2019 - 2020 General Catalogue 
    Mar 01, 2024  
2019 - 2020 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Major

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Technology Programs

The Technology Program's mission is to prepare students for employment in supervision, and/or technical areas of industry, business, governmental, or service agencies. Successful completion of the curriculum will provide a background in liberal arts, natural sciences, mathematics, and industrial management, with skills in the use of machines, tools, and computers, including but not limited to knowledge of industrial design, materials, and processes.


The Bachelor of Science in Technology program is designed to serve students who have documented training and/or verifiable skills in an exclusive vocational/technical area, full-time military experience, or business/industrial training and who desire a bachelor's degree. A specific program of study for each student is contracted on the basis of his/her career goals and previous training. A student who has been admitted to the program cannot change to another major at UWA, unless he/she meets all admission requirements relevant to the other program. Each student must complete the following criteria:

  1. At least 32 hours (not to exceed 42 hours) of technical credit in a singular discipline is required. Students who earn the associate degree in Industrial Maintenance at UWA may use this program to meet the technical portion of the Bachelor of Science in Technology program.
  2. A minimum of 30 semester hours of upper-division courses (300-400) taught within the COBT must be completed at UWA.
  3. Basic Curriculum is the general education requirement for all bachelor's degrees and includes no less than 47 hours.
  4. Approved Electives are required to complete the total hours required for the degree. Electives will be selected to strengthen the program.
  5. Students who enter this program will be required to complete an internship. Three to Six (3-6) hours credit for work experience related to the student's career goal is required. Previous work experience may be awarded to the student who provides appropriate documentation.
  6. The Chairperson of the Computer Information Systems/Technology Department and the Dean of the College are responsible for determining when the student has met all requirements for the degree.

The minimum number of hours required for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology is 120 semester hours. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chairperson, Computer Information Systems/Technology Department, Station 24, the University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama 35470.

General Education Basic Curriculum   47
Technical 32-42
Professional (300-400 level courses in COBT) 24-27
Internship 3-6
Electives 0-11

For most students, AC 300  should be one of the first upper division courses because accounting is a prerequisite to the majority of 300 level courses. Students who have successfully completed AC 211  and AC 212 , should not enroll in AC 300 .

Special Admission Requirements for the Technology Degree Program Online

To be admitted to the Technology degree program, a student must meet the following special requirements:

  1. Have at least 32 semester hours of technical credit in a single discipline (up to 42 hours may be accepted).
  2. Demonstrate through courses completed, individual testing, or other evaluation measures, a competency level in a vocational/technical area equivalent to one academic year of college work. Certificate credit may be submitted for consideration.
  3. Have an approved technical evaluation and documentation on file in the College of Business and Technology Office.

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