Academic Divisions and Degree & Certificate Programs

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has four academic divisions which offer college credit-bearing courses:

  • Business Technologies
  • Center for Innovative Technologies
  • Health and Public Safety
  • Humanities and Sciences

The College offers a variety of educational programs that lead to associate’s degrees. Full-time students can complete these programs in two years or less; however, many students take longer to complete their degree requirements.

Technical associate’s degree programs are intended to prepare students for employment immediately after graduation, although the credits earned in these programs also are transferable to four-year colleges and universities.

The technical associate’s degrees awarded are:

  • Associate of Applied Business (AAB)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Associate of Technical Study (ATS)
  • Associate of Individualized Study (AIS)

In this catalog the AAB and AAS degree programs, as well as some ATS programs, are described within the academic divisions that offers these programs. General guidelines for the AIS and ATS degrees appear later in this section.

University-parallel associate’s degree programs (sometimes referred to as "bachelor bound" or "transfer" degrees) are intended to prepare students for immediate transfer to a four-year college or university, by providing the courses required for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Students who complete these degrees are given preferential consideration for admission to a public university in Ohio.

The university-parallel degrees awarded are Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS). These associate’s degree programs are described within the academic divisions that offer these programs.

In addition to associate’s degree programs, the College offers many certificate programs that prepare students for specific occupational situations. These certificate programs usually can be completed in less time than is required to complete an associate’s degree. Certificate programs are described within the academic divisions that offer these programs.

The College also offers courses and services to assist students who may need additional preparation or support in order to be successful in achieving their academic goals.

Some college credit-bearing courses and certificates are offered by the College's Workforce Development Center. These programs are described within the Workforce Development Center section of this catalog.