UC Clermont

One-Year Option Participants

What is the One-Year Option?

The One-Year Option allows graduates of Ohio's adult career-technical institutions (Ohio Technical Centers or OTC) who complete a 600 or greater hour program and obtain an industry-recognized credential(s) to earn a block of technical credit toward an Associate of Technical Study (Type B). The goal of this Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) initiative is to create a statewide agreement for awarding technical credit in addition to current statewide agreements such as Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs). Eligible students will be awarded 20-30 semester credit hours of block credit for the approved OTC program toward the relevant 60 semester hour ATS degree.

One-Year Option Degree Programs

Approved OTC adult career-technical programs: Auto Collision and Repair, Auto Technology, Building/Property Maintenance, Carpentry, Diesel Mechanics, Electrician, Heavy Equipment Maintenance, HVAC, Industrial Maintenance, Plumbing, Power Line Mechanic, Precision Machining, Welding

Approved OTC adult career-technical programs: Business Administration Technology (all), Medical Office Specialist

Approved OTC adult career-technical programs: Dental Assisting/Assistant, EMT – Paramedic, Exercise Science, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Sonographer, Optometric, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing, Radiological Technologist

Approved OTC adult career-technical programs: IT Support Services (all)

Associate of Technical Studies in Services Technology

Approved OTC adult career-technical programs: Barbering, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education


For more information, visit ODHE One-Year Option.