Technical Studies, ATS
Associate of Technical Studies (230000ATS)
The Associate of Technical Studies enables students to combine certifications (state, national, vendor), earned through an educational entity or a place of employment, with general education courses to meet the associate degree requirements.
For information about the one-year Associate of Technical Studies degree, contact Assistant Dean Herold.
Transfer to the College of Applied Science and Technology
To be admitted to the College of Applied Science and Technology, a student must have a GPA of 2.0. A student can complete the transfer process through an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the college in which they reside.
The following information has official approval of the Department of Applied General and Technical Studies and The College of Applied Science and Technology, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.
Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent.
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|Math Requirement 1||3|
|Natural Science Requirement without Lab||3|
|2020:222||Technical Report Writing||3|
|2420:263||Professional Communications and Presentations||3|
The mathematics requirement varies by department. Please consult an adviser for specific requirements. (Students enrolling in a higher-level mathematics course may use it to meet their General Education requirement.) See General Education requirements for listing of courses.
In the technical studies program, a student is encouraged to complete general education requirements as electives.
Block Credits and Elective Credits are subject to dean’s office approval.
Total University of Akron Credits = 30 minimum
Block Credits = minimum of 8 up to 301
Electives = minimum of 9 up to 31 credits
Total Credits for Degree = 60 minimum
A student is eligible to receive up to 30 credits of block credit from licensure in a technical field including but not limited to: Automotive/Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, HVAC, Insurance, Massotherapy, Real Estate, US Military Service, Welding. Students interested in this degree must consult with Kelly Herold prior to admission to this program.
Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.