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Applied Technology

Why Applied Technology at Southern?

The Applied Technology program at Southern provides experience in technical disciplines to prepare you for in-demand careers. We offer a bachelor and associate degrees in Construction and Automotive.

Students balance a liberal arts education with hands-on experience in the areas of woods, metals, printing, auto service, and construction.

Practical applications complement coursework, which is designed to develop both field skills and entrepreneurial skills.

Mission trips specifically designed for these majors provide valuable life lessons about the role of technology in advancing God's kingdom.

In partnership with the School of Business, the department offers an auto-service management degree that requires 80 hours of auto service course work.

Courses prepare automotive technology students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.

Auto service students work in a fully equipped shop that includes cutting-edge equipment.

The construction management bachelor's degree provides practical application through commercial summer internships.

Beyond the Classroom

Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.

Real project experience

Construction management majors participate in all phases of construction to complete a home or apartment during the first year of coursework. They also learn from industry professionals who present on the legal nature of contracts, insurance needs, and bonding requirements, among other topics.

Internships

Faculty introduce students to professionals who provide internships and employment opportunities.

Professors

Dale Walters

Associate Professor

John Youngberg

Associate Professor

Alumni Voices

Alumni Walter Rao and Zach Scoggins describe how Southern's Applied Technology program prepared them for rewarding careers in technology. They describe how they benefited from hands-on experience with real projects and the professors' genuine interest and care for them as students.

Contact

Main Office

423.236.2863

Ledford Hall, 4961 Colcord Drive
Collegedale, TN 37315

Start your Applied Technology career with us!