Information Technology (IT) is the discipline of using technology (specifically computational devices) to manipulate and organize information. IT professionals provide a variety of job functions that range from installing application software and managing hardware and software to designing complex network and database configurations. CNN Money magazine states that IT is the number one "hot job" through 2018 with growth potential of 30 percent.
Where It Will Take You
IT, as an academic discipline, focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organization through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. IT encompasses software engineering and development, object-oriented programming, computer networking and communications, Web technologies, information security and database management.
This program prepares students to effectively enter the workforce directly after completing the associate degree program.
Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at UC Blue Ash College.
Students who earn their associate degree in Information Technology qualify for the Applied Administration bachelor's degree program at UC Blue Ash College.
What is Information Technology?
Information Technology (IT) is the discipline of using technology, specifically computational devices to manipulate and organize information. IT professionals provide a variety of job functions that range from installing application software and managing hardware and software to designing complex network and database configurations. CNN Money magazine states that IT is the number one "hot job" through 2018 with growth potential of 30 percent.
Current and admitted students can locate advisor contact information for information technology via the UCBA advising website: https://www.ucblueash.edu/academics/advising/advisor-list.html.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Conveniently located in Blue Ash as a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati - UC Blue Ash (UCBA) - is located on 135 wooded acres and serves residents of Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties, as well as other surrounding communities. UCBA also works closely with the Blue Ash area workforce to assist with their training needs.
The UCBA campus is friendly, informal, and prides itself on being accessible to students of all ages with various career aspirations. It also prides itself on offering smaller classes and closer ties with faculty and other students. UCBA welcomes transfer students, students who want to complete career programs, and students of any age who wish to take a course for personal enrichment or to improve their own skills.
There is ample free parking as well as a shuttle to and from Clifton.
The UC Blue Ash academic labs are one of our best student resources. They are free and open to any student. If you are returning to college after a long absence or feel under-prepared for the challenges of college, the academic labs may provide just what you need.
These labs include the math lab, language lab, writing lab and study skill and reading center.
Visit the labs online at https://www.ucblueash.edu/labs/
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement into classes. You must complete the placement test befor you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
To transfer to UC Blue Ash, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long.
If you have not taken college-level English or mathematics, you will need to take the placement test.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into UC Blue Ash by completing the application for change in college and program form available from UC admission offices. You are strongly urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact or your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
A TOEFL score of 187 (computer test) or 515 (paper exam) is required if your formal education is from a country where English is not a primary language or if your documents do not clearly indicate your proficiency in English. You must alsom meet admission deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please contact Enrollment Services for details.
Note you will be charged nonresident tuition.
Note that UCBA is a non-residential campus (no dorms or other housing is available). It is possible to live in a dorm on the UC Clifton campus as bus transportation is availble to and from the Clifton and UCBA campuses.
You must complete an application for a degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Enrollment Services for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
UC Blue Ash is an open admission campus. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester (although not all required classes are offered every semester). Financial aid takes six to eight weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Applied Business Degree in Information Technology
Full-Time Program Duration
Blue Ash College
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45236
Mark A. Thomas