Welcome to the School of Professional Studies and Applied SciencesÂ where the study of mathematics, physics, engineering and computing come together with real-world problem-solving in programs of study leading to an associate in science or associate in applied science degree. Our departments are committed to excellence and relevance in their curriculum. We offer programs that prepare you with the skills and knowledge to excel in 21st century business and technology environments. Whether you are planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree after earning your associate or enhance your workplace skills, we have a curriculum appropriate to your goals.
Our school offers moreÂ than 20 degree programs including Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Digital Media Technology and Mathematics. Degree program options also provide the opportunity for you to pursue your discipline-specific interests in areas such as Restaurant and Culinary Management, Game Development; Computer Networking and Management Information Systems. The most recent additions to the school’s offerings are Criminal Justice and Culinary Arts and Science, a testimony to the diversity of our offerings. Additionally, through an educational partnership, we deliver a degree in Fire Science Technology.
The school continues to evolve its programs as we branch out beyond our historical disciplines in business, mathematics, engineering and computer technologies. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the school welcomed the Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice to its offerings. The criminal justice program joins our existing fire science degree for students interested in public safety careers. We expect that by bringing these programs together under a common leadership we will enhance our presence in the safety and security communities.
The departments within the School of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences also offer a variety of certificates of achievement. These certificates are comprised of three, four or five courses and are designed to enhance your workplace skills and improve your competitiveness in the employment market. The certificates cover areas as diverse as Finance, Small Business Management, Web Development, Information Security, Systems Networking and Computer-Aided Drafting. There are 19 career areas in all that are delivered by departments within the school so take the time to see how we can meet your needs and keep in mind that in many cases our certificate courses will also apply to a degree program.
The School of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences prides itself on its ability to meet the needs of our students with dynamic, challenging, high- quality and accessible academic programs. We strive for the most current equipment and software in our facilities and continually search for curriculum development opportunities. Many of our courses are offered in multiple formats including online, hybrid and fast-track formats; you also will find both day and evening classes. I trust you will find the education or training and venue that are right for you. I encourage you to take the time to view the many educational options and fields of study we offer.
Patrick J. Enright
Associate Vice President for Workforce Development and Dean of the School of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences