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The Associate of Technical Study - Business Technology program is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals who have completed documented vocational or technical training to earn academic credit for the training and combine this with academic coursework at the college level to earn an Associate of Technical Study degree.

Students must be enrolled in or have successfully completed a course of technical training that has already been evaluated by YSU. Students may be awarded no more than 30 hours for previous documented technical training.

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
BUSINESS TOOL COURSES ENGL 1550 or 1549, ENGL 1551 and all Business Tool courses MUST be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
BUS 2600Business Applications of Microsoft Excel3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
MATH 1510College Algebra4
PHIL 2628Business Ethics3
ENGL 3742Business Writing3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
Approved Journeyman Hours30
Total Semester Hours68-70

Maximum of thirty (30) semester hours may be granted to individuals who have completed four years of apprenticeship/journeyman training.  Apprenticeships must have the approval of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training in the U.S. Department of Labor.  In addition, students must successfully complete a minimum of 35 semester hours of course work selected in accordance with the ATS curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATH 1510 College Algebra 4
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours13
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
PHIL 2628 Business Ethics 3
 Semester Hours12
Year 2
ENGL 3742 Business Writing 3
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
BUS 2600 Business Applications of Microsoft Excel 3
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours37