Bachelor of Applied Technology in Technology Management

This program is a Selective Program. Application requirements are included in the description below.

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The Bachelor of Applied Technology degree (BAT) in Technology Management will educate, train, and develop successful supervisors who will be prepared to utilize technology to create a competitive advantage for their enterprise. Coursework is balanced between practical training and working with real-life projects that enhance the educational experiences and employment potential for students. The breadth of the coursework enables each graduate to lead and manage by utilizing a wide variety of business, finance, technology and human resource development skills. Interactions with business leaders will provide graduates exposure to the real world and an opportunity to network.

Graduates are educated in the fundamentals of business management, finance, information technology and manufacturing. The curriculum provides a broad training experience through general education courses in a variety of disciplines, core program courses in technology management, elective courses with specialization options and specialized projects and seminars that provide a window into the real world. The choice of electives permits students to tailor their studies toward their own careers and personal goals.

Application Requirements

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in state mandated general knowledge content through approved means; i.e., Texas Success Initiatives (TSI), with program specific exemptions accepted.
  2. Applicants are eligible for admission if they meet one of the following criteria:
    1. An ACT Composite of 19 (minimum of 16 in all areas) or above (SAT 910 or above).
    2. Applicants with prior college level coursework, or an AAS, AA or AS degree, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or provide evidence of extenuating circumstances, to the Dean for Math, Science & Bachelor Programs, for waiving the requirement.
    3. Provisional Acceptance, for students scoring a minimum ACT Composite of 15 (SAT 740 or above) or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 may be granted by the Dean for Math, Science & Bachelor Programs upon completion of a personal interview with the prospective applicant.

Degree Completion Requirements

Minimum Completion Requirements

  • Complete the appropriate course of study for a Bachelor of Applied Technology program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements;
  • South Texas College will accept a maximum of 90 credit hours of applicable course work transferred from another accredited college or university toward a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree granted by STC.
  • Completion of at least 45 credit hours in 3000 level courses or higher of which at least 18 must be completed at STC;
  • Maintain a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of “C” (2.0 GPA in all other courses).
  • Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Degree Components

General Education Courses42
Technical Support Area33
Technology Management Required Courses30
Technology Management Electives15
Total Credit Hours120

Lower Division-Requirements

STC Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

The student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. Technology Management majors are recommended to take ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I - Macro to fulfill the Social & Behavioral Science component of the Core Curriculum. Technology Management majors must take MATH 1414 College Algebra to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum.

Students beginning the Bachelor of Applied Technology Program upper-level coursework upon completion of an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree must complete an additional 27 general education credit hours in order to fulfill the forty-two (42) credit hour general education Core Curriculum required at South Texas College.

Students beginning the Bachelor of Applied Technology Program upper-level coursework after completion of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will have fulfilled the Core Curriculum requirement for bachelor degree graduates.

Technical Support Areas (33 Credit Hours)

The student is required to complete 33 credit hours of technical specialty coursework from an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The 33 credit hours must include the 5 courses (16 credit hours) listed below. The approved A.A.S. degrees are as follows: Business Administration, Information Technology, Child Care and Development, Architectural and Engineering Design Technology, Culinary Arts, Legal Office Assistant, Administrative Office Assistant, Nursing, Paralegal, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and Radiologic Technology. Coursework from other A.A.S. degrees will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

BUSI 1301Business Principles3
or LMGT 1319 Introduction to Business Logistics
BMGT 1301Supervision3
or HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management
ACCT 2401Principles of Financial Accounting4
ECON 2302Principles of Economics II - Micro3
BUSI 2301Business Law3
Total Credit Hours16

Note: Students entering the BAT program with a completed Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree may apply their field of study coursework toward the 33 credit hour technical specialty requirement.

Upper-Division Requirements

Prerequisites for Upper-Level Coursework

  • Junior Standing:
    • Completion of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or completion of sixty (60) credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least fifteen (15) credit hours in general education coursework; or
    • Completion of an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Senior Standing:
    • A minimum of ninety (90) credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least twenty-one (21) credit hours in upper-level coursework.
    • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in previous coursework.

Required Technology Management

Major Courses (30 Credit Hours)

The upper-division Technology Management major courses educate students in the fundamentals of business management, finance, information technology, and manufacturing, while building upon skills already learned in the technical support areas. The curriculum design provides a broad training experience through general education courses in a variety of disciplines, core program courses in technology management, elective courses with specialization options and specialized projects and seminars that provide a window into the real world. The choice of electives permits students to tailor their studies toward their own careers and personal goals, giving them more opportunity for advancement and promotion to supervisory or managerial positions within their chosen occupational field.

