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. 

"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.

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.

Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $61k

    Electro-Mechanical Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologist or technician is $61,420. 

     


  • $59k

    Industrial Engineering Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an industrial engineering technologist and technician is $59,400. 

     


  • $66k

    Electrical & Electronics Drafter

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an electrical and electronics drafter is $65,720. 

     


What You’ll Study

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.

Applied Technology - 50-54 Hour Major - No Minor Required

Required Courses:

  • EN100 English Composition I (3)*
  • IM 300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM 301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • IM 311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • IM 419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • IM 506 Projects in IET (3)
  • MN 220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
  • UI 319 Science, Technology & Society (3)
  • UI 410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society (3)

Choose 3-5 hours*:

  • CH 180 Chemistry in Our World (3)
  • CH 181/081/001 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)
  • CH 184/185 General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab (4)
  • PH 106/006 Physical Concepts (3)
  • PH 120/020 Introductory Physics (5)

Choose one course*:

  • MA 116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA 137 Precalculus (5)

Applied Technology Electives - 18 hours

  • Upper level technical electives - Determined by consulting with an advisor (18)
*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)
  • IM311 (3)
  • UI319 (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)

  • IM506 (3)
  • UI410 (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.

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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.

Applied Technology (BS) Degree Map

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Location
Polytechnic Building 216
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 6825
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701