One-Year Option: Process and Development Archive

Students Educators Process/Development Archive Secondary One-Year Option Contacts

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Ohio's FY 2014-2015 biennium budget, House Bill 59, requires the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to establish a One-Year Option credit articulation system by no later than June 30, 2014. This Option will allow graduates of Ohio Technical Centers who complete a 900-hour program of study and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor to receive 30 college technical credit hours toward a technical degree upon enrollment in an institution of higher education.

The legislation also requires the Chancellor to submit a report to the General Assembly by June 30, 2014, in accordance with section 101.68 of the Ohio Revised Code, that recommends a process to award proportional credit toward a technical degree for students who complete a program of study between 600 and 899 hours and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor.

In response to the legislation, four credit affirmation teams have been created. Credit affirmation teams consist of a balance of members from Ohio Technical Centers and Community Colleges. The task of the credit affirmation teams is to review programs that are applicable for the One Year Option. Applicable programs are Ohio Technical center programs that are 600 clock hours or greater and students are able to earn an industry recognized credential approved by the Chancellor.

Credit affirmation teams are in the process of reviewing these programs to soundly affirm awarding a block of credit to students eligible for the One Year Option. In order to be eligible, students must have completed a program at an Ohio Technical Center that is 600 clock hours or greater, earn an industry recognized credential approved by the Chancellor, and the program credential pathway must be approved by a credit affirmation team.

In establishing a One-Year Option credit articulation system and recommending a process to award proportional credit, Ohio plans to build upon the state’s existing articulation and transfer processes. The state has invested vast resources to make a system of articulation and transfer a reality, and will continue to support this great commitment. The Chancellor believes the current system comprised of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)Career and Technical Transfer Guides (CTAGs), and various other approaches used to help students move seamlessly through the higher educational landscape provides a strong foundation and numerous options for student success. 

One-Year Option Steering Committee


Dan Burklo Dean of Math, Science and Engineering Technologies Northwest State Community College 419-630-6547
Dorey Diab President North Central State College 419-755-4811   CC:
Stephen Nameth Dean, Columbiana County Campuses, KSU (East Liverpool & Salem) Kent State University @ RC 330-332-0361
Kristi Nelson Senior Vice Provost University of Cincinnati 513-556-4691
Karen Miller Vice President Enrollment Manaagement & Student Affairs Cuyahoga Community College 216-987-3471
Dennis Franks Superintendent Pickaway-Ross CTC 740-642-1200
Kim McKinley Director, Adult Education Tri-County Adult Career Center 740-753-5465
Sonja Pluck Director Madison Adult Career Center 419-589-6363
Harry Snyder Director, Adult Workforce Development Great Oaks Career Campuses 513-612-5780
Vicki Thompson Adult Education Director Trumbull Career & Technical Center 330-847-0503 ext. 1601



Tom Applegate Executive Director Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents 512-797-7271
William A. Bussey Superintendent Mid-East Career & Technology Ctrs. 740-454-0105 Ext. 117
Christine Gardner Executive Director Ohio ACTE 614-890-2283
Cindy McQuade Vice President of Operations Inter-University Council of Ohio 614-464-1266
Mike Snider Project Coordinator and Project Director Ohio Association of Community Colleges 614-221-6222
Steve Gratz Director, Career and Technical Education Ohio Department of Education


DATE EVENT                  DOCUMENTS        
May 22, 2017 One Year Option 101

Agenda (PDF)

ODHE Presentation (PDF)

HLC Presentation (PDF) 

July 30, 2014

Credit Affirmation Team        All Team Orientation

Agenda (PDF) 

Minutes (PDF)

July 21, 2014
Credit Affirmation Team Co-chair Meeting

Agenda (PDF)

Minutes (PDF)

June 10, 2014
Credit Affirmation Team Co-chair Meeting

Agenda (PDF)

Minutes (PDF)

December 17, 2013
One Year Option Stakeholders Meeting

Agenda (PDF)

Minutes (PDF)


Anthony Landis, ODH, Presentation 1 (PPT)

Jamilah Jones-Tucker, OATN/ODH, Presentation 2 (PPT)

Harry Snyder, Great Oaks, Presentation 3 (PPT)

Mike Snider, OACC, Presentation 4 (PPT)

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