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Advanced Technical Intelligence

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek location.

The Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Advanced Technical Intelligence (ATI) is designed for individuals desiring a career in technical intelligence and, in particular, Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (AGI) and Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT). The course of study is also designed for working professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of the intelligence field or those desiring to change career paths within industry and government.  Students planning on a career in the technical intelligence field do need to complete a baccalaureate degree. Students must be US Citizens and qualify for a security clearance in order to complete the course of study. Students must complete a BCI background check before beginning ATI 1100.  Passing the background check does not necessarily indicate that a student will qualify for a security clearance. 

The program serves to develop the technical intelligence workforce of the future by familiarizing the students with the technical intelligence field and by providing them core knowledge of the collection and analysis methods applied by intelligence professionals to solve today's hardest intelligence problems.  There is a critical shortfall in trained and cleared analysts, engineers, scientists, managers, information technologists, and other support fields to meet the nation's need to make use of today's intelligence systems and to prepare for tomorrow's advanced technologies that are currently under development by the Department of Defense, National Intelligence Organizations, and Service and National acquisition programs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree in Advanced Technical Intelligence, a graduate will be able to meet the goals outlined for the general Associate of Science degree additionally, the student will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intelligence community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of remote sensing in collection of intelligence data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the application of spectral sensing in the collection of intelligence data.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of MASINT and SAR.

Scholastic Preparation
Students starting the degree program should have completed high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics.  Students who do not have this math background may be required to take college preparatory math classes before enrolling in MTH 1280.  Students who have not had a high school physics class may want to consider taking PHY 1100 before enrolling in PHY 1501.

Students who wish to transfer credits to a bachelor's program should consult with the institution to which they intend to transfer. This degree plan serves as a general guideline for transfer. The best selection of courses for a given student will vary depending upon the area of study in which the student is interested and the institution to which the student plans to transfer.  Students wishing to pursue bachelor's degrees in science, engineering, or mathematics should take calculus and the calculus-based physics sequence.

Course Course Title Credits
Fall
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
GEN 1100 College Readiness 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
MTH 1280 College Algebraor  
MTH 2200 Calculus I 4
 
Spring
ATI 1100 Introduction to the Intelligence Community 3
ATI 1200 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing in Intelligence 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
MTH 1340 Pre-Calculusor  
MTH 2220 Calculus II 5
 
Summer
ATI 2100 Introduction to Spectral Sensing with Applications in Intelligence 3
ATI 2200 Introduction to Radar 3
 
Fall
ATI 2300 Introduction to Large-Area Surveillance 3
ATI 2400 Measurement and Signature Intelligence 3
GEO 1000 Introduction to GIS and Cartography * 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinkingor  
PHL 2050 Deductive Logic 3
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebraor  
PHY 2501 College Physics I with Calculus 5
 
Spring
GEO 2200 World Regional Geography 3
HUM 2899 Capstone Seminar 3
PHY 1502 General Physics II with Algebraor  
PHY 2502 College Physics II with Calculus 5
PLS 2300 Introduction to International Relations 3
-- Literature or Creative Writing Elective** 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 71

*A Regional Studies (RST) course may be taken instead.

**Select one course from ENG 1600, ENG 2250, ENG 2300, ENG 2500, ENG 2610, or ENG 2620.