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Computer Technology Major (A.A.B.)

Program Overview

The computer technology program is a course of study that leads to an Associate Degree in Applied Business. 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, 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the computer technology major, students will be able to:

  • Be exposed to a breath of computer technologies and programs including networking, programming, database management, and web site development.
  • Develop effective computer technology skills, including the ability to learn new technologies, troubleshoot problems, create system requirements, evaluate systems, and document requirements and solutions.
  • Develop effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Develop 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.
  • Develop respect for diversity and community
  • Develop the ability to create, manage, and follow a plan that meets an identified goal.
  • Obtain the skills necessary for future academic growth.

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 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.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic Catalog

    Program Details

    Associate in Applied Business


    Russ College of Engineering and Technology 
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of 
    329 Stocker Center
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone: 740.593.1568
    Fax: 740.593.0007

    Michael Kelley, contact person

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