UC Clermont

Business Information Technology : Online

Associate of Applied Business

Why study Business Information Technology : Online?

The business information technology program (BIT) is a 100% distance learning program. The curriculum will provide you with a set of skills that are in high demand, including software proficiency, communication, critical thinking, analysis and problem solving.

Business information technology is the study of how contemporary businesses use data and information in their operations. Although specific job descriptions of business information technology professionals vary considerably, they share many common duties. Business information technology professionals perform tasks such as facilitate scheduling, provide information to customers, vendors, and co-workers, organize and maintain files, work with data, manage projects and produce documentation.

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. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You should be well organized, have excellent communication skills and be able to coordinate several activities at once. Proficiency in business software is also necessary.

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

  • Information Coordinator/Specialist
  • Technology Coordinator/Specialist
  • Digital Projects Coordinator/Specialist
  • Customer Service Coordinator/Specialist
  • Office Manager/Coordinator/Specialist
  • Digital & Social Media Support Specialist

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 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 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.

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 class 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 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification page.

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.

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.

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.

Application Deadlines

For details regarding application deadlines, please visit the Admissions page.

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

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu