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College
Regional College
Campus(es)
Ashtabula
East Liverpool
Geauga
Salem
Stark
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Department
Regional College
Description

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.

Students may declare one of the nine optional concentrations within the Technical and Applied Studies major listed below, or select the major without a concentration.

  • Applied Business Concentration
  • Computer Technology Application Development Concentration
  • Computer Technology Applied Computer Security and Forensics Technology Concentration
  • Computer Technology General Concentration
  • Computer Technology Internet/Multimedia Concentration
  • Computer Technology Networking Concentration
  • Fire and Emergency Services Administration Concentration
  • Fraud Examination
  • Industrial Security Concentration
  • Nonprofit-Human Services Concentration

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.
 

This program is available at all seven Regional Campuses: Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas.

Graduation Requirements

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.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

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

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  TAS 37900 Technical and Applied Studies Cornerstone * 3
ELR   47900 Technical and Applied Studies Capstone* 3
  Choose from the following*: 9
  BMRT 11009 Introduction to Management Technology (3)**  
    36401 Applications of Technology Management Software (3) [recommended for the Applied Business concentration]  
WIC COMM 35864 Organizational Communication (3) ***  
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
    30063 Business and Professional Writing (3)  
  ITAP 26638 Business Communications (3)  
  LIB/LIS 30010 Information Fluency in the Workplace and Beyond (3)  
DD SOC 32570 Inequalities in Societies (3)  
WIC
DD
TECH 31000 Cultural Dynamics of Technology (3) ***  
  Choose from the following: 3
  COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems (3)  
  COMT 12000 Personal Productivity Software (3)  
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)  
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (68-72 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (courses from two curricular areas) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  Applied Courses **** (total hours depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division hours) 32-36
IV. MAJOR ELECTIVES OR CONCENTRATIONS (30-34 credits) 
  Major Electives (not declaring a concentration) (31-33)
  Applied Business Concentration (30)
  Computer Technology Application Development Concentration (32-34)
  Computer Technology Applied Computer Security and Forensics Technology Concentration (31)
  Computer Technology General Concentration (32)
  Computer Technology Internet/Multimedia Concentration (31-32)
  Computer Technology Networking Concentration (31)
  Fire and Emergency Services Administration Concentration (31)
  Fraud Examination (33)
  Industrial Security Concentration (33)
  Nonprofit-Human Services Concentration (31)
MINIMUM TOTAL
121

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

** Students enrolled in the Industrial Security Concentration concentration are not permitted to choose this course as it is required in the concentration.
    Equivalent to MIS 24163.

*** To fulfill the writing-intensive requirement, either COMM 35864, COMT 36318 or TECH 31000 must be earned with minimum C (2.000) grade.

**** Applied courses should be chosen from the major in an associate degree program, a declared minor or individualized specialization selected in consultation with an advisor.

Note:  PSYC 11762 and SOC 12050 are prerequisites for multiples courses in the TAS major.

Major Electives (not declaring a concentration)

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. MAJOR ELECTIVES (31-33 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following courses: 31-33
DG ANTH 38240 Culture and Personality (3)  
    48210 Culture and Communication (3)  
  BMRT 21000 Business Law and Ethics I (3)  
    21006 Human Resource Management (3)  
    21020 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)  
    36401 Application of Technical Management Software (3)  
    36415 Customer Service Technology (3)  
    46409 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3)  
    46418 Labor Studies in Technology (3)  
  CACM 32020 Strategic Planning (3)  
  CHDS 37800 Small Group Process (2)  
 DG COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (3)  
WIC   35864 Organizational Communication*  
WIC COMT 36318 Survey Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics (3)*  
  ECON 42075 International Economic Relations (3)  
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
    30063 Business and Professional Writing (3)  
  ENTR 27056 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)  
DD HDFS 24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)**  
    44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grant-Writing (3)  
    44033 Nonprofit Management I (3)  
    44034 Nonprofit Management II (3)  
  HED 46052 Stress: Recognition and Management (2)  
  INS 29000 Introduction to Insurance and Risk (3)  
  JMC 21001 Principles of Advertising (3)  
    28001 Principles of Public Relations (3)  
  LIB/LIS 30010 Information Fluency (3)  
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra (3)  
KMC   11010 Algebra for Calculus (3)  
    30011 Basic Probability and Statistics (3)  
  MIS 24163 Principles of Management*** (3)  
    34054 Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems (3)  
    34060 Operations Management (3)  
    34165 Dynamics of Leadership (3)  
    34180 Human Resource Management (3)  
    34185 Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations (3)  
    34280 Social Responsibility in the Workplace (3)  
  MKTG 35035 Consumer Behavior (3)  
  PH 30006 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety (3)  
  POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
  PSYC 30656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
    31773 Industrial Psychology (3)  
    41532 Social Psychology (3)  
    41581 Health Psychology (3)  
  SOC 32400 Individuals and Society (3)  
    32510 Sociology of Work (3)  
DD   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
    42558 Wealth, Poverty and Power (3)  
    42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
DG   42575 Family Patterns: A World Perspective (3)  
  TECH 31010 Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
31-33

