A. Complete, or be working towards completion of, a technology-oriented Associate of Applied Science degree at a community college. Many AAS degrees are acceptable. Visit our degree-completion guides page and select your local community college to see their approved AAS degrees.
You’ll be eligible for up to 43 semester’s hours of prior learning credit, awarded at the discretion of the NIU program advisor, in recognition of the technical expertise you gained when completing your AAS degree. You’ll also get approximately 16 hours of general education credit from your AAS degree. Taken together, you will have 59 credits in your toolbox; you’re half way to your Bachelor’s degree.
B. Complete NIU’s General Education and BS-AMT prerequisites by taking course-equivalents at NIU or your community college. The following chart provides an overview. For more specific details, including specific courses you can take at your community college, visit our degree-completion guides page.
|Bachelor’s Foundation Courses:
Applied Manufacturing Technology
|English (6 Hrs)||ENGL 103: Rhetoric and Composition I|
|ENGL 104: Rhetoric and Composition II|
|Communications (3 Hrs)||COMS 100: Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|Mathematics (3 Hrs)||MATH 155: Trigonometry and Elementary Functions*|
|Humanities & The Arts (9 Hrs)||Liberal Arts & Sciences: 2 Electives|
|Visual & Performing Arts: 1 Elective|
|Science & Mathematics (11 Hrs)||CHEM 110 + CHEM 111: Chemistry w/Laboratory*|
|PHYS 150A: Physics w/Laboratory|
|STAT 208: Basic Statistics*|
|Social Science (6 Hrs)||2 Electives|
|Interdisciplinary (3 Hrs)||1 Elective|
|BS-AMT Prerequisites*||Computer-Aided Design (3 Hrs)||TECH 211: Computer-Aided Design*|
|Technical Writing (3 Hrs)||ENGL 308: Technical Writing
OR MGMT 346: Business Communication*
C. Earn 30 Hours of Upper Division credit at NIU-DeKalb or completely online.
Required Technology Courses (24 semester hours)
2. Technology Elective Courses - Two selected from the list below (6 semester hours)
In order to graduate from NIU, you’ll need to make sure you’ve fulfilled the following requirements:
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