Associate of Technical Study
Associate of Technical Study
The associate of technical study degree program is designed to help students prepare individually for specialized technical occupations. The two-year curriculum enables students to devote their particular talents and training to occupational areas not otherwise addressed by existing college programs.
The academic flexibility of this degree program is as varied as are the jobs. As an example, a person interested in medical equipment sales might select technical courses in allied health (AHTH) to learn medical terminology and human anatomy; business administration technology (BAT) and marketing (MKT) to focus on the sales aspect, and electronics (ECT) to learn how the equipment works. This type of academic planning for careers requires careful investigation by the student to be sure the academic preparation meets future employment opportunities.
Students who are identified as being unable to accomplish their educational goals through an existing degree program will be assisted with the development of their educational plan by an academic advisor most closely aligned with their area of interest. Through degree and non-degree instructional components, students can meet their learning needs and maximize their progress toward recognized credentials. Students pursuing the associate of technical study must complete a minimum of 62 semester hours, 15 of which must be completed immediately preceding graduation at BGSU Firelands.
General Education (14 hours minimum)
Varieties of Writing (3)
Speech Communication (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Basic Education (14 hours minimum)
Computation and Math Requirement (choose one from): As required for the technical sequence(s) selected (BUSE 101, MATH 112, 120, 122, 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, and/or 232)
Computing Requirement (choose one from): Computer Science, Computer Science Technology Management Information Systems
Science/Math/Computer Science (choose at least one from): Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
Technical Education (30 hours minimum)
Complete coursework in two or more of the following disciplines or other BGSU disciplines with approval:
BAT—Business Administration Technology
CST—Computer Science Technology
AHTH—Allied Health Technology
HIT—Health Information Technology
RC—Respiratory Care Technology
ECT—Electronic & Computer Technology
ENVT—Environmental Health Technology
VCT—Visual Communication Technology
Technical related electives (BA, MIS, STAT, CS, ECON, IPC & PSYC courses)
For Further Information
Cindy Miglietti, Ph.D.,
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0684
Debralee Divers, Director
Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0629
Cheryl L. Chafee, Asst. Director
Admissions and Financial Aid
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0683
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BGSU Firelands, located in Huron, Ohio, is a regional campus and one of the seven undergraduate colleges of Bowling Green State University. We offer many of the advantages and resources of a major university, but in a smaller, more personal environment.
Generally, students are able to complete at least two years of coursework toward most of the 200-degree programs at BGSU before transferring to the main campus, or to another college or university.
BGSU Firelands offers students a wireless environment campus wide. Kiosks and public-access computers located in most campus buildings provide easy Internet access. In addition, there are several on-campus computer labs with a variety of computers and software programs.
The library, containing more than 30,000 volumes, is computer-linked to the more than 4 million items available through BGSU's libraries to provide excellent research opportunities.
Academic advisors work individually with students to plan their degree programs and small class sizes allow students to have close, personal contact with their professors. Free tutoring is readily available through the Teaching and Learning Center. Scholarships, grants and loans are available to assist students with tuition.