Certificates and Degrees
College of Technology students can earn a variety of certificates ranging from Post-Secondary Technical Certificate (PSTC), Technical Certificate (TC), and Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC). Certificates range from one semester to two and a half years of program coursework leading to proficiencies and entry-level skills required by business and industry.
COT students can earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or the Associate of Science (AS) degree. The associate degrees require a minimum of two to three years of program coursework and additional general education courses. The AAS requires a minimum of 16 credits of general education and the AS requires a minimum of 35 credits of general education. These skills lead to proficiencies and entry level skills required by business and industry.
Bachelor of Applied Technology
The Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree is a baccalaureate degree designed for College of Technology students completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from an Idaho State Board of Education approved program. The purpose of the Bachelor of Applied Technology degree is to provide College of Technology graduates the opportunity to expand their general education competencies and to enhance the technical coursework of their AAS with related academic coursework.
BAT degree requirements include:
|Requirements||Electronic System Technology 3-Year AAS Minimum Academic Credits||All Other ISU CTech AAS Programs Minimum Academic Credits|
|Academic credits awarded for completion of Associate of Applied Science Degree *(these academic credits are awarded for the BAT degree only)||76 Total (58 lower division credits awarded; 18 upper division credits awarded for coursework completed for AAS degree)||Up to 50
(all lower division credits)
|General Education Requirements**||Approximately 31 Total||Approximately 34|
|Academic Coursework***||Approximately 29 Total (18 of these 29 academic credits must be upper division credits; these credits are all earned beyond coursework completed for the AAS degree)||Minimum 36 (must be upper division credits)|
|Total Minimum Credits Required||136||128|
*Out-of-state AAS degrees must be evaluated for meeting Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the AAS degree is over 5 years old, the student must be evaluated for currency in technical field.
**The 16 credits of general education classes incorporated into the AAS will be counted here.
***A minimum of 12 of these credits must support the AAS technical coursework.
All BAT students must earn a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in academic coursework for graduation.
No more than 32 credits of the academic coursework may be taken from the College of Business, unless the student wishes to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration. Upper division academic coursework must relate to the student's approved goal statement. It is recommended that 24 academic credits be completed after degree plan approval.
After completing 15 credit hours of BAT general education requirements and at least one semester of the College of Technology program, the BAT student develops an individualized degree plan in consultation with both academic and technical advisors assigned to the student by the BAT Committee Chair in College of Technology Student Services Office. Based on the student’s concise and clearly written goal statement, the individualized degree plan will list the specific approved courses that meet the above described degree requirements. The degree plan and the goal statement must be approved by the BAT Committee.
For more information, email Irene Robinson.
Certificates and degrees vary by program. Check program listings for applicable options.