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CASA's Research and Development

Research Areas

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts encourages an active and open research philosophy. All of our programs listed below are valuable members of the local community and active contributors to their respective research areas.


The School of Allied Health offers a variety of programs in Health Care Fields. Four are Bachelor of Science Degree programs and one is an Associate of Applied Science Degree program, and one is a Master of Science Degree program.


The School of Architecture provides design education from three perspectives: architectural studiesfashion design and merchandising, and interior design.  There is also an accelerated master’s degree program in architecture. Architectural Studies also provides a bachelor of science in Public Safety Management and a Master of Public Safety and Homeland Security Management.


We offer a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that will give you a solid foundation of knowledge, experience and skill. You will have access to more than 90 modern training vehicles, paid internships, direct industry connections, and a faculty committed to student learning. Graduates of the nationally recognized program are highly recruited by major corporations, suppliers and government agencies for positions in technical product support, management, business operations, training and service engineering. The program is among the tops in the nation, achieving master certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


The major prepares students for work in managerial roles at airports, airlines, aviation manufacturers, general aviation companies, and within government agencies. For students with previous technical training in fields including aviation maintenance, aviation flight, avionics technology, air traffic control, and aircraft operation support, the program curriculum provides a bridge to career advancement.


The program has the nation’s only dedicated helicopter training laboratory, as well as a state-of-the-art test cell that features four separate cells for training on high-powered turbine and reciprocating engines. With specializations that include aircraft maintenance, helicopter maintenance, and avionics, you will be in high demand as an aircraft technician, flight systems specialist, or in engineering or other leadership positions


These programs are designed to give students a competitive edge in the ever-changing technology job market by providing a hands-on learning experience at all levels of coursework. The school maintains an array of state-of-the-art learning and teaching laboratories with an emphasis on dynamic interactions between small groups of students and faculty.