Programs of Instruction

Summit College Programs of Instruction

Learn more about the programs of instruction offered by Summit College. For specific curriculum guides for associate and bachelor's degrees, minors and certificates offered through the College, see the Undergraduate Curriculum Guides section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Baccalaureate Degree Programs of Instruction

Computer Information Systems, Networking Option (Step-Up)

Baccalaureate level graduates have learned business computer and network applications and practices consistent with the requirements of the modern information technology professional. This program emphasizes the knowledge and applied skills necessary to succeed in today’s environment.

The networking option allows students to attain an in-depth study of network management including building, securing, managing, and troubleshooting multimedia wired and wireless LAN and WAN networks.

Students entering the Computer Information Systems program must demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers by examination or take the necessary courses prior to enrolling in the program.

Computer Information Systems, Industrial Computer Applications Option (Step-Up)

The bachelor of science in Computer Information Systems, Industrial Computer Applications Option is designed to prepare an individual to manage a technical lab environment in a specific field of study, such as health care or manufacturing. The student learns equipment repair, maintenance and management techniques, as well as deploying a networked set of equipment specific to the application field of study.

Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Step-Up) Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Emergency Management and Homeland Security studies events or threats such as natural disasters, terrorist incidents, and technological hazards. Students will acquire specialized knowledge in disaster management through prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions utilizing an All-Hazards focused approach. This dynamic discipline prepares graduates for careers in the governmental, corporate, public health, and nonprofit sectors. Emergency Management and Homeland Security can be a career that makes a difference in people’s lives.

The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree along with a minor and certificate which is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Students can step-up from responder related Associates Degrees such as criminal justice or fire protection. Students can also choose to follow a traditional college program with little or no bridgework.

All university general education requirements must be completed as outlined in this Bulletin.

This program is accredited by International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)Oklahoma State University, 1700 West Tyler Stillwater, OK 74078-8075; Phone: (405) 744-8802; www.ifsac.org.

Bachelor of Organizational Supervision (Step-Up)

The degree builds on the skills and knowledge acquired at the associate degree level. The baccalaureate program provides graduates with advanced supervisory and leadership competencies critical for professional career advancement.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

This degree meets the needs of students who have an interdisciplinary academic goal. It expands opportunities for non-traditional students to complete their degrees at The University of Akron by allowing them to combine courses from various colleges to design a program.

Engineering and Science Technology (Step-Up)

The baccalaureate-level programs in Engineering Technology are intended to fill the widening gap in industry between the professional engineer and the engineering technician. The graduate of these programs works in close support of engineers, translating conceptual ideas into functioning systems and providing supervisory direction for the implementation of these ideas by technicians and craftspeople.

These programs are designed as transfer programs to permit the qualified engineering technology student to continue education to the baccalaureate degree. During the first and second years of full-time study, a student follows an associate degree program in the corresponding engineering technology. The third and fourth years of full-time study provide the additional study required for the baccalaureate degree. Emphasis is placed on advanced training in the student’s field of specialization, broadened knowledge of related technical fields, extended general education, and basic management training.

Programs are available in automated manufacturing engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, surveying and mapping, and construction engineering technology. It is intended that a graduate will find employment in manufacturing, technical sales and service, application engineering, inspection and testing and the more standardized aspects of engineering design.

Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology is an upper-level degree program designed to provide the student with additional education beyond an AAS degree. A Manufacturing Engineering Technology associate degree program serves as the first two years. Although an associate manufacturing program is cited, graduates from other related associate programs can frequently enter the program with little or no bridgework.

Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: 410-347-7700.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: 410-347-7700.

This program prepares individuals to work as Technologists in applying specific principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of advanced mechanical systems or processes.

Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping (BSSM)

Formerly known as Surveying and Mapping Technology, and accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: 410-347-7700.

The Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping degree program is an upper-level degree program designed to provide the student with additional education beyond the AAS degree in Land Surveying. This degree is also designed to meet the formal education requirements for registration as a Professional Surveyor in the State of Ohio.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: 410-347-7700.

The B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology degree program is a three year, upper level degree program designed to provide the student with additional education beyond the AAS degree in Construction Engineering Technology. This degree is also designed to meet the formal education requirements for registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.

Allied Health

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

This Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford Texas, 76021, 817-283-2835; www.coarc.com. The program prepares graduates to perform respiratory therapy procedures, under the direction of a physician. This program emphasizes critical thinking and assessment of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Admission is selective due to space availability in the clinical component of the program. 

Associate Degree Programs of Instruction

Specialized technical programs are offered in the following departments of the college:

  • Allied Health Technology 
  • Engineering and Science Technology
  • Associate Studies
  • Public Service Technology
  • Business Technology

These programs lead to the Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Applied Business (carrying a designation of the specific program), and Associate of Technical Study. In addition, a program in liberal arts leading to the Associate of

Arts is offered in the Associate Studies Department.

