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Associate of Arts:
Arts and Sciences

The Associate of Arts is a liberal arts degree program designed to provide the student with a range of experiences and a flexible educational program. To complete an associate degree, a minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Venango College or online for students in a completely online program.

Arts and Sciences (A.S.) Outcomes

  1. Students graduating from Clarion University with an AAASAA degree will demonstrate their communication skills through either oral or written means.

  2. Students graduating from Clarion University with an AAASAA degree will demonstrate critical thinking skills across a variety of disciplines.

  3. Students graduating from Clarion University with an AAASAA degree will summarize their educational experience.

Suggested Program Outline

I. Communication (12)*

ENG 111: Writing II
MATH 112: Excursions in Mathematics
CMST 113: Public Speaking

II. Humanities (12)*

ART 110: The Visual Arts
ENG 130: The Literary Experience

III. Natural Science (12)*

BIOL 111: Basic Biology
PHSC 111: Basic Physical Science—Chemistry
PHSC 112: Basic Physical Science—Physics and Astronomy

IV. Social Science (12)*

PSY 211: General Psychology
SOC 211: Principles of Sociology
PS 211: American Government

V. Personal Development (2)

VI. Free electives (10)

TOTAL: 60

*Because this is a liberal arts degree, substitution by equivalent course within the area of study is allowable with the permission of the academic advisor.

 


Associate of Science
in Criminal Justice

Venango College’s criminal justice degree program provides a solid, broad-based education in all five areas that comprise criminal justice education including policing, juvenile justice, criminology, law adjudication and corrections.

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the criminal justice system. Graduates from the program will be prepared to seek entry-level positions in municipal, county, and state police agencies. Additionally, students can pursue careers as correctional officers or as support-level staff in juvenile residential facilities. Moreover, positions within the private safety/loss prevention sector may be available. This program can now be taken online to accommodate family and work obligations.

Criminal Justice (A.S.) Outcomes

  1. Upon completion of the A.S. degree in criminal justice, students will be able to effectively delineate and explain the major branches of the American Criminal Justice System, particularly the roles and responsibilities of each of the individual branches.

  2. Upon completion of the A.S. degree in criminal justice, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to comprehend the various theoretical paradigms that have been proffered to explain both individual and group criminal behavior.

  3. Upon completion of the A.S. degree in criminal justice, students will be able to identify and apply major disciplinespecific concepts, procedures, and practices.

 

REQUIREMENTS

General Education

ENG 111: Writing II, 3
Math Proficiency, 3
Liberal Education Skills ,3
Physical and Biological Sciences, 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3
Arts and Humanities, 3
HPE 111, 2
TOTAL, 20-21


Criminal Justice
Required Courses–18 Credits

CRJT 110, 3
CRJT 235/SOC 236, 3
CRJT 245, 3
CRJT 260, 3
CRJT 363/PS 363, 3
CRJT 275, 3

Additional Required Course

CRJT 255 or CRJT 399, 3

Related Courses–9 credits
(Choose three from the following)

MGMT 121, 3
PS 211, 3
PSY 111, 3
PSY 211, 3
PSY 354, 3
SOC 211, 3
SOC 351, 3
SOC 361, 3

 


Bachelor of Science
in Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies at Venango College of Clarion University offers students the flexibility to earn the degree through a blended program of traditional classroom instruction and online courses. Students who choose the suggested Venango College curriculum plan can earn two degrees: an Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences degree is awarded after earning 64 credits; a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree is awarded upon completion of the 120-credit program. Get more information about the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree here.

 

Department of Applied Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science
in Technology Leadership

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership is an online degree completion program that is appropriate for graduates of Clarion’s Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology and similar programs at other institutions. The curricular combination of coursework and field experiences in leadership development, business, and advanced technology will serve to enhance analytical and critical thinking skills of graduates necessary to advance in their professions. With the focus on workforce development in the geographic region it serves, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership degree program provides
a seamless transition for those who have earned an applied associate degree. The program prepares students to assume management and leadership positions, building on technical skill sets obtained at the associate degree level and providing online leadership and management courses in the junior and senior year.

Additionally, students can use the degree as a springboard for the Master of Business Administration program.


Technology Leadership (B.A.S.) Outcomes

  1. Apply technology effectively as an essential tool in industrial situations.

  2. Apply management principles to industrial leadership positions. 

  3. Compose effective communication using both oral and written forms of communication.

  4. Analyze safety principles within industrial leadership positions.


Basic Curriculum

I. Liberal Education Skills

A. English Composition, 3-6
B. Math Compentency, 3
C. Liberal Education Elective, 3

II. Liberal Knowledge

A. Physical & Biological Sciences, 9
B. Social & Behavioral Sciences, 9
C. Arts & Humanities, 9

III. Health & Personal Performance

A. Health & Wellness, 2
B. Personal Performance, 1

Major Courses

MGMT 120 Introduction to Business, 3
MGMT 121 Fundamentals of Management, 3
ACTG 251 Financial Accounting, 3
ACTG 252 Managerial Accounting, 3
FIN 370 Financial Management, 3
MGMT 320 Management Theory & Practice, 3
MKTG 360 Principles of Marketing, 3
300+ Business Elective, 3
300+ Business Elective, 3
300+ Elective, 3
300+ Elective, 3
300+ Elective, 3
300+ Elective, 3
INDT 301 Issues in Industrial Technology, 3
Technical Education, 28
Electives to total 120 credits

 


Associate of Applied Science
in Administration Technology

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science in Administration Technology degree is to provide students who have successfully completed, or wish to complete, significant technical education from licensed, certified, accredited, or otherwise qualified technical education organizations an opportunity to earn an associate degree from an institution of higher education. The Associate of Applied Science in Administration Technology degree:

  1. provides necessary general education for students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree.

