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TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE Degree Program

 

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The Technology Management Bachelors of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program is designed to build upon an associates degree in Software and Database Development, Network Administration, Cybersecurity, or Computer Programming. However, this degree is open to any student, with an associates degree, seeking to expand their technology and leadership skills. This degree completion prepares you to move into a supervisory or management position. The B.A.S. in Technology Management degree program is one of four bachelor degree programs offered at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, and prepares students to become effective technology leaders and innovators.

Getting your bachelor’s degree in Technology Management is an important way to fast-track your career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth between 2014 and 2024 for computer and information systems managers is projected to increase by 15% with a national median salary of $131,600 per year.  Moira Alexander, CIO magazine, states “by 2020, reports estimate that there will 700,000 new project management jobs in the United States.” The demand for computer and information systems managers will continue to grow as firms expand to digital platforms.

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MEET DYLAN

Dylan Bertram

  The TM-BAS program at Gulf Coast State College allowed me to pursue my passion for technology and gave me a skill set employers are looking for.
– Dylan Bertram,  Web Programmer
 
 

Who is eligible for the technology management B.A.S. degree program?

This program is designed for students who have completed an AS in Software and Database Development, Network Services Technology,  or a similar technical degree from GCSC or another institution with a desire to increase their technical skills in their chosen area of specialty. This program is also open to students who have completed a general AA or any AA transfer track who have in interest in increasing their technical skills in information technology, software and database development, cybersecurity or systems administration.

If you are seeking an associate degree, you’ll need to complete this degree prior to applying to the B.A.S. Technology Management program. Please contact Dr. Wendy Payne at 850-872-3876 for guidance. 

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR technology management degree?

  • If you haven’t already been to Gulf Coast’s Panama City campus, you should know that we’re located right on the Gulf Coast shoreline, with many great views of the water. Take our virtual campus tour to learn more about the campus.
  • The courses are extremely flexible with offerings in the morning, afternoon, night, and online.
  • The class sizes are small.
  • The Technology Management curriculum provides hands on activities similar to what you'd find in industry.
  • Our program faculty care deeply about your career success and will help you through the rough spots along the way. They are your advocates, and after graduation, your professional colleagues.

  • 100% of graduating seniors recommend the Technology Management Program.
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How do I apply to the technology management B.A.S. degree program?

To apply to the Technology Management degree program, you’ll need to complete two applications: the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College and the Technology Management B.A.S. entrance form. Please download and review the new student packet for the Technology Management BAS program for a complete list of admission requirements.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information. Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirements 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirements 3
Literature See General Education Requirements 3
Mathematics Area
 Approved College-level Math (MAC/STA) 6
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirements 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirements 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
History EUH1000 or 1001, Western Civilization 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Associate of Science Credits
 Associate of Science Credits 42
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES (27 credits)
 +MAN3303, Principles of Management & Leadership 3
 +BUL3564, Legal Aspects of Managing Technology 3
 +FIN3400, Financial Management 3
 +ISM4314, Project and Change Management for Technology 3
 +ISM4548, Web Analytics 3
 +MAN4520, Quality Management (Six Sigma) 3
 +ISM4302, Emerging Technologies 3
 +MAN3503, Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making 3
 +MAN4900, Capstone Project 3
SPECIALIZATION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (15 credits) 
 +ISM4330, Information Security Policy Administration and Management 3
 +COP4640, Operating Systems 3
 +CAP4774, Data Warehousing 3
 +ISM4154, Enterprise-wide System Implementation and Administration 3
 COP3834, Developing Websites Using PHP MySQL 3
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120

Additional graduation requirements:  Students must have fulfilled the requirement for the chosen major, earned a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Gulf Coast State College, fulfill the College Level Communication and Computational Skills Assessment requirements according to Florida Rule 6A‑10.030, demonstrate foreign language competence, and be registered at Gulf Coast State College during the semester of graduation.


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 

 Computer labs

The computer labs in the Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City campus offer up-to-date software for student to create design documents, develop software applications, project management documents, and design and develop web-application.

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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How many classes do I need to complete this degree?

You need 120 credits to graduate. Download current degree plan for specific classes.

Can I transfer in with credits from another school?

You can transfer credits in from a regional accredited institution

What type of jobs are open to me with this type of degree?

Based on your specialization and experience software application developer, systems analysts, project manager, database administrator, computer user support  specialist or network administrator.

Would I be able to get an internship anywhere in Panama City?

Internships are available. See the COOP web-page for further information.

At what time of day would the classes be offered? Would they be online if I have to work all day?

Classes are offered in a variety of modalities (face-to-face, on-line, hybrid (a combination of on-line and face-to-face) and times. See the Technology Management degree plan for the typical semester the courses are offered.

 

What specializations are included?

Information Technology is the current specialization. You can further specialize in software application development or systems administration.

How do I talk to someone about this program?

Dr. Wendy Payne is the program manager. She can be reached at wpayne@gulfcoast.edu or 850.872.3876.

How much time would I need to devote to the class outside of the actual classroom?

Plan on spending 10 -15 hours per week preparing and working on projects for each class.

Do you offer Graduate programs as well?

GCSC doesn't offer graduate programs. However, alumni have attended graduate programs at UWF and FSU.

What is a typical salary that I could expect from having this degree?

The median salary for Computer and Information Systems Managers in this region is $37.39/hr (EMSI Q2 2016 Data Set). The median salary nationally is $63.27/hr (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

What if my question is not answered here?

Please contact Dr. Wendy Payne, Program Manager for the Technology Management BAS Program at wpayne@gulfcoast.edu or 850.872.3876.

 

Contact Advisor

Wendy Payne, Ed.D.
Professor, Computer Science
850-872-3876

wpayne@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology
850-872-3839
mboyd@gulfcoast.edu

 

 Application Deadlines

Each Semester

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