Practical Skills employers demand
A degree from the College of Applied Science and Technology gives you the credentials that open the doors to some of the most in-demand jobs in today's economy.
- Student resources
- College scholarships
- Academic Advising
- Student Organizations
- Degrees and certificates
- Faculty and staff
Hands-on training centers
The Crystal Room Bistro is operated by Hospitality Management students who study and work under the direct supervision of certified chefs. In this program, you learn how to develop your operational systems and management structures to broaden your career skills.
The Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials brings the University, government agencies, and industries together into one comprehensive regional center to integrate educational programs, fire and hazardous materials training, and other related applications of fire and safety technology.
This Certified Training Academy is a unique collaboration in law enforcement training. The program provides over 691 hours of basic training and prepares each cadet to pass the Ohio State Peace Officer’s Certification Exam.
Support UA excellence
You can make a difference in the lives of students in the College of Applied Science and Technology and The University of Akron.
A charitable gift enables the College and University to achieve their goals, including the funding of scholarships, fellowships, professorships, campus renovations, new facilities, and much more.
Based on a survey knowledge rate of 95% of our Spring 2015 graduates. See story about University-wide results: More UA grads report career success.
Video: EMHS Interview on ESPN
Dr. Stacy Willett, Professor and Lead Faculty of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) degree at The University of Akron, was invited to discuss the program during a half-time ESPN interview.
During this short interview, Dr. Willett discussed the creation of the first accredited EMHS program in the world, why the program began, the diverse student base, and the wide-reaching impact graduates have had over its now twenty-year history.
Apply now for a scholarship
Apply now for a scholarship in several disciplines, including Hospitality Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Surveying and Mapping, Fire Protection Technology, and more.
The College of Applied Science and Technology has its own academic advising and student services department to help you reach your academic and career goals.
Current college news
- Results of 2017 Student and Faculty Recognition Awards
Ceremony held April 26 in Honors Complex Jacobson Common Room.
- Program receives $10,000 Scholarship Grant from Haas.
Dan Kandray in Manufacturing Engineering Technology receives grant.
- U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral June Ryan visits UA.
Ryan is highest ranking military service representative in Ohio.
- Culinary Artists Club's ice carving competition featured online.
Members win bronze medal in National Ice Carving Championship.
- More news items about the College of Applied Science and Technology
College Success Stories
Read about the success stories of these College of Applied Science and Technology alumni.
- Robert Genet (Class of 1984, 2014)
- Randall Green (Class of 2009)
- Terri Heckman (Class of 1980)
- Fred Karm (Class of 1985, 1987
- Victoria Walker McGee (Class of 1990, 1992)
New In-Demand Degree
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology, you can find employment in any industry that is impacted by material degradation.
How widespread and destructive is corrosion in today's world? Watch this video and find out.
Find out more about our new AAS Degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology.
Get connected. Get involved.
Get connected with other students by joining one of our many student organizations and clubs. Select one of the areas below for more information:
- Fire Protection.
- Culinary Arts.
- Hospitality Management.
- Emergency Management.
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
- Kappa Beta Delta.
- Phi Theta Kappa.
Start here. Finish here.
The College of Applied Science and Technology offers its own seamless associate to bachelor's degree pathways so you can start here and finish here.
No need to transfer credits from one institution to another. Contact Academic Advising for more information.
Areas of excellence
- Surveying and Mapping
Program receives a national award honoring its excellence by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
- Emergency Management and Homeland Security
The only Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
- Computer Information Systems
Offers professional certifications through partnerships with software and hardware companies.
Contact us for more information
College of Applied Science and Technology
The Polsky Building (POL)
The University of Akron
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6001