the program requirement page and in roadmaps. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.
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