Technical Studies

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For more information contact:
Marla Hagemeister • Schafer Hall 205 • 701-224-2573

Program Description
The Technical Studies program addresses a recognized need for business and industry to attract highly trained workers with a variety of skills and to retain current workers. This custom-designed program is intended for employed individuals to combine elements of two disciplines in a meaningful and logical sequence that meets their career goals. Individuals may pursue this program of study to advance a career or to increase job responsibility.
As an example, Technical Studies may be appropriate if a student wants to combine certain elements of a marketing curriculum with parts of a Web design program.

Incoming or potential students should be able to articulate clearly their career goals. Students work with an advisor to identify career goals and to plan a program of study.

Program Requirements
Students complete an approved individual degree plan with an advisor. The program of study includes a minimum of 60 semester credit hours, of which 40 or more credits derive from at least two technical programs. Students identify one technical program as the primary focus area and one or more secondary
focus areas that collectively contribute to the study program.

Career Opportunities
Technical Studies provides opportunities for career advancement, increased job responsibility, or preparation for alternative employment.