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  • Mission

    The Department of Learning Technologies' mission is to provide resources, research, and service for education and leadership to the computer and corporate education community and to prepare scholars, educators, and professionals of the highest quality to serve the state, the region, national and international community.

    What is ATPI?

    The Applied Technology & Performance Improvement (ATPI) program at the University of North Texas is a unique program within the Learning Technologies Department in the College of Information.

    ATPI students are typically working professionals who have earned credits from a community college, military or work experiences or are establishing careers in the business, government, or industry. Taking advantage of the job-specific "know how" they already posses, students are offered the "soft skills" required to take their careers to the next level.

    Students learn key skills in leadership, training, computing technology, human relations, facilitation, management and organizational development that qualify them to work in a variety of leadership positions. In particular, the ATPI Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) program teaches students how to improve human performance in the work place, to solve real-world problems and fully realize the potential of employees that can be applied to individuals, small groups and large organizations.

    What Does ATPI Offer?

    The Department of Learning Technologies' BAAS degree has a concentration in Applied Technology & Performance Improvement. ATPI combines technical or applied specialized courses with Professional Development (PD) courses for a degree that is designed with students in mind.

    The ATPI BAAS is designed to transition students with work experience, an associate's degree, military credits or other course credits into a Bachelor's degree program at the University of North Texas.

    The ATPI BAAS is the most convenient and inexpensive path to an undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas. We offer a full selection of online courses so you can work on your degree without interfering with your everyday life. Our program accepts many community college, technical or military course credits to use towards the completion of your degree (as determined by ATPI BAAS advisors) - saving you time and money. The ATPI BAAS at UNT is a program where you can choose an area of emphasis that best matches your needs. These areas of emphasis include:

    • Learning
    • Computing
    • Performance

    Flexible degree plans are incorporated into a customized degree that easily fit your future goals. Our quality staff is dedicated to achieving your educational goals, moving your career into the fast track, so start your journey today by sending your transcripts and resume to

    What Can I Do With This Degree?

    Your entry into your career field is generally based on the specialization that you earned in the community college. Your BAAS degree will provide you with the opportunity to move up to a leadership position as a supervisor, manager, or team leader in your specialization. Through this degree you will develop skills in such areas as leadership, personal development, project management, computer applications, business communications and human relations. Once you have earned your BAAS degree you can further your education with a Masters' degree or other professional degree, if you are so inclined.

    Degree Plan

    Student should file a degree plan after admission to the program to avoid potential complications brought about through the annual catalog revision process.