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UST Associate in Applied Science Programs

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In an increasingly digital world, data is currency. Organizations rely on cybersecurity professionals to protect their digital assets from damage or theft. Houston is a growing technology hub, one of the top 10 U.S. cities for computer, engineering and information architecture jobs.

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity gives you the needed skills and knowledge to combat cybercrimes.

The Online Schools Guide ranks UST's AAS in Cybersecurity degree #3 in the Top 10 Online Schools Cybersecurity Associates Degrees in the nation for 2022.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling

There is a tremendous need for drug and alcohol counselors in Texas and nationwide. These professionals help to meet the needs of citizens and communities struggling with addiction and addiction-related mental health issues.

The Associate of Applied Science in Drug and Alcohol Counseling is ideal for students interested in working with those struggling with addiction in mental health and related settings, and also welcomes professionals interested in obtaining their LCDC-Intern license.

Electronic Technology

The world increasingly relies on a wide variety of electronics equipment to keep things running smoothly, from navigational equipment to medical monitoring devices. Skilled electronics professionals provide essential support to organizations in the design, installation and repair of electronics equipment.

The Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology gives you the knowledge and skills to begin or continue a rewarding career in electronics technology.

General Business

Business majors are in high demand, as organizations seek employees who have the practical skills to organize, plan and manage the varied activities within a business.

The Associate of Applied Science in General Business can help improve job prospects and earning potential. The program is designed for students who wish to learn the fundamentals of general business and entrepreneurship, and for those seeking additional certifications for immediate employment and career upskilling.

Networking Technology

Practically every organization in the world relies on a solid network of computers to function. Network administration professionals perform essential support work managing and maintaining computer networks.

The Associate of Applied Science in Networking Technology gives you the knowledge and skills to set up, monitor and troubleshoot local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs).

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Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters
Dean of Associate of Applied Science Programs and Associate Professor

The key selling point for these programs is to also generate a shorter period for degree completion at an affordable rate. The courses are designed to maximize effectiveness by mapping each leaning objective to specific course and program outcomes as set forth by the curriculum.