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Health Technology Major (A.A.S.)  

Ohio University Southern offers a two-year program of study in Health Technology leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is primarily designed for students who wish to or already have completed an allied health course of study and have been certified to practice in their fields.

The program integrates the students' technical skills with general academic skills necessary to advance in their chosen career areas. Up to 24 credit hours may be awarded for current certification in an allied health field. Other students may enter the program and pursue the associate's degree by completing additional allied health technical courses.

Upon completion of this program, students are well positioned to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in Health Service Administration, Technical and Applied Studies, or Specialized Studies.

R. Craig Harvey,
Director of Health Technology
Telephone: 740-533-4624
harveyr1@ohio.edu


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 64 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation.  You must earn at least 20 semester hours of resident credit at Ohio University. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section) To earn a technical associate's degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office. The requirements specific to a Health Technology AAS degree are as follows:

General Requirements: 22 hours

*   COMS 1030: Fund of Public Speaking Credit Hours: 3
 *   CTCH 1250: Introduction to Computers Credit Hours: 3
 *   ENG 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I Credit Hours: 3
 *   MATH 1200: College Algebra Credit Hours: 4
 *   PSY 1010: General Psychology Credit Hours: 3
 *   SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology Credit Hours: 3
Choose 1 of the following:

 *   BIOS 1030: Human Biology I Credit Hours: 3
OR the Series:

 *   BIOS 1300/1310 Credit Hours: 4 each


Core Technical Requirements: 14 hours

*   HTCH 1000: Principles of Health Technology Credit Hours: 3
 *   HTCH 1040: Law and Ethics in Health Technology Credit Hours: 3
 *   HTCH 2000:  Topics in Health Technology Credit Hours: 3
 *   MAT 1400:  Medical Terminology
 *   HLTH 2300 *Southern Credit Hours: 3
 *   EXPH 2280: CPR Credit Hours: 2


Technical Requirements: 18 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

 *   COMS 1100: Communication between Cultures Credit Hours: 3
 *   COMS 2050: Techniques of Group Discussion Credit Hours: 3
 *   COMS 2060: Communications in Interpersonal Relationships Credit Hours: 3

Choose 1 of the following:

 *   BMT 2600:  Business Report Writing Credit Hours: 3
 *    OTEC 2300 Business Communication Credit Hours: 3

Choose 1 of the following:

 *   BMT 1100:  Introduction to Management Credit Hours: 3
 *   BMT 1500:  Elements of Supervision Credit Hours: 3
 *   MGT 2000:  Introduction to Management Credit Hours: 3
Choose 1 of the following:

 *   EH 2000:  Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety Credit Hours: 3
 *   HLTH 2170: Health System Organization, Financing and Delivery Credit Hours: 3
 *   HLTH 2150: Violence in America Credit Hours: 3

Choose 2 of the following:

 *   HCFN 1280: Introduction to Nutrition Credit Hours: 3
 *   HLTH 2020: Introduction to Health and Lifestyle Credit Hours: 3
 *   HLTH 2700:  Family and Consumer Health Credit Hours: 3

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Electives: 10 hours
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Minimum of 20 hours at OU
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Minimum 64 Hours Required for Graduation


Q2S Information

Core General Requirements/ Quarter

Core General Requirements/Semester

COMS 103 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
4.0
hrs

COMS 1030: Fund of Public Speaking
3.0
hrs

CTCH 125 Introduction to Computers
4.0
hrs

CTCH 1250: Introduction to Computers
3.0
hrs

ENG 151 Writing and Rhetoric I
5.0
hrs

ENG 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I
3.0
hrs

Math 113 College Algebra
5.0 hrs

Math 1200: College Algebra
4.0
hrs

Psy 101 General Psychology
5.0
hrs

Psychology 1010: General Psychology
3.0
hrs

Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology
4.0
hrs

Sociology  1000: Introduction to Sociology
3.0
hrs

Bios 103 Human Biology I Basic Principles
(May take Bios 130/131 instead)
5.0
hrs

BIOS 1030: Human Biology I
(May take BIOS 1300/1310 instead of BIOS 1030)
3.0 hrs

Core Technical Requirements/Quarter

Core Technical Requirements/Semester

HTCH 100 Principles of Health Technology
4.0 hrs

HTCH 1000: Principles of Health Technology 3.0 hrs

HTCH 104 Law and Ethics in Health Technology Professions
4.0 hrs

HTCH 1040: Law and Ethics in Health Technology
3.0 hrs

HTCH 200 Principles of Health Technology
5.0 hrs

HTCH 2000:  Topics in Health Technology
3.0
hrs

MAT 140 Medical Terminology
3.0
hrs

MAT 1400:  Medical Terminology
3.0
hrs

PESS 227 CPR
3.0 hrs

EXPH 2280: CPR
2.0
hrs

COMS 110: Communications Between Cultures 4.0 hrs

COMS 1100: Communication between Cultures
3.0 hrs

COMS 205: Techniques of Group Discussion
4.0 hrs

COMS 2050: Techniques of Group Discussion 3.0 hrs

OMS 206- Communications in Interpersonal Relationships
4.0 hrs

COMS 2060: Communications in Interpersonal Relationships
3.0 hrs

COMS 240: Introduction to Health Communications
4.0
hrs

Not Available in Semesters

Business Courses:
Take 1 of the Following

 
Quarter Semester

BMT 260: Business Report Writing
4.0
hrs

BMT 2600:  Business Report Writing
3.0
hrs

OTC 230 Business Communication II
4.0
hrs

OTEC: 2300Z:  Business Communication
3.0
hrs

Management Courses:
Take 1 of the Following

 
Quarter Semester

BMT 110- Introduction to Management
4.0
hrs

BMT 1100:  Introduction to Management
3.0
hrs

BMT 150: Elements of Supervision
4.0
hrs

BMT 1500:  Elements of Supervision
3.0
hrs

MGT 202 Management
4.0
hrs

MGT:  2000: Introduction to Management
3.0
hrs

Health Organization Courses:
Take 1 of the Following
 
Quarter Semester

EH 260 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety
4.0
hrs

EH 2600:  Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety
3.0
hrs

HLTH 119 Bioterrorism, Disasters, and Health 4.0 hrs

HLTH 1190: bioterrorism, Disasters, and Health 3.0 hrs

HLTH 217 Introduction to Health Care Organizations
4.0 hrs

HLTH 2170: Health System Organization, Financing and Delivery
3.0 hrs

Health Behaviors:
Take 2 of the Following

 
Quarter Semester

HCFN 128 Introduction to Nutrition
4.0
hrs

HCFN 1280: Introduction to Nutrition
3.0 hrs

HLTH 202 Introduction to Health and Lifestyle Behaviors
4.0 hrs

HLTH 2020: Introduction to Health and Lifestyle
3.0hrs

HLTH 270 Family and Consumer Health
4.0
hrs

HLTH 2700:  Family and Consumer Health
3.0
hrs

Electives 21.0 hrs

Electives 10.0 hrs