2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Admission Requirements:

Follows the admission requirements of Wright State University - Lake Campus.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective written, oral, and digital communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate an applied knowledge of basic agronomic principles such as planting, harvesting, pesticide/herbicide use, soil science, and basic marketing concepts
  • Students will demonstrate an applied knowledge of basic animal science principles such as breeding and reproduction cycles, animal nutrition concepts, animal husbandry, animal physiology, breeds, and genetic concepts
  • Students will apply skills to solve problems and deal with challenging situations in an agricultural business or production setting
  • Students will develop an understanding of past and current issues in agriculture ranging from agricultural history to GMO and niche markets
  • Students will demonstrate the integration of technology into agricultural systems

For more information visit: https://lake.wright.edu/academics/business-education-nursing-and-technical-academic-unit

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

MTH 1440/1450 or higher

Element 5: Social Sciences: 3 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 4 Hours

Choose one from: BIO 1050 and BIO 1050L; BIO 1060 and BIO 1060L; BIO 1120 and BIO 1120L; BIO 1150 and BIO 1150L

Additional Core: 3 Hours

(Elements 3, 4, 5 or 6)

II. Departmental Requirements: 30 Hours


Students who intend to pursue the BTAS in Agriculture are strongly encouraged to take: FAS 1010 (Agricultural Society), FAS 2030 (Introduction to Animal Science), FAS 2040 (Introduction to Agronomy), and FAS 2100 (Farm Business Management)

Additional FAS courses or agriculture-related technical courses: 30 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


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


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