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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Associate of Technical Study in Individualized Program

Associate of Technical Study in Individualized Program

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*Based on 12-18 semester hours for a full-time student, completing program in 4 semesters.

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Program Overview

 The Associate of Technical Study degree, Individualized Program, is open to students who need a specially designed course of study in a technical field. The program consists of courses that suit the students' career goals. Course requirements are planned with the help of a faculty advisor and must be approved by the dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies.

Program Structure

  • 60 minimum total credit hours
  • 30 course requirement credits to be approved by an advisor, 16 credits of core courses, 14 credits of general electives
  • Students must ​successfully complete 15 credit hours of graded Kent State coursework required for the A.T.S. degree before receiving any college credit for industry-recognized licensures, certifications, or diplomas.

Graduation Requirement

  • Minimum Overall GPA of 2.000  

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Interpret and communicate discipline-specific information via written, verbal, and/or visual or digital representations.
  • Participate in effective written, oral, and digital communication skills in multiple contexts, for a variety of audiences.
  • Integrate applied skills and theoretical knowledge in a specific technical field or focus area to solve problems or perform tasks.
  • Develop self-awareness about identity and culture, diversity, sensitivity, and respect for differences.

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Fall 2022 Semester


Fall Break

Fall Break


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State/International*
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$302.50 lower division
$354.50 upper division
$907.50 lower division
$1,063.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $13,300 $312.50 lower division
$364.50 upper division
$937.50 lower division
$1,093.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $14,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $162.10 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $111.45 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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