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Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.)


Office Technology


Ohio University-Southern offers a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Business in Information Technology for Administrative Professionals. This program prepares you for employment in various office environments including positions such as an administrative assistant or an office manager. Courses emphasize the importance of computer literacy, technology, and communication skills. The OTEC program features state-of- the-art computer labs as well as software applications and innovative teaching/learning methods that are reflective of the latest in technology.

This program will prepare successful students to sit for Microsoft certification examinations and offers tracks in medical, legal, and business analysis.
The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) degree is the completion of 64-65 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 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 - University-wide section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees (See Graduation Requirements - University-wide section).
To earn a technical associate degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.
Kim Riley, CPA, CFE, MBA
Director of Business Studies
Accounting Technology
Office: D221
Ella McCown Jones, JD, CPA, MBA
Associate Professor
Accounting Technology
Office: D206

Minimum Semester Credit Hours: 64-65 hrs
Year 1 - Fall Semester
Complete the following courses:
OTEC 1010: Fundamentals of Info. Technologies (3 hrs)
OTEC 1210: Keyboarding I (3 hrs)
OTEC 1710: Administrative Procedures (3 hrs)
OTEC 2250: Applications in Word Processing (3 hrs)
OTEC 2800: Seminar (Entry) (1-2 hrs)
COMS 1010: Fund of Human Communications (3 hrs) OR
COMS 1030: Public Speaking (2HL, 2H) (3 hrs)
Total Semester Hours: 16
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Complete the following courses:
OTEC 2260: Applications in Spreadsheets (3 hrs)
OTEC 1220: Keyboarding II (3 hrs) OR
OTEC 2210: Dictation/Transcription
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (Tier 1E) (3 hrs)
MATH 1090: Consumer Mathematics (Tier 1M) (3 hrs)
BMT 1100: Introduction to Management (3 hrs) OR
Total Semester Hours: 15
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Complete the following courses:
ECON 1030: Principles of Microeconomics (2SS) (3 hrs)
OTEC 2270: Applications in Presentations (3 hrs)
OTEC 2300: Business Communications (3 hrs)
OTEC 2680: Info Systems Design (3 hrs)
ATCH 1030: Financial Accounting Procedures (3 hrs) OR
ACCT 1010: Foundations of Accounting (3 hrs)
OTEC 2910: Internship (1-4) (3 hrs) OR
BMT 2000: Intro to Business Computing (3 hrs)
Total Semester Hours: 17-18
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Complete the following courses:
OTEC 2000: Desktop Publishing (3 hrs)
OTEC 2280: Applications in Databases (3 hrs)
OTEC 2800: Seminar (Exit) (1-2 hrs)
BUSL 2000: Law and Society (3 hrs)
ATCH 1040: Managerial Accounting Procedures OR (3 hrs)
ACCT 1020: Decision Making with Accounting (3 hrs)
SOC-Social Science (Tier 2) (3 hrs)
Total Semester Hours: 16