Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 120

Course length: 7-15 weeks

NEXT COURSE STARTS ON May 14, 2018

Overview

Philosophy

For the working adults who have some college, military, and/or work experience, the Bachelor of Science degree program in Applied Technology is a unique degree program designed to meet their educational and career needs. The goal of the Applied Technology program is to recognize student prior learning and experience and build upon that learning through a general education foundation along with technology course requirements for careers in business and technology. Accordingly, it not only incorporates the detailed skills and knowledge needed to work in the present-day technology environment, but also stresses fundamental concepts in multiple pathways to embrace changes in technology throughout the workforce. Included in the curriculum are courses that examine information assurance, process management, information systems, multimedia production, software applications, language, design, and internship/co-op opportunities.

Purpose

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology (BAT) program is a flexible STEM baccalaureate 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. Students in the Applied Technology degree will learn foundation skills in technology with flexibility to customize additional course requirements based on pathways of individual interests and career needs. This provides students with technical skills in combination with the broad education necessary to compete for jobs in today's knowledge economy.

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 (B.S.) will be able to:
  • Apply workplace technology tools to develop and present communications that are coherent, unified, and focused;
  • 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;
  • Participate effectively in groups to define and solve problems; 
  • Practice the use and employ the benefit of library resources, including subscription services and other sources generally accepted as legitimate and valid.

Curriculum

You will take courses such as:

APL 310 Applied Technology Capstone Planning
APL 410 Applied Technology Capstone
MIS 320 Management Information Systems
SEC 210 Principles and Practice of Information Security
DSN 121 Basic InDesign
DSN 235 Vector Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
VFX 110 Digital Filmmaking for Visual Effects
VMG 100 Camera and Cinematography
CTA 315 Effective Presentations through Technology
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
GMD 110 Intro to JavaScript for Unity3D
SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development
SDD 210 Database Fundamentals
SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
GMD 105 Video and Audio for Game Design
ISM 300 Business Process Management
ISM 450 Project Management and Practice
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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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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

What are Guild's guiding principles?
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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.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.