This program offers students who have graduated from an accredited two-year associate degree technical program the opportunity to extend their education and training. All associate degree graduates (with a minimum GPA of 2.50) can automatically transfer up to 64 college credits to Pittsburg State University. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a major in technology and a selected emphasis by completing an additional minimum of 60 hours from Pittsburg State University. The degree program content is based on previous academic and technical preparation.
Like two-year technical programs, this bachelor degree gives students complete, hands-on training for a real-world job. Students learn engineering technology, theory, logic, leadership, and business skills to broaden their knowledge, and to better prepare them for management opportunities. Coursework is both specialized and comprehensive. Emphasis areas are similar to the programs completed in the associate degrees. Technical emphases areas through the Automotive Technology department are Automotive/Power Mechanics Emphasis, Collision Repair and Insurance Management Emphasis, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Emphasis and Diesel and Heavy Equipment (Caterpillar ThinkBIGGER) Emphasis.
COMM 207 as well as ENGL 301 can have other courses substituted in their place.
or Social Science and/or Political Studies Elective (3 hours)
MATH 113 as well as MATH 143 can be substituted by another mathematics course.
BIOL 113 can be substituted by another natural science course.
PHYS 171 can be substituted by another physical science course.
or Approved business substitute (3 hours)
or approved substitute safety or management course
AT 300 and AT 400 should be taken for 3 hours each.