Business Information Technology (Distance Learning)

Business Information Technology - DL

Business Information Technology (BIT-DL) is a program of study that focuses on how businesses use data and information in their operations. Graduates will be qualified to work for many types of businesses in a variety of positions. BIT-DL is a flexible 100% online program, so students can earn this degree from anywhere! It is the perfect fit for students who are not able to attend classes on campus, including people who are employed but are seeking a promotion or career change. All of this program’s faculty are experienced certified online instructors.

If you earn your associate degree in Business Information Technology, you can transfer directly into the Applied Administration program as a junior and pursue a Bachelor's degree in Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS). Visit www.ucclermont.edu/btas for details about this exciting program. All credits earned in the BIT-DL program will transfer into the BTAS degree.

Business Information Technology (BIT-DL) is 100% online/distance learning program that will prepare you to succeed in today’s changing business environment. Rather than focusing on a narrow range of skills that are meant for a specific job in a specific industry, BIT-DL prepares you for many different types of jobs by offering a wide variety of “portable” skills that employers in all industries need.

Contact Us!

Andy Curran
Academic Coordinator, Business Information Technology
Business, Law and Technology
513-732-8971

Please have an advisor contact me for more information

Program Details

Business Info Technology

What is Business Info Technology?

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Important Update

Effective with the beginning of fall semester 2016 on Monday, August 22, the business information technology program (BIT) will become a 100% distance learning program. The official name for the program will become business information technology-distance learning (BIT-DL). There will be some slight curriculum changes, but if you began your studies in the BIT program prior to fall semester 2016, we will grant credit for all courses you have taken that have applied toward your degree so that you won't need extra credit hours to graduate. The revised curriculum will provide you with a set of skills that are in high demand. The online designation doesn't fundamentally change the delivery of the courses because almost every course in the BIT program was offered online, and you can still take General Education courses on campus, if you wish. Dr. Andy Curran will remain as the BIT-DL faculty advisor. He will be contacting you by email to review your advising plan and answer any question. Of course, you may contact him at andy.curran@uc.edu

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Business information technology is the study of the flow of information, its storage and protection, and how businesses use it. Although specific job descriptions of business information technology professionals vary considerably, they share many common duties. Information technology professionals serve as an information clearinghouse for an office, facilitate scheduling, provide information to callers, organize and maintain paper and electronic files, manage projects and produce documentation. Business information technology specifically deals with computers and other equipment used for these purposes.

Success Factors

You should be well organized, have excellent communication skills and be able to coordinate several activities at once.

Career Possibilities

You may pursue many different careers. Some of your opportunities for employment include the following:

  • office assistant
  • office manager
  • administrative assistant
  • administrative coordinator
  • database manager

Minoring in Business Info Technology

Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.

If you are enrolled in a career-oriented technical degree program, you will spend most of your room time learning specific job-related skills. However, you may pursue business information technology as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.

If your major is in a significantly different field of study, you may chose instead to add the software productivity or medical biller/coder certificate as part of your associate degree program.

For specific details on business information technology as a second major or adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, 513-732-5319.

If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your room time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Our faculty members have received top honors from students for displaying the extra concern and attention needed to promote student academic success.

Expect to learn from professors who have experience in the business world. You won’t hear about textbook theory alone, but will develop your skills using real-world exercises.

Your business information technology coursework should prepare you for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) examinations. MOS certification is the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office suite of business productivity applications. This certification gives both job applicants and employees proof of their productivity and, therefore, a head start in a competitive market for jobs and promotions. UC Clermont is an authorized MOS testing center.

For more information on the MOS certification, visit https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mos-certification.aspx.

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their es.

Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in es. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin es in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before es begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Applied Business Degree in Business Info Technology

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu