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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Technical Study, ATS


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Program Description:

The Associate of Technical Study degree uses courses from existing two-year technical programs along with the general education base to fulfill a unique educational need. Intended for individuals with specialized technical interests, the Associate of Technical Study degree allows the student to develop, with the guidance of a designated faculty advisor, an individualized technical program. This individualized program must establish an educational goal and include a concentration of courses required to accomplish that goal.

General Studies


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 3 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 4 Hours

Additional Core: 3 Hours

(One additional Core course from Element 3, 4, 5, or 6)

II. Departmental Requirements: 30 Hours


An indvidually-planned technical education program totaling thirty credits, which contains an area of concentration. Approval required.

IV. Electives: 14 Hours


Total: 60 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Agriculture Concentration


Program Description:

An Agricultural program designed to include constant contact with farming professionals through remote classroom work, internships and cross-country trips.

On-campus classes in advanced soils, farm management, veterinary anatomy and ag technology are balanced with trips to Cooper Farms, Bush Dairy, even California.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 3 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 4 Hours

Additional Core: 3 Hours

(Elements 3, 4, 5 or 6)

II. Departmental Requirements: 30 Hours


Additional FAS courses or agriculture-related technical courses: 18 Hours

III. Electives: 14 Hours


Total: 60 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Corrections Concentration


This program is not currently admitting new students.

Program Description:

The Associate in Technical Studies-Corrections is designed to combine the criminal justice concepts, theories and laws with practical application techniques and modern technology skills to prepare the Corrections students for productive employment in corrections. The Associate in Technical Studies-Corrections maintains cutting-edge curriculum that enhances critical thinking, written and oral communications, teamwork, leadership and assessment. The curriculum includes general education requirements, theory and practice courses and educational requirements in ethics, law and the current best practices in the field of corrections.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Science: 3 Hours

Required

Element 6: Natural Science: 4 Hours

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 24 Hours


IV. Electives: 1 Hour


Total: 60 Hours


Corrections Academy Concentration


This program is not currently admitting new students.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 3 Hours

PLS 2000  required

Element 6: Natural Science: 4 Hours

III. Related Requirements: 26 Hours


Total: 60 Hours


Law Enforcement Concentration


Program Description:

The Associate of Technical: Law Enforcement Option prepares students for employment in law enforcement, private security, corrections, juvenile facilities, and public safety settings. Police officers and security professionals provide protection of the general public. As a police officer gains experiences and education, here are opportunities for advancement including employment at the federal level such as the secret service, the border patrol, and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Police officers can achieve advancement in their job as detectives, crime scene analysts, and departmental managers.

Law enforcement officers are expected to assist the investigation of crimes and traffic accidents and assist the public when they are in need of assistance. Other types of law enforcement professionals have more particular enforcement responsibilities.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Science: 3 Hours

Required

Element 6: Natural Science: 4 Hours

IV. Electives: 1 Hour


Total: 60 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Law Enforcement Academy Concentration


Program Description:

The Associate of Technical Study: Law Enforcement Academy Option prepares students for employment in law enforcement, private security, corrections, juvenile facilities, and public safety settings. Police officers and security professionals provide protection of the general public.

In addition, the Academy Option includes the use of credits earned as a cadet in the Grand Lake Law Enforcement Academy. The academy is in compliance with the standards set by the State of Ohio and by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Upon completion, cadets are qualified to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Test. Successful completion allows the student to become a law enforcement officer in any jurisdiction in Ohio.

As a police officer gains experiences and education, here are opportunities for advancement including employment at the federal level such as the secret service, the border patrol, and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Police officers can achieve advancement in their job as detectives, crime scene analysts, and departmental managers.

Law enforcement officers are expected to assist the investigation of crimes and traffic accidents and assist the public when they are in need of assistance. Other types of law enforcement professionals have more particular enforcement responsibilities.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3-4 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Science: 3 Hours

Required

Element 6: Natural Science: 4 Hours

III. Related Requirements: 26 hours


Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training with Certificate: 16 Hours

Total: 60


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Technical Skills Trac Concentration


The Associate of Technical Study degree uses courses from existing two-year technical programs along with the general education base to fulfill a unique educational need. Intended for individuals with specialized technical interests, the Associate of  Technical Study degree allows the student to develop, with the guidance of a designated faculty advisor, an individualized technical program. This individualized program must establish an educational goal and include a concentration of courses required  to accomplish that goal.

The SkillsTrac option utilizes credits articulated from the SkillTrac training program in the Business Enterprise Center at the Lake Campus.

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 16 Hours


Core 1: Communication: 3 Hours

Core 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Core 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Core 5: Social Science: 3 Hours

Core 6: Natural Science: 4 Hours

II. Departmental Requirements: 30 Hours


As an alternative, part of the student’s departmental requirements may incorporate credit awarded through articulation or transfer agreements with other educational providers or substitutions granted by the university. Advisor approval required. At least twelve (12) semester hours of this work must be completed at Wright State University.

III. Electives: 14 Hours


Total: 60 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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