Request for Information (RFI)
Applied Bachelor's Degree Programs
Purpose: Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3333.051, enacted pursuant to Amended Substitute House Bill 49 of the 132nd General Assembly, directs the chancellor of higher education to establish a program under which community colleges, state community colleges, and technical colleges may apply to offer applied bachelor’s degrees. Though ORC 3333.051 is not effective until September 29, 2017, ODHE requests information from Ohio’s community and technical colleges that are interested in offering applied bachelor’s degrees. The ODHE staff will review all RFI submissions for compliance with specifications identified in ORC 3333.051 and for capacity to offer the proposed program. Before approving programs through the RFI process, the chancellor will consult with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.
ODHE staff reviewed all RFI submissions for the initial round of programs submitted. The programs below were found to be compliant with the requirements identified in ORC 3333.051. The 10 business day public comment period for these programs will remain open until Friday, December 22. Following the public comment period and a stakeholder meeting that may be required for further consideration, programs that are approved to move forward will be invited to submit full proposals for review to the ODHE program approval process and to the Higher Learning Commission.
|Cincinnati State Technical & Community College||Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying|
|Cincinnati State Technical & Community College||Bachelor of Science in Culinary and Food Science|
|Clark State Community College||Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology Management|
|Cuyahoga Community College||Bachelor of Applied Science in Data Integration/Database Administration|
|Lorain County Community College||Bachelor of Applied Science in Microelectronic Manufacturing|
|North Central State College||Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology|
|Sinclair Community College||Bachelor of Applied Science in Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot|
|Sinclair Community College||Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Automation|
|Sinclair Community College||Bachelor of Applied Science in Unmanned Aerial Systems|