Department of Applied General and Technical Studies program areas


Technical Writing and Composition

Lead Faculty: Professor Kelly Webb-Bronstrup

Applied Professional Writing Certificate

The Technical Writing and Composition Area teaches first- and second-semester applied writing courses for the University's general education program. English 121 and Technical Report Writing not only meet the requirements of the revised general education curriculum, but they also are part of the Ohio Transfer Module. Area faculty also teach other writing-focused courses that serve the needs of other college curriculums.


Technical Mathematics

Lead Faculty: Dr. Irina Chernikova

Technical Mathematics Certificate

The Technical Mathematics Area provides general education courses in mathematics that have met the requirements of the revised general education curriculum and also are part of the Ohio Transfer Module. Area faculty also teach a variety of advanced technical service courses for many programs in CAST and other colleges at the University.


Social Sciences

Lead Faculty

Supervision and Management Certificate

The Social Sciences Area provides applied courses in the social sciences for the University's general education program. All of the area's general education courses meet the requirements of the revised general education curriculum and are part of the Ohio Transfer Module.


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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