General Technology

 

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Department Head: Bobby Jones 
Advising Coordinator: Danielle Jolie
Phone: 479.788.7784
 

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Majors and Concentrations

The Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology offers students three concentrations:
 
The Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology (individualized plan) enables students to design an individualized program of study to fulfill career goals that cannot be met through the completion of any single degree program presently offered at the University. With the approval of their advisor, the student will select from multiple technical disciplines and develop a program containing a major technical focus and support courses related to their career objectives.
 
The Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology-Automotive is designed to train entry level automotive technicians. Automotive Technology students learn the skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automotive engines and complex vehicle computer systems. Successful completion of the courses can lead to certification by the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE). The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).
 
The Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology-Welding is designed for students to develop skills that meet certain certification test standards for both structural and high-pressure vessel welding. Students will learn basic and advanced skills in Arc, MIG, and TIG welding. Theories and practical application of fabrication and layout are also covered. Courses assist in developing skills needed for structural and high-pressured vessel welding and include technical skill proficiencies standardized by the American Welding Society.

What can you do with a General Technology degree?

General (depends on your individualized plan) but can include:
  • CNC operator
  • Engineering technician
  • Electronics technician
  • Legal assistant
  • Machinist
  • Mechanical drafter
  • Office assistant
Automotive:
  • Auto technician
  • Diesel technician
  • Engine repairer
  • Drivability technician
  • Heavy-line technician
  • Transmission technician
  • Engine performance technician
  • Suspension and steering technician
  • Brake and front end specialist
Welding:
  • Welding fabricator
  • Welding supervisor
  • Gas-tungsten welder
  • Gas-metal welder
  • Flux-cored welder
  • Pipe welder
  • Arc welder
  • Welder Fitter
  • Maintenance welder
  • Production line welder
Program credit hours may also be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science degree and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership at UAFS. 

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Why should you choose to major in General Technology?

  • The ability to develop an individualized program
  • The choice between automotive and welding concentrations
  • Learn in small classes
  • Highly trained faculty
  • Opportunity for work-based learning/internships

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduates are employed with:

  • Sunbelt Oilfield Services, Inc
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Muldrow Public Schools

Accreditation

The College of Applied Science and Technology has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for applied technology programs and institutions nationwide. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).
 

Professional Organizations in Automotive

  • National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE).
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).