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Harness the energy of a rapidly changing world to make big, bold, beautiful things happen.

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OUR MISSION

Preparing our students for success and helping our communities thrive.

The College of Applied Science & Technology provides opportunities for students to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees at sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. CAST partners with community colleges to offer regionally-relevant transfer programs that are low cost, and geographically accessible.

Students can choose from Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Select Master’s programs, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of area industry.

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WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

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Students

STUDENTS FIRST
means we support each one’s unique journey. View services

54% are first generation college students
30% are military affiliated
39% are Hispanic students
Average age: 33
Undergraduate GPA: 3.1
Headcount: 630 per semester

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Programs

OUR PROGRAMS
respond to the needs of our communities.
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UArizona CAST offers:
1 Master’s Degree
3 Certificates
12 Bachelor’s Degrees
 

Faculty

OUR PEOPLE
make the College of Applied Science and Technology a great place to learn and work. View directory

27 Full-time faculty
78 Part-time faculty
47 Full-time staff
Our faculty and staff are recognized for excellence again and again

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Support

WE SUPPORT
students by empowering them to succeed.
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Over $100,000 in scholarships awarded in 2017
Students Pell Grant eligible: 59%
Student to teacher ratio: 24 to 1
60% of students complete an engagement experience

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Accolades

WE’RE RECOGNIZED
for our innovation, leadership, and mission.
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$4 million in grants awarded in last five years
Recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
Designated a Military Friendly Institution,
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations -
Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

WE ARE DEDICATED
to making CAST inclusive for everyone.
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At the College of Applied Science and Technology, we are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where all are welcome, where diversity, equity, and inclusion define who we are and who we succeed, and where different backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences are celebrated.

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM DEAN

The world is changing all around us. We are in the midst of a global economic revolution brought on by technological innovation that is contributing to major shifts in how jobs are created and filled—forces that likely will prove even more disruptive in the years to come. To be successful in these new work environments, employees will need advanced and applied content knowledge as well as fundamental skills such as critical thinking; persuasive writing and speaking; the ability to work well in diverse teams; and an understanding of global issues. The College of Applied Science and Technology will provide students with the kind of innovative, relevant educational programs that lead to meaningful and exciting careers.

We are in the midst of a global economic revolution.

Dr. Linda Denno
Interim Dean, College of Applied Science & Technology