About This Degree

Students completing the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in General Technology can now directly move their credits into the Technology Systems Bachelor of Science (BS) pathway including their 900 hour certificate from a Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC).

Students will study a variety of subjects based on the emphasis area they choose. Business, marketing, manufacturing, CAD, robotics, controls, material science, electronics, color theory, textiles, digital design, computer science, cyber security, computer networking, and computer automation are just a few areas that students can discover through their coursework.

An intention of this program is to allow those in the workforce an opportunity to advance in their career and to further their education by offering degrees that work well with their demanding schedules. Students without a USTC certificate or the AAS in General Technology may also look toward this program to potentially utilize technical credits they have taken at Utah State University or other institutions. Course substitutions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This is at the advisor’s discretion. Students in Business, Engineering, and Outdoor Product are switching to Technology Systems to finish a program sooner or if they are having difficulty completing their current degree.

Emphases (students must choose an emphasis)

  • Cybersecurity (Technology Systems) - Prepare yourself to enter the complex and fast-paced world of information security.
  • Information and Computer Technology - Gain knowledge in hardware, automation, and administration areas.
  • Product Development - Gain knowledge in hard and soft-goods areas developing products, growing your own business, or working within industry.
  • Quality and Reliability - The Quality and Reliability emphasis area provides education and training with a robust industry-focused background. Students study Quality Management Systems, Lean Manufacturing, Root cause analysis, and Statistical Quality Control.
  • Robotics, Automation, and Controls - Gain knowledge in HMI, PLC, networking, and robotics.
  • Technical Management - Gain knowledge in business, economics, management, financing, and ethics.
Special Information

Students at Regional Campuses, USU Eastern, or Online can choose one of the following emphasis options: Technical Management or Information & Computer Technology. All four emphasis options are available at the Logan campus.


Location Restrictions

To view all degrees and programs available at USU, visit Degree Finder. Please note, not all degrees and programs are available at every location. We recommend searching by location unless you intend on relocating. Contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability in your area.

View Potential Careers

With a degree in Technology Systems - students have a broad choice of careers to pursue depending on their emphasis below are some possibilities:

  • Project Management
  • Product Developer
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Network Administration
  • IT Support
  • Technical Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Controls Engineer
  • Engineer Technician
  • Robotics Specialist

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