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required to fulfill writing intensive requirement.
** Equivalent to SOC 24011
*** Equivalent to BMRT 11009
 

 Applied Business Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (30 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 21011 Fundamentals of Financial Management* 3
    36415 Customer Service Technology* 3
ELR   40092 Practicum in Applied Business and Technology* 3
    46409 Strategic Management and Technology* 3
    46418 Labor Studies in Technology* 3
  MIS 34165 Dynamics of Leadership* 3
  Choose from the following*: 12**
  BMRT 21008 Case Studies in Management Technology (3)  
    21020 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)  
    36410 Security for Business Students (3)  
    40096 Individual Investigation in Business and Technology (1-3)  
    46295 Special Topics in Applied Business (2-3)  
    46410 Crisis and Disaster Management Planning (3)  
WIC COMM 35864 Organizational Communication (3)  
WIC COMT 36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics (3)  
  MIS 34280 Social Responsibility in the Workplace (3)  
    44152 Collaborative Project Management (3)  
  SOC 42558 Wealth, Poverty and Power (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
30

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

** A minimum of 9 credit hours must be upper-division.
 

Computer Technology Application Development Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (32-34 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
WIC COMT  36318  Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics * 3
    46308 Advanced Visual Basic Programming * 3
    46340 Data Design and Implementation * 3
  ACTT, BMRT, COMT, INS or ITAP electives 7
  COMT upper-division courses * 6
  Choose from the following: * 4
  COMT 36301 Advanced C++ Programming (4)  
    36311 Advanced Java Programming (4)  
  Choose from the following: * 6-8
  COMT 36301 Advanced C++ Programming (4)  
    36302 C# Programming (3)  
    36308 Ergonomics in Computer Systems (3)  
    36309 Programming Mobile Applications (3)  
    36311 Advanced Java Programming (4)  
    36350 Programming Office Productivity Applications (3)  
    46309 Visual Basic Web Programming (3)  
    46315 SQL with Oracle (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
32-34

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.


 

Computer Technology Applied Computer Security and Forensics Technology Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (31 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
WIC COMT  36318  Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics * 3
    36320 Computer Forensics * 3
    36330 Local Area Network Security Fundamentals * 3
    46331 Local Area Network Security and Firewalls * 3
  ACTT, BMRT, COMT, INS or ITAP electives 7
  COMT upper-division courses * 6
  Choose from the following: * 6
  ACTT 36110 Principles of Fraud Examination (3)  
  BMRT 36410 Security for Business Students (3)  
    36430 Security Management (3)  
    36440 Security Investigation (3)  
  COMT 36321 Network Forensics (3)  
    36355 Command Line Utilities (3)  
    46300 Advanced Computer Assembly and Configuration (3)  
    46310 Technology of Operating Systems (3)  
    46311 Technology of Networking (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
31

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.


 

Computer Technology General Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (32 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 36401 Applications of Technology Management Software* 3
WIC COMT 36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics * 3
    36340 Help Desk Support 3
  ACTT, BMRT, COMT, INS or ITAP electives 7
  COMT upper-division courses * 15
  General Elective 1
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
32

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.


 

Computer Technology Internet/Multimedia Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (31-32 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  COMT 36310 Multimedia Development Tools * 3
WIC   36318  Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics * 3
    36336 Web Scripting II * 3
    46321 Web Database Integration * 3
  ACTT, BMRT, COMT, INS or ITAP electives 7
  COMT upper-division courses 6
  Choose from the following: * 6-7
  COMT 36303 Digital Image Manipulation (3)**  
    36308 Ergonomics in Computer Systems (3)  
    36309 Programming Mobile Applictions (3)  
    36311 Advanced Java Programming (4)  
    46303 Digital Video Editing (3)  
    46340 Data Design and Implementation (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
31-32

