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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Applied Technology Degree, AAS (click to see program options)


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OSRHE Code(s): 875A, 875H, 875I, 875S, 875U

Major Code(s): ATAM-Advanced Manufacturing, ATHS-Health Sciences, ATIN-Information Technology, ATPS-Professional Services, ATUA-Unmanned Aircraft Systems

❖ These degree options are offered online at www.rsuonline.edu

Students seeking this degree may enter with a technical specialty gained from completion of technical programs, armed forces programs, or comparable programs that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service. The goal of the Associate in Applied Science in Applied Technology degree program is to provide students with a quality education in a technology area by emphasizing a combination of general education courses and a selection of courses in a technical specialty. The program develops a knowledge base through core courses and selected electives while advancing a generalist view of technology. The specialty courses in this degree will satisfy the technical specialty requirement of the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technology program offered at Rogers State University.

Note: Pathways information does not apply to Applied Technology, Process Technology Option, A.A.S.  

Total Credit Hour(s): 62


General Education for all options except Process Technology: 20 Credit Hour(s)


The University Experience: 2 Credit Hour(s)


Communications: 6 Credit Hour(s)


U.S. History and Government: 6 Credit Hour(s)


History: 3 Credit Hour(s)


Select one from the following:

Electives (Choose From General Education Courses): 6 Credit Hour(s)


Technical Specialty: 9-42 Credit Hour(s)


Students will be awarded prior learning block credit for earned industry recognized credentials earned in the following areas. Block credit will be appropriately identified by source and method on the transcript. Industry credentials articulated to block credit will be included on the State Regents Prior Learning Assessment Matrix.

(See four Pathways below)

Technical Related Coursework: 0-33 Credit Hour(s)


Students are required to complete additional specialized credit hours from disciplines related to their industry certification/licensure so that the number of credit hours completed for the degree total 62.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Option


Recommended Courses (9 hours to come from 42 remaining hours)

Technical Specialty: 9-30 Credit Hour(s)


Students will be awarded prior learning block credit for earned industry recognized credentials earned in the Unmanned Aircraft systems (drones) industry. Block credit will be appropriately identified by source and method on the transcript. For example, Northeast Technology Center offers drone pilot certification. Industry credentials articulated to block credit will be included on the State Regents Prior Learning Assessment Matrix.

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Technical Related Coursework: 0-30 Credit Hour(s)


Students are required to complete additional specialized credit hours from disciplines related to their industry certification/licensure so that the number of credit hours completed for the degree total 60.

Total Credit Hour(s): 62


Pathway A - Completion Degree for Industry Professionals with Third-Party Credentials


  • Description
    This pathway would facilitate degree completion by Oklahomans who have earned an industry recognized credential to fulfill a career goal by combining general education course work with specific technical knowledge and skills in preparation for employment or career advancement.
  • Source of Credit
    A minimum of 9 credit hours in a technical specialty would be awarded via PLA, as determined by evaluation of industry recognized credentials. The remainder of the degree requirements would be completed through RSU coursework, with transfer credit applied as appropriate.

Pathway B - Completion Degree for Former CareerTech Students


  • Description
    This pathway would facilitate degree completion by former Oklahoma CareerTech students to fulfill a career goal by combining general education course work with specific technical knowledge and skills in preparation for employment or career advancement.
  • Source of Credit
    A minimum of 9 credit hours in a technical specialty would be awarded via PLA (as determined by evaluation of industry recognized credentials) and/or approved technical transfer credit from an Oklahoma CareerTech center. The remainder of the degree requirements would be completed through RSU coursework, with transfer credit applied as appropriate.
  • Rationale
    The statewide Technical Transfer Matrix serves to allow CareerTech students to leverage their training toward an AAS degree in those instances where educational preparation aligns with the rigor and learning outcomes of college-level coursework, but may not lead to an industry recognized credential. The courses included on the statewide Technical Transfer Matrix have been evaluated and validated by faculty subject experts at each of the receiving institutions. Allowing students to leverage their CareerTech learning experiences not only via PLA, but also through the transfer of approved technical transfer, would strengthen pathways to degree completion from Oklahoma’s CareerTech system to higher education institutions.

Pathway C - Completion Degree for Previous AAS Students


  • Description
    This pathway would facilitate degree completion by previous students who were unable to complete their chosen AAS degree prior to leaving the institution. Students would be required to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in a technical specialty (to align with the minimum 9 credit hour requirement included in the original degree structure), with the remaining 33 credit hours comprised of additional technical specialty and/or related technical coursework.
  • Source of Credit
    May be completed entirely through college technical coursework; however, PLA and transfer credit may be applied, as appropriate.
  • Rationale
    Utilization of the AAS in Applied Technology in this manner would provide a degree completion pathway for former AAS students who are unable to take advantage of the AS in Enterprise Development degree completion program. These are students who went to work prior to degree completion or stopped out due to family or other obligations. Providing these students with the option of applying their previously earned college credit toward the AAS in Applied Technology would allow them to complete a credential that would support their career advancement and serve to support Oklahoma’s degree completion initiative.

Pathway D - New and Cross-Disciplinary Degree with Opportunities to Pilot New Programming


  • Description
    This pathway would provide a degree option for students who need to complete cross-disciplinary studies to serve a current or emerging industry need not accommodated by any existing programs. Students would be required to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in a technical specialty (to align with the minimum 9 credit hour requirement included in the original degree structure), with the remaining 33 credit hours comprised of additional technical specialty and/or related technical coursework.
  • Source of Credit
    May be completed entirely through college coursework; however, PLA and transfer credit may be applied, as appropriate.
  • Rationale
    This pathway would facilitate degree completion by students who wish to pursue careers in current and emergent cross-disciplinary occupations not currently served by existing program offerings.

    During RSU’s academic realignment process, discussions with the institution’s industry partners, faculty and academic leaders revealed a growing need to provide technical training for a number of current and emergent cross-disciplinary occupations in fields such as Process Technology and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Utilization of the AAS in Applied Technology to provide cross-disciplinary instruction for these students would not only allow RSU to serve additional stakeholders with existing institutional resources, it would also provide a platform in which to pilot potential cross-disciplinary programs to determine their viability and demand prior to implementation.

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