Applied Technical Leadership BS

Applied Technical Leadership, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
   YOPS-10
   RIT 365: RIT Connections
RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their first-year experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational self-awareness and recognize broad-based professional competencies.
0
 
   General Education – First Year Writing (WI)
3
 
   General Education – Ethical Perspective
3
 
   General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
 
   General Education – Global Perspective
3
 
   General Education – Social Perspective
3
 
   General Education – Mathematical Perspective A
3
 
   General Education – Mathematical Perspective B
3
 
   General Education – Elective
3
 
   Professional Electives
6
Second Year
 
   General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective‡
3
 
   General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective
3
 
   General Education - Elective
3
 
   Professional Electives
21
Third Year
   ACCT-110
   Financial Accounting
An introduction to the way in which corporations report their financial performance to interested stakeholders such as investors and creditors. Coverage of the accounting cycle, generally accepted accounting principles, and analytical tools help students become informed users of financial statements.
3
   CETL-350
   Leadership Development
This course focuses on personal, individual development of a leadership style to enhance students in applied technical leadership careers. To achieve this outcome, the course content includes a foundation in leadership principles; how leadership styles evolve and are created based on individual preferences and personality traits, the impact situations and challenges can have on personal leadership styles. This is a required core course in the Applied Technical Leadership degree. Course is available to undergraduate students only on a space available basis and if ATL admission requirements of associate degree and 3 years fulltime work experience is satisfied with DSS department permission.
3
   CETL-355
   Contemporary Problems in Applied Technical Leadership
This course will focus on contemporary issues in leadership in healthcare, enforcement and public service in the applied technical leadership arena. Using case studies and scholarly and press media, current issues in leadership will be discussed allowing students to go in depth into contemporary leadership styles and paradigms. Discussion will center on how leadership styles are developed, the consequences of these leadership styles on events, and the evolution of the development of leadership styles. This is a required core course in the Applied Technical Leadership degree. Course is available to undergraduate students only on a space available basis and if ATL admission requirements of associate degree and 3 years fulltime work experience is satisfied with DSS department permission.
3
   COMM-203
   General Education - Elective: Effective Technical Communication
This course provides knowledge and practice of written and oral communication skills generally required in technical professions. Focus is on individual and group writing and speaking tasks.
3
   HRDE-386
   Human Resources Development
A one-semester, three-credit course in human resource development provides the prospective manager practical information on methods to enhance the productivity, quality, and effectiveness of an organization through the creation of an environment where individual and collective performance and development has primacy. The course requires students to assimilate course material related to the following: to organizational strategy, systems thinking and legal compliance; workforce development, career development of employees; individual development and training; measuring outcomes; human resource processes and effective communications. Students integrate theoretical classroom concepts with practical knowledge and work experiences. As part of the course: students continually practice effective communication skills; students may work in teams; and are expected to engage in critical and innovative thinking. Students' understanding of human resource development is intended to help them enhance organizational effectiveness through implementing processes designed to develop and train employees.
3
   PUBL-101
   General Education - Elective: Foundations of Public Policy
This interdisciplinary course introduces the student to the key concepts of public policy, the policymaking process, the role of stakeholders and interest groups, and the basic dimensions policy analysis. Those concepts are then applied through a range of issues, such as the environment, clean energy, climate change, healthcare, cybersecurity, employment, privacy, telecommunications, and innovation, at local, state, federal and international levels.
3
 
   Open Elective
3
 
   General Education – Elective
3
 
   General Education – Immersion 1, 2
6
Fourth Year
   BUSI-510
   Project Management
This course addresses project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, covering the fundamental nature of and techniques for managing a broad range of projects. Topics cover the Project Management Life Cycle from Planning to Termination. It also addresses the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, and execution of projects. Introduces the standard framework, processes and knowledge areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Management is available in on campus and online formats. *Note: BUSI-510 may not be substituted for BUSI-710 in a SOIS graduate concentration or the SOIS advanced certificate in project management. Additionally, a student may not register for and receive credit for both BUSI-510 and BUSI-710, whether taken as an undergraduate or graduate student.*
3
   CETL-400
   Crisis Intervention in Applied Technical Leadership
This course provides an opportunity for students in the helping professions to reflect on personal styles of dealing with conflict and stress which impact on how they as individuals deal with crisis situations. Building on this self-knowledge student will learn a variety of tools and ideas to use to deal with crisis which occur in these helping professions. This is a required core course in the Applied Technical Leadership degree. Course is available to undergraduate students only on a space available basis and if ATL admission requirements of associate degree and 3 years fulltime work experience is satisfied with DSS department permission.
3
   CETL-490
   Senior Project (WI)
As a capstone course students will demonstrate an integration of skills and knowledge gained from their program of study for the ATL degree through the selection of a research topic/question within the scope of the ATL program. Students will conduct research including; literature review, gathering primary data; assessing and summarizing this data; and report on results including inferred conclusions based on data analysis and the literature. This is a required core course in the Applied Technical Leadership degree.
3
   ESHS-480
   EHS Law
An overview of environmental, health and safety (EHS) related law with an emphasis on legislative law. Topics include a review of the historical and modern sources for EHS law, the emergence of administrative law and the responsibilities of the separate branches of government. Major EHS related legislation will be covered.
3
   SERQ-420
   Service Quality
Those involved in service professions should be aware of the role quality plays in the industry. This course will allow students to understand how quality initiatives benefit clients and customers, employees, and the organization. Students will explore and apply the concepts of quality management, and process control and improvement. To accomplish these students will review and apply the commonly used quality tools and techniques for problem solving and process improvement. This is a required core course in the applied technical leadership degree. Course is available to undergraduate students only on a space available basis and if ATL admission requirements of associate degree and three years full-time work experience is satisfied with department permission.
3
 
   General Education – Immersion 3
3
 
   Open Elective
3
 
   General Education – Electives
9
Total Semester Credit Hours
120

Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

‡ Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either a 3- or 4-credit hour lab science course. If a science course consists of separate lecture and laboratory sections, students must take both the lecture and lab portions to satisfy the requirement. The lecture section alone will not fulfill the requirement.