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Computer Technology

The Computer Technology (CTCH) program is a course of study that leads to an Associate in Applied Business degree. Students develop skills in several areas of computer technology 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, troubleshooting, ethical behavior, and time management. 

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OHIO Lancaster first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Associate in Computer Technology Courses

The computer technology major requires a minimum of 61 hours.


General Requirements

Complete 3 or more hours from the Pillars or Arches categories PHTC, PHA, PNS, or ANW and complete the following courses:

  • ATCH 1030 - Financial Accounting Procedures 
  • ATCH 1040 - Managerial Accounting Procedures 
  • COMS 1030 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • CTCH 1250 - Introduction to Computers 
  • ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric
  • MATH 1200 - College Algebra 
  • MATH 2500 - Statistics and Probability

 CTCH Core Requirement

  • CTCH 1270 - Introduction to Website Development and Management
  • CTCH 1330 - Programming and Design I (Other option is ET 2100)
  • CTCH 1600 - Network Concepts I
  • CTCH 2500 - System Analysis I
  • CTCH 2850 - Database Management Systems 
  • CTCH 2140- Computer Hardware


  • CTCH 2330 - Survey of Emerging Languages
  • CTCH 2400 -  C++ Programming
  • CTCH 2420 - Java Programming
  • CTCH 2640 -  Computer and Network Security
  • CTCH 2670 - Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • CTCH 2700 - System Administration
  • CTCH 2800 - Operating Systems
  • CTCH 2860 - Database Application Development
  • CTCH 2920 - Practicum
  • CTCH 2XXX - Other CTCH 2000 level class that is not a major requirement
  • EM 2120 - Introduction to Multimedia 
  • EM 2150 - Introduction to Web Design
  • EM 2180 - Introduction to Digital Media 

    Potential Careers

    Students who earn a degree in computer 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.

    • As of 2023, web developers earn an annual median wage of $84,960.
    • Employment demand for web developers is projected to grow by 12.8% or more by 2030.

    Tuition and Fees

    The OHIO Guarantee takes the guesswork out of budgeting for college and provides a fixed rate table for tuition and most fees for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters). 

    Financial aid for undergraduate students (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. Visit our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn more.


    West Virginia and Kentucky Residents

    Exploring the Southern or Eastern Campus? Residents of West Virginia can now qualify for in-state tuition. Kentucky residents in nearby counties can qualify for in-state tuition at OHIO Southern or Athens. Access the resources of a large, public university at an affordable, regional campus rate.

Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Anyone who holds a high school diploma or has a GED certificate is eligible for admission to any Ohio University regional campus. Regional campuses have a rolling admissions policy which means that students may be admitted anytime during the year. Applicants will be accepted until class begins each semester. However, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner. Freshmen applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

Transfer Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have completed nine or more semester (12 quarter) hours at another institution after you graduated from high school. If you have completed fewer than nine semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. To apply as a transfer student, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

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* Includes scholarships, grants, loans, federal work student and CARES/HEERF funding.