Apr 22, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Office Technology Major (A.A.B.)

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Major code AA5014

Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Chillicothe
101 University Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740.774.7200
Fax: 740.774.7295

Allison White, contact person
or any regional campus student services office

Program Overview

Ohio University–Chillicothe and Ohio University–Southern offer a two-year program of study leading to an Associate in Applied Business in office technology. This program  prepares you for employment in various office environments including positions such as an administrative assistant or an office manager. Courses emphasize the importance of computer literacy, technology, and communication skills. The OTEC program features state-of-the-art computer labs as well as software applications and innovative teaching/learning methods that are reflective of the latest in technology. This program will prepare successful students to sit for Microsoft certification examinations and offers tracks in medical, legal, and business analysis.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Developmental courses in Math and English may be required (testing will determine level of entry). There are no other requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Career opportunities in a variety of settings resulting from successful completion of this degree program include professions such as administrative assistant (medical, legal, or other), office supervisor/manager, bookkeeper/payroll clerk, receptionist, business analyst, and desktop designer or publisher.

Students interested in pursuing baccalaureate degrees upon completion of this associate program might consider business administration, communications, health services administration, specialized studies (business emphasis), B.S.A.M. (Bachelor of Science in Applied Management) or B.T.A.S. (Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies).


Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement

The office technology major requires a minimum of 64 hours.

Technical Requirements

Complete the following courses with at least a grade of C (2.0) or better in each:

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Core Support Requirements

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General Requirements

Complete the following courses:

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Complete one of the following courses:

Tier II Social Science (2SS) or:

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