  2. provides appropriate familiarization with the software and office functions of commercial organizations.

  3. provides an associate degree option for persons in technical aspects of general office insurance, and banking fields that incorporates office and specialty education from appropriate technical education providers.

 

Administration Technology (A.A.S.) Outcomes

  1. Use technology effectively as an essential tool in office situations.

  2. Apply business principles to office situations.

  3. Demonstrate effective communication using both oral and written forms of communication.

  4. Demonstrate appropriate technical skills in students chosen field of study.

REQUIREMENTS

General Education
(minimal requirement–20 credits):

ENG 111, CIS 217, HPE 111, three credits selected from at least one of the following physical and biological sciences: biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physical science, and physics; three credits selected from at least one of the following social and behavioral sciences: anthropology, economics, geology, history, political science, psychology, and sociology; three credits from at least one of the following arts and humanities: art, English language and literature, humanities, intermediate foreign language and cultures, music, philosophy, speech, and theater.

Administration Technology Major
(12 credits):

MGMT 120, MGMT 210, plus six elective credits through the College of Business Administration.

Technical Courses:
AT 299: Administration Field Training (28 Credits) in Insurance, Business Office Professional or Office Manager. Students will select from the concentrations listed above and complete up to 28 credits of technical education in their selected area of emphasis at Preferred Systems, Inc.,
The Learning Center, or Erie Institute of Technology. The specific courses needed for each concentration can be found at www.clarion.edu/appliedtech-AT.

 


Associate of Applied Science
in Industrial Technology

The mission of the Department of Applied Technology at Venango College of Clarion University is to provide students with comprehensive technical education and academic skills that match the needs of our community and the employers of our region.

The Department of Applied Technology was created to address high-priority workforce development needs in the region. Students will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree from Clarion University. Clarion University will provide the core curriculum of general education and business courses. The technical component of the degree will be provided by licensed, certified, accredited, or otherwise approved technical education partners.

Each program concentration of the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree consists of a combination of multiple courses targeting specific skills commonly used in the industry, as well as general education and business courses. Students will be instructed in essential workplace technology and techniques while studying at their respective technical training partner locations (First Energy Corp., The National Hardwood Lumber Association, Precision Manufacturing Institute, Triangle Tech, The Learning Center, Erie Institute of Technology or Global Power). The remaining educational requirements of the program will be completed at Venango College and are outlined below.

 

Accreditations

 The Industrial Technology is nationally accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE is recognized as the premier professional association for the accreditation of industrial technology programs in colleges, universities, and technical institutes. ATMAE accreditation ensures that the university has met a series of national standards to provide industry with highly competent employees and assures the graduate of an ATMAE-accredited program that they are receiving a marketable degree through relevant curricula. Clarion University’s Industrial Technology program’s accreditation followed a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process.

 

Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology
Program Outcomes

Students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of industry standards for safety and compliance,

  2. demonstrate the proper use of industrial equipment,

  3. understand and apply proper techniques for analyzing and producing drawings,

  4. differentiate technology processes and their applicability, and

  5. demonstrate the skills needed to advance to areas of industrial supervision and seek continuing higher education.

 

Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology
Program Goals

  1. Ensure that programs of study remain current with industry standards and needs

  2. Provide accessibility of the program to all students

  3. Provide the highest quality atmosphere for instruction

  4. Ensure graduate employability

  5. Ensure a safe learning experience

  6. Provide opportunity for graduates to continue their formal education

  7. Provide a learning experience that will ensure student retention

 

Industrial Technology (A.A.S.) Outcomes

  1. Use technology effectively as an essential tool in industrial situations.

  2. Apply management principles to industrial supervision.

  3. Demonstrate effective communication using both oral and written forms of communication.

  4. Apply safety principles in industrial situations.

  5. Demonstrate technical skills in students chosen field of study.

 

REQUIREMENTS

The following course curriculum is to be completed by all Associate of Applied Science degree seeking majors and is the foundation for all concentrations within the Industrial Technology Program.

General Education:
Complete the following seven courses to equal 20 credits

ENG 111, MATH 112, CIS 217, PHSC 112, PSY 211, CMST 113, HPE 111.

Industrial Technology Major:
Complete the following four courses to equal 12 credits

MGMT 120, MGMT 121, ECON 211, INDT 301.

Technical Courses:
Industrial Field Training (INDT 299) 28 credits

Students will select from the list of 25 available concentrations listed below and complete up to 30 credits of technical education in their selected area of emphasis at Precision Manufacturing Institute, Triangle Tech, The Learning Center, National Hardwood Lumber Association, FirstEnergy Corp, Erie Institute of Technology or Global Power. The specific courses needed for each concentration can be found at         www.clarion.edu/appliedtech-INDT.

Technical Concentrations

Advanced Manufacturing
Biomedical Equipment Technology
CADD – Architectural
CADD – Mechanical
Carpentry & Construction Technology
CNC Machinist
CNC Operator
CNC/Machinist Technician
Computer & Network Administration
Electric Utility Technology
Electrical Arc Welding
Electricity – Maintenance & Construction
Electronics Technician
Hardwood Lumber Inspector
Industrial Automation & Robotics Technology
Maintenance Technician
Mechatronics Technology
Natural Gas Technology
Network & Database Professional
Professional Pilot
Quality Control
Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Welding & Fabrication Technology

Total Credits needed for Graduation: 60 credits