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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (CTCH)

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED BUSINESS


The Computer Science Technology (CTCH) 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, computer 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.

To see a sample of the Associate's Degree in Computer Science Technology, please scroll down to tentative semester planner.

 

Computer Science Technology Printable Program Brochure

 

 

COURSE OF STUDY

The CTCH curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Full-time students should enroll in 15 or more credits hours per semester. Part-time students may pursue the degree at a rate they desire, however, a minimum of seven credits hours of course work each semester is recommended. CTCH courses are offered both in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting as well as in the online setting for your convenience. Students typically start fall semester, but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate of Applied Business Degree in Computer Science Technology.

 

 

CTCH FACILITIES

The CTCH program is supported by up-to-date computer labs equipped with the latest software, as well as network and computer hardware, all of which is necessary to provide a thorough computer science education.

 

 

LOCATION

Bennett Hall, located at the heart of the Chillicothe campus, is home to the CTCH program.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions Office at OHIO Chillicothe for further information concerning admission. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate of Applied Business in Computer Science Technology.

 

 

CTCH COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) degree is the completion of 62 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. 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 credits hours while enrolled at OHIO, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration at OHIO. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees.

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans
 

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible. For OHIO Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.

 

For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

Ohio University believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.

 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES

An Associate Degree in Computer Science Technology includes:

➢  Small classes which permit individual attention and ample opportunities for contact

with the faculty and staff.

➢  Experienced instructors who in addition to academic achievement have years of

experience in the field.

➢  The abilities to mix and match traditional face-to-face classroom courses and online

virtualized courses to meet your needs as a student.

➢  Curriculum that allows you to leverage your two years associate degree into a four

year bachelor’s degree by continuing on into the following OHIO Chillicothe based degrees - Bachelors of Applied Management, Criminal Justice, Communication Studies, Health Services Administration, and Social Work.

➢  Competitive internships and co-op programs may also be available for qualified

students.

 
 

COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AREAS OF INTEREST

The computer technology field has many different paths a person can take to succeed in their chosen career. The CTCH program provides opportunities to visit these concentration areas and to get started working toward their chosen career.

➢  Computer and System Networking

➢  Database Management and Application Development

➢  System Support and Management

➢  Computer Programming

➢  Website Management, Programming, and Design

 

 

ADVISING FAQS AND IMPORTANT FORMS
Suggested Program Template

This is a sample template to complete the degree in two years. In addition to the major requirements, you must meet university general education requirements of Tier II courses: a minimum of 21 semester hours of TIER II courses that are spread out in the six categories. You will need to take advantage of summer course offerings for some Tier II courses so that your load during regular semesters is lightened.
 

General Education Requirements (Take all below)

ATCH 1030 Financial Accounting Procedures
ATCH 1040 Managerial Accounting Procedures
COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
CTCH 1250 Intro to Computer Applications
ECON 1030 Principles of Microeconomics
ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric I
MATH 1200 College Algebra
MATH 2500 Intro to Statistics
#### XXXX Tier II Social Science Elective

 

CTCH Core Requirements (Take all below)

CTCH 1270 Introduction to Web Site Management
CTCH 1330 Introduction to Computer Programming
CTCH 1600 Network Concepts
CTCH 2140 Computer System Maintenance
CTCH 2500 System Analysis
CTCH 2850 Database Management Systems

 

Program Electives (Select Five Classes)

CTCH 2330 Emerging Languages
CTCH 2400 C++ Programming
CTCH 2410 Visual Basic Programming
CTCH 2420 Java Programming
CTCH 2640 Computer and Network Security
CTCH 2700 Network Management and Administration
CTCH 2800 Operating Systems
CTCH 2860 Database Application Development
CTCH 2900 Special Topics
CTCH 2920 Practicum


Tentative Semester Planner Information

SUBJECT - COURSE NAMES  

SEMESTER 1
CTCH 1250 Introduction to Computers
CTCH 1270 Introduction to Web Site Management
COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric I
MATH 1200 College Algebra Tier I
 

SEMESTER 2  
CTCH 1600 Network Concepts
CTCH 1330 Introduction to Computer Programming
MATH 2500 Introduction to Statistics
ECON 1030 Principles of Microeconomics  
#### XXXX Tier II Social Science Elective

 

SEMESTER 3  
ATCH 1030 Financial Accounting Procedures
CTCH 2500 System Analysis
CTCH XXXX CTCH Elective
CTCH XXXX  CTCH Elective
CTCH XXXX  CTCH Elective

 

SEMESTER 4  
ATCH 1040 Financial Accounting Procedures
CTCH 2500 Database Management Systems
CTCH 2140 Computer System Maintenance
CTCH XXXX  CTCH Elective
CTCH XXXX  CTCH Elective

 

 

CAREER 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 bachelor’s degree in Technical and Applied Studies, Applied Business Management, or specialized studies.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Joe Triplett
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator
Computer Science Technology
Bennett Hall 238
T: 740.774.7250
F: 740.774.7214
tripletj@ohio.edu

 

 

Information about the Faculty

Joe Triplett
Assistant Professor / Coordinator
Bennett Hall 226
T: 740.774.7250
tripletj@ohio.edu
Allison White
Associate Professor
Bennett Hall 233
T: 740.774.7256
whitea3@ohio.edu
Ron Yoakem
Adjunct Faculty
Stevenson Center 29
T: 740.774.7279
yoakem@ohio.edu