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  Sep 19, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Technology Studies (ASTS/AASTS)


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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This program provides students who have a solid grounding in a technology discipline, gained from completing the coursework in one or more diploma or certificate programs in that discipline, with the general education component of an associate degree to become a well-rounded graduate.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply technology skills acquired from prior study to address workplace challenges.
  2. Think critically, both conceptually and by using mathematical analysis, in a technology setting.
  3. Write and speak effectively in a technology environment.
  4. Use basic computer applications typical in a technology facility.
  5. Understand human behavior in the context of the greater society.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, first-line supervisor of production and operating workers. Potential entry-level job titles will vary with the discipline of the prior technology diploma or certificate transferred into the program.

Program Content

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours, including transfer credits, is required for graduation.

Required Technology Courses


Students must complete at least 34.00 semester credit hours of courses in technology. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 34.00 semester credit hours required may be made up with additional technology courses. Certificate or diploma programs from which technology courses may be accepted include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualization
  • CompTIA A+
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

General Education Requirements


Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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