+ Associate of Technical Study
James M. Smith,
of technical study degree is awarded for successful completion
of an individually planned technical education program designed
to respond to the needs for specialized technical education not
currently available in the degree programs available at BGSU Firelands.
The program must have an area of concentration in technical studies
which is clearly identifiable with a career objective.
The area of
concentration can be formed either by:
- A coherent
combination of technical courses selectively drawn from two
or more technical programs currently offered by BGSU Firelands
to serve a career objective which would not be adequately addressed
by one of the existing programs; or
completed or training received at other institutions of higher
education, vocational centers and/or other educational enterprises
judged by BGSU Firelands to be of college level and worthy of
of the educational plan will be done jointly by the student and
the adviser. Each candidate for this degree must complete an associate
of technical study application that identifies the area of concentration
and designates courses to be taken to complete the degree. The
application will be forwarded to the Academic Review Board for
review and approval. Any changes in the educational plan will
require the signature of the academic adviser and the approval
of the Academic Review Board. A student unable or unwilling to
meet the college degree requirements, or who has submitted a proposal
deemed unacceptable will be denied admission into program.
is awarded for the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 62 semester
credit hours. Prior to the completion of 40 semester credit hours,
each degree candidate must complete an associate of technical study
application form outlining his or her intended area of concentration
and designating course areas for further study to accommodate this
plan. Each student's individual curriculum must meet the minimum
requirements of 33 semester credit hours of technical studies, 14
semester credit hours of basic foundation courses and 15 semester
credit hours of general studies requirements.
approval of the application each candidate must complete no fewer
than 22 semester credit hours of coursework under the supervision
of BGSU Firelands. At least 15 semester credit hours must be completed
at BGSU Firelands.
A maximum of
30 semester credit hours can be recognized by BGSU Firelands for
coursework completed at other public, private or proprietary post
secondary institutions, vocational centers and schools conducted
by business and industry, prior to the declaration of candidacy
for this degree.