A.S. in Technical Management

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Associates Technical ManagementYou’re a skilled professional in a technical field, but you’re ready to advance. You’re looking for a move into the management ranks, seeking the personal satisfaction and financial rewards that go along with it. The Associate in Science in Technical Management  (ASTM) program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide can take you there.

In today’s workplace, a college degree has never been more important. Employers see it as a demonstration of knowledge, motivation, and persistence — qualities that will set you above and apart from the pack. The Associate in Science in Technical Management program will appeal to your background, interests, and talents and give you a competitive edge in your career, too.

The Associate in Science in Technical Management curriculum was developed to give students the skills to marshal the resources of any organization toward its goals. Over the course of this program, students learn to organize, plan, staff, and coordinate physical assets as well as personnel.

As part of the ASTM, eligible active duty US Military and Veteran students can also enroll in a Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) Specialization, in which they will take five 3-credit applied software and systems technolgy courses in a cohort-based, intensive, face-to-face program.


General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
ENGL 222Business Communication3
SPCH 219Speech3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective (lower or upper level)3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Physical and Life Science
PHYS 123Science of Flight3
MATH 111Pre-calculus for Aviation3
STAT 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
or STAT 222 Business Statistics
Computer Science
CSCI 123Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis3
Total Credits36


MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 203Management for Aeronautical Science3
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems *3
Total Credits12


Technical Transfer Credit or COB Minor or MGMT Electives9
If technical transfer credit is not applicable, the 9 hours can ONLY be used toward College of Business (COB) minors. If no minor is chosen, then MGMT electives have to be courses at the 200-300-400 level.
Open Electives (Lower or Upper Level)3
May be used for Minors in other Departments
May be used for College of Business or non College of Business Minors.

Electives/MSSA or AIT* Technical Specializations

*Note: AIT specializations and their online ISTA courses are not currently available for enrollment.

Specialization Learning Path Cohort15
*For MSSA students, each 18-week cohort will only concentrate on one technical specialization, shown in the schedule of MSSA offerings for a particular location hosting this program. The first of these technical specialization courses (the 200-level course) replaces MGMT 221 in the Core courses part of the ASTM degree.
Students must also take MATH 106, or at least one higher-level math course, as part of the MSSA program. See https://worldwide.erau.edu/Microsoft for more information.
Total Degree Requirements60
Database & Business Intelligence Administrator (Not currently available for enrollment.)
ISTA 210Database Fundamentals3
ISTA 310SQL Server Administration and T-SQL3
ISTA 312Implementing Data Warehouses and Databases3
ISTA 410Data Modeling and Reporting3
ISTA 412Designing Business Intelligence Solutions3
Cloud Applications Developer
ISTA 220Programming Fundamentals in C#3
ISTA 322Developing ASP.NET Web Applications3
ISTA 420SQL and Application Development3
ISTA 421Developing Cloud Applications3
ISTA 422Deploying Apps in Azure3
Server and Cloud Administrator
ISTA 230Network Fundamentals for Server Systems3
ISTA 330Identity and Access Control for Server Systems3
ISTA 332Advanced Server Systems Management3
ISTA 430Topics in IT Systems Administration3
ISTA 432Building Azure Infrastructures3
Cybersecurity Administrator (Not currently available for enrollment)
ISTA 240Network and Systems Internals for Cybersecurity3
ISTA 340Identity and Access for Cybersecurity3
ISTA 345Systems Security Policies and Practices3
ISTA 440Information Systems Vulnerabilities and Hardening3
ISTA 445Cyber Incident Investigation & Resolution3

Estimated Cost of Attendance