WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF APPLIED & TECHNICAL STUDIES (CATS) 

CATS is a college within Kent State University that houses the Regional Campus programs that provide you with access to quality academic offerings, close to home. CATS programs are diverse, just like the communities where our campuses are located.

CATS offers you the keys to more than 35 undergraduate programs and nearly 20 certificates. Here, you will discover programs like agribusiness and animation game design at our Tuscarawas Campus. Or delve into information technology, which is offered fully online and at all our Regional Campus locations, including East Liverpool, Stark, Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center. Discover the Peace Officers Training Academy at Kent State Trumbull, radiologic technology at Salem or explore viticulture at Ashtabula.

And because we know students come to us from not only many places throughout Ohio, you also might arrive with some college or work experience. We’re here for you! CATS offers students flexible options, like the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies. This degree provides you with many options to the higher education that will get you hired. At CATS, you’ll discover a new philosophy in academics — programs that meet you where you are and take you where you want to be. 

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