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The Associate of Applied Business degree in Information Technology (Business Solutions) integrates technology, business, marketing, critical thinking, communication, team work and problem solving with a co-op to prepare for an entry level job in Business Solution Development or, for the progression to a four year degree.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test. 
  • MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics or MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra with “C” or higher or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.

Other Information

  • Requires students to participate in several co-op experiences.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate orally and in writing to present clearly and effectively to a variety of business audiences including clients, colleagues and other professionals.
  2. Operate in a diverse team environment with professionalism, integrity and accountability.
  3. Adapt to change within their profession by demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning.
  4. Apply foundational business management concepts, supply chain management principles, marketing and sales functions, and financial and accounting skills to interface between IT development and the stakeholder to meet or exceed their expectations.
  5. Plan, organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet project deadlines.
  6. Effectively utilize personal management skills, problem solving, and knowledge of the organization to identify and improve an organization’s performance.
  7. Leverage electronic technology and integrate with existing systems to solve business problems.
  8. Develop, test, implement and maintain program interfaces (such as websites), supporting structures (such as back-end databases), and delivery platforms.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
IT-1025 Information Technology Concepts for Programmers 3
IT-1050 Programming Logic 3
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
IT-1150 Introduction to Web Programming 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
IT-1080 Introduction to Data Analytics 4
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Honors Business Communications  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Elementary Probability and Statistics I 1  
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics  
 Credit Hours16-17
Summer Session
BADM-2830 Cooperative Field Experience 1
 Credit Hours1
Third Semester
IT-2351 Enterprise Database Systems 4
IT-2700 Systems Analysis and Design 3
IT-2080 Data Visualization 4
IT-2090 Data Analytics Programming 4
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
IT-2600 E-Business Programming Technologies 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Marketing  
Principles of Macroeconomics  
Business Elective
Select one of the following: 3
Honors Ethics  
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Speech Communication  
Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours62-63