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Arts and Sciences

The Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees prepare students to transfer to another college or university for a bachelor’s degree. Associate degree transfer programs are available for almost every major, from pre-business and pre-law to engineering, education, and more. A.A. and A.S. transfer degree programs can be customized for almost any major.

Arts & Sciences Areas of Study
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Professions
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Mortuary Science
  • Music
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport Management
  • Theater Arts
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Veterinary
  • Zoology
Arts & Sciences Degrees & Certificates
  • Associate of Arts (AARTS)
  • Associate of Science (ASCI)

Business

Cincinnati State offers specialized training programs to meet the needs of a variety of businesses in fields such as accounting, financial services, marketing, management, and administration. We design each business degrees and certificate program in collaboration with an advisory board of professionals from Greater Cincinnati’s leading companies. All of our business programs include a co-op requirement to provide on-the-job experience and networking opportunities.

Business Degrees & Certificates
  • A
  • Accounting (ACC)
  • Accounting Certificate (ACCTC)
  • Administrative Assistant (AA)
  • B
  • Bookkeeping Certificate (BKC)
  • Brewing Sales and Marketing Certificate (BREWC)
  • Brewing Science (BREW)
  • Business Management (BM)
  • Business Pathways Certificate (BUSC)
  • Business Programming and Systems Analysis (BPA)
  • C
  • Computer Applications Certificate (CAPC)
  • E
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate (ETRPC)
  • F
  • Finance Technology (FIN)
  • Financial Planning Certificate (FPC)
  • H
  • Hospitality Management (HOSP)
  • L
  • Landscape Design Certificate (LDC)
  • Landscape Horticulture (LH)
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LA)
  • M
  • Marketing Management (MMT)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA)
  • P
  • Paralegal (PAR)
  • Paralegal Certificate (LAW)
  • Pre-Business Administration (PBA)
  • R
  • Real Estate Certificate (REC)
  • S
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate (SCMC)
  • Sustainable Agriculture Management Certificate (AGRC)
  • Sustainable Horticulture (SH)
  • T
  • Tax Practitioner Certificate (TXPC)
  • Turfgrass Management (TURF)
  • V
  • Virtual Assistant Certificate (VAC)

Computers

Information technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Cincinnati State prepares students to enter into just about every specialty in the field, from computer hardware and programming to network administration and management. We also work with industry experts and local businesses to develop highly relevant programs that reflect the quickly changing needs of the industry. For instance, our recently created cyber-security program is one of the first of its kind offered in the region. Programs such as Health Information Technology train students to enter one of today’s top-hiring career fields. Cincinnati State has the right IT program for you.

Computer Degrees & Certificates
  • B
  • Business Programming and Systems Analysis (BPA)
  • C
  • Computer Applications Certificate (CAPC)
  • Computer Network Administration (NETA)
  • Computer Network Administration Certificate (NETAC)
  • Computer Network Engineering Technology (NETC)
  • Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major (NETCCS)
  • Computer Programming and Database Management (CPDM)
  • Computer Software Development Certificate (CSDC)
  • Computer Support and Administration Technology (CSA)
  • E
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major (BMT)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics Systems Major (ESET)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)
  • H
  • Health Information Management Technology (HIM)
  • Health Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics Major (HITHI)
  • Health Information Technology - Healthcare Programming and Analysis Major (HITPA)
  • S
  • Software Engineering Technology (SET)
  • V
  • Virtual Assistant Certificate (VAC)
  • W
  • Web and Multimedia Design (WEBM)

Culinary

Our nationally-ranked culinary and pastry arts programs give students the opportunity to pursue their passion for creative cooking and baking at the highest level. Whether your dream is opening a boutique cake shop or working at a five-star restaurant, our highly experienced instructors give you the training you need.

Our hospitality management program provides the business foundations to not only get a job in the hotel and restaurant industries, but also to become a successful manager. Our graduates enjoy remarkable job placement success, many with leading restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality venues across the country. All these degree and certificate programs are offered out of our nationally recognized Midwest Culinary Institute.

Culinary Degrees & Certificates
  • B
  • Brewing Sales and Marketing Certificate (BREWC)
  • Brewing Science (BREW)
  • C
  • Culinary Arts (CUL)
  • Culinary Arts Certificate (CAC)
  • D
  • Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)
  • Dietetic Technology (DT)
  • H
  • Hospitality Management (HOSP)
  • P
  • Pastry Arts (PAS)
  • Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

Engineering & Manufacturing

Greater Cincinnati has a long history as a manufacturing center. Technology has transformed this industry, and today’s job applicants need specialized education. Cincinnati State’s engineering technology programs have kept abreast of these changes. Students can choose from such core disciplines as chemical, civil, construction, electrical, and mechanical engineering technologies, as well as newly developed programs in renewable energy and environmental technologies. Cincinnati State also offers a manufacturing management major, as well as a land surveying certificate that’s among the best in the country.

Engineering Degrees & Certificates
  • A
  • Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC)
  • Applied Technology Specialist (ATSP)
  • Automotive Service Management (ASM)
  • Automotive Service Technician Certificate (ASTCT)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)
  • Aviation Mechanics Airframe Certificate (AVAC)
  • Aviation Mechanics Powerplant Certificate (AVPC)
  • Avionics Certificate (AVONC)
  • C
  • Chemical Technology (CMT)
  • Civil Engineering Technology—Architectural Option (CETAO)
  • Civil Engineering Technology—Construction Management Option (CETCO)
  • Civil Engineering Technology—Surveying Option (CETSO)
  • E
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major (BMT)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics Systems Major (ESET)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Major (EMETE)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Laser Major (EMETL)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Laser Certificate (EMETLC)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology (EVT)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology—Stormwater Management Major (EVTS)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology—Water and Wastewater Major (EVTW)
  • Environmental Safety and Security Certificate (EVTSC)
  • I
  • Industrial Controls and Instrumentation Certificate (ICIC)
  • Industrial Electrical Maintenance Certificate (IEMC)
  • L
  • Land Surveying Certificate (LSC)
  • M
  • Machine Maintenance Certificate (MMC)
  • Manufacturing Machine Operation Level 1 Certificate (MMOC1)
  • Manufacturing Machine Operation Level 2 Certificate (MMOC2)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Computer Aided Design Certificate (METCAD)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Major (METD)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Manufacturing CNC Certificate (METMC)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Manufacturing Management Option (METM)
  • P
  • Pre-Engineering (PENG)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers Certificate (PLCC)
  • S
  • Software Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate (SCMC)
  • W
  • Welding (WLD)
  • Welding Certificate (WLDC)

Environment

Cincinnati State is a regional leader in preparing students for careers in environmental protection. We were the first community college in Ohio to offer a renewable energy major, and have recently added sustainable agriculture and horticulture programs. Partnerships with local agencies such as the Metropolitan Sewer District and Cincinnati Water Works help to make our programs in wastewater and storm water management among the best in the region. In addition, our construction management program prepares students to earn their LEED green building certification. Students in our Environmental Engineering Technologies program routinely compete successfully against peers from four-year colleges.

Environment Degrees & Certificates
  • E
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Major (EMETE)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology (EVT)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology—Stormwater Management Major (EVTS)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology—Water and Wastewater Major (EVTW)
  • Environmental Safety and Security Certificate (EVTSC)
  • L
  • Landscape Design Certificate (LDC)
  • Landscape Horticulture (LH)
  • S
  • Sustainable Agriculture Management Certificate (AGRC)
  • Sustainable Horticulture (SH)
  • T
  • Turfgrass Management (TURF)

Health

Cincinnati State is one of southwest Ohio’s leaders in accredited healthcare education. Whether you’re interested in direct patient care such as nursing or occupational therapy, or excited about a job involving healthcare technologies, such as an EKG technician or laboratory assistant, we have the program for you. We offer seasoned instructors and up-to-date learning labs along with clinical rotations for most programs. All of this contributes to our students’ consistently high pass rates on national and state certification exams.

