Associate of Science in Applied Technology –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 60

Course length: 7-15 Weeks

Overview

About the Program
For students who are looking for a customized degree in technology and that which is classified as a STEM or STEAM program under the category of Computer and Information Sciences, General, this Associate of Science degree program in Applied Technology is a unique program designed to meet their educational and career needs. The goal of the Applied Technology program is to build credentials, such as certificates, through a general education foundation along with technology course requirements for starting careers in business and technology. Not only does this degree incorporate detailed skills and knowledge needed to start working in the present-day technology environment, but it is also a program for those who have experience and are planning a career change and who want a degree customized to their career requirements.

Purpose

The Associate of Science in Applied Technology program is a flexible STEM degree offering a broad technology base, designed for students who want to develop through selected technology pathways and/or in combination with multiple disciplines. This degree provides students with foundation skills in technology including exposure to information assurance, process management, information systems, multimedia production, software applications, technology language, design, and maker.

It meets the University’s mission to provide career oriented programs with a curriculum that is relevant to a broad range of occupations, while increasing graduate competitiveness in the job market, and encouraging lifelong learning. The degree prepares students in the conceptual and practical aspects of information technologies. Upon graduation, students will have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and applications to both continue and expand their career goals.

Course selection

The course selection for this program will be approved by the faculty Program Chair after the student completes an interview with an Academic Advisor, or COEL Specialist.

Program Competencies

Students in the Applied Technology Program (A.S.) will be able to:

  • Apply workplace technology tools to develop and present communications that are coherent, unified, and focused on a particular theme;
  • Analyze applications of emerging technologies for problem solving in chosen technical area;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how integrating technology increases effectiveness in the workplace;
  • Describe and apply the ethical principles required of a technology professional;
  • Effectively participate in groups to define and solve problems; 
  • Practice the use of library resources, including subscription services and other sources generally accepted as legitimate and valid.

Curriculum

You will take courses such as:
  • ENG 310 Research Writing
  • GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design
  • ISM 300 Business Process Management
  • MIS 320 Management Information Systems
  • ISM 450 Project Management and Practice
  • PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals
  • SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security
  • SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
  • GMD 110 Intro to JavaScript for Unity3D
  • SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development
  • SDD 210 Database Fundamentals
  • VMG 100 Camera and Cinematography
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
 
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.

Schedule

●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Why Guild

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The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to eligible U.S. students.

Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.

​Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.

Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.​

* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me more about Guild Education.
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Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

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  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
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