College of Applied Science and Technology

Department of Associate Studies 

Contact Information

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

Summit College
The University of Akron
Associate Studies Department
Polsky 131
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6105

 Download the Associate Studies brochure.

Our courses provide students a comprehensive, flexible, liberal arts education. Our general education courses provide a solid foundation for every degree or career.

You will learn the fundamental skills of:

  • Research
  • Composition
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Our courses emphasize:

  • Analyzing information
  • Formulating solutions
  • Communicating clearly and concisely


Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees teach students to think critically and creatively about their perceptions of ideas, events and people. These programs are designed to position the traditional or nontraditional student for successful employment or career advancement. Students who have already earned some college credits can complete our general studies degree which may lead to more focused study at the baccalaureate level.


Associate of Technical Studies Degree

The Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) enables students to combine certifications (state, national, vendor), earned through an educational entity or a place of employment, with general education courses to meet the associate degree requirements. Click here for more information.


Certificate Programs:

  • Technical Math Certificate (11 credits) - Earn a certificate in the application of technical mathematics for the workplace, specifically an industrial setting.

  • Workplace Writing Certificate (11 credits) - Develop diverse writing skills that can be applied to pragmatic workplace scenarios.

  • Supervision and Management (21 credits) - Provides knowledge and skills to the new and existing supervisor as well as to the individual who aspires to a supervisory position. 

  • Disclaimer: While every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, Summit College and reserves the right to change, without notice, statements herein which include, but are not limited to courses, programs, services, schedules, course availability,or other matters. Programs may be modified due to limited resources or facilities, unavailability of faculty, insufficient enrollment, or other reasons as deemed necessary.

Contact Information

Dr. Irina Chernikova,
Department Chair
Professor of Technical Mathematics 

Mrs. Susan Baker,
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330.972.7702
Fax: 330.972.7785

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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