B.T. in Applied Technology
The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technology program consists of 43 hours in general education, 30 hours (minimum) in a technical specialty, 40 hours in the professional program core, and 7 hours of electives.
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technology Curriculum and Course Highlights
Applied Technology Option❖:
The Applied Technology❖ option is designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals who possess an Associate in Applied Science degree or equivalent military experience and need additional education in order to perform job requirements or to advance their professional careers. View Roadmap
Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Option❖:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to continue to increase, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
Cybersecurity coursework for the BTAT Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Option is based on the Committee on National Security Systems National Training Standard and Department of Homeland Security Essential Body of Knowledge for IT Security. The curriculum fully maps to the six major domains of the CompTIA Security+, includes coverage on recent compliance laws and standards, as well as being comparable to Exam 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016. View Roadmap
Network administration skills will include:
Appraising structure of the worldwide Domain Name System (DNS) to include policies, delegated administration, and performance monitoring and tuning & selecting and assessing components of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite by utilizing subnet and IPv4 addresses on Windows computers with both GUI and command-line tools, as well as Autoconfiguring IPv6 addresses and transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Assessing a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol management tool, the Internet Protocol Address Management, Internet Protocol address spaces and DNS servers and zones & evaluating remote access and the varied methods to configure networks and centralized authentication and authentication policies using Network Policy Server and Remote Authentication Dial In User Service.
Cybersecurity abilities will include:
Applying the Daubert Standard to forensic evidence, performing reconnaissance and probing using common tools, documenting a workstation configuration using forensic tools, performing a vulnerability assessment, enabling Windows active directory and user access controls, using group policy objects, performing packet capture and traffic analysis, and utilizing denial of service tools,
Uncovering new digital evidence using bootable forensic utilities, creating a forensic system case file for analyzing forensic evidence, analyzing images to identify suspicious or modified files, recognizing the use of steganography in image files, performing a web site and database attack by exploiting identified vulnerabilities, creating a data recovery plan, using encryption to enhance confidentiality and integrity, automating email evidence discovery using P2 Commander, decoding an FTP protocol session for forensic evidence, conducting network traffic analysis tool evaluation, and conducting an incident response investigation for a suspicious logins.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Option:
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems option provides the technological skills to design, build (3D print), and fly a UAV as well as provide required knowledge to take the FAAPart 107 Pilot’s License Examination. This option additionally provides the education required of one to start and run and independent business (UAS services).
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree option comes alongside the annual AeroGames Competition. The drone building and piloting competition for junior high and high school students throughout northeast Oklahoma is hosted by Rogers State University, sponsored by MidAmerica Industrial Park and powered by Google. For the past seven years RSU capstone students in Applied Technology program, known as the AeroCats, have mentored the junior high and high school students as they build and pilot their aircraft. View Roadmap
Information Technology and National Security Studies Option:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be “very high”, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for our national computer networks. More than 180,000 federal workers are employed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alone. Moving forward, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects DHS, again, alone will require an additional 158,200 new employees by 2026.
Additionally, this degree meets the needs of other federal agencies to include the National Security Agency (NSA). Rogers State University is uniquely prepared to do so as we have a five-year Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the NSA and are 1 of 33 universities throughout the nation to have such an agreement. This agreement affords our learners opportunities for internship as well as mentorships with NSA analysts.
Rogers State University is truly at the “tip of the spear” in Oklahoma by providing both Cybersecurity and National Security minors and is now uniquely prepared to provide an interdisciplinary degree from a technological, social, economic, military, legal, and business perspective. This bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and National Security Studies allows graduates to enter the analyst field prepared to protect institutions and individuals, their values, rules, and norms from all bad actors.
R. Curtis Sparling, Assistant Professor
“Computer and information technology is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. The Department of Labor anticipates nearly half a million new jobs by 2024, which is faster than the average for all other occupations, and we are uniquely qualified to prepare students to work within this field. All of our faculty have prior experience in the subject they’re teaching and remain current with emerging technologies. As many of our students work full-time, they appreciate the flexibility our technology classes offer both on campus and online. At RSU, we truly value real-world experience and practical application of this growing field of study.