Industrial Trades Technology-A.T.S.

DESCRIPTION: The Associate of Technical Study in Industrial Trades Technology is a completion program for students who have finished four years of apprenticeship/journeyman training. Apprentices must have completed their training from an organization working in cooperation with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training in the U.S. Department of Labor. Interested students must meet with an advisor to be admitted. Upon admission, students will be granted 30 credit hours toward the program on the basis of their apprenticeship training. In addition, they must successfully complete a minimum 35 hours of course work.

The Trumble Campus offer an associate degree completion program for students who have completed four years of apprenticeship/journeyman training. Apprentices must have completed their training from an organization working in cooperation with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training in the U.S. Department of Labor.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Engineering technicians held 511,000 jobs in 2006.

About 35 percent of all engineering technicians worked in manufacturing, mainly in the computer and electronic equipment, transportation equipment, and machinery manufacturing industries. Another 25 percent worked in professional, scientific, and technical service industries, mostly in engineering or business services companies that do engineering work on contract for government, manufacturing firms, or other organizations.

In 2006, the Federal Government employed 37,000 engineering technicians. State governments employed 29,000, and local governments employed 25,000.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Students interested in this program should apply to the Kent State Trumbull campus and must meet with an advisor to be admitted. Upon admission to this program, students will be granted 30 credit hours on the basis of their apprenticeship training. In addition, they must successfully complete a minimum of 35 hours of courses selected in accordance with the program's curriculum.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 61 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
None

PROGRAM FEE: None
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
See individual campuses

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