Benefits of the Institute

There are numerous advantages to joining the Advanced Technologies Institute @ Cleveland State. These include (but aren’t limited to:)

  • Completed Advanced Technology AAS degree
  • 2 years of related, relevant, and invaluable work experience
  • Part-time job being held while earning degree
  • Complete a degree with little to no educational debt
  • Transferability options to 4-year universities

What’s in It For YOU?

Higher Education

Attain an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Technology.

Debt Free Education

Earn as much as $21,567 (over two years) to cover educational expenses, making the education DEBT FREE. Estimated cost of degree is $8,000 and there are also potential grants, scholarships, and other financial aid options available. This educational opportunity is covered under the Tennessee Promise.


Gain up to 2 years relevant workplace experience with an industry partner while going to school
Good Paying, Stable Job While at CSCC
Begin at a minimum of $13.80/hr. with raises, for advancing participants

Career Security

Skilled labor shortage leads to job security
Remain members of your current community and contribute to the local economy