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Technical Associate Degree Programs:

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

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Associate of Technical Studies (A.T.S.)

Associate degrees in the following technical programs prepare students for career entry after two years of study. Technical education programs provide the type of career training desired by business, industry, governmental units, and many other employers. Technical programs will articulate to the bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership.

Financial Management Technology (A.A.B.)

The associate degree in financial management combines courses from accounting, economics, and management, thus providing a broad background in the universal subject areas of today's business environment. Graduates of the program obtain positions in bookkeeping and computerized accounting systems or as an accounting assistant, management trainee, assistant manager, production supervisor, foreman, or small business manager.

Requirements for the Associate of Applied Business Degree in Financial Management
General Education Requirements 16

ENG 101, 102 8
Electives* 8

Departmental Requirements 53

Related Course Requirements 20

ENG 330 or 333 (required)4
Elective* 4

Total (minimum requirement) 97

*Student should consult with advisor on recommended electives to be taken.

Contact the Lake Campus Academic Advisors for program checksheets.

Computer-Aided Drafting Design Technology (A.A.S.)

Computer-Aided Drafting majors prepare detailed drawings based on rough sketches, specifications, and calculations made by engineers and designers. They also calculate the strength, quality, quantity, and cost of materials. Final drawings contain a detailed view of the object as well as specifications for materials used, procedures followed, and other information to implement the job. They are also capable of working with computer-assisted drawing and preparing graphic display materials. WSU-LC CADD graduates will be able to choose from a wide range of jobs. Many graduates become draftspersons, CAD operators, design technicians, quality control technicians, or technical illustrators.

Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Education Requirements 19

ENG 101, 102 8
Communication Elective 3

GE electives 8

Departmental Requirements 40

Related Course Requirements 33

ENG 330 or 333 (required) 4
Total (minimum requirement) 92

Office Information Systems (A.A.B.)

The Associate of Applied Business in Office Information Systems offers three options for students to focus their interest.

Administrative Assistant Option
The administrative assistant in today's business world is a professional who must make decisions and project and use communication skills and writing expertise to advance the public image of the executive for whom he or she works. Administrative assistants must be proficient in all areas of office procedure and be skilled in operating office equipment in addition to assisting the executive. The office information systems program encompasses all of these necessary skills while giving the student a well-rounded background.

Legal Administrative Assistant Option
Preparing legal documents for court action or any correspondence involving legal acts, rights, offenses, and ethics requires a precise understanding of form and terminology. Accuracy is vital for the legal administrative assistant. The legal administrative assistant program combines training and practice on office machines and in office procedures, while teaching the nomenclature of law. Included is a basic introduction to terminology, procedures, business administration, and economics. Electives permit students to broaden knowledge in areas of career specialty or personal interest.

Medical Administrative Assistant Option
In addition to furnishing classroom techniques for perfecting basic office skills (such as typing, speedwriting, composition, and the use of office machines), the medical administrative assistant technology program incorporates fundamental courses in administration, accounting, economics, and computer skills. It also provides exacting instruction in medical terminology, medical office procedure, medical coding, biology, and psychology.

Requirements for the Associate of Applied Business Degree in Office Information Systems
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General Education Requirements 24

ENG 101 and 102 8
PSY 105 4
Electives* 12
Departmental Requirements** 56-60

Related Requirements** 20

Total (minimum requirement) 100-104

*Student should consult with academic advisor on recommended electives to be taken.
**Departmental and related requirements may vary based on option selected.

Contact the Lake Campus Academic Advisors for program checksheets.

Information Technology: Graphic Communications and Design (A.A.B.)

Graduates who major in Graphic Communicationd and Design have a wide choice of careers in the desktop publishing field. A graduate may work as a graphic designer with a company that creates promotional material and advertising campaigns as well as catalogs, brochures, instruction manuals, newsletters, technical literature, and many other items requiring visual design. Publishing companies use desktop publishing to lay out books, magazines, and other publications. A graduate may work as a Webmaster, from designing and creating Web pages to maintaining the site.

Requirements for the Associate of Applied Business Degree in Office Information Systems: Information Technology
General Education Requirements 22

Departmental Requirements 58

Related Requirements 20

Total (minimum requirement) 100

Contact the Lake Campus Academic Advisors for program checksheets.

Office Information Systems: One-Year Certificate Program
The holder of a One-Year Certificate in today's business world is a professional who must make decisions and project and use communication skills and writing expertise to advance the public image of the executive for whom he or she works. Administrative assistants must be proficient in all areas of office procedures and be skilled in operating office equipment in addition to assisting the executive. The Office Information Systems and Certificate Programs encompass all of these necessary skills, while giving the student a wellrounded background. The One-Year Certificate is recognized by the state of Ohio as a training program which qualifies students for entry-level administrative assistant positions.

Requirements for the Office Information Systems: One-Year Certificate Program
A total of 45 credits from a clearly identifiable concentration of courses selected from the Office Information Systems curriculum and related business courses comprise this certificate program. All courses must be approved by the academic advisor prior to registering.
Total (minimum requirement) 45

Associate of Technical Study (A.T.S.)

The Associate of Technical Study degree uses courses from existing two-year technical programs along with the General Education base to fulfill a unique educational need. Intended for individuals with specialized technical interests, the Associate of Technical Study degree allows the student to develop, with the guidance of a designated faculty advisor, an individualized technical program. This program must establish an educational goal and include a concentration of courses required to accomplish that goal.

A minimum of 45 credit hours of the total program must be in a clearly identifiable area of concentration. This technical component may be developed by combining courses from two or more academic disciplines. General Education requirements and basic course requirements must account for a minimum of 42 total credit hours. The Associate of Technical Study degree requires from 90 to 110 total credit hours; graduation requirements are the same as for other A.A.S. and A.A.B. degrees.

Many job opportunities in industry and business today require that technicians, programmers, and designers have exposure to a broad range of technologies. The Associate of Technical Study degree provides needed flexibility that industry finds essential as it continues to diversify and meet the needs of a changing industrial market.

Students can choose to follow a pre-designed program, which includes law enforcement, management or marketing options, or may modify a program, or design one to meet their own needs. Advising is a key component of these programs. Interested students should start by contacting a Lake Campus advisor to discuss the unique opportunities available through A.T.S. degrees.

Requirements for the Associate of Technical Study Degree

General Education Requirements 23

ENG 101, 102 8
Communication Elective 3
GE Electives 12
Technical Core Requirements* 48

Related Course Requirements 19-24

CS 205 4
Math: Level 3 or higher 3-5
TEG 141 or SOC 221 2-3
Electives** 10-12
Total (minimum required) 90-95

*This component may be developed by combining courses from two or more of the academic programs in the technical area. This development is done through the guidance of a designated faculty advisor.
**Student should consult with Academic Advisor on recommended electives.
 

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