Technology and Applied Design Artisan Studies Concentration B.S.

The Technology and Applied Design: Artisan Studies concentration prepares the student for a variety of career options. This degree program is designed to give the student a strong background in design, communications, production and power/energy technologies, combined with a study of management strategies and procedure focused more for the artisan level scale. Students completing this major may pursue careers that include a variety of options, but primarily interested in owning their own business. Students completing this degree program may pursue careers that include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Graphic Artistry
  • Metal Working/Welding
  • Photography
  • Woodworking



Degree Requirements

A major in Technology and Applied Design: Artisan Studies Concentration is achieved by the completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:

Required Core Courses

TAD 130Design and Documentation

1 Course Credit

TAD 140Design Prod. in Woods

1 Course Credit

TAD 180Graphic Com and Design

1 Course Credit

TAD 245Materials/Processing/Testing

1 Course Credit

TAD 265Electricity and Electronics

1 Course Credit

TAD 275Power and Energy Technology

1 Course Credit

Required Capstone Course

TAD 488Research in Technology

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Three (3) of the following

TAD 330Comp Aided Drafting & Design

1 Course Credit

TAD 340Studio in Woods

1 Course Credit

TAD 345Ecological Architecture (SENS)

1 Course Credit

TAD 382Advanced Graphics

1 Course Credit

TAD 455Comp Integrated Manufacturing

1 Course Credit

TAD 470Advanced Power and Energy

1 Course Credit

Required Collateral Courses

MAT 101/MAT 108Math Modeling Using Computer

1 Course Credit

or

Higher (or waiver)

Two (2) additional course credits, chosen from:

One of following TAD courses are recommended to be included as part of the curriculum and can be substituted for one collateral course but are not counted as credits outside the major: TAD 115, TAD 202, TAD 213/APS 213.

TAD 115Construction Technology

1 Course Credit

or

TAD 202Photography

1 Course Credit

or

TAD 213/APS 213Appalachian Crafts (APS)

1 Course Credit

ART 110Design

1 Course Credit

ART 115Drawing Fundamentals

1 Course Credit

ART 123Ceramics I

1 Course Credit

ART 125Fibers I

1 Course Credit

ART 130Sculpture I

1 Course Credit

BUS 114/CSC 114Business App & Prog (CSC)

1 Course Credit

BUS 221Management Info. Systems (CSC)

1 Course Credit

or

CSC 221Management Info. Systems (BUS)

1 Course Credit

COM 312Mass Communication

1 Course Credit

CSC 111Storytelling-Comp Animation

1 Course Credit

SENS 215/APS 215Sustainable Appal Comm (APS)

1 Course Credit

Three (3) courses chosen from:

BUS 120Accounting I

1 Course Credit

BUS 240Business Law

1 Course Credit

BUS 257/PSY 257Consumer Behavior

1 Course Credit

BUS 363Marketing

1 Course Credit

ECO 101Principles of Macroeconomics

1 Course Credit

or

ECO 102Principles of Microeconomics

1 Course Credit

ECO 370Environ Issue in Public Policy

1 Course Credit

BUS 114/CSC 114Business App & Prog (CSC)

1 Course Credit