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Edison State has partnered with local businesses to offer Associate of Technical Study (ATS) degree options. The Associate of Technical Study degree is an option for any student whose educational goals cannot be accomplished through existing programs. Intended for those with specialized technical interests, this degree allows a student—with the guidance of an academic advisor—the ability to develop an individualized technical program. The program must establish an educational goal and include the specific courses necessary to reach that goal. For more information about the general Edison State Associate of Technical Study degree, please click here.
Below are examples of Edison State partnerships that are providing Associate of Technical Study degree opportunities.
IMPORTANT California is the only state that has not joined SARA.
Edison State and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (Hobart Institute) have entered into a consortium agreement—making it easier than ever before—for students enrolled in the Hobart Institute Accredited Welding programs to continue on the path to an associate degree from Edison State.
Building upon a twenty-year partnership, the latest agreement facilitates the transfer of credit from Hobart Institute to Edison State for students who wish to pursue an Associate of Technical Study (ATS) in Welding Technology. The partnership supports three pathways of completion—dependent upon a student's career goals. A student has the option to work toward a degree in welding technology, with a focus on management, manufacturing or quality.
Students enrolled in the program may apply up to 30 credit hours from Hobart Institute toward one of the ATS degrees now offered at Edison State. The remaining coursework required at Edison State may be completed online or on-campus, in as little as one year.
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Edison State and Hobart Service have partnered to facilitate the receipt of academic credit at Edison State—for technical training conducted by Hobart Service. This new pathway will create a seamless transition for Hobart Service employees to take their next step and obtain an Associate of Technical Study (ATS) degree.
Students will be able to choose from two areas of focus, business or industrial management. The business option will have an emphasis on customer service, financial accounting, marketing communication, organizational behavior and business communication. The industrial management option will have an emphasis on effective management, human relations in the workplace, operations management and labor relations.
Students who successfully complete courses from the Service Training School at Hobart may apply up to 29 credit hours toward the Associate of Technical Study degree now offered at Edison State. The balance of the coursework required may be completed online or on-campus in as little as one year.
Edison State and Nidec Press & Automation in Minster (Nidec Minster), have partnered to facilitate the receipt of academic credit at Edison State—for technical training conducted by Nidec Minster. This new pathway will create a seamless transition for Nidec Minster employees to take the next step toward obtaining an Associate of Technical Study (ATS) degree with a major in mechanical design, electro-mechanical engineering technology or advanced manufacturing systems. These majors will help employees qualify for career advancement within the Nidec Minster organization.
The mechanical design option provides students with the basic mathematical, scientific and engineering foundations necessary to mechanically design products for industrial, commercial and personal applications.
The electro-mechanical engineering technology option prepares students for the design, interface, installation and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical systems, as well as the skills to integrate electronics and electrical controls with mechanical systems, in order to explore alternative alternatives through the process of troubleshooting and problem-solving.
The advanced manufacturing systems option prepares students for milling and turning operations, CNC programming, welding, casting, metal-forming, materials technology and heat-treating processes.