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.

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

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Program Details

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 professionals serve as an information clearinghouse for a business by facilitating scheduling, providing information to customers and vendors, organizing and maintaining documents, managing projects, creating presentations, and producing reports, among other tasks. Business information technology specifically deals with computers and other devices used for these purposes. BIT students will acquire business software proficiency and general business skills such as customer service, accounting, office management, social/digital media management, data/information organization, and project management.

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Quick Info

Program Code

34AAB-DL-BIT-DL

Real-World Learning Components

Optional co-op

Duration

2 years

Admission Criteria

Open

Location

Distance Learning Only

Department

Business, Law & Technology
Clermont College

Contact

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

Student Success Factors

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

Career Possibilities

With a BIT-DL degree, you may pursue many different careers in almost any type of business. Some of your opportunities for employment include:
 
  • Information Coordinator/Specialist
  • Technology Coordinator/Specialist
  • Digital Projects Coordinator/Specialist
  • Customer Service Coordinator/Specialist
  • Office Manager/Coordinator
  • Digital & Social Media Support Specialist
 
You will increase employment prospects if you also acquire MOS (Microsoft) certification.
 
The BIT-DL program prepares you to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams in Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentations), and Access (database). MOS certification is a globally recognized premier standard for demonstrating business productivity software skills. 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.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

The BIT-DL program gives you the perfect mix of skills that are in high demand: technical knowledge, software proficiency, business operations/procedures, information processing, and communication. We use a student-centered learning approach to education. You will use cutting-edge technology to complete hands-on projects that will improve your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
 
All of our courses are offered online, which allows you the flexibility of time and location.
 
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.
 
Upon completion of the business information technology distance learning program, students will demonstrate: 
 
  • Knowledge and application of common contemporary business operations and procedures.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking ability related to common contemporary business operations and procedures.
  • Technical proficiency in state-of-the-art business and productivity software applications. 
  • Ability to gather, organize, interpret, and present data. 
  • Ability to process information in different forms of print and digital media.
  • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and adapt to changes in contemporary business technology and operations.
 
If you prefer a shorter term, skill-specific, non-degree option, we also offer an online certificate in software productivity, which will transfer seamlessly into the BIT program if you eventually decide to pursue a degree. It is called Software Productivity II (SPII-DL). Details for the certificate are here: https://webapps.uc.edu/DegreePrograms/Program.aspx?ProgramQuickFactsID=1326&ProgramOutlineID=274
 
If you earn your associate degree in business information technology, you can transfer directly into the applied administration program right here at UC Clermont College and pursue a bachelor's degree in technical and applied studies (BTAS).

Minor Details

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 classroom 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 choose instead to add the software productivity 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 classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

2016 Business Information Technology-DL

Predominant Program

    Fall (Year 1)
    • ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
    • OATN1018C, Presentation Applications, 3
    • OATNxxxx, Select OATN1017C Word Processing Applications, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select Social Sciences elective, SS, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select Fine Arts or Historical Perspectives elective, FA, HP, 3
    Spring (Year 1)
    • BA1050, Introduction to Social Media for Business, 3
    • OATN2019C, Database Applications, 3
    • OATN2020C, Spreadsheets Applications, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select STAT 1031 Introduction to Statistics or STAT 1034 Elementary Statistics, QR, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select DGMD 1011C Digital Media Logistics, 3
    Summer (Year 1)
    • N/A
    Fall (Year 2)
    • ACCT2051, Fundamentals of Computerized Accounting, 3
    • OATN1061, Customer Service, 3
    • OATN2073C, Workplace Communications, 3
    • OATN2093C, Project Management Applications, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select Humanities elective, HU, 3
    Spring (Year 2)
    • ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
    • OATN1015C, Workplace Technologies, 3
    • OATN2015, Office Management, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select Natural Science elective, NS, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Select OATN 2096C BIT Sophomore Project, 3
    Summer (Year 2)
    • N/A

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

UC Clermont’s tuition and fees are affordable for all students. Please visit http://www.ucclermont.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees.html for current details.
 
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.

Special Programs

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

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 classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. BIT students must also take placement tests in keyboarding and computer literacy/aptitude. All placement tests are given free of charge and are offered online.

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

Other UC students may transfer into UC 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 classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes 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.