Welcome to the College of Applied & Technical Studies! The college provides 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 more than 35 undergraduate programs and nearly 20 certificates. Here, you will discover programs like 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 many places throughout Ohio, you 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.


Kent State University, in response to a request from Intel®, will lead a network that includes 13 other Ohio higher education institutions now poised to prepare the workforce to make the small electronic devices that play a large role in our everyday lives. The plan is part of the company's Ohio Semiconductor Education and Research Program.