Associate of Applied Science
Applied Technology
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The associate degree in applied technology builds on the specific technology skill set attained in a student's chosen introductory certificate by adding a second technology certificate skill set. Students also gain practical math and writing skills to provide a more well-rounded technology preparation.

This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills


  • Configure and resolve issues related to software, network, and security in support of desktop computers.
  • Design and develop computer programs.
  • Design and develop web pages, sites, and applications.
  • Design and develop relational databases and applications.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot network routers, switches, and servers.
Associate of Applied Science of Applied Technology
Program Requirements
Complete two certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
Complete one of the following certificates:
13-15 credits
Complete one of the following certificates:
12-15 credits
After an associate degree students may continue and earn a bachelor's degree in applied technology. This will require students to earn a third (advanced) certificate, as well as additional degree requirements.
Note: Web and Computer Programming must be completed before taking Web Development.

To complete an associate degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
18 Credits
Approximately 9 Credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
Successful students with adequate work experience will be prepared to be advanced beyond entry-level positions they attained with their introductory certificate. Click on the certificates listed in the table above for specific employment opportunities.

Why choose this degree?

Training in applied technology enables you to work in the developing market of database systems, digital communications, cybersecurity, web development, software, wearable technology, and much more. Applied technology prepares you for the growing global economy by providing you with problem-solving and interpersonal skills; computer administration, software development, computer networking, database, web development skills and experience; and information technology process management.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.