The University of Toledo
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
Division of Distance and eLearning
Established in 1872, the University of Toledo (UT) has a diverse enrollment of more than 19,000 students representing nearly ninety countries. Located in the heart of Toledo in northwest Ohio, the University plays an important role in the region. Faculty members participate in research, are involved in the community, and are committed to teaching. Eight colleges—Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Services, Pharmacy, Law, and University College—offer a variety of certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. UT is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized to offer degrees online. UT is recognized as a leader in distance education in Ohio.
Distance Learning Program
The Division of Distance and eLearning was established in June 1995 to meet the distance learning mission of the University of Toledo (UT). The Division provides greater access to educational opportunities for learners in Ohio and worldwide. The University is the leader in distance learning among Ohio's four-year public universities and colleges, offering more than 800 courses online.
Student-faculty interaction is accomplished through e-mail, chat room discussions, bulletin board postings, CD-ROM, and phone. Most courses are offered via the Internet in an asynchronous environment. Students are responsible for having access to a computer and Internet service provider.
Programs of Study
The Division of Distance and eLearning at the University of Toledo provides a flexible environment to fit its students' busy lifestyles for a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs as well as an array of individual courses. The Division works with colleges throughout the University to offer courses taught by leading UT faculty members. Programs offered online are also offered in the traditional on-campus setting. Programs and courses are available in business, communications, counseling, education, engineering, English, health information, humanities, liberal studies, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Accounting Technology Certificate Program:
This program provides participants with the skills necessary to prepare financial statements and record business transactions and offers a foundation in the current technology pertaining to the profession. Students may apply the completed courses toward an associate degree.
Business Management Technology Certificate Program:
This 24-credit program, which can be completed in one year, consists of eight courses: business principles, workplace communication and presentation, organizational behavior, work-place management, human resource development, managing in a global economy, managing diversity in the work-place, and marketing principles. Students can apply the completed courses to an associate degree.
Computer Software Specialist Certificate Program:
This program gives students the necessary skills to organize and perform activities related to the office environment and stresses the importance of software knowledge and such professional certifications as Microsoft Officer User Specialist (MOUS). Graduates are prepared to sit for the Microsoft certification examination. Credits may be applied to an associate degree.
Diversity Management Certificate Program:
Participants in this program learn how to create a bias-free workplace, develop diversity training for all types of organizations, and set up mentorship programs and diversity councils. Students may apply the completed courses toward an associate degree.
Information Services and Support Certificate Program:
This certificate prepares students for careers as software and hardware support professionals, operating-systems experts, information technologists, and computer technicians. Credits may be applied to an associate degree.
Marketing and Sales Technology Certificate Program:
This program prepares students for careers in new product development, merchandising, advertising, and wholesale/retail trade management.
Programming and Software Development Certificate Program:
This certificate prepares students to work in the computer industry as programmers, software developers, data managers, and information system designers. Credits may be applied to an associate degree.
Associate Degree in Accounting Technology Program:
The Business Technology Department offers this degree. Students receive a well-rounded education in all areas of accounting, including payroll, accounts receivable/payable, purchasing, and taxation, and are prepared for careers in the public and private sectors. Students may apply the earned credits toward a bachelor's degree.
Associate Degree in Business Management Technology Program:
This two-year, 65-credit program explores aspects of human resources, computer technology, marketing, accounting, and work-place diversity. Upon completion, students may apply to a bachelor's degree program.
Associate Degree in Business Management Technology Program—Fast-Track Option:
This degree can be completed in fifteen months or less. Students become part of a cohort group, which provides a supportive, interactive distance-learning experience. Courses are presented in either eight- or sixteen-week sessions.
Associate Degree in Computer Software Specialist Program:
Students in this program obtain skills necessary to organize and perform activities related to the office environment. The program stresses the importance of software knowledge and such professional certifications as Microsoft Officer User Specialist (MOUS), and its highly marketable graduates are prepared to sit for the Microsoft certification examination. Credits may be applied to a bachelor's degree.
