Associate of Technical Study

Associate of Technical Study – Type A

The Associate of Technical Study (ATS) – Type A degree program allows a student to meet unique career objectives by receiving college credit for qualified non-college training programs, and combining this training with courses from two or more existing Cincinnati State associate’s degree programs.

A student who wishes to be considered for admission to an ATS - Type A program must follow the steps outlined in this catalog for the Associate of Individualized Studies (AIS) degree. The proposed ATS - Type A degree program must be approved by the College’s Academic Policies and Curriculum Committee (APCC).

Associate of Technical Study – Type B

The Associate of Technical Study (ATS) – Type B degree program allows the College to develop associate’s degree programs in partnership with professional organizations or businesses that provide specific training programs for their members or employees. The training program is examined by a College review committee to determine if it qualifies for inclusion in an ATS – Type B program. If qualified, the training program is awarded a set number of college credits. Additional components of the proposed degree program are also determined by the review committee.

When implemented, an ATS – Type B program accommodates students who have completed educational programs that are outside traditional college coursework, and allows these students to supplement their professional training with the additional enriching components of a college associate’s degree program. The proposed ATS - Type B degree program also must be approved by the College’s Academic Policies and Curriculum Committee (APCC).

Some currently-available ATS – Type B programs are identified within the academic division sections of this catalog.

A student who wishes to be considered for admission to an ATS - Type B program must follow the steps designated by the academic division that offers the ATS - Type B program.