Major code *AS5513
Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Lancaster
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1037
Phone: 740.654.6711 or 888.446.4468
For more information, contact Student Services at the Chillicothe, Lancaster, or Southern Campus
The Associate of Technical Study program at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, Ohio University Chillicothe Campus and Ohio University Southern Campus may be earned after the completion of 60 semester credit hours of an individually planned technical education program. This program is designed to meet educational needs for specialized technical education not already available in the formal degree programs on a particular campus. There must be an area of concentration equivalent to 30 semester hours in technical studies and clearly identifiable with a career objective. *Note: This program was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents on 11/18/2014.
No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Change of Program Policy
Prior to the completion of 40 semester hours, the student must complete an application to enter the Associate of Technical Study Program. To complete this application, the student must work with an advisor in the student services office. Applications will be reviewed within 60 days of submission to the Technical Studies Review Committee. Students will receive a letter indicating the decision of the review committee. Students are encouraged to complete this application as early as possible. Following approval of the application, a student must complete at least 20 semester hours under the supervision of Ohio University.
External Transfer Admission
A maximum of 30 technical semester hours can be applied to the Associate of Technical Study by Ohio University for coursework completed in other public, private, or proprietary post-secondary institutions, vocational centers, and schools conducted by business and industry, prior to the declaration of candidacy for this degree. Credit for coursework completed at other public, private, or proprietary post-secondary institutions, vocational centers, and schools conducted by business and industry may not be assumed to be applicable to other Ohio University programs. Completion programs must make their own determination of the applicability of such credit.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The educational development in this program should provide advantages to students wishing to advance in their careers. Students holding certification in fields such as paramedics, manufacturing technologies, hospitality services, construction, etc., may be able to combine their certification with additional education to earn credentials which would enhance employment prospects and growth.