UC Blue Ash College

Student Success Profile: Belden Rowley

Living and Learning

"I've really learned a comprehensive skill set that includes leadership skills, supervision skills, and a lot of software involving different technology in the workplace that is going to take my technical degree and make me a better professional in the field."

Belden Rowley transferred to UC Blue Ash College after finishing his associate degree in Cincinnati State's Civil Engineering Technology - Surveying program. He chose to pursue the Bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies program to support his plans to acquire his surveyor's license in the state of Ohio. He also wanted to learn some of the 'soft skills' like communication, collaboration, and leadership, that will help him advance his career.

Belden Rowley working with a professor

For Belden, the Bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies program offered a convenient and efficient way for him to continue his education and broaden his career options. He enjoyed the program's wide range of course offerings that cover topics like ethics, human resources and employee supervision. He says the program helped him find his leadership style, pinpoint his weaknesses, and grow as a leader and professional.

“I like the hybrid model for the courses [in the Bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies program]. It’s nice to have the face to face interaction with professors and fellow students once a week, and yet still have the flexibility of doing some of the work online to fit with my busy schedule.”

Many management positions in technical fields are now requiring a bachelor's degree. The Bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies program is an efficient option for students who already have an associate degree to simply broaden their degree into a full Bachelor's over the course of two years. Students can typically enter the program as a Junior, and are offered flexible schedules and hybrid courses that make it easy to fit college into a busy schedule.

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Business & Economics Department
Phone: 513-745-5625
Email: AppliedAdmin@ucblueash.edu