Admission | Technical Resource Management | ISAT | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Admission requirement

Now that you’ve seen what big things are within reach at ISAT, it’s time to apply. We’ll walk you through the process whether you’re applying as a high school studenttransfer student or international student. Maybe you’re applying as a special case: a veteran, a non-degree student or a former Saluki returning after some time off.

Please Note: All applicants are encouraged to apply for admission and submit supporting documents one year in advance of the semester in which they intend to enroll.  SIU Carbondale has a preferred application deadline of May 1 for freshman applicants. Any applications received after May 1 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Freshman students wishing to apply for the Summer or Fall 2018 semesters are encouraged to apply for admission and submit supporting documents immediately.


General admission to the TRM program requires a 2.0 GPA. The Capstone Option may be available to eligible students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or the equivalent. The Capstone Option* reduces University Core Curriculum requirements from 41 to 30 hours. See Chapter 3 for more information regarding the Capstone Option. Students who are interested in pursuing a degree in Technical Resource Management are encouraged to contact a program representative as early as the first semester at their community college. For more information, contact the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies.

* Capstone Option

The Capstone Option is for the student who has earned or will soon earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or equivalent certification and whose SIU major is one that participates in the option. The Capstone Option advantage allows students to complete an abbreviated University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirement of 30 hours rather than 41 hours.
Key features of the Capstone Option are: (1) gives occupational students who have changed their educational and occupational goals an opportunity to pursue a four-year degree; (2) is an alternative option to obtaining the four-year degree typically involving no more than two additional years of college; (3) seeks to recognize similar objectives in both two-year occupational programs and four-year baccalaureate degree programs; and (4) seeks to recognize similar objectives in certain work experiences and in four-year baccalaureate degree programs.

The online Technical Resource Management program requires an A.A.S. degree or 43 hours of related technical coursework. Course credit may be awarded for military training, apprenticeships, and work experience.
For additional information regarding online programs, check out the Office of Extended Campus