Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science

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Applied Science

The curriculum for the new BAS is broad, allowing students to customize the program for their interests and career goals in a technical field with guidance from a faculty advisor. While 24 hours of the curriculum are in technology management, upper division technical electives will be chosen by the student to build on their knowledge earned through their AAS degree. BAS areas include computer graphics, construction management, electrical control systems, facilities management, machining, manufacturing and network administration.

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Commercial Multimedia

Students who choose the Commercial Multimedia major will learn how to operate their own commercial photography studio or work for one, and learn skills to prepare for other such professions as photo editor, photo re-toucher, photographic assistant, and other fields of visual communication and applied arts. Students will learn the principles of digital photography and digital imaging technologies as it relates to the commercial photography field, including advertising, editorial, portrait, event and wedding.

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Engineering Technology

Engineering technology emphasizes the application of scientific and engineering techniques to a variety of real-world problems. Application is the key word in this definition, in that engineering technology emphasizes practical applications as well as theory. Engineering technologists work in the job spectrum between the engineer and the skilled technician, with responsibilities closest to those of the engineer.

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Industrial & Systems Engineering

Industrial and systems engineers work to improve operations and cut costs in a career fields such as manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and business. This engineering program is all about gaining efficiency, improving logistics and optimizing outcomes to remain competitive.

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Industrial Distribution

Industrial distribution professionals help manage the global supply chain and coordinate transportation systems. They focus primarily on the distribution of products produced or used by manufacturers, construction companies, and municipalities. The goal is to optimize systems for maximum efficiency, minimum cost, quality improvement, safety, and other interests to the stakeholders.

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Technology Management

Technology Management is a field of study designed to prepare technical management-oriented professionals. The various options in Technology Management cover the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems for their associated field.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UAS are increasingly used in a variety of fields, including law enforcement, agriculture, surveying and photography. This program trains students to understand the electrical and mechanical systems and the programmed control of the drones. Moreover, it covers concepts in aviation, sensor systems, mission planning and UAS policy and safety.

Bachelor of Science in Education

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Technology and Engineering Education

Students will develop technical and teaching competencies to prepare them to teach in high school technology and engineering programs (grades 9-12). Areas of content include: communication technology; energy & power technology; materials & processes technology; and organization & administration skills..

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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology

The Department of Polytechnic Studies offers the associate of applied science in computer technology with the following options:

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Pre-Professional Program: Pre-Architecture

The purpose of the one-year pre-professional program is to provide preparatory educational experiences for those seeking to apply for admission to another University for the completion of a professionally accredited degree in architecture, interior architecture or landscape architecture. The coursework provides an important opportunity for students to explore their interests and level of commitment before applying to an architecture school (but does not guarantee that all the courses will transfer).

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Minors are offered in the following areas:

Course Number Course Name
CM126 Computer Aided Architectural Drafting
CM226 Residential Architectural Drafting and Design
Choose 9 hours from the following:
CM243 Construction Methods and Materials
CM310 Construction Codes & Compliance
CM315 Construction Contracts and Legal Issues
CM322 Commercial Architectural Drafting & Design
HO330 Landscape Planting Design
Course Number Course Name
GM200 Vector and Bitmapped Graphics for Industry
PG285 Commercial Photographic Lighting
PG286 Commercial Studio Photography
PG325 Practices in Commercial Photography
PG384 Commercial Photography I
Choose 3 hours from the following:
GM385 HD Video for Multimedia
PG284 Photography Fundamentals
Course Number Course Name
TN255 Microcomputer Maintenance & Troubleshooting
TN275 Network Fundamentals
TN375 Networking Routing Protocols and Concepts
TN395 Server Maintenance and Troubleshooting
TN563 Connecting Networks
Course Number Course Name
CM126 Computer Aided Arch Drafting
CM243 Construction Methods & Materials
CM320 Construction Cost Estimating
CM330 Construction Planning & Scheduling
CM 2xx-5xx Choose 3 hours
Course Number Course Name
ET160 Basic Electric Circuits
ET245 Logic Circuits
ET304 Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers
ET366 Microcontrollers
MN356 Robotic Fundamentals
Choose 3 hours from the following:
MN412 Advanced Manufacturing Systems
MN383 Fluid Power
Course Number Course Name
GM180 Introduction to Technical Graphics
GM200 Vector & Bitmapped Graphics
GM282 Vector Graphics
GM380 3D Modeling & Animation Production
Choose 6 hours from one option:
Option I  
GM386 Interactive Multimedia and Animation
GM480 3D Animation Pipeline
Option II  
GM320 Graphic User Interface
GM326 Interactive Multimedia
Course Number Course Name
ER361 Principles of Entrepreneurship
ER551 Managing/Growing a New Venture
ER561 Bus Planning for New Ventures
Choose one six-hour option:
Computer and Multimedia Graphics
GM180 Intro to Technical Graphics
GM200 Vector/Bitmap Graphics for Ind
Construction Management and Design
CM315 Construction Contracts and Legal Issues
CM410 Construction Project Administration
Electrical and Controls
ET245 Logic Circuits
ET366 Microcontrollers
Facilities and Safety Management
FM504 Facilities Management
FM564 Sustainable Facilities Planning and Design
Industrial and Safety Management 
IM313 Facilities Planning
IM417 Manufacturing Resource Analysis
Mechanical and Manufacturing
MN221  Solid Modeling and Rapid Prototyping
MN304  Industrial Materials and Processes II
Sustainability Energy Systems Management
ET426  Sustainable Energy Technology
FM565  Building Energy Management
Course Number Course Name
IM301 Industrial Safety Supervision
IM311 Statistical Process Control
IM419 Industrial Supervision
Choose 6 hours from the following:
IM313 Facilities Planning
IM315 Work Measurement
IM411 Total Quality Assurance
IM417 Manufacturing Resource Analysis


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Department of Polytechnic Studies
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701