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

** VCD 37000 may be taken in place of COMT 36303; minimum C (2.000) grade required.


 

Computer Technology Networking Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (31 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
WIC COMT  36318  Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics * 3
    36330 Local Area Network Security Fundamentals * 3
  ACTT, BMRT, COMT, INS or ITAP electives 7
  COMT upper-division courses * 6
  Choose from the following:* 12
  COMT 36331 Internetworking II (3)  
    36355 Command Line Utilities (3)  
    46300 Advanced Computer Assembly and Configuration (3)  
    46310 Technology of Operating Systems (3)  
    46311 Technology of Networking (3)  
    46312 Scripting for Network Administrators (3)  
    46313 Virtual Machine Configuration and Administration (3)  
    46314 Technology Application Services (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
31

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.


 

 Fire and Emergency Services Administration Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (31 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  FESA 31000 Fire and Emergency Services Administration* 3
    31003 Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection* 4
    31006 Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services* 3
    31009 Fire Prevention, Organization and Management* 3
    31011 Political and Legal Foundations for Fire Protection* 3
    31013 Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services* 3
    41000 Fire Protection Structures and Systems* 3
    41002 Fire Dynamics* 3
    41004 Fire Investigation and Analysis* 3
    41006 Disaster Planning and Control* 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
31


* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

 

 Fraud Examination Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ACTT 36110 Principles of Fraud Examination* 3
    36120 Ethical Issues Relating to Fraud Examination* 3
    46170 Case Studies in Fraud Examination* 3
    46191 Seminar in Fraud Examination* 3
WIC COMT 36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics* 3
  JUS 12000 Introduction to Justice Studies* 3
    22100 Basic Interviewing* 3
    22301 The Investigative Process* 3
    34200 Criminal Procedures and Evidence* 3
  MIS 31465 Dynamics of Leadership* 3
    34180 Human Resource Management* 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
33


* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

 
Industrial Security Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT

MIS
11009

24163
Introduction to Management*
or
Principles of Management*
3
    21000 Business Law and Ethics* 3
    36410 Security for Business Students* 3
    36420 Physical Security* 3
    36430 Security Management* 3
    36440 Security Investigation* 3
    46410 Crisis and Disaster Management Planning* 3
    46420 Legal Issues in Security* 3
WIC COMT 36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics* 3
  MIS 34165 Dynamics of Leadership* 3
  MIS 34185

34280
Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations*
or
Social Responsibility in the Workplace*
3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
33


* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

 


Nonprofit-Human Services Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (31 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business* 3
WIC COMT 36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics* 3
  HDFS 44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting* 3
    44033 Nonprofit Management I* 3
    44034 Nonprofit Management II* 3
  ACTT
SOC
 
11000
32220
32221
Acccounting I-Financial (4)* or
Data Analysis (3)* and
Data Analysis Laboratory (1)*
4
  Choose from the following*: 12
KSS
DG
ANTH 18210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)  
DG   38240 Culture and Personality (3)  
  BMRT

MIS
11009

24163
Introduction to Management Technology (3)
or
Principles of Management (3)
 
  BMRT 21006 Human Resources Management (3)  
    36401 Application of Technical Management Software (3)  
    46409 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3)  
  BUS 10123 Exploring Business (3)  
KSS
DD
CACM 11001 Introduction to Conflict Management (3)  
  CHDS 37700 Human Relations in a World of Diversity (3)  
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
    30063 Business and Professional Writing (3)  
KSS
DD
GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
  GERO 30656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
  HDFS 24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)**  
    24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
    34031 Cultural Diversity: Implications for the Helping Professions (3)  
  IHS 10000 Careers in Health Sciences and Human Services (3)  
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing (3)  
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Professionals (3)  
  PH 30005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health (3)  
    44000 Health Disparities (3)  
  POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
DD  PSYC 20651 Child Psychology (3)  
    30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)  
    30656 Psychology of Aging (3)***  
  RPTM 36010 Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)  
  SOC 22570 Understanding Differences and Inequality (3)  
    32569 Minorities in America (3)  
DD    32570 Inequality in Society (3)  
    42421 Childhood in Society (3)  
    42478 Adolescence in Society (3)  
    42558 Wealth, Poverty and Power (3)  
    42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
DG   42575 Family Patterns: A World Perspective (3)  
DD   42879 Aging in Society (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL
31


* Minimum C (2.000) grade required.

** Equivalent to SOC 24011.

*** Cross-listed with GERO 30656