Advance Your Career with an Associate Degree in Applied Technology

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology is a broad-spectrum technical studies degree program designed to accommodate the transfer of credit for students from a variety of technical, trade, and skills-based backgrounds. It is a useful option for individuals who wish to earn an applied degree and who have been trained in areas such as carpentry, automotive, masonry, agriculture, information technology, or other technical trades.

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Enroll in an Associate Degree Program in Applied Technology Designed for You

Blue Ridge CTC’s relevant associate degree in Applied Technology is designed to accommodate new learners or transfer students from various technical, trade, and skills-based backgrounds. Students with national certificates earn college credit and can choose additional technical electives under the guidance of an academic advisor.

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Use workforce training toward a degree with an associate degree in Applied Technology. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Designed for

The Trades

This program is designed especially for those who have worked in trade professions such as carpentry, HVAC, surgical technology, culinary arts, automotives, mastry, agriculture, information technology, and more!

Creates a

College Pathway

Students enhance existing skills by creating a degree that consists of classroom and real-world knowledge.

Credit for

Existing Certifications

Students receive college credit for existing national certifications.

Increased

Earning Potential

Save money by using existing experience toward a degree program and increase your lifetime career earning potential.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Applied Technology?

With the two-year Applied Technology associate degree program, students are able to convert industry and trade knowledge into college credit. Increase your earning potential by enrolling in the Applied Technology degree. This program allows students to:

    • Identify ways in which lifelong learning and technical interests correlate with college-level learning.
    • Develop practical skills to find a pathway towards a successful career.
    • Exhibit skills necessary for a successful transition to other colleges/universities or into the workforce.
    • Gain knowledge of the latest industry trends and requirements to advance in a chosen field.

Advance a Career in the Trades with an Applied Technology Associate Degree

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology is a broad-spectrum technical studies degree program designed to accommodate the transfer of credit for students from a variety of technical, trade, and skills-based backgrounds. It is a useful option for individuals who wish to earn an applied degree and who have been trained in areas such as carpentry, automotive, masonry, agriculture, information technology, or other technical trades.

With the Applied Technology associate degree program, students get a well-rounded knowledge of understanding, interpreting, and conveying technical information. With on-the-job training experience, they gain interpersonal, evaluative, and soft skills to build real-time professional skills required for technical jobs.

Earn this degree from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies.

2-year

Degree Program

Formats

On-campus, Hybrid

60

Credit Hours

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

The program teaches academic concepts of Applied Technology to develop workforce-ready skills required in real trades.

The Applied Technology program teaches core concepts required in the workplace such as - Information Literacy, technical writing, communication, scientific and qualitative reasoning, social awareness with field learning, and more. The curriculum helps students:

    • Demonstrate the interpersonal and evaluative skills necessary to effectively provide and receive constructive feedback.
    • Identify ways in which lifelong learning and technical interests correlate with college level learning.
    • Exhibit skills necessary for a successful transition to other colleges/universities or into the workforce.
    • Apply work experience to reduce the average time toward earning a degree.

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Build Your Future With Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC offers a holistic, industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs 
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities 
    • Student Loans 
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology program? We can help!

An associate degree in Applied Technology is an economical, relevant two-year degree that can help raise earning potential in an existing career. This program is designed for individuals who have worked in trades such as carpentry, HVAC, surgical technology, culinary arts, automotive, masonry, agriculture, or information technology. Students combine classroom learning with credit for workforce and national certifications to earn a degree.
Admission requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technology does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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