Applied Technology Specialist (ATSP)

Applied Technology Specialist (ATSP)

In collaboration with Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center, the Center for Innovative Technologies offers the Applied Technology Specialist degree. Students who complete all program requirements earn an Associate of Technical Studies degree.

The Applied Technology Specialist degree is designed for individuals with significant experience in technical fields such as trades and military veterans. Students may receive up to 27 credit hours, nearly half of the degree requirement, for related education, specialized training, or past work experience.

Students must meet with their advisor to determine how much credit will be awarded for past education or experience, and to select courses needed to complete the degree, including elective courses from engineering technologies or information technologies fields.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Applied Technology Specialist (ATSP)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
CIT 150Applied Technology Studies: Advanced Standing ( T) 1-27027
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE XXX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective (G)    3
XXX XXX Humanities Elective (G)    3
XXX XXX Business Elective 1 (B)    3
XXX XXX Computer Skills Elective (B)    2
Semester 2  
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
XXX XXX Business Elective 2 (B)    3
XXX XXX Social Science Elective (G)    3
XXX XXX Engineering Technology Elective 1 (B)    3
XXX XXX Engineering Technology Elective 2 (T)    3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)    3
Total Credits:  8-34060


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics3
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry4
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 251Calculus 15
Humanities Elective3
COMM 130Introduction to Film Studies3
Business Electives
ACC 101Financial Accounting3
MGT 101Principles of Management3
MGT 125Business Ethics3
MGT 130Project Management3
MGT 140Quality Management3
MKT 105Marketing and Customer Relations3
MKT 110Sales and Customer Relations3
Computer Skills Elective
IM 111Computer Applications 13
IM 112Computer Applications 23
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel3
IM 130Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word3
IM 140Electronic Database Management: Microsoft Access3
IM 150Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint3
IM 170Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project3
BMT 151Biomedical Instrumentation 14
CET 100Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology3
EMET 140Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Foundations2
EVS 110Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup4
MET 100Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology2
Social Sciences Elective3
Engineering Technology Electives 16
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3

Program Chair consent required

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum


CIT 100 Introduction to Engineering Technologies
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A course that prepares students for success in Engineering Technologies fields including Biomedical, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical. Topics include: investigating career pathways; and building skills in measurement, data collection and graphing, problem solving, research, and basic computation.
Prerequisites: None
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CIT 105 OSHA 10 General Industry Safety
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A review of OSHA requirements governing electrical safe work practices at manufacturing and service facilities. Topics include: requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910 and NFPA Standard 70E. Students who complete the course successfully receive OSHA 10 certification.
Prerequisites: None
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CIT 110 Introduction to Information Technologies
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A course that prepares students for success in Information Technology fields. Topics include: investigating career pathways; and building skills in problem solving, research, basic computation, and other foundational concepts.
Prerequisites: None
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CIT 120 Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications
5 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on math used within the context of engineering applications. Topics include: algebraic manipulations of engineering equations, trigonometry, vectors and complex numbers, sinusoids, systems of equations, differentiation, integration, and differential equations.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and MAT 126 or MAT 152 or MAT 153 or appropriate placement test score
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CIT 130 Engineering Programming with MATLAB
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on foundation skills in computer programming, using the MATLAB language and environment, for students in engineering technologies majors who have no programming experience. Topics include: variables, arrays, conditional statements, loops, functions, plots, and data acquisition and analysis.
Prerequisites: MAT 125 or appropriate placement test score
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CIT 150 Applied Technology Studies: Advanced Sta
1-27 Credits. 1-27 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

Students complete courses or training programs or earn certifications that develop expertise in engineering technologies fields, and may receive up to 27 credit hours for these programs/certifications.
Prerequisites: Program Chair consent
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Instructor Consent Required

CIT 190 Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on career planning and exploration for students in Engineering Technologies and Information Technologies fields. Topics include: self assessment, career research, resume development, interview skills, job search strategies, and cooperative education policies and procedures.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and MAT 120 , or appropriate placement test score
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Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Lawrence (Larry) Feist, BS