Information Technology Degree
The IT program provides students a solid understanding of the foundational areas of information technology such as programming, web design and scripting languages, database systems, networking and systems administration thus preparing them for entry level positions in these areas as well as providing them with the knowledge required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in specific areas of IT such as software engineering, networking or cybersecurity.
What is Information Technology?
The IT program prepares students to learn the basic elements of problem solving and critical reasoning skills via programming logic and object-oriented programming techniques, structured programming techniques and web scripting abilities using current, industry-standard programming and scripting languages. Students will also learn the basics of database design and administration as well as the fundamentals of networking and systems administration. The program is designed to award the Associate of Applied Business degree to students, with an option to transfer to the four year IT program in the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati.
To succeed in IT, you must think logically and pay close attention to detail. The job calls for patience, persistence and the ability to work on exacting analytical work, especially under pressure. Ingenuity and creativity are particularly important. The ability to work with abstract concepts and to do technical analysis is especially important. Because you are expected to work in teams and interact directly with computer users, you must be able to communicate well with non-technical personnel.
You may pursue many different careers. Some of your opportunities for employment include the following:
- I/S operator/analyst
- operating systems specialist
- software designer
- software applications specialist
- software/application support
- database software technician
Minoring in Information Technology
Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.
If you are enrolled in a career-oriented technical degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time learning specific job-related skills. However, you may pursue computer information systems as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.
For specific details on information technology as a second major, please contact Enrollment Services, (513) 732-5319.
If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
Studies are oriented toward business settings and solutions to business problems. Our state-of-the-art computer laboratories and software provide an ideal setting for learning.
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 in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
To transfer to UC, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email email@example.com with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
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
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319