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Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design

If you have an applied associate's degree in a design-related field and are looking to take your skills to the next level, our Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) program offers the opportunity to earn a four-year degree.

Design Your Future

Our BTAD degree program is designed to advance your design career. It will prepare you to lead and collaborate with teams of creative and technical professionals. You'll study advanced design theory, the business of design, entrepreneurship, project management, design thinking and new processes for design industry best practice.

Classes that Fit Your Work Schedule

The BTAD degree program features our popular hybrid format designed for working students. Our alternate evening schedule allows you to take classes at night so you can continue to work during the day.

degrees and programs

Applied Design, BTAD

Applied Design Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Completion

Design Methodology and Innovation, Certificate of Completion

Student projects

Examples of student projects, videos, and related links.


Fricks memorial scholarship

The Marlene “Malka” Fricks Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and assists with financial need for Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) students.

Students must be currently enrolled as a BTAD student at least half-time, and completed at least one quarter of study. Students are eligible to receive a BTAD scholarship once during their program of study; the next window for applications will occur in early 2014.


what our students say

Watch what BTAD students and faculty say about the program.

gainful employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

information sessions

These helpful sessions present an overview of the BTAD program and explain the admission process.

A question and answer session starts at 4:30 PM. The Program Presentation starts at 5:00 PM and lasts one hour. All sessions are held in Room W406 in the West Building on the Kirkland Campus.

Information Session
March 9, 2016

May 4, 2016
Kirkland Campus
4:30 PM - Question & Answer
5:00 PM - Program Presentation

No RSVP is needed and attendance at one is highly recommended for all applicants.

If you have additional questions, please contact lead faculty Steve Ater.


ADVISING And Admissions

Applicants are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising is available before applying to this program.


For further program admissions information, application requirements and program cost questions, email Lynne Szymanski, Student Success Navigator.

For questions about specific program content or courses, please email lead faculty Steve Ater.




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