Technical Studies

About Technical Studies

The technical studies major is designed to increase students' understanding of the social, psychological and managerial aspects of the work environment. The technical studies program at Valdosta State University equips students with invaluable skills in a variety of areas and prepares them for leadership positions within their technical field.

Technical Studies at Valdosta State University

Students can enter the technical studies program at Valdosta State after completing a technical course of study at a partnering Georgia two-year college and earning the equivalent of an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students then complete their academic studies at Valdosta State and earn a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Students in the program can enhance their classroom experience by joining Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, an organization that seeks to introduce students to innovative leadership and career development programs.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

About the Technical Studies Curriculum

B.A.S.

Students in the technical studies program at Valdosta State take courses from the university’s core curriculum in areas such as essential skills, institutional options, humanities/fine arts, social sciences, and science, math and technology. Students hone their technical skills through professional courses in areas such as computer technology for the workplace, desktop publishing, contemporary skills for the workplace, office management, industrial/organizational psychology, introduction to marketing and more.

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Careers*

  • Appraiser
  • Building inspector
  • Business owner
  • CNC technician
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer systems specialist
  • Construction estimator
  • Electrical technician
  • Engineering technician
  • Environmental engineering technician
  • General construction contractor
  • General contractor
  • Human resources specialist
  • Industrial supervisor
  • Information management specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Land development technician
  • Machine technician
  • Manager
  • Office associate
  • Office manager
  • Production and operations manager
  • Project manager
  • Small business manager

 *Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.

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