2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 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 Objectives Agriculture Concentration:

  • 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

Program Learning Outcomes Agriculture Concentration:

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

Program Learning Objectives Corrections Concentration:

Students in the Corrections Concentration ATS will learn:

  • Trends and developments in the modern correctional system for juvenile and adult offenders
  • Contemporary legals issues impacting corrections management, including but not limited to how First,Fourth,Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments affect prison management, parole, and probation.
  • the philosophical issues within the ethics of criminal justice system regarding the three branches: police, courts and corrections.

Program Learning Outcomes Corrections Concentration:

Students who have completed the Corrections Concentration ATS can :

  • identify trends and developments in the modern correctional system for juvenile and adult offenders
  • identify contemporary legals issues impacting corrections management, including but not limited to how First,Fourth,Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments affect prison management, parole, and probation.
  • identify the philosophical issues within the ethics of criminal justice system regarding the three branches: police, courts and corrections.

Program Learning Objectives, General Technical Studies

Students in the General Technical Studies ATS:

  • Students will demonstrate effective written, oral, and digital communication skills
  • Students will select one extra course from Core course Elemenet 3,4,5,6 as their concentration, with approval.
  • Student will develop an individually-planned technical education program totalling 30 credits, which contains an area of concentration.  Approval required.

Program Learning Outcomes, General Technical Studies

Upon successful completion of their individualized course of study, students can:

  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and digital communication skills.
  • Meet the requirement of their chosen individually planned and approved technical education program.

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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