Associate Degree in Programming and Software Development Program:
This program prepares students to work in the computer industry as programmers, software developers, data managers, and information system designers. Credits may be applied to a bachelor's degree.
Associate Degree in Information Services and Support Program:
This degree program prepares students for careers as software and hardware support professionals, operating-systems experts, information technologists, and computer technicians. Credits may be applied to a bachelor's degree.
Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Technical Studies Program:
This program allows students to individualize a program to meet their unique interests and career goals. Students work closely with an academic adviser and faculty members to develop their programs. Credits may be applied to a bachelor's degree. Depending on the courses selected, the entire program can be completed online.
Associate Degree in Marketing and Sales Technology Program:
This two-year program enables students to develop the business skills necessary to recognize changes in the marketplace and technology; students can specialize in the process of bringing raw materials from the producer to the final customer. Credits may be applied to a bachelor's degree.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program:
This program is for students who have no college credits or wish to utilize previously earned credits from a regionally accredited institution and seek a liberal arts degree. Students complete topical seminars in humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences along with an individualized component of traditional courses. Students may qualify for experiential credit via portfolio or credit through CLEP testing.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Program:
This program leads to a B.S. degree by providing the last two years of the program's computer science and engineering technology curriculum, focusing on aspects of computer networking and Web-based programming. Applicants must have an associate degree in electrical engineering technology or a closely related field. UT partners with several Ohio community colleges that provide the first two years of the curriculum.
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Program:
Health Information Management (HIM) professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting, and analyzing data that health-care providers need to deliver high-quality health care. Students who have an associate degree in health-information technology or a closely related field may apply those credits to this degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM). Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination to become registered health administrators (RHIA).
Master of Liberal Studies Program:
This flexible, customized program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students complete seminars in humanities, natural and social sciences, and visual and performing arts and a master's thesis. Admission to the program is open year-round. A minimum 2.7 undergraduate GPA is required. Applicants with a lower GPA can enroll provisionally and must take the GRE.
Master of Science in Engineering Program:
This part-time program, with a concentration in engineering practice, integrates engineering, business, and elective courses. The program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a closely related area. A cross-disciplinary program, it combines study in business management and engineering and presents an alternative to a traditional business management or technical M.S. degree. M.S.E. students typically have a background in engineering, science, or technology and seek to further their career development with a degree that builds management skills while sharpening their technical capabilities.
The Division of Distance and eLearning provides comprehensive student services by experienced professionals and offers a wide range of services to enable students to become involved participants in the online-learning process. Students are encouraged to contact Distance and eLearning student-service professionals for assistance. Students have access to a number of services through the Division's Web site, including online applications, applications for financial aid, registration, academic advising, software information, and access to the UT Bookstore, Career Services, UT's online library, and the eWriting Center. The University is a member of the OhioLINK consortium, which provides students online access to library resources from Ohio's university and college libraries. Technical support is available days, evenings, and weekends to all online students. The University has been awarded the designation of meeting Best Practices in Student Services by the Ohio Learning Network.
College credits earned through distance learning courses are recorded on a University of Toledo transcript in the same manner as credits earned in on-campus courses. There is no special designation on the transcript. Students who have attended a regionally accredited college or university may be able to transfer those credits. Online courses are equivalent in content to the on-campus courses. Students should contact the Division of Distance and eLearning for further information. The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and is authorized to offer degrees online.
All distance learners must be admitted to the University and meet the same requirements as traditional students. Special-status admission is available for nondegree students.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for online courses are the same as for on-campus courses. Tuition rates vary depending on residency status. A one-time $25 matriculation fee is charged at the time of registration. Scholarships are available for both in-state and out-of-state students. Prospective students should visit the Distance and eLearning Web site for additional information.
Prospective students should submit an official application along with the $40 admission fee, an official high school transcript, GED scores, or official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities. Applications are available online or by mail.
Janet Green, Assistant Director for Marketing and Enrollment Management
Division of Distance and eLearning
The University of Toledo
401 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1005
Phone: 866-886-5336 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.dl.utoledo.edu
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