Associate of

Technical Study

As a stand-alone degree or the first step toward an advanced degree, the online Associate of Technical Study (ATS) can jump start your path to success. Customizable, and aligned with growing industry opportunities, the ATS degree is a great way to shape your unlimited career potential.

Through our ATS online program, you will work closely with an academic advisor from Firelands to create a plan for your success. Begin or advance your career in fields such as business, management, technology or quality systems. When you’re ready, push yourself further in our online bachelor degree programs.  

This program is also offered in a traditional classroom setting. Learn more about the classroom version offered on the BGSU Firelands campus.

Our customizable, online program can be tailored to your career goals and academic strengths.

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Advance Your Career

Employers are looking for people who have essential skills and competencies backed by a solid academic foundation. With the ATS degree, you’ll stand out from the crowd and go from job to career in as little as 18 – 24 months.

  • Develop your academic credentials
  • Build your professional expertise
  • Strengthen your management and leadership skills
  • Sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills


You'll take interesting and practical courses such as:

Management and Supervision
Visual Communication

NOTE: Courses will be offered in 6 ,7, 8, 12 and 15 week formats

Program Information

Students complete 27 hours of general requirements – including one each from humanities and arts, social/behavioral sciences natural sciences, communication and mathematics as well as 36 hours from technical studies. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select an appropriate course plan to meet their career goals.

Application Requirements

  • Complete application to BGSU Firelands
  • Submit transcripts from previous institutions

Steps to Apply


Submit Your Application Online

Submit Your Application Online

Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.

If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.


Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from previous institutions:

  • If you have no prior college coursework, submit your high school transcript
  • If you have 30+ semester or 45 + quarter hours from an accredited college(s), submit your college transcripts.  You do not need to submit your high school transcript
  • If you have less than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, submit both your high school and college transcripts

Most commonly, we receive electronic transcripts via Parchment, eScript-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse and Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse. We are willing to access electronic transcripts through any other secure sites hosted by the sending institution.

College officials are welcome to send links to secure site delivery to   If you need to mail admission documents, please send them to:

    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    BGSU Firelands
    103 Foundation Hall
    One University Drive
    Huron, OH 44839


Firelands Advisor Will Help You Enroll

Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete.  As your registration date approaches, you will receive emails about how to participate in an online, telephone or in person Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR).  During your SOAR appointment, you will register for classes.

You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from BGSU Firelands