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Applied Technology

If you have a trade and hope to increase your earning potential, consider a degree in applied technology. Specially designed for trade professionals (in areas such as carpentry, HVAC, surgical technology, culinary arts, automotive, masonry, agriculture, or information technology), the Blue Ridge degree in applied technology gives credit to students with existing national certifications and accelerates their path to additional certifications.

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What are my career options?

Upon earning an applied technology associate degree, students will excel in their chosen field because of enhanced skills. The skills earned from an applied technology degree can potentially earn a student over $1 million in extra income over a lifetime.

Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.