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Applied Design, BTAD

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Admission Date: Fall

The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design prepares students to lead and collaborate with teams of creative and technical professionals. Graduates will be able to produce quality design solutions using technology effectively. They will be prepared to manage teams and projects, and create competitive advantages for business enterprises.

Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design graduates will:

  • demonstrate ability to actively participate in and lead a team through a creative process in an organizational setting
  • possess a broad theoretical knowledge of a range of design disciplines
  • develop a personal design aesthetic that informs and enriches a student’s future contributions to the field
  • demonstrate mastery in some and familiarity with many tools, techniques, and technologies associated with design and its applications in the workplace
  • speak, write and present effectively, leveraging technology to enhance communications
  • identify important business processes, economic factors, and considerations in operating or managing a business or team within a business
  • employ creative and critical thinking to enhance problem solving
  • employ sound principles of organizational behavior
  • exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment, ethical behavior, and an appreciation for diversity
  • demonstrate critical thinking, intercultural appreciation, teamwork, information literacy, and communication skills

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.


Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or equivalent in a design-related field, including 5 college-level credits each: English Composition, Quantitative Reasoning, Social Science, and Humanities.

Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Total Program Credits: 90

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