Undergraduate Degrees
Undergraduate Degrees

The department offers undergraduate study for the Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Studies with a concentration in Industrial Technology, Technology Education, and Technology Leadership.  Students pursuing an industrial technology concentration can specialize in construction technology, manufacturing technology, or communication technology.  Students selecting the technology education concentration have three options in which to specialize: communication systems; production systems; power, energy, and transportation systems. Those students selecting Technology Leadership build upon their AAS degree with a second major in Technology Leadership.

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology Studies must complete the appropriate curriculum in a minimum of one area of specialization, 42-48 hours of technology coursework.


Bachelor of Science: Technology Studies (Technology Education)

General Education Requirements

Students are required to complete the general education requirements prescribed for all curricula of the university, as well as the general studies courses required by the Council on Preparation of Teachers and School Personnel for licensure. Students select one or more specialized teaching areas (communication systems; production systems; or power, energy and transportation systems); apply for admission to teacher education after completing 36 semester hours of general education credits with at least a cumulative 2.75 GPA; if a bachelor’s degree is not held, take the PPST test and obtain a score of 173 in reading, 172 in writing, and 172 in math or have ACT scores of 22 in the corresponding areas; complete the required Professional Education courses and specific general education courses; complete an application file, including references; maintain at least a 2.75 GPA within their major and a 2.75 GPA overall; be approved by the Institute of Applied Technology; and be admitted to student teaching (block).

                                                                                   


Bachelor of Science: Technology Studies (Technology Education) 
University Degree Requirements Hours
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies 15
MATH 110 College Algebra (or higher) 3
   

Elective/Specified General Education Courses:

 

Liberal Arts

 
International Studies Component 6

Distribution Areas:

 

Humanities:

 
IDS 350 Diversity in the United States (could also be taken in
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences area)
Two Electives 6
Mathematics and Natural Sciences:  
MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3
Two Electives 6
One Laboratory 6
Social and Behavioral Science (three electives)  9 
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective) 3
   


Department/Major Requirements

 
   
Technology Studies Core:  
TECS 110 Communication Systems 3
TECS 120 Power, Energy, and Transportation 3
TECS 130 Production Systems 3
TECS 200 Engineering Graphics 3
TECS 277 Early Field Experience 1
TECS 318 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
TECS 460 Teaching Technology Education 3
TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health, and Liability 2
   
 In addition to the above required courses, students select one or more  
concentrations.  


Communication SystemsCore  
TECS 180 Materials and Processes 3
TECS 212 Fundamentals of Graphic Communications 3
TECS 310 Manufacturing Graphics 3
TECS 355 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
TECS 406 Problems in Technology Studies 6
TECS 415 Construction Graphics 3
TECS 445 Civil Drafting 3
TEEL 273 Professional Practice and Observation 3


Power, Energy, and Transportation Systems Core  

TECS 180 Materials and Processes

3
TECS 220 Engine Systems 3
TECS 370 Electronic Systems and Instrumentation 3
TECS 375 Robotics: Engineering Problem Solving 3
TECS 420 Fluid Systems: Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
TECS 440 Maintenance and Repair of Equipment 3
TECS 470 Power and Energy Research and Development 4
TECS 475 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3


Production Systems Core  
TECS 119 Introduction to Welding 3
TECS 240 Plastic Processes 3
TECS 260 Metal Processes 3
TECS 280 Wood Processes 3
TECS 314 Furniture and Cabinet Construction 3
TECS 331 Machine Tool Operations 3
TECS 380 Materials Finishing and Testing 3
TECS 415 Construction Graphics 3
TECS 440 Maintenance and Repair of Equipment 3
TECS 483 Manufacturing Design and Production or  
TECS 485 Building Construction   3 


Teacher Education Core  
TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology 3
TEEL 202 Foundations of Education 3
TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development 3
TEEL 431 Educational Psychology 3
TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students 3
TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience 4
TESS 496 Student Teaching Secondary 12
   
Totals  
University Degree Requirements 55
Department/Major Requirements 78+
   
TOTAL 133+
Bachelor of Science: Technology Studies (Industrial Technology)

This concentration is designed to meet the needs of those students who desire a technology career in business, industry, or agriculture. Students are required to complete the general education requirements prescribed for all curricula of the university and complete the required technology studies core courses and at least one area of specialization.


Bachelor of Science: Technology Studies (Industrial Technology) 
University Degree Requirements Hours
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies 18
   

Elective/Specified General Education Courses:

 

Liberal Arts

 
International Studies Component 6

Distribution Areas:

 

Humanities (three electives)

9 
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (three electives, one laboratory) 10
Social and Behavioral Science:  
ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
ECFI 205 Theory and Practice of Personal Finance 3
One Elective 3
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective) 3
   


Department/Major Requirements

 
   
Technology Studies Core:  
TECS 110 Communication Systems 3
TECS 120 Power, Energy, and Transportation 3
TECS 130 Production Systems 3
TECS 200 Engineering Graphics 3
TECS 318 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
TECS 480 Industrial Management 3
TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health, and Liability 2
TECS 495 Training and Instructional Systems 3
TECS 499 Internship 12
Business Core  
ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting I or  
ECFI 205 Theory and Practice of Personal Finance 3
ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
MGT 101 Introduction to Business   3 
   
In addition to the above required courses, students select one or more
 
concentrations.


