UC Blue Ash College

Technical Studies Information Technology Program

UC Blue Ash College offers the Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree for graduates of Ohio Technical Center programs. This general degree is a good fit for those with a professional certification or credential in job positions where the employer is neutral as to the degree earned. Your technical program clock hours translate into free block technical credit toward an associate degree. Take the next step in your career by completing your ATS degree at UC Blue Ash College!

Students Who Qualify for ATS

  • Completed a 600+ clock hour program in IT at an Ohio Technical Center
  • Hold an industry-recognized credential(s) approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education

Benefits of the Program

  • Automatically earn 20-30 credits of technical credit
  • Complete your associate degree with 30-40 credits
  • Flexible class options (daytime, evening, online)
  • Advance your career and earnings potential

Students interested in this program are certified in CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Project+, Microsoft Operating System Fundamentals, Microsoft Server Administration Fundamentals, Microsoft Windows Server, Cisco CCENT, or Cisco CCNA.

Career-Oriented Degree Program

Career-oriented programs prepare students for entrance into specific careers after two years of study. These programs are designed to help you begin your professional career after earning your associate degree. Learn about career-oriented associate degrees.

Program Details

Class Requirements

FALL (1st Semester)

  • English Composition (EC) | ENGL1001 | 3 credit hours
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology | IT1050 | 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics Statistics (QR) | 3 credit hours
    • MATH1012, MATH 1021 OR STAT1034
  • Computer Programming 1 | IT1090C | 3 credit hours
  • Natural Science Elective (NS) | 3 credit hours

Total Semester Hours: 15

SPRING (2nd Semester)

  • Intermediate Composition | ENGL2089 | 3 credit hours
  • Intro to Interpersonal Communication | COMM1076 | 3 credit hours
  • General Education Elective (FA) (HP) (HU) OR (DC) | 6 credit hours
    • Must choose from 2 dierent distribution areas; maximum of 3 credit hours from any one distribution area.
  • Information Technology Elective | 3 credit hours
    • For students enrolling at UCBA with less than 30 block hours from the Ohio Technical Center program choose from:
    • Networking | IT1080 | 3 credit hours
    • Computer Programming II | IT1045C | 3 credit hours
    • Fundamentals of Web Development | IT2040 | 3 credit hours
    • Database Management I | IT2060 | 3 credit hours
    • Intro to Unix | IT1086 | 3 credit hours
    • System Administration | IT1081C | 3 credit hours
    • Database Management II | IT3060C | 3 credit hours

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total UCBA Hours: 30 - 40

Total Technical Hours: 20 - 30

Total Program Hours: 60


Contact Information

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