Technical Studies

The Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree program is designed to accommodate associate degree candidates whose careers and career preparation lie in fields of concentration other than those offered by Lakeland. It permits students to have college credit awarded for occupationally related education and training which may have been obtained outside the traditional college sector.

Admission to associate of technical studies degree candidacy is by application. Students interested in any ATS program should contact the ATS counselor in the Counseling Center.

Degree programs exist in the following areas:

Computer Information Technology (9720)

The Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Computer Information Technology prepares or upgrades the graduate for career objectives requiring more than one computer-related specialization. Specializations can be combined from within, but not limited to, areas such as computer network support, computer user support, data information analysis, software design and development, web content design, and media studies. Available courses include those that prepare for industry certification from Oracle, Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco. In addition to employment opportunities, students have the option to continue their education beyond the two-year associate degree program by enrolling in four-year programs at local universities.

Culinary Arts Technology (9730)

The Culinary Arts Technology Program is offered in collaboration with the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute (ICASI). Students who receive the certificate in Culinary Arts awarded by the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute (ICASI) are awarded 30 semester credit hours. The balance of the ATS program consists of 31 semester hours of general education, basic, and related core courses are offered by Lakeland.

Electrical Construction Technology (9712)

The Electrical Construction Technology program is a five-year Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree program offered in collaboration with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 673).

Electrical Technology (9710)

This program is designed for students holding a State of Ohio apprenticeship certificate as an industrial maintenance electrician or in a related area. Certificate holders shall be granted up to 24 semester credit hours towards the associate degree; the balance of the program shall consist of technology courses and general requirements specified by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Nuclear Medicine (9760)

This is a cooperative program with the Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio. Students complete a core curriculum at Lakeland prior to acceptance at NMI.

Radiologic Technology (9770)

This program is available to students who have completed a two-year hospital based radiologic technology program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Applicants to the program must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Tool and Die Technology (9790)

This program is designed for students holding a State of Ohio apprenticeship certificate in machine tools or a related area. Certificate holders shall be granted up to 24 semester credit hours towards the associate degree; the balance of the program shall consist of technology courses and general requirements specified by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Associate of Technical Studies Degree Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours in courses at Lakeland and maintain a 2.0 minimum grade point average (GPA). The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 60 semester credit hours. Since the Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree is a technical degree, students must also satisfy all curricular components of technical education programs as currently defined by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Lakeland Community College.

Those standards require:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours in technical education.
  2. A minimum of 30 semester non-technical credit hours.
    1. Minimum 15 credit hours of general studies
      Course Title Credit Hours
      ENGL 1110English Composition I (A)3
      or ENGL 1110 English Composition I (A)
      College-level mathematics (minimum 3 credits)
      Select 3 credits from each of two of the following categories:6
      Arts and Humanities (see list below)
      Social and Behavioral Sciences (see list below)
      Natural Sciences (see Transfer Module)
      Select additional 3 credits from college-level mathematics OR Arts and Humanities electives OR Social and Behavioral Sciences electives OR Natural Sciences OR ENGL 1120 OR COMM 1000
    2. Minimum additional 15 non-technical credit hours.
      Course Title Credit Hours
      FYEX 1000First Year Experience1
      Select additional 14 credits from section A above and/or other general studies courses and/or basic/related/foundational courses.

Students must meet with a counselor to confirm requirements for their specific ATS degree.

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
GEOG 2500World Cultural Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3