Build on your associate’s degree to advance your future with bachelor’s degree in applied technology: you’ll do that here.

The applied technology degree is specifically designed for students who have earned a technically-oriented Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited institution. The program allows you to build on that curriculum to earn your four-year Bachelor of Applied Science.  

What You’ll Do  

Faculty advisors will work with you to identify areas of specialization in your chosen discipline and even help connect you to employers in the region. 

  • Understand the fundamental concepts for your field, including concepts in math, physical sciences, technology, and management. 
  • Gain specialized knowledge in elective areas including construction, electrical systems, mechanical systems, manufacturing, networking, facilities, or computer graphics. 
  • Work directly with industry-knowledgeable faculty and gain hands-on experience with a technology-based curriculum in the state-of-the-art Seabuagh Polytechnic Building. 

What Can You Do with an Applied Technology Degree?

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. 

Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • Career opportunities will vary considerably for this program as it is designed to qualify students to advance into technical management roles with appropriate work experience. Entry-level positions will vary based on AAS degree obtained and electives chosen.

Applied Technology (BAS) 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. 


What You’ll Study

Degree Map

As an applied technology major, you’ll be equipped to enter into technical management roles, but your electives will often prepare you for field of entry. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Required Courses:

  • EN100 English Composition I (3)*
  • IM300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • IM309 Science, Technology and Society (3)
  • IM419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • IM506 Projects in IET (3)
  • MN220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3)

Choose one course:

  • IM311 Statistical Process Control (30
  • PY271 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (3)

Choose one course:

  • IM410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)

Choose 3-5 hours*:

  • CH180 Chemistry in Our World (3)
  • CH181/081/001 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)
  • CH184/185 General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab (4)
  • PH106/006 Physical Concepts (3)
  • PH120/020 Introductory Physics (5)

Choose one course*:

  • MA116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA137 Precalculus (5)

Choose one Track:

Applied Technology Electives - 18 hours
  • Upper level technical electives - Determined by consulting with an advisor (18)
Allied Health Track - choose 18 hours
  • BI/PB320 Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • ED535 theTrauma Informed Professional 93)
  • FN355 Lifespan Nutrition (3)
  • HA510 Healthcare Performance improvement (3)
  • HA555 Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management (3)
  • HA556 Topics in Healthcare Administration (1-3)
  • HA586 Healthcare Strategy and marketing (3)
  • HL320 Community Health (3) 
  • HL350 Issues and Trends in Motor Learning (3)
  • HL510 Health Concerns of Aging (3)
  • HL550 Exercise Programming for Special Populations (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • PB541 Topics of Public Health (3)
  • PB508 Essentials of Public Health Nutrition (3)
  • TS412 Topics for Healthcare Professionals (3)

    *If not transferred in with AAS degree.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in 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

  • Admission to this program requires an earned AAS degree.
  • Work with an advisor to determine electives. The prerequisites for the upper-level electives must be completed through a combination of these courses and courses taken during the AAS degree program.
  • Technical electives are typically courses with prefixes of CM, ET, FM, GM, IE, IM, MN, PG, or TN
  • Some upper level electives may require additional courses as prerequisites beyond what is shown here.

First Year

Fall Semester (15 Hours)
  • IM300 (3)
  • MN220 (3)
  • Applied Tech Elective (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
Spring Semester (15 Hours)
  • IM301 (3)
  • IM309 (3)
  • IM311/PY271 (3)
  • Applied Tech elective (3)
  • General Education (3)
Milestone: maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA

Second Year

Fall Semester (15 Hours)
  • IM419 (3)
  • Applied Tech elective (3)
  • Applied Tech elective (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
Spring Semester (15 Hours)
  • IM410/MG301 (3)
  • IM506 (3)
  • Applied Tech elective (3)
  • Applied Tech elective (3)
  • General Education (3)

Milestone: maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA

Degree requirements for all students: a minimum of 120 credit hours, completion of the General Education program, and completion of 39 senior division hours (300-599). Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Degree Works for additional graduation requirements for your program.

A minimum 2.00 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a BAS degree.

Many major courses are on a set rotation and dependent on when prerequisites are completed. The actual semester a course is taken may vary based on the rotation.

"Our goal for the program is to train students for good jobs and career advancement, while recognizing the education they have earned at other institutions or through lifelong learning."

Dr. Brad Deken

A portrait of Doctor Brad Deken, professor and chair of the Department of Engineering and Technology.

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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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