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Online Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technical Leadership

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OSU Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technical Leadership (ATL) is a fully online, accelerated baccalaureate degree program that prepares you to develop, lead, and manage current and emerging technologies, technical professionals, and related processes. This experience-focused and career-oriented program allows you to align your learning experiences with your respective career trajectories, employers, and/or industries. Through a combination of rigorous coursework and experiential learning, you can acquire substantial technical, leadership, and management skills necessary to reach your career goal.

A Technical Leadership Program for Ambitious Working Professionals

The Applied Technical Leadership bachelor’s degree was created in response to the demand for individuals who possess the technical, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills to successfully fulfill supervisory and other administrative positions. That being said, building on associate-level technical degrees with advanced training, this program is designed for technology professionals like you to expand your existing knowledge and step into leadership roles.

Apply to the BT in Applied Technical Leadership Program

If you have an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, you can apply to our program to take your career to new heights.

If you are ready to take your technical, leadership, and management acumen to the next level, apply to our Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technical Leadership today! Want to learn more about the program? Call 918-293-4884 or submit a request information form to connect with our enrollment advisors.

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Why Choose OSUIT’s BT Degree in Applied Technical Leadership?

Flexible Online Learning Format

The Applied Technology Leadership bachelor’s degree program is 100% online and it provides you with the flexibility to accommodate your busy schedule. All the courses and learning materials can be easily accessed through our online learning center. Wherever you are, whenever it is, you can study at your own pace.

Accelerated Path to a Bachelor’s Degree

Building on your Associate degree in Applied Science and technology industry experience, the ATL program allows you to transfer your qualified credits or industry experience to accelerate your graduation and save thousands on tuition. With credits transferred from your associate degree, you could earn the BT degree in Applied Technical Leadership in as little as two years.

Affordable Tuition

At OSUIT, we strive to provide affordable quality education to our students. The tuition at OSUIT is only $192.45/credit, about half the in-state tuition of most state universities for domestic students. In other words, it only takes you about $6,702.75 per year to attend the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technical Leadership program. You could also apply for financial aid to lower your cost! Review our cost and aid.

Experience-focused Education

The ATL program puts an emphasis on real-world experience. Taught by instructors with extensive experience in the field, the program provides current best practices based on industry standards. In addition, with hands-on projects, you can harness your leadership and management skills to advance in your profession and/or industry.

Accreditation and Recognition

OSUIT is one of the best colleges in Oklahoma. Approved by the OSU A&M Board of Regents, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency, the ATL program is proven to offer quality education to our students.

Career Outlook

Geared towards technical professionals who are holding an associate degree, the program puts an emphasis on career development with an aim to sharpen not only your technical skills but also management and leadership acumen. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Applied Technical Leadership can help you climb up the ladder of technology leadership and step into various managerial positions with higher salaries.

Define Your End Goals And Act On Them

Leverage Your Capabilities


Leverage Your Capabilities
Building on your Associate in Applied Science and technical industry experience, the ATL program develops your leadership and management skills, enabling you to advance in your profession and/or industry.

Launch As An Entrepreneur


Launch as an Entrepreneur
Success as a startup industry professional requires technical know-how and management expertise. The BT in ATL bolsters experience with practical resources for designing your own enterprise.

Enhance Career Opportunities


Enhance Career Opportunities
ATL graduates are prepared to excel as supervisors in various organizational fields—operations, training & development, compliance, quality control & assurance, purchasing, and sales.


Let’s Talk!

Talk to an enrollment advisor today. We can tell you how many of your previously earned credits will apply, how the program will fit into your lifestyle, how much the program will cost, what options are available for financing and financial aid and just how soon you can expect to graduate. 

For more information, call an enrollment advisor today at 918-293-4768 or complete the Request for Information form.

Program Requirements

The Applied Technical Leadership program requires students to complete a total of 120 credit hours to graduate. However, being an accelerated program for students who have earned an associate degree, the ATL program allows students to transfer the credits from their associate programs to fulfill some of the requirements. 

Initially, students start the program with 40 credit hours of general education and 4 credit hours of interdepartmental requirements to lay a foundation for their further study in the field of technical leadership. Upon completion of the general education courses, students then continue to take 76 credit hours of technical requirements and specialty electives of the BT in Applied Technical Leadership. To learn more about the requirements and curriculum, review the plan of study.

Applied Technical Leadership Curriculum

The curriculum of the ATL program covers a wide range of topics including project management, funding, and entrepreneurship. Below is a list of the core courses of the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technical Leadership: 

  • Orientation to Project Design
  • Foundations in Technical Leadership
  • Funding the Technical Enterprise
  • Managing Resources in the Technical Enterprise
  • Managing Operations in the Technical Enterprise
  • Leading the Technical Enterprise
  • Legal Aspects of Technical Leadership
  • Expanding the Technical Enterprise
  • Process Optimization in the Technical Enterprise
  • Project Planning & Implementation in the Technical Enterprise