One-Year Option (OYO)

What is the One-Year Option?

The One-Year Option allows graduates of Ohio Technical Centers (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.

What are the OYO pathway options offered by UC Clermont College?

Associate of Technical Study in Building and Industrial Technology >

Approved OTC 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

Associate of Technical Study in Business Technology >  

Approved OTC programs:  Business Administration Technology (all), Medical Office Specialist

Associate of Technical Study in Health and Allied Health Technology >  

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

Associate of Technical Study in Information Technology >  

Approved OTC programs:  IT Support Services (all)

Associate of Technical Study in Services Technology >

Approved OTC programs:  Barbering, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education


For more information, visit ODHE One-Year Option.


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Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319