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Integrated Studies

Program Description

With an ever-changing workplace, many employers desire graduates who have well-rounded educational backgrounds including skills from multiple disciplines. The Integrated Studies degree is designed to allow students to combine three unique short-term certificates (16+ credits each) into an Integrated Studies Associate in Applied Science Degree. Combinations of certificates would be unique to a student’s interest areas and could include coursework from fields such as cybersecurity, business/management/human resources, entrepreneurship, accounting, or any of the many technical fields from which students are enrolled.

The Integrated Studies degree empowers students to customize their degree and connect skills based on educational and professional goals. The short-term certificates within this degree path are designed to provide workforce-ready technical skills in addition to strengthening critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, and communication skills.


Students should be able to clearly articulate individual career goals. Students are recommended to work with an advisor to customize their education plan to align with their career goals.

Program Requirements

Students will be required to complete an individual degree plan with an advisor. The program of study includes a minimum of 60 semester credit hours derived from 3 unique short-term certificates from multiple program areas.

Career Opportunities

The Integrated Studies program provides opportunities for career advancement, increased job responsibility, or preparation for alternative employment.

Stackable Certificates

  • Accounting
  • Career Readiness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Computer Networking
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Modern Computing Technologies
  • Offensive and Defensive Security
  • Secure Programming
  • Security and Hacking
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Applied Design Technology
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Digital Broadcasting
  • Print and Digital Publications
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Entrepreneurship
  • Sport and Fitness Management
  • Spanish I & II

Development of additional certificates is in progress.



Degree Plans