Communication Technology Core  
TECS 180 Materials and Processes 3
TECS 212 Fundamentals of Graphic Communications 3
TECS 310 Manufacturing Graphics 3
TECS 355 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
TECS 406 Problems in Technology Studies 3
TECS 415 Construction Graphics 3
TECS 445 Civil Drafting 3
TECS 475 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
One Elective 1


Manufacturing Technology Core  
TECS 119 Introduction to Welding 3
TECS 180 Materials and Processes 3
TECS 240 Plastic Processes 3
TECS 260 Metal Processes 3
TECS 280 Wood Processes 3
TECS 375 Robotics: Engineering Problem Solving 3
TECS 420 Fluid Systems: Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
TECS 430 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
TECS 440 Maintenance and Repair of Equipment 3
TECS 483 Manufacturing Design and Production or  
TECS 331 Machine Tool Operations 3


Construction TechnologyCore  
TECS 180 Materials and Processes 3
TECS 240 Plastic Processes 3
TECS 280 Wood Processes 3
TECS 314 Furniture and Cabinet Construction 3
TECS 380 Materials Finishing and Testing 3
TECS 415 Construction Graphics 3
TECS 420 Fluid Systems: Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
TECS 440 Maintenance and Repair of Equipment 3
TECS 475 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
TECS 485 Building Construction 3
   
Totals  
University Degree Requirements 55
Department/Major Requirements 69
   
TOTAL 124
Bachelor of Science: Technology Studies (Construction Management) 
University Degree Requirements Hours
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies 18
   

Elective/Specified General Education Courses:

 

Liberal Arts

 
International Studies Component 6

Distribution Areas:

 

Humanities (three electives)

9 
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (three electives, one laboratory) 10
Social and Behavioral Science (three electives) 9
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective) 3
   


Department/Major Requirements

 
   
Technology Studies Core:  
TECS 110 Communication Systems 3
TECS 120 Power, Energy, and Transportation 3
TECS 130 Production Systems 3
TECS 200 Engineering Graphics 3
TECS 318 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
TECS 480 Industrial Management 3
TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health, and Liability 2
TECS 495 Training and Instructional Systems   3 
TECS 499 Internship  12 
   


Construction Management Core  
GBUS 204 Business Law 3
MGT 604 Management of Small Business 3
MKT 301 Marketing Principles 3
TECS 380 Building Materials and Testing 3
TECS 385 Construction Planning and Design 3
TECS 406 Problems in Technology: 10 hour OSHA Certificate 1
TECS 415 Construction Graphics 3
TECS 475 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
TECS 485 Building Construction 3
Electives (by advisement) 3


   
Totals  
University Degree Requirements 55
Department/Major Requirements 69
   
TOTAL 124
Bachelor of Science: Technology Leadership

The purpose of this degree is to provide students who have successfully obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree the opportunity to continue their education beyond the AAS Degree completed at one of the many Community and Technical Colleges. This degree is called the Workforce Baccalaureate because its very nature pertains to those students who have the desire and the interest to major in technical, applied, practical areas, i.e., auto-mechanics, electronics, computer-aided drafting, office management and telecommunications, etc. Students will find careers in business, industry and agriculture where their skills are vital to the success of society. They will not only have applied skills but will, at the completion of the BTL Degree, have the liberal education and the leadership skills to become team leaders, managers, foremen and supervisors in the work place.

The Bachelor of Technology Leadership Degree will allow students to transfer their complete Associate of Applied Science Degree to Fort Hays State University without the concern of losing hours. The first two years of selected applied specialization will be completed at the community college or technical college, and Fort Hays State University will build upon their applied specializations with advanced Technology courses, along with Industrial Management and Leadership courses.


Bachelor of Science: Technology Leadership 
University Degree Requirements Hours
Associate of Applied Science Degree from
 64 
Community / Technical Colleges:
General Education 24
Applied Specialization 40

 

 

General Education (courses provided by


community / technical colleges)

Liberal Arts


ENG 101 English Composition I 3

ENG 102 English Compostion II or


ENG 603 Technical and Professional Writing

3 
MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
MATH 110 College Algebra 3
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
HHP 200 Personal Wellness 3
ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
PSY 100 General Psychology 3


FHSU General Education Requirements 
BIOL 221 Humans and the Environment 3
COMM 318 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3
GSCI 110 World Geography 3
GSCI 340 Environmental Geology 3
HIST 111 Modern World Civilization 3
IDS 350 Diversity of the United States 3
IDS 390 Technology in Society 3
PHYS 102 Physical Science 3
PHYS 103 Physical Science Laboratory   1 
POLS 105 Current Political Issues   3 
PHIL 340 Ethics (or upper division humanities)  3 


Required courses in Technology Leadership (Option 1)
Business and Industry
COMM 606 Conflict Management through Communication OR
3
BCOM 301 Business Communication

IDS 401 Ethical Issues in the Professions and Business 3
LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts 3
LDRS 306 Leadership and Team Dynamics
3
MGT 301 Management Principles
3
MIS 304 Managment Information Systems I or approved MIS elective
3
MKT 301 Marketing Principles
3
TECS 495 Training & Instructional Systems or MGT 614 Training & Development
3
TECS 480 Industrial Management 3
TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health and Liability 2
TECS 406 Problem in Technology: Industrial Safety Certificate
1


Required courses in Technology Leadership (Option2)
Career and Technical Education Concentration

BUED 613 Organization and Administration of CTE Programs
3
IDS 300+ Elective in Interdisciplinary Studies
3
LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts 3
LDRS 302 Introduction to Leadership Behavior 3
LDRS 306 Leadership and Team Dynamics
3
TECS 301 Introduction to Instructional Technology
3
TECS 312 Graphic Communication Techniques or Approved Elective
3
TECS 406 Problem in Technology: Industrial Safety Certificate
1
TECS 460 Teaching Technology Education
3
TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health and Liability
2
TEEL 340 The Effective Classroom OR TEEL 350 Curriculum and Assessment
3
TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students
3
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