Richard A. Johnson, Ph.D., Dean
Gordon Jones, Associate Dean
Idaho State University's School of Applied Technology is a major unit on campus, organized to serve the need of students and the business/industry of Idaho, who are in need of qualified, competent employees. Our school has been developed over many years with the principle of serving as a cornerstone of our operation.
There is tremendous change going on, not only in our state, but nationwide and worldwide at the same time. Occupational skills and knowledge are changing in the marketplace and students of all ages attend Idaho State University's School of Applied Technology. As change continues, there is little question of the need for people to possess skills and knowledge in their profession, coupled with critical thinking and human relations abilities. Work ethics, honesty, positive attitude and the will to succeed in a productive manner are ingredients of quality that the businesses of Idaho are looking to regarding employees.
The School of Applied Technology is a comprehensive post-secondary technical institution that is the largest in Idaho. The process of instruction includes learning the academics through classroom lectures/demonstration procedures, coupled with applying the learned concepts in a laboratory/shop setting. The quality of our school is measured through the success of graduates who enter the marketplace successfully within the businesses of communities. With facilities representative of the business and industrial settings, each program demonstrates its quality by the faculty's expertise. The faculty of the School of Applied Technology is of high caliber and is certified and prepared to serve students.
Our Student Services department is available to assist you to plan and make career choices which will foster future success. There are staff members and administrators on the team who subscribe to the philosophy of serving the student and adopting program changes to meet the needs of business, industry, and students. Programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to prepare for occupations found in Idaho. Leadership opportunities are available to students through our university in activities related to Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU), the Vocational-Technical Student Government, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA), the Business Education Association (BEA), and the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). Our current and past students have demonstrated their leadership and technical abilities by winning medallions at state and national competitions.
The School of Applied Technology at Idaho State University is educationally unique as one of the major educational units tied into a major university system. Learning within a university structure is appealing to parents who send their children to a university and to many students who desire additional social opportunities through a university atmosphere, intercollegiate sports functions, major concerts, and a total learning environment that only a university setting can provide. Support institutions such as the LDS institute and the Newman Center are also available to students.
There are many technical schools that provide "training" but are unable to provide a complete and comprehensive delivery of services that can be found at Idaho State University. Students come from throughout Idaho and other states to attend the School of Applied Technology (S.A.T.). A number of the S.A.T. technical programs at ISU are designed to allow students the opportunity to further their education by offering a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree program (BAT).
Preparing for the future to be successful and securing a quality education are important decisions. ISU School of Applied Technology personnel are here to assist you in the preparation.