College of Applied Science and Technology (Belmont County)

College of Applied Science and Technology (Belmont County)

The University of Akron's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying and Mapping at Belmont College.

Effective Fall 2018, The University of Akron developed an articulation agreement between Belmont College's Associate of Arts (AA) and the College of Applied Science and Technology's B.S. in Surveying and Mapping. Students attend Belmont College for the first 2 years, taking the AA pathway with select courses from a variety of areas that are related to Land Surveying.

Upon completion of the AA, students can take 6 bridge courses through CAST, onsite at Belmont College, to complete a second degree--the Associate of Applied Science in Land Surveying. This second degree will then allow students to step directly into the B.S. in Surveying and Mapping degree from CAST.

The bridge courses and all of the B.S. courses will be taught on-site at Belmont College. The lead faculty member for this project is Ed Mowrer, a University of Akron alumni. The B.S. degree is a direct response to industry needs for Surveyors in the Ohio Valley Region. CAST will assist in meeting those needs locally.

With the potential PTT Cracker Plant on the horizon, there will be a significant number of employer needs from all workforce areas.

For more information, contact Annmarie O'Grady, Project Manager, at

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Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping

Our Surveying and Mapping program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. The professional surveyor solves modern land boundary, location, and mapping problems by applying knowledge and skills in mathematics, law, local land history, map design, and business, using advanced technology. As surveying and mapping functions become more complex and technology-based, including the use of drones, the demand for highly-trained technicians and professional surveyors continues to grow. Career opportunities in today's construction environment are exciting.

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Our Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) is a step-up degree for students who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours in subjects including but not limited to fire protection, criminal justice, community services, environmental health and safety, or other related areas to the field of emergency management. Students learn specific and applicable skills to properly manage the system of disasters through a four phase approach. This profession continues to grow as disasters and major emergencies become more frequent and costly, and as response continues to become more complex. Learn More.

Bachelor of Organizational Supervision

The Bachelor of Organizational Supervision (BOS) degree is a unique program, specifically designed for those who hold an associate’s degree or have completed college courses totaling 60 credit hours or more. The BOS degree will help strengthen your organizational leadership and supervisory skills so that you can take on more responsibility, regardless of the field. Learn More.


The University of Akron at Belmont College also offers College Credit Plus courses in conjunction with various Ohio Valley high schools.

Contact Program Director Annmarie O'Grady at for more information.