Requirements for Graduation

Candidates for the associate degree must:

  • Complete the required courses listed in the program
  • Complete as a minimum, the number of credits listed for each program
  • Earn a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 at The University of Akron
  • Be recommended by the faculty
  • Earn a minimum of 16 credits and spend the last semester in residence at the University unless excused by the dean of the college
  • Complete other University requirements
  • A student who expects to receive a second associate degree must earn a minimum of 16 credits in residence which have not counted toward the student’s first degree

Allied Health

2740: Medical Assisting Technology

This program provides students with the background to perform a wide range of tasks in the physician's office and other ambulatory health care settings. Administrative tasks include ICD-9-CM & CPT coding and medical software usage. Clinical tasks include injections, phlebotomy, assisting with minor surgery, minor office procedures, and CLIA waived laboratory tests.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants

Endowment (AAMAE). CAAHEP, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, Fla., (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.

2760: Radiologic Technology

This program prepares graduates to perform radiologic examinations under a physician’s direction for diagnosis and treatment of physical diseases and injuries. The University of Akron offers this associate degree in conjunction with an area hospital school of radiology, which maintains national accreditation. Upon completion of the accredited program in radiologic technology the student will earn the associate in applied science degree at The University of Akron, and become eligible for the registry exam. (Selective Admission)

2770: Surgical Technology

This program trains people to prepare equipment and assist the physician and other members of the surgical team with patient care and related services in the hospital operating room. (Selective Admission with a deadline for application of April 15)

Associate Studies

202000: Associate in Arts

Through basic coursework and general education, this program is intended to produce a socially intelligent individual, one who understands effective social values as well as scientific facts.

202005: Associate of Science

Business Technology

2280: Hospitality Management

Provides the general knowledge and skills necessary for success within the multi-faceted hospitality industry.

  • Students wishing to enter the Hospitality Management program must pass department placement test, successfully complete bridge course, or gain permission from program director

2420: Business Management Technology

This program provides comprehensive training in varied business activities which prepare for beginning management or supervisory-level positions in business, industry or self-employed management.

2440: Computer Information Systems

This program prepares graduates to enter the job market as Information Technology (IT) professionals. Emphasis of the curriculum is on providing graduates with the skills and knowledge to solve computer-related business problems.

2520: Marketing and Sales Technology

This program equips graduates to fill entry-level positions in distributed business areas including retailing, industrial distribution, and fashion.

Engineering and Science Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: 410-347-7700.

2860: Electronic Engineering Technology

This program prepares individuals for work as technicians in developing, manufacturing, installing, testing and maintaining electronic equipment and systems.

2880: Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Through the study of basic technical subjects and through concentration on work measurement, manufacturing computer applications, quality control, robotics, manufacturing work cells, and MRPII, this program educates the student in the areas of analysis, design and management of the resources, facilities and people involved in modern manufacturing.

2920: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: 410-347-7700.

This program prepares individuals to work as technicians in developing, designing, manufacturing, testing and servicing mechanical equipment and systems.

2940: Drafting and Computer Drafting Technology

This program prepares an individual to work as a drafter by providing in-depth knowledge of drafting principles as well as computer-aided drafting. The program is designed to prepare the student to work in the major fields of technology, including electrical, architectural, mechanical, manufacturing, surveying, and structural. It will educate the individual to compile detailed drawings based on rough sketches, specifications and calculations made by engineers, architects and designers. This daytime program is especially suitable for those who have a special interest or talent for spatial visualization, but do not want an extensive coverage of advanced mathematics or physics.

2980: Land Surveying

Formerly known as Surveying Engineering Technology and accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012: Telephone: (410) 347-7700. Applied Science Accreditation in progress.

This program prepares graduates to work as surveying technicians under the direction of a professional registered surveyor. It is designed to provide a foundation in mathematics, natural science, and communication skills as well as the surveying skills necessary to become a Certified Surveying Technician (CST) under the National Society of Professional Surveyors’ (NSPS) testing program.

2985: Geographic and Land Information Systems (GIS/LIS)

This program prepares graduates to enter the job market as GIS/LIS technicians for business and industry. Emphasis of the curriculum is on understanding digital geographic data, software applications in solving geographic problems, and graphic communication techniques.

2990: Construction Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Designed to provide a foundation in mathematics, physics, surveying, and communication skills, this program allows increased application of these areas in order to build an in-depth background in construction.

Associate of Technical Studies

230000ATS: The Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) program is available for adult students whose educational objectives and interests cannot be met through one of the formal associate degree programs.

Public Service Technology

2200: Early Childhood Development

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of staff positions in child care centers, nursery schools, and Head Start programs that service infants, toddlers, and pre-Kindergarten children. Graduates can be classroom assistants or

head teachers, run their own center or be a center administrator.

2220: Criminal Justice Technology

The Criminal Justice program develops critical thinking, problem solving techniques, effective communications and the ability to use technology while examining crime and the methods used to prevent it, as well as investigate and punish those who violate the law. It provides a professional perspective of the Criminal Justice field, including policing, corrections and security administration.

2230: Fire Protection Technology

This program prepares persons to serve governmental, industrial and other fire protection agencies in fire fighting and prevention, property protection and in handling emergency situations.

2240: Emergency Medical Services Technology

This program is for Certified National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics seeking to better understand social values and to develop technical knowledge and skills.

2260: Community Services Technology

The general option in Community Services Technology prepares individuals for employment in support of social work and of other community service professionals providing social services for individuals, families, groups and communities.

2290: Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies program prepares individuals to perform substantive non-clerical legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney.

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