UC Clermont

Business Information Technology : Online

Associate of Applied Business

Why study Business Information Technology : Online?

The Business Information Technology program is a 100-percent online 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 an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you 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 Admissions at 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.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes 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.

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.

UC Clermont's Academic Success Center is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance. 

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. 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