BSAST Degree in Electrical Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Electrical Technology is designed for electricians and electrical power or machinery workers.  The program enables mid-career adults in the electrical industry meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree. The BSAST degree in Electrical Technology is a 120-credit program. 

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Second Science
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Electrical Technology 42
A. Electric Circuits
  • Direct Current (DC) Circuits
  • Alternating (AC) Circuits
B. Digital Electronics 3
C. AC/DC Machines
  • Electrical Motors and Machinery
D. Motor Controls
  • Industrial Motor Controls
E. Electrical Power
  • Electrical Power Generation/Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • Power Systems/Electrical Power Distribution
  • Industrial Electronics Distribution Systems
F. Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Solid State Theory/ Semiconductor Devices
  • Electromagnetic Theory/Industrial Electronics
  • Electronic Instrumentation/Circuit Measurement
  • Discrete and Integrated Circuits
  • Communication Electronics
  • Microprocessors/Fiber Optics
G. Electric Construction
  • National Electric Code/Electric Wiring
  • Blueprint Reading/Electric Systems Design
H. Drafting
  • Electronic Drawing/Engineering Graphics/Computer Aided Design
I. Electrical Technology Electives 9
J. Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: Electrical Circuits, Digital Electronics, AC/DC Machines, Motor Controls, Electrical Power, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Electric Construction, Drafting, Current Trends and Applications.
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Statistics, Computer Requirement, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Many of the credits in the area of study may be completed by independent study and distance education courses from other universities. Many students use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

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