As the importance placed on physical fitness has grown, Cincinnati State’s programming has kept pace. We have developed new instructor certification courses for programs such as Pilates, yoga, water aerobics, and fitness for special populations. We also offer highly versatile personal trainer and group fitness instructor certification programs that prepare students to pass national certification exams, and open doors for employment at health clubs, corporate fitness centers, aerobic studios, or recreation programs.

Health Degrees & Certificates
  • A
  • Addiction Studies Certificate (ADSC)
  • Addiction Studies Licensing Preparation Certificate (ADSLC)
  • Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)
  • Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (AFIC)
  • Aquatic Personal Trainer Certificate (APFTC)
  • B
  • Bioscience Certificate (BSCC)
  • Bioscience Technology (BSC)
  • C
  • Coding Specialist Certificate (COC)
  • Community Health Worker Certificate (CHWC)
  • D
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography—Cardiovascular (DMSC)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography—General Imaging (DMSG)
  • Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)
  • Dietetic Technology (DT)
  • E
  • Electrocardiography (Advanced) - Arrhythmia Recognition Certificate (ECGAC)
  • Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate (ECGBC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician—Basic Certificate (EMTC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)
  • EMT Paramedic - Management Major (EMTP-M)
  • EMT Paramedic—Science Major (EMTP-S)
  • G
  • Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (GFIC)
  • H
  • Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate (HFSPC)
  • Health and Fitness Technology (HFT)
  • Health Information Management Technology (HIM)
  • Health Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics Major (HITHI)
  • Health Information Technology - Healthcare Programming and Analysis Major (HITPA)
  • Health Occupations Certificate (HOC)
  • Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)
  • Health Unit Coordinator Certificate (UCMR)
  • Human Services Certificate (HSC)
  • M
  • Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA)
  • Medical Assistant Certificate (MAC)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
  • N
  • Nurse Aide Training Certificate (NATC)
  • Nursing (NUR)
  • Nursing - LPN to RN Progression (NURP)
  • O
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology (OTA)
  • P
  • Patient Care Assistant Certificate (PCAC)
  • Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate (PFTC)
  • Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate (PMIC)
  • Practical Nursing Certificate (PNC)
  • Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)
  • R
  • Resistance Training Certificate (RSTC)
  • Respiratory Care Technology (RC)
  • Restorative Aide Certificate (RESTC)
  • S
  • Surgical Technology (ST)
  • Surgical Technology First Assistant Certificate (STFAC)
  • Y
  • Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YIC)

Multimedia & Design

Our multimedia and design programs prepare students to work in an exciting and growing field that combines creativity and technology, with degree and certificate programs such as graphic and web design or audio and video production. Students also get the opportunity to learn on the latest equipment, which includes our HD video studio and our state-of-the art audio recording studio. Every year students from our program compete successfully in regional design and video competitions against peers from four-year institutions.

Multimedia Degrees & Certificates
  • A
  • Audio/Video Production (AVP)
  • G
  • Graphic Design (GRD)
  • Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT)
  • W
  • Web and Multimedia Design (WEBM)
  • Web and Multimedia Design Certificate (WEBC)

Public Safety

For students who want to serve their communities and work in a uniquely rewarding career field, Cincinnati State offers a full range of public safety programs.

Our degree and certificate programs prepare students to enter the field as EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, security specialists, or police officers. Our leadership programs help working professionals advance their careers. Our associate degree in law enforcement can help students interested in police work transfer into a bachelor’s degree program or enter the police academy.

Public Safety Degrees & Certificates
  • D
  • Disaster Response Management Certificate (HAZC)
  • E
  • Emergency Medical Technician—Basic Certificate (EMTC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)
  • EMT Paramedic - Management Major (EMTP-M)
  • EMT Paramedic—Science Major (EMTP-S)
  • F
  • Fire Service Certificate (FSTC)
  • Fire Service Leadership (FSTL)
  • Fire Service Technology (FST)
  • H
  • Homeland Security Certificate (HLSC)
  • L
  • Law Enforcement (ATSLE)
  • P
  • Public Safety Technology (PST)
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator Certificate (PSTC)

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