Finish what you’ve started to expand your career: You’ll do that here.

The online applied technology program is designed to build your Associate of Applied Science in a technology field into a bachelor's degree. You'll build on your foundations of technology knowledge and be prepared to pursue careers in networking, graphics, electrical and mechanical systems, and more. Course electives allow you to learn about your areas of interest, letting you tailor the degree to your needs.

In addition to your online coursework, you'll have the opportunity for real-world experience through a senior design capstone course where you’ll solve open-ended industrial problems in a team, and labs to help build your resume while furthering your education. This means you're on a career-ready path from day one.

What You'll Do

As an online applied technology major at Southeast, you’ll learn practical knowledge from faculty with industry experience to become career-ready. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals needed to thrive in your chosen field by learning concepts in mathematics, physical sciences, technology, and management.
  • Continue working, secure an internship, or balance life’s other responsibilities by taking online courses.
  • Seamlessly transfer from an Associate of Applied Science degree to a Bachelor of Applied Science.

What Can You Do with an Applied Technology Degree?

Applied technology spans across many professions and industries. Our graduates find careers in computer, technical, and even medical fields. 

The field of computer and information technology is projected to grow at a faster rate than all occupations until 2029. With the flexibility of studying relevant electives for your higher level courses, you’ll be prepared to tackle the challenges of the career path you choose.  

Career Opportunities 

  • Technical Management and Quality Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Productions Supervision 
  • Technical Sales and Estimating 

Online: Applied Technology Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Outcomes & Careers

  • $60k

    Electro-Mechanical Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologist or technician is $60,570. 


  • $61k

    Industrial Engineering Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an industrial engineering technologist and technician is $61,210. 


  • $68k

    Electrical & Electronics Drafter

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an electrical and electronics drafter is $68,640. 


Applied Technology Curriculum

The applied technology degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course. 

  • EN100 English Composition I (3)* 
  • IM300 Technical Communication (3) 
  • IM301 Industrial Safety (3)  
  • IM311 Statistical Process Control (3)  
  • MN220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3) 
  • PS103 U.S. Political Systems (3)

Choose 3 hour:

  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Commmunications (3)
  • SC107  Online Oral Presentations (3)

Choose 3-5 hours:

  • MA115 Precalculus A with Integrated Review (5)
  • MA116 Precalculus A (3)

Choose 3 hours:

  • CM260 Computer Methods of Const Managers (3)
  • CS101 Computer Science (3)
  • MN260 Technical Computer Programming (3)

Physical Science - choose 8-10 hours of the following: **

  • CH180 Chemistry in Our World (3) 
  • CH181 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)  
  • PH106 Physical Concepts (3)  
  • PH120 Introductory Physics (5)
  • PH230 General Physics I (5)
  • PH231 General Physics II (5)

** Many programs require the 5-hour lab classes. Please work with an advisor to determine which are appropriate for you.

Technical Elcetive Courses Approved by the Advisor and Department - a minimum of 25 hours:

  • CM226 Residential Architectural Drafting & Design (3)
  • CM310 Construction Building Codes (3)
  • CM322 Commercial Architectural Drafting and Design (3)
  • IM313 Facilities Planning (3)
  • IM317 Cooperative Industrial Internship (3)
  • IM309 Science, Technology, and Society
  • IM411 Total Quality Assurance (3)
  • IM419 Indstrial Supervision (3)
  • MA117 Precalculus B (3)
  • MA140 Analytic Geometric & Calculus I (5)
  • TN255 Microcomputer Maintenance & Troubleshooting (3)
  • TN275 Introduction to Networks (3)
  • TN295 Firewall Management (3)
  • TN395 Server Maintenance & Troubleshooting (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in a major program. 

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours 
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours 
  • Written Communication – 6 hours 
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours 
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab) 
  • Mathematics – 3 hours 
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines) 
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students) 
  • Civics examination

Fall First Year (15)

  • IM300  (3) 
  • MN220 (3) 
  • Applied Tech Elective (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3)

Spring First Year (15)

  • IM301 (3) 
  • IM311 (3) 
  • UI319 (3) 
  • Applied Tech Elective (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Fall Second Year (15) 

  • IM419 (3) 
  • Applied Tech Elective (3) 
  • Applied Tech Elective (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Second Year (15)  

  • IM506 (3) 
  • UI410 (3) 
  • Applied Tech Elective (3) 
  • Applied Tech Elective (3) 
  • General Education (3)  

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This program is housed within the College of STEM. The College prepares students to find creative solutions to problems. Curiosity and analysis merge, creating students ready to figure things out and then use that knowledge to make things better.

Associate Professor of the Department of Engineering and Technology

"As a teacher, my goal is to help students develop a fundamental approach to solve problems that are encountered in the physical world. Instead of focusing on the solution to a particular problem I encourage them to focus on the problem-solving methodology. This approach makes them think independently."

Dr. Md Rasheduzzaman, Ph.D.

Dr. Md Rasheduzzaman, Ph.D. smiles for a portrait.

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

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Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

96% of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within a year.

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