(Effective Fall 2017)

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Innovation will prepare graduates to be innovation leaders in their chosen technical area of expertise. By combining innovation courses with technical electives in a chosen field, students will expand their abilities as leaders in technical innovation. As graduates of the program, individuals will have the ability to excel in creating systems and/or products needed to advance society.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of management positions relating to each individual’s technical background. The focus on innovation creates a unique skill set that can be used to enhance the student’s ability to create new products and systems. Innovation is a skill in high demand and garnered by firms in all industries. Graduates can be employed at the local, regional, and national levels.

Recommended High School Subjects

Math, science, and vocational tracks would be best to be prepared for this program.

Special Admissions Requirements

Student may be admitted with or without an associate’s degree but must have completed a minimum 60 credits (of which 46 are equivalent to PCT’s AAS core requirements).

Special Equipment Needs

Students are required to have a smart device (laptop, netbook, etc.) that provides access to Eureka Ranch material during class.

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the baccalaureate degree major are expected to meet the College standards for mathematics, reading, and English proficiency. Students who test at a deficiency in these areas are encouraged to remediate the deficiency during the first semester of the major.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

Program Goals

A successful graduate of this program will be able to:
  • demonstrate competence in the functional areas of innovation (create, communicate, commercialize, systems, and leadership);
  • development of skills for problem solving and decision making relative to a technical field and innovation; 
  • employ knowledge provisional patents, patents, and the patent search process. 
  • demonstrate innovation leadership of a diverse industrial team; 
  • use creativity and critical thinking in understanding and deploying the complete system of innovation; and 
  • utilize the innovation system to create a provisional patent for a product or system.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
BAI Directed Applied Innovation Elective 6  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
or
ENL121 English Composition II 3  
BAI Directed Applied Innovation Elective 11  
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Third Semester Credits
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
BAI Directed Applied Innovation Elective 14  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits
SCI Science Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
BAI Directed Applied Innovation Elective 9  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits
INV310 Create Innovation 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3  
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
or
MTH182 College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3  
MET321 Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues 3  Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
or
MGT315 Business Ethics 3  Science, Technology and Society Requirement
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth Semester Credits
INV330 Communicate Innovation 3  Writing Enriched Requirement
OEA Open Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Seventh Semester Credits
INV430 Commercialize Innovation 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
MSC106 Introduction to Metallurgy 4  
or
PHS112 Introductory Physics 4  
or
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4  
or
PHS115 College Physics I 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Eighth Semester Credits
INV440 Systems of Innovation 3  
INV496 Innovation Project 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
CUL Cultural Diversity Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Additional Information

Our program shares a special relationship with the Innovation Engineering Institute, a collaboration of the University of Maine and the Eureka! Ranch in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Institute has provided training in innovation to thousands of people worldwide. This systems approach to innovation education provides students with hands-on experience and an opportunity to obtain a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering.