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General Bulletin 2004-2006

Miami University Hamilton and Middletown

Associate's Degree Programs and Certificate Programs

Business Technology: Associate of Applied Business

For information contact the Department of Business Technology at 301 Mosler Hall (513-785-3132) on Hamilton campus or 227 Johnston Hall (513-727-3246) on Middletown campus.

Business technology includes programs in accounting technology, business management technology, and office management technology. The business management technology program also has options in computer-based management technology, marketing management technology, and real estate management technology. These programs are for those who want to enter business fields and those who want to improve their career opportunities. The Associate of Applied Business degree requires 66 semester hours.

Business technology also has certificate programs in accounting, business information software, general secretarial, general supervision, medical office management, records management, small business management, and small office management. Certificate programs require 30 semester hours and prepare you for entry-level positions.

Associate's degree programs emphasize the development of practical business skills. As a part of the programs, although not required, paying co-op positions are available to provide valuable work experience. Graduates without extensive work experience typically start in entry-level, management-support positions and advance to more responsible positions with experience, motivation, and ability.

If you plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in business after completing the associate's degree, consult with your business technology adviser to ensure compatibility between the two degrees.

Accounting Technology: Associate of Applied Business (66 semester hours)

This program prepares students to work as accounting technicians in industries. Graduates are employed in accounting firms; manufacturing, service, and retail firms; hospitals, schools, and other nonprofit agencies. Positions range from support staff to supervisors of accounting areas. Emphasis is placed on computer applications as well as accounting practices and procedures.

Program Requirements

First year
All of these:
BTE 101, 102 Introduction to Accounting I, II (3, 3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
BTE 202 Payroll Records and Accounting (2)
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3) or
higher-level math course (3)
Miami Plan Foundation II and III. Choose one group of two :
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3) and
MPF III course (3)

Second year
All of these:
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 121.N Numeric Keypad (1)
BTE 204 Cost Accounting (3) or
BTE 207 Management Planning and Control (3)
BTE 205 Corporate Accounting (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
MPF IV or V (CSA 151 or recommended) (3)
Technical electives from BTE 201, 206, and 204 or 207, whichever not used above (6)

Business Management Technology: Associate of Applied Business (66 semester hours)

This program is for those who want to move into management and those already in management who want to upgrade their skills. It is also designed for students who want a broad education in general business and management. Graduates without extensive work experience typically start as assistants to managers and advance to management positions based on experience, motivation, and ability.

This program offers options in computer-based management technology and real estate management technology.

Program Requirements

First year
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3) or
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3) or higher-level math course (3)

Miami Plan Foundation II and III. Choose one group of two:
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3) and
MPF III course (3)

Second year
All of these:
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
MPF IV or V (CSA 151 or recommended) (3)

Four of these:
BTE 112 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)
BTE 207 Management Planning and Control (3)
BTE 227 Records/Information Management and Control (3)
BTE 241 Management of Business Operations (3)
BTE 242 Management of Small Business Operations (3)
BTE 243 Management-Worker Relations (3)

Two of these:
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (if not used above) (3)
BTE 205 Corporate Accounting (3)
BTE 281 Word Processing (3)
BTE 283 Desktop Publishing (3)
BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)

Computer-Based Management Technology Option (66 semester hours)

This option's emphasis is on how technology has redefined the roles and responsibilities of business workers. Students develop creative, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in order to be able to take maximum advantage of new technology. Curriculum is designed to help students develop expertise in several business software packages, to use the Internet effectively, and to stay current with continually emerging new technologies. In addition, this program also helps the student develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the Microsoft Office User Specialist designation (MOUS).

Program Requirements

First year
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3) or
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3) or
higher-level math course (3)

Miami Plan Foundation II and III. Choose one group of two:
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3) and
MPF III course (3)

Second year
All of these:
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)
BTE 285 Business Information Management (3)
BTE 286 Business and the Internet (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
MPF IV or V (CSA 151 or recommended) (3)

One of these:
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (if not used above) (3)
BTE 281 Word Processing (3)
BTE 283 Desktop Publishing (3)

Related electives
BTE or other career-related courses; must be approved by BTE adviser (6)

Real Estate Management Technology Option (66 semester hours)

This option is designed primarily to provide the education necessary to take the state of Ohio licensing examinations for sales and broker's licenses. This option also prepares students for positions in real estate sales offices, property management offices, or in corporations with real estate or property management.

Program Requirements

First year
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3) or
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3) or
higher-level math course (3)

Miami Plan Foundation II and III. Choose one group of two:
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIIA) (3) and
MPF III course (3)

Second year
All of these:
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 112 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)
BTE 231 Real Estate Principles and Practices (2)
BTE 233 Real Estate Law (2)
BTE 234 Real Estate Finance (2)
BTE 235 Real Estate Appraisal (2)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
MPF IV or V (CSA 151 or recommended) (3)

Related electives:
BTE or career-related courses; must be approved by BTE adviser (7)

E-Business Management Technology: Associate of Applied Business (66 semester hours)

This program helps students develop the broad range of management skills that they will need to be competitive in an e-business environment. After satisfying core course requirements, students interested in this degree option will take a series of courses designed to explore the unique challenges facing an e-business manager. Emphasis is placed on integrating material from the Computer-Based Management and Marketing Management programs to provide a firm foundation in Internet-ready business skills. Capstone courses designed specifically for the E-Business Management Technology option allow students to gain experience in applying their skills to typical situations encountered in launching, running, and revitalizing e-business operations.

Program Requirements

First Year
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3) or
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3) or
a higher level math course

Miami Plan Foundation II: choose either COM 135 Public Expression (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)
Miami Plan Foundation III: choose any MPF III course (3)
Miami Plan Foundation IV or V: CSA 151 or CSA 163 are recommended (3)

Second Year
All of these:
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)
BTE 252 E-Business Leadership (3)
BTE 253 E-Business Supply Chain Management (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
BTE 286 Business and the Internet
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)

One of these:
BTE 254 E-Business Infrastructure and Design (3)
BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)

Two of these:
BTE 264 Virtual Communities (3)
BTE 265 Internet Marketing (3)
BTE 285 Business Information Management (3)

Marketing Management Technology: Associate of Applied Business (66 semester hours)

This BTE program provides students with a broad range of marketing management technology skills that they will need to be competitive in today's fast-paced marketing environment. After satisfying core course requirements, students may select from a variety of alternating advanced courses to custom-design their own marketing management technology program. For students desiring to focus on specific marketing sub-disciplines, recommended course combinations are listed. (Completing the exact course sequences listed is not mandatory, provided that all program requirements are met.) In all courses, emphasis is placed on addressing directly-applicable marketing skills that may be readily applied in either a traditional brick-and-mortar business or a new Internet business venture. For students interested in governmental and/or non-profit work, applications of marketing principles sitable for these environments are available within the coursework.

Program Requirements

First year
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3) or
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3) or
higher-level math course (3)

Miami Plan Foundation II: choose either COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)
Miami Plan Foundation III: choose any MPF III course (3)
Miami Plan Foundation IV or V: CSA 151 or CSA 163 is recommended (3)

Second year
All of these:
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)

Choose four of the following:
BTE 261 Customer Service and Satisfaction (3)
BTE 263 Sales and Promotions (3)
BTE 264 Virtual Communities (3)
BTE 265 Internet Marketing (3)
BTE 266 Consumer Behavior (3)
BTE 267 Marketing Research (3)
BTE 268 New Product Development (3)
BTE 269 Pricing Theory and Practice (3)

Specialized-related electives:
BTE or career-related courses; must be approved by BTE adviser (6)

Office Management Technology: Associate of Applied Business (66 semester hours)

Office Management Technology prepares students for management and management-support positions in for-profit, not-for-profit, governmental, and other organizations. As technology permeates organizations, individuals increasingly perform their own support functions. Thus, traditional support positions are being rapidly transformed into higher level positions. By combining management and technical courses, students can develop the management skills and technical expertise necessary to manage modern office operations. Interpersonal, communication, managerial, and computer skills are emphasized.

Program Requirements

First year
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers in Business (3)
BTE 281 Word Processing (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra or
higher-level math course (3)

Miami Plan Foundation II: choose either COM 135 Public Expression (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)
Miami Plan Foundation III: choose any MPF III course (3)

Three of these:
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting (3)
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to the Economy (3)
BTE 109 Quantitative Business Analysis (3)

Second year
All of these:
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
Miami Plan Foundation IV or V course (CSA 151 is recommended) (3)

Two of these:
BTE 112 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)
BTE 128 Office Management (3)
BTE 207 Management Planning and Control (3)
BTE 225 Office Problems (3)
BTE 227 Records and Information Management (3)
BTE 241 Management of Business Operations (3)
BTE 242 Small Business Management (3)
BTE 243 Management-Worker Relations (3)

Three of these:
BTE 121 Keyboarding (1-4)
Advanced Technical Information Applications (3)
BTE 283 Desktop Publishing (3)
BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)
BTE 285 Business Information Management (3)
BTE 286 Business and the Internet (3)

Related electives:
BTE or career-related electives; must be approved by BTE adviser (6)

Business Technology: Certificate Programs

Eight certificate programs are available in business technology.

Certificate Program: Accounting (30 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in accounting, such as data entry clerk, accounts payable or receivable clerk, or payroll clerk. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied to the associate's degree program in accounting technology.

Program Requirements

First semester
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 121.N Numeric Keypad (1)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 101.3 Introduction to Elementary Algebra or
higher-level math course (3)

Second semester
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3)
BTE 201 Federal Income Tax Procedures (3), or
BTE 204 Cost Accounting (3), or
BTE 205 Corporate Accounting (3)
BTE 202 Payroll Records and Accounting (2)
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)

Certificate Program: Business Information Software (30 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position such as data entry or word processing clerk. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied to the associate's degree program in business technology with the computer-based management technology option.

Program Requirements

First semester
All of these:
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 121 Keyboarding (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)

Two of these:
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)

Second semester
All of these:
BTE 281 Word Processing (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)

Two of these:
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
BTE 283 Desktop Publishing (3)
BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)

Certificate Program: General Supervision (30 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position such as shift supervisor or a production supervisor. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied to the associate's degree program in business management technology.

Program Requirements

First semester
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)

Second semester
All of these:
BTE 112 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)

Two of these:
BTE 241 Management of Business Operations (3)
BTE 242 Management of Small Business Operations (3)
BTE 243 Management-Worker Relations (3)

Certificate Program: Records Management (30 semester hours)

This program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position assisting managers with organizing and maintaining information. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied to the associate's degree programs in office management technology or business management technology.

First semester
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3) or
BTE 128 Office Management - An Introduction (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)

Second semester
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 112 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)
BTE 227 Records/Information Management and Control (3)
BTE 281 Word Processing (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)

Certificate Program: Small Business Management (30 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position assisting small business managers or for starting your own small business. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied to the associate's degree program in business management technology with an option in marketing management technology.

Program Requirements

First semester
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)

Second semester
All of these:
BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)
BTE 242 Management of Small Business Operations (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3)* or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)

Two of these:
BTE 261 Customer Service and Sales (3)
BTE 262 Retail Management - An Introduction (3)
BTE 263 Advertising and Promotion - An Introduction (3)
* COM 135 recommended if continuing for an associate's degree in office management.

Certificate Program: Small Office Management (30 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position such as an office clerk or assistant office manager. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied to the associate's degree program in office management technology.

Program Requirements

First semester
All of these:
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
BTE 112 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)

One of these:
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3)
BTE 103 Introduction to Finance (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)

Second semester
Both of these:
BTE 227 Records and Information Management (3) or
BTE 285 Business Information Management (3)
BTE 281 Word Processing (3)

One of these:
BTE 128 Office Management (3)
BTE 207 Management Planning and Control (3)
BTE 241 Management of Business Operations (3)
BTE 242 Small Business Management (3)
BTE 243 Management-Worker Relations (3)

Two of these:
BTE 121 Keyboarding (3)
BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
BTE 283 Desktop Publishing (3)
BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)
BTE 286 Business and the Internet (3)

Chemical Technology: Associate in Applied Science (69-70 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Chemistry, Middletown campus (513-727-3372).

Chemical technology is the application of chemistry principles to everyday problems that confront industry, hospitals, and private and governmental laboratories. Chemical technicians are members of research and development teams that investigate new materials to determine their properties, reactions, and applications. They set up and run chemical reactions, test for quality and performance, act as troubleshooters, and operate sophisticated laboratory instrumentation. Chemical technicians find careers in industrial laboratories, manufacturing plants, agricultural and clinical facilities, and energy production sites.

This program provides graduates with a sound foundation in both applied and theoretical chemistry and valuable laboratory experiences that are common to a wide variety of industrial and clinical laboratories.

Program Requirements

CHM 115 Foundations of the Chemical Process Industry (2)
CHM 118 Chemical Technology I (3)
CHM 141, 142 College Chemistry (3, 3)
CHM 144, 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)
CHM 215 Chemical Technology II (2)
CHM 218 Chemical Technology II Laboratory (3)
CHM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry (3, 3)
CHM 244, 245 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)
CHM 363 Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHM 364 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3) or
COM 231 Small Group Communication (3)
ENG 111 English Composition and Literature (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
ENT 151 Engineering Materials (3) or
ENT 192 Circuit Analysis I (3) or
PHY 171, 183 College Physics (3, 1) or
chemical engineering course or
environmental science course
MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (4) or
MBI 201 General Microbiology (4)
MTH 101.3 Elementary Algebra (3)
MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra (3)
MTH 125 Precalculus (5)
Personal Computer Concepts and Applications (3) or
CSA 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3) or
CSA 151 Computers, Computer Science, and Society (3)
STA 261 Statistics (4)

Computer and Information Technology: Associate in Applied Science

Computer and information technology focuses on the development and support of computing systems. The proliferation of computers into every aspect of business and industry has created a high demand for technically skilled professionals who can design computer programs and systems, support users, and provide administration and maintenance of computer networks. The demand is expected to grow in the next decade.

The Computer and Information Technology Associate Degree allows you to choose one of two concentrations that are essential to computing: networking and software development and support. The networking concentration prepares students to design, install, support, and maintain security for computer networks, maintain hardware and software, and analyze and troubleshoot problems. The software development and support concentration prepares students to design, create, and maintain software in a variety of current programming languages, to understand and use operating systems, and to support application programs. Both concentrations lead to an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer and Information Technology.

For more information contact the chair of Computer and Information Technology at 524 Mosler Hall on the Hamilton campus (513-785-3224) or 233 Johnston Hall on the Middletown campus (513-727-3373).

Program Requirements (64 semester hours)

Core Courses - required for all students (30 hours)
CIT 154 Personal Computer Concepts and Applications (3)
CIT 162 Fundamentals of Computer Program Design (1)
CSA 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (MPF V) (3)
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem-Solving (3)
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Rhetoric (MPF IIB) (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
MGT 111 Introduction to Business (MPF IIC) (3) or
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3) or
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3) or
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3) or
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)
MTH 125 Pre-Calculus (5)
Miami Plan United States or World Cultures elective (MPF III) (3)

Concentrations - all students must complete one concentration.
Please consult course descriptions for prerequisites for each course.

Software Development and Support (34 hours)
CIT 214 Database Design and Development (3)
CIT 219 Survey of Operating Systems (3)
CIT 253 Contemporary Programming Languages (3)
CIT 263 Advanced Topics in Visual BASIC (3)
CIT 276 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
Professional electives (7) - choose from list below
Concentration electives (9) - choose from the following:
ENT 295 Microprocessor Technology I (3)
MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics (3)
Any 200-level CIT course not required
Any 200-level CSA course not required

Networking (34 hours)
CIT 286 Network Administration and Security (3)
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
CSA 283 Data Communications and Networks (3)
ENT 293 Digital Switching (3)
ENT 294 Local Area Networks (3)
ENT 295 Microprocessor Technology I (3) or
CSA/ECE 278 Computer Architecture (3)
Professional electives (7) - choose from list below
Concentration electives (9) - choose from the following:
ENT 192 Circuit Analysis I (3)*
PHY 171 College Physics I (3)* or
PHY 182 The Physical World (MPF IV) (4)*
PHY 172 College Physics II (3)* or
PHY 181 The Physical World (MPF IV) (4)*
PHY 183 Physics Laboratory (MPF IV) (1)*
PHY 184 Physics Laboratory (MPF IV) (1)*
Any 200 level CIT course not required
Any 200 level CSA course not required
Any 200 level ENT course not required

* These courses are recommended for students wishing to pursue the Engineering Technology Bachelor's Completion Program.

Special note: Students interested in obtaining professional certification (e.g., MCSE) along with an associate degree may substitute approved courses or earned certifications for some networking and professional electives. Please consult with your adviser or the CIT Department chair for current information and requirements.

Professional Electives

ACC 221 Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting I (3)
ACC 222 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3)
ATH 175 Peoples of the World (MPF IIIB) (3)
BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)*
BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)*
BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)*
BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)*
BTE 221 Professional Development (1)
CIT 187 Computing Support and Training (2)*
CIT 220 Professional Practice (1 hour ea., maximum 4 hours)
COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIB) (3) or
COM 231 Small Group Communication (3)
CSA 151 Computers, Computer Science and Society (MPF V) (3)
CSA 171 Introduction to Computer Science and Systems Analysis (1)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 112 Composition and Literature (MPF I) (3)
IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3)
MGT 111 Introduction to Business (MPF IIC) (3)*
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (MPF IIC) (4)
SOC 151 Social Relations (MPF IIC) (4)

* If not taken as a core course

Computer Technology: Associate in Applied Science (64 semester hours)

For more information contact the chair of Computer and Information Technology (on the Hamilton campus) 524 Mosler Hall (513-785-3224); or (on the Middletown campus) 233 Johnston Hall (513-727-3373).

The computer technology major (transfer option), is designed for students who wish to earn an associate degree and ultimately obtain a bachelor's degree from the Computer Science and Systems Analysis Department. It allows students to complete an Associate Degree in Applied Science by taking approximately half of the courses for the Computer Science or Systems Analysis bachelor's degree major. After completing the associate degree, students may relocate to the Oxford campus and continue with junior standing. Students who wish to find employment after completing this associate degree are prepared for positions such as computer programmers and system support personnel.

Program Requirements

First year
CSA 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)
CSA 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
ENG 112 Composition and Literature (MPF I) (3)
MTH 151 Calculus I (MPF V) (5)
MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 251 Calculus II (4)
Miami Plan fine arts elective (MPF IIA) (3)
Miami Plan U.S. Cultures elective (MPF IIIA) (3)
Miami Plan biological science elective (MPF IVA) (3)
Free elective (1) (CSA 171 is recommended)

Second year
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3)
CSA 283 Data Communications and Networks (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics (MPF IIC) (3)
Miami Plan fine arts, humanities, or social science elective (MPF IIA, B, or C) (3)
Miami Plan world cultures elective (MPF IIIB) (3)
Miami Plan physical science electives (MPF IVB) (3, 3)*
Free elective (1)
CSA electives (9) - choose any three from CSA 273, 274, 275, 285, or CSA/ECE 278 or ECE 287** or you may substitute a 300 level CSA course for one of the listed electives.

Notes:
* Miami Plan Science (MPF IV) requires 9 total hours including a lab course. Those students interested in eventually earning a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering must choose courses that meet the science requirement for the CS or CE major. The physics sequence (PHY 181-183, 182-184) meets the requirements of the associate's and bachelor's degrees and is strongly recommended. Students should consult with their academic adviser to ensure that they take the appropriate science courses to fulfill all the requirements.

** Students should check the Miami Bulletin course descriptions to ensure that they have taken the proper prerequisites for these -level courses. When choosing these electives, students should be aware of the information below (see chart) relative to the CSA bachelor's degree requirements for a major in Computer Science, Systems Analysis, or Computer Engineering. A course marked as "n/a" for a particular major is a free elective course and does not count toward major requirements. Consult with an adviser for more information.

Elective Course Systems Analysis Computer Science Computer Engineering
CSA 273 Required n/a n/a
CSA 274 Required Required Required
CSA 275 Elective n/a n/a
CSA 285 Elective Elective Elective
CSA/ECE 278 Required Required Required
ECE 287 n/a Elective Required

Engineering Technology: Associate in Applied Science

For information contact the Department of Engineering Technology at 532A Mosler Hall (513-785-3261) on Hamilton campus or 205 Thesken Hall (513-727-3241) on Middletown campus. Both campuses have an open admission policy.

This department offers associate degree programs in electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology and baccalaureate completion electro-mechanical technology and mechanical engineering technology degree programs. Certificate programs in computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, and computer hardware technology are also available. All programs are offered on the regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown. The baccalaureate program, described in the School of Engineering and Applied Science chapter, is for students who have earned an associate degree.

Co-op is available on an alternating or parallel semester basis. Students either alternate semesters between work and studies or work while taking classes. For a co-op curriculum schedule, contact the Co-op/Placement Office at 123 Rentschler Hall (513-785-3113) on the Hamilton campus or at 1 Johnston Hall (513-727-3431) on the Middletown campus.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology: Associate in Applied Science (66 semester hours)

This program, accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET), includes course work in both electrical and electronic fields. It provides depth and breadth in electrical fundamentals as well as the advanced technology found in modern electrical and computing systems. Courses in analog, digital, and microprocessor-based systems are offered. Hands-on labs are used to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom. Students develop the ability to analyze, synthesize, and solve technical problems. Choice of course topics includes fundamentals of analog and digital electronics, relay logic, programmable controllers, microprocessors, personal computer architecture, local area networks (LAN), and wide area networks (WAN).

Graduates work as electronic technicians, electrical maintenance technicians, computer maintenance and network technicians, engineering assistants, and many other related paraprofessional positions. Graduates may also choose to continue their education toward a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Program Requirements

First year
CSA 153 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
ENT 135 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
ENT 137 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)
ENT 192, 193 Circuit Analysis I, II (3,3)
ENT 196 Electronics (3)
MTH 125 Precalculus (5)
PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3,3) or
PHY 181,182 The Physical World (MPF IV) (4,4)
PHY 183, 184 College Physics Laboratory (1,1)

Second year
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics ( MPF IIC) (3) or
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3) or
ENG 112 Composition and Literature (MPF I) (3)
ENT 291 Industrial Electronics (3)
ENT 293 Digital Switching (3)
ENT 294 Local Area Networks (3)
ENT 295 Microprocessor Technology I (3)
ENT 297 Microprocessor Technology II (3)
MTH 151 Calculus I (MPF V) (5)
Miami Plan United States cultures or world cultures (MPF IIIA or IIIB) (3)

Mechanical Engineering Technology: Associate in Applied Science (66 semester hours)

This program, accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET), emphasizes courses in computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided engineering analysis and design, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer numerical control programming (CNC), and engineering mechanics. Courses include laboratory experiences working with modern materials-testing equipment; microcomputer-based engineering analysis software; CAD/CAM hardware and software; microprocessor-controlled robots; and a variety of engineering support software. Students develop the ability to analyze, synthesize, and solve technical problems.

Graduates work as CAD operators, CAD/CAM operators, CNC programmers, quality assurance technicians, laboratory test technicians, engineering assistants, and many other related paraprofessional positions. Graduates may also choose to continue their education toward a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science.

Program Requirements

First year
CSA 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (MPF V) (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
ENT 135 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
ENT 137 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)
ENT 151 Engineering Materials (3)
ENT 152 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (3)
ENT 271 Mechanics I: Statics (3)
MTH 125 Precalculus (5)
PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3,3)
PHY 183, 184 College Physics Laboratory (1,1)

Second year
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (MPF IIC) (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
ENT 192 Circuit Analysis I (3)
ENT 235 Computer-Aided Design (3)
ENT 252 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II (3)
ENT 272 Mechanics II: Strength of Materials (3)
ENT 278 Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components (3)
MTH 151 Calculus I (MPF V) (5)
Miami Plan United States cultures or world cultures (MPF IIIA or IIIB) (3)

Engineering Technology: Certificate Programs

Two certificate programs are available in engineering technology. All courses taken in the certificate programs will apply toward the requirements of a related associate's degree.

Certificate Program: Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) (30 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in computer-aided drafting/computer-aided manufacturing. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied toward the associate degree program in mechanical engineering technology.

Program Requirements

General support courses
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
MTH 125 Precalculus (5)
PHY 171 College Physics (3)
PHY 183 Physics Lab (1)

Technical courses
CSA 153 C/C++ Programming (3) or
CSA 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (MPF V) (3)
ENT 135 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
ENT 152 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (3)
ENT 235 Computer-Aided Design (3)
ENT 252 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II (3)
ENT 271 Mechanics I: Statics (3)

Certificate Program: Computer Hardware Technology (32 semester hours)

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in computer repair and maintenance. All courses required for this certificate program may be applied toward the associate's degree program in electrical and computer engineering technology.

Program Requirements

General support courses
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)
MTH 125 Precalculus (5)
Miami Plan Foundation elective (3)

Technical courses
CSA 153 C/C++ Programming (3)
ENT 192 Circuit Analysis I (3)
ENT 196 Electronics (3)
ENT 293 Digital Switching (3)
ENT 295 Microprocessor Technology I (3)
ENT 297 Microprocessor Technology II (3)

General Studies: Associate in Arts (64 semester hours)

This program is for students who want to complete their education in two years or temporarily stop before completing a four-year program. It is available to any student enrolled at any campus of Miami University who has not completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree.

You may select any 12 of the required 64 semester hours from your division of major, as described below:

Program Requirements

  1. Sixty-four semester hours
  2. Miami Plan Foundation requirements
  3. Twelve semester hours in addition to those above in one of these areas of emphasis:
    • Humanities
    • Natural science*
    • Social science
    • Business
    • Education and allied professions
    • Engineering and applied science
    • Fine arts
    • Interdisciplinary studies
  4. Minimum 2.0 cumulative g.p.a.
  5. Thirty-two semester hours from Oxford, Middletown, or Hamilton campuses
  6. Six of the final 10 semester hours from Miami
  7. No more than five semester hours of PHS 110-170

* Students with natural science emphasis cannot apply MTH 101.3 and MTH 102 to this degree.

Nursing: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (72 semester hours)

For information contact the Department of Nursing at 582 Mosler Hall (513-785-3282) on the Hamilton campus or 205 Thesken Hall (513-727-3266) on the Middletown campus.

This program, accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York NY 10006; 800-669-1656), is a two-year curriculum that provides courses in liberal arts, sciences, and nursing. Classroom instructions are correlated with clinical experiences.

Graduates are qualified to take the State Board of Nursing licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, they may continue their education toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; that program is described in the School of Engineering and Applied Science chapter.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to this program in nursing is selective and competitive. After admission to the university, a separate nursing application is submitted to the Department of Nursing at the Hamilton or Middletown campus.

To be considered for admission to the program, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Recent high school graduate: composite ACT of 21; class standing in the upper 50 percent; cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5, and science course grades with a 2.5 g.p.a. (including chemistry and algebra) or
  • Completion of 12 semester hours of Miami credits (must include one of these with a minimum grade of C: ZOO 171, ZOO 172, MBI 161, or CHM 131) and a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.5.

Individuals who have a felony conviction on record may be denied opportunity to take the State Board of Nursing licensing examination.

Transfer Credit

Transfer of credits from other colleges will require departmental evaluation to meet the above criteria. It is important to meet with a department adviser.

Program Requirements

Note: Many of these courses must be taken in the sequence listed; consult your adviser when scheduling your courses.

First year
First semester
NSG 101 Introduction to the Nursing Principles of Nutrition and Pharmacology (3)
NSG 105 Introduction to Art and Science of Nursing (2)
NSG 106 Theoretical and Technical Foundations for Nursing Practice (4)
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (MPF IIC) (4)
ZOO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (MPF IVA) (4)

Second semester
NSG 116 Life Transitions I (6)
NSG 200 Life Transitions II (6) or
NSG 205 Life Transitions III (5)
MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (MPF IVA) (4) or
CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes (MPF IVB) (4)
ZOO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

Second year
First semester
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
NSG 200 Life Transitions II (6) or
NSG 205 Life Transitions III (5)
NSG 206 Life Transitions IV (5)
MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (MPF IVA) (4) or CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes (MPF IVB) (4)

Second semester
ENG 112 Composition and Literature (MPF I) (3)
NSG 215 Nursing as a Profession (2)
NSG 216 Clinical Decision Making Models for Nursing Practice (8)
Miami Plan course (MPF III or MPF V) (3-4)

Prekindergarten Education: Associate in Applied Science (64 semester hours)

For information on this program contact the Department of Teacher Education at 562 Mosler Hall (513-785-3262) on the Hamilton campus or the Prekindergarten Coordinator at Thesken Hall (513-727-3289) on the Middletown campus.

This program prepares students to work with and provide care for children up to five years of age who are not yet in kindergarten. Graduates may be employed in public, corporate, or private care centers, preschools, or Head Start, either as teachers or in administration. Forty-two (42) of the 64 hours required may be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, if the student meets the program requirements for that degree and is admitted into an appropriate cohort for education.

For admission to the program, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and are required to complete and submit a Prekindergarten admission form and be admitted to either the Hamilton or Middletown campus. Students planning to work toward a four year early childhood public school teaching degree should see their academic adviser during their first semester.

Program Requirements

First year
ART 308.E The Art Experience for Early Childhood (3)*
EDL 204 Socio-Cultural Studies in Education (3)*
EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts (3)*
EDT 181 Physical Science (4)* or
any other course meeting early childhood physical science requirement
EDT 273 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum I (3)
EDT 274 Prekindergarten Integrated Curriculum II (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (3)*
FSW 261 Diverse Families Across the Life Span (3)*
MTH 115 Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers (4)*
MUS 266 Basic Music Skills and Teaching Techniques for the
Early Childhood Teacher (3)*
* Course can be applied to Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education

Second year
EDP 256.E Psychology of Learners with Exceptionalities (3)*
EDT 246.E Foundations of Reading, Language, and Literacy (3)* **
EDT 272.E Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)*
FSW 281 Child Development in Diverse Families (3)* **
FSW 283 Introduction to Child Care Administration (3)
FSW 382 Infant and Toddler Caregiving and Supervision (3)
FSW 293 Field Placement (4)†
FSW 294 Field Placement (4)†
NSG/PHS 232 Health Issues for Children and Families (2)* **
PHS 281 Early Childhood Physical Education (2)*
Elective (1)
* Course can be applied to Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
** Course prerequisite is EDP 201.
† Prerequisites for Field Placement include: (1) 30 credit hours completed; (2) Early Field Block completed;
(3) 2.5 g.p.a.; (4) EDT 273 or EDT 274; and (5) FSW 382 (suggested before FSW 293)

Technical Study: Associate of Technical Study (64 semester hours)

For information contact the departments of Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, or Business Technology. The Department of Engineering Technology is at 532A Mosler Hall (513-785-3261) on the Hamilton campus and at 205 Thesken Hall (513-727-3244) on the Middletown campus. The Department of Business Technology is at 301 Mosler Hall (513-785-3132) on the Hamilton campus and at 205B Thesken Hall (513-727-3241) on Middletown campus.

This technically-oriented program is offered through the combined disciplines of business technology, computer information technology, and engineering technology. Students work with a faculty adviser to develop an interdisciplinary plan of study with an area of concentration and a well-rounded program. Through this program, you have the flexibility to tailor an associate degree to your specific needs.

Program Requirements

Nontechnical courses (15)*
All of these:
COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (MPF IIB) (3) or COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (MPF IIC) (3) or COM 231 Small Group Communication (3)
ENG 111 College Composition (MPF I) (3)
ENG 215 Technical Writing (3)

Six semester hours from these:
ENG 112 Composition and Literature (MPF I) (3)
Miami Plan fine arts, humanities, or social science course (MPF IIA, IIB, or IIC) (3)
Miami Plan U.S. Cultures or World Cultures course (MPF IIIA or IIIB) (3)

Basic program support courses (17)*
Math, science, and computing courses (at least 3 hours in each category)

Technical subject areas (32)
Approved course work in engineering technology and/or computer technology/computer and information technology and/or business technology approved by the Associate of Technical Studies Review Committee as constituting a well defined, coherent program leading to marketable, technical job skills.

* Nontechnical and basic program support courses must include at least 12 semester hours of the Miami Plan Foundation (MPF) in four of the five MPF areas.


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