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Academic CredentialBachelors
Total Credit Hours120
Average Time to Complete4 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorTrendon Ellis
Assistant Professor
850.769.1551 ext. 4080

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Technology Management, BAS

Take the Next Step Toward Technology Management BAS

The Technology Management Bachelors of Applied Science (BAS) program is designed to build upon an AS degree in Software and Database Development, Network Systems Technology, or Cybersecurity.   However, this degree is open to any student, with an AA degree, seeking to expand their technology and leadership skills. This degree completion prepares you to move into a supervisory or management position. The BAS in Technology Management degree program is one of four bachelor degree programs offered at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, and prepares students to become effective technology leaders and innovators.

Getting your bachelor’s degree in Technology Management is an important way to fast-track your career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth between 2014 and 2024 for computer and information systems managers is projected to increase by 15% with a national median salary of $131,600 per year.  Moira Alexander, CIO magazine, states “by 2020, reports estimate that there will 700,000 new project management jobs in the United States.” The demand for computer and information systems managers will continue to grow as firms expand to digital platforms.

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Technology Management Option Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Approved College-level Math (MAC/STA/MGF)
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
Networking Courses
Operating Systems Courses
Database Courses
Management Courses
Programing Courses
Web Design
Business Courses
Analytics Courses
Technology Courses
Cloud Course
Programming Courses
Database Courses
Network Security Courses
Cybersecurity Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

Dylan Bertram
-Dylan Bertram
"The TM-BAS program at Gulf Coast State College allowed me to pursue my passion for technology and gave me a skill set employers are looking for. "
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What can you do with a Technology Management BAS Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

 Management Analysts
Computer Programmers
Data Warehousing Specialists
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Information Security Analysts
Computer Systems Analysts

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Georgetown University Online
Florida Tech
University of Miami
Florida Atlantic University

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You need 120 credits to graduate. Download current degree plan for specific classes.
You can transfer credits in from a regional accredited institution
Based on your specialization and experience software application developer, systems analysts, project manager, database administrator, computer user support  specialist or network administrator. 
Internships are available. See the COOP web-page for further information.
Classes are offered in a variety of modalities (face-to-face, on-line, hybrid (a combination of on-line and face-to-face) and times. See the Technology Management degree plan for the typical semester the courses are offered.
Information Technology is the current specialization. You can further specialize in software application development or systems administration.
Dr. Wendy Payne is the program manager. She can be reached at or 850.872.3876.
Plan on spending 10 -15 hours per week preparing and working on projects for each class.
The median salary for Computer and Information Systems Managers in this region is $37.39/hr (EMSI Q2 2016 Data Set). The median salary nationally is $63.27/hr (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Please contact Dr. Wendy Payne, Program Manager for the Technology Management BAS Program at or 850.872.3876.
Technology Management Lab

Computer Labs

The computer labs in the Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City campus offer up-to-date software for student to create design documents, develop software applications, project management documents, and design and develop web-application.

How  do I apply to the Technology Management BAS Program?

To apply to the Technology Management degree program, you’ll need to complete two applications: the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College and the Technology Management BAS entrance form. Please download and review the new student checklist for information on admission to the  program.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process. 

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.