Degrees and certificates

The Department of Applied General and Technical Studies offers several associate degrees and certificates.


Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree cultivates in students the habit of life-long learning through a diverse curriculum and teaches students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. This degree is designed to position the student for successful employment, career advancement or more focused study at the baccalaureate level. Contact Dr. Katie Cerrone for more information.


Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degree teaches students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. This degree is for students who would like to pursue a science-based degree. Core curriculum emphasizes mathematics and science, but it also includes English, history, and social studies, while learning fundamental skills in analysis, research, composition and reading comprehension. This science-intensive degree is designed to position the student for successful employment, career advancement, or more focused study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields at the baccalaureate level. Contact Dr. Katie Cerrone for more information.


Associate of Technical Studies

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. This program enables students to combine certifications (institutional, state, national) earned through an educational entity or a place of employment, with general education courses to meet the associate degree requirements. Visit the ATS Web page or contact Kelly Herold for more information.


Certificates

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Department of Applied General and Technical Studies

Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785

Polsky Building 131
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6105


Dr. Michael Johanyak
Acting Department Chair
Professor of Technical Mathematics 
Phone: 330-972-6529


Amy White
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785