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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Computer Science Technology Major (A.A.B.)


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Major code AA5010

Office of Regional Higher Education  
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1037
Phone: 740.654.6711 or 888.446.4468
Fax: 740.687.9497
kelleym@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/lancaster

Michael Kelley, contact person, kelleym@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The computer science technology program is a course of study that leads to an Associate Degree in Applied Business. Students develop skills in several areas of computer science including hardware, computer networking, computer programming, databases, network security, and website development. In addition, students develop skills that enable them to work effectively in business and society including oral and written communication, logic, trouble-shooting, ethical behavior, and time management. As full participants in the academic mission of the University, students take courses in a variety of disciplines in preparation for entering the work force or continuing with their education.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who earn a degree in computer science technology work in a variety of positions in computer-based professions such as programming, computer networking, website design and management, and database support. Depending on the chosen electives in the major, graduates are prepared to work as network technicians, computer support technicians, help desk support analysts, entry level programmers, and website developers. Graduates may choose to pursue a bachelors degree in technical and applied studies, communication studies, or specialized studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the computer science technology major, students will have:

  • Exposure to a breath of computer science technologies and programs including networking, programming, database management, and web site development.
  • Developed effective computer science skills, including the ability to learn new technologies, troubleshoot problems, create system requirements, evaluate systems, and document requirements and solutions.
  • Developed effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Developed an understanding of the role of the computer professional within an organization, including the basics of business accounting and economics, the ethical use of information and computer systems, and the professional understanding of an organization’s goals, culture, and business.
  • Developed respect for diversity and community
  • Developed the ability to create, manage, and follow a plan that meets an identified goal.
  • Obtained the skills necessary for future academic growth.

Requirements

Technical Associate Degree Requirements


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA in both the major area of study and all course work attempted at Ohio University. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement


The computer science technology major requires a minimum of 61 hours.

General Requirements


Complete 3 or more hours from Tier II Social Science (2SS) and complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:


Major Electives


Complete 15 hours from the following courses:

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