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Individualized Program - A.T.S

The Associate of Technical Study degree, Individualized Program, is open to students who need a specially designed course of study in a technical field. The program consists of courses that suit students' career goals. Course requirements are planned with the help of a faculty advisor and must be approved by the dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies.

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Program Information

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Interpret and communicate discipline specific information via written, verbal and/or visual or digital representations.
  2. Participate in effective written, oral and digital communication skills in multiple contexts, for a variety of audiences.
  3. Integrate applied skills and theoretical knowledge in a specific technical field or focus area to solve problems or perform tasks.
  4. Develop self-awareness about identity and culture, diversity, sensitivity and respect for differences.

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.


Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Course Requirements Approved by Faculty Advisor and College Dean30
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 60 credits hour)14
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
  • Students must ​successfully complete 15 credit hours of graded Kent State coursework required for the A.T.S. degree before receiving any college credit for industry recognized licensures, certifications, or diplomas.
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online
    • Mostly online
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • East Liverpool Campus
    • Geauga Campus
    • Salem Campus
    • Stark Campus
    • Trumbull Campus
    • Tuscarawas Campus
    • Twinsburg Academic Center