TMGT 3302Business and Economic Statistics3
TMGT 3303Managerial Rapport and Documentation3
TMGT 3305Organizational Theory and Practice3
TMGT 3310Decision Making3
TMGT 3312Resource Management3
TMGT 3336Management and Law3
TMGT 3337Decision Making Economics3
TMGT 3338Accounting for Managers3
TMGT 4304Safety and Risk Management3
TMGT 4347Capstone: Technology Management Practicum3
Total Credit Hours30
Technology Management Elective Courses (15 Credit Hours)
Select five of the following courses:15
Technology in Enterprise Management
Supply Chain Management
Logistics Management
Quality Assurance, Management and Improvement
Organizational Design and Management Seminar
Purchasing and Supply Management
Supply Chain Security
International Business Seminar
The Manager and Civic Engagement Seminar
Any Upper-Level CITP Course
Total Credit Hours15

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Through the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Technology Management outcomes, the student will be able to:

  • supervise and manage the financial operations of a business;
  • utilize management and motivational theories to enhance the performance of employees and work-teams;
  • use project and quality management strategies to successfully manage and secure organizational resources;
  • apply oral and written communication skills and leverage technology to enhance communications;
  • manage the organization or the business unit within legal and ethical boundaries;
  • employ creative and critical thinking processes to resolve problems of the business unit;
  • use appropriate electronic commerce strategies to enhance profitability of the organization;
  • exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment, ethical behavior, and an appreciation for diversity;
  • utilize appropriate information technology systems to enhance organizational performance;
  • understand the challenges involved in conducting international business and its impact on the future growth of the organization; and
  • obtain hands-on training and apply concepts and theories in a workplace setting.

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STC Core Curriculum
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II - Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:4
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Technical Specialty Courses
Foundational Courses (Required)
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
or LMGT 1319 Introduction to Business Logistics
BMGT 1301Supervision3
or HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management
BUSI 2301Business Law3
ACCT 2401Principles of Financial Accounting4
ECON 2302Principles of Economics II - Micro3
Technical Speciality Courses 1
Select 17 credit hours of Technical Specialty courses17
Required Upper-Division Professional Courses
TMGT 3302Business and Economic Statistics3
TMGT 3303Managerial Rapport and Documentation3
TMGT 3305Organizational Theory and Practice3
TMGT 3310Decision Making3
TMGT 3312Resource Management3
TMGT 3336Management and Law3
TMGT 3337Decision Making Economics3
TMGT 3338Accounting for Managers3
TMGT 4304Safety and Risk Management3
TMGT 4347Capstone: Technology Management Practicum3
Elective Upper-Division Professional Courses
Select 15 credit hours of the following: 215
Supply Chain Management
Logistics Management
Quality Assurance, Management and Improvement
Organizational Design and Management Seminar
Purchasing and Supply Management
Supply Chain Security
International Business Seminar
Technology in Enterprise Management
The Manager and Civic Engagement Seminar
Any Upper-Level CITP Course
Total Credit Hours120
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Students entering the BAT program with a completed A.A. or A.S. degree may apply their Field of Study coursework towards this requirement. Any additional hours needed to complete the 17 credit hours of Technical Specialty coursework should be taken from the Business Administration A.A.S. technical courses. Technical Hours from a completed A.A.S. degree will fulfill this requirement.

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Refer below for course selections by specialization.

Specializations

Supply Chain Management

TMGT 3321Supply Chain Management3
TMGT 3322Logistics Management3
TMGT 4341Purchasing and Supply Management3
TMGT 4342Supply Chain Security3

Purchasing Management

TMGT 3311Technology in Enterprise Management3
TMGT 3321Supply Chain Management3
TMGT 4341Purchasing and Supply Management3
TMGT 4353International Business Seminar3

Operations Management

TMGT 3311Technology in Enterprise Management3
TMGT 3340Quality Assurance, Management and Improvement3
TMGT 4320Organizational Design and Management Seminar3
TMGT 4353International Business Seminar3

Organization Management

TMGT 4320Organizational Design and Management Seminar3
TMGT 4353International Business Seminar3
TMGT 4355The Manager and Civic Engagement Seminar3

Project Management

TMGT 3311Technology in Enterprise Management3
TMGT 4320Organizational Design and Management Seminar3
TMGT 4355The Manager and Civic Engagement Seminar3

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
BUSI 1301
Business Principles
or Introduction to Business Logistics
3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
HIST 1302 United States History II 3
Select one of the following: 4
College Algebra  
Pre-Calculus Math  
Calculus I  
BMGT 1301
Supervision
or Human Resources Management
3
 Credit Hours13
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
ACCT 2401 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
Technical Field course 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Technical Field course 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II - Micro 3
Technical Field course 3
Technical Field course 3
Technical Field course 2
TMGT 3302 Business and Economic Statistics 3
TMGT 3303 Managerial Rapport and Documentation 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
TMGT 3305 Organizational Theory and Practice 3
TMGT 3310 Decision Making 3
TMGT 3312 Resource Management 3
TMGT 3336 Management and Law 3
TMGT 3338 Accounting for Managers 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
TMGT 3337 Decision Making Economics 3
TMGT 4304 Safety and Risk Management 3
Elective - Upper-Division Professional Course 3
Technical Field course 3
Elective - Upper-Division Professional Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Elective - Upper-Division Professional Course 3
Elective - Upper-Division Professional Course 3
TMGT 4347 Capstone: Technology Management Practicum 3
Elective - Upper-Division Professional Course 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120 Credit Hours
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Recommended: ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I - Macro