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Services Technology ST.S.ATS

Associate of Technical Studies - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Provost Office
Department: Prior Learning
Effective as of Fall 2019

This degree requires the student to hold one of the following industry-recognized credentials approved by the Chancellor of the State of Ohio. 

  1. State of Ohio Barbering license
  2. State of Ohio Cosmetology license
  3. Culinary Arts (must hold all of the following:)
    1. Manage First – Controlling Food Service Costs
    2. Manage First – Hospitality and Restaurant Management
    3. Manage First – Hospitality Human Resource Management and Supervision
    4. ServSafe Food Handler

There are two pathways to degree completion.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) One-Year Option initiative established an articulation system whereby adults who complete a career-technical education program of study consisting of 900 clock hours shall receive 30 semester hours of technical course credit toward the Associate of Technical Study (ATS) in Services Technology.

Any student who holds the industry-recognized credential is also eligible to receive a block of 30 technical hours toward the ATS degree in Services Technology.

The hours will be awarded as a block of credit (rather than credit for specific courses) and will satisfy the technical course requirements for the ATS degree.

To receive credit, interested students must:

1.    Be a current Sinclair student or apply here

a.    Choose: To obtain an Associate Degree for the Job Market

b.    Meet with an Academic Advisor in the Business Community to plan the remaining requirements and electives- 937.512.3700

2.    Submit an articulated credit request (look under Prior Learning Assessment Policies) via the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) website

a.    Upload a PDF(s) of valid credential/licensure

b.    Upload Career Technical completion certificate or Secondary One-Year Option Completion Form if your training was completed via an Ohio Adult or Secondary Career Technical program 

What is the program about?

This degree requires the student to hold an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor of the State of Ohio.

Program Outcomes

  • Program outcomes specific to the approved industry-recognized credential.


Course Title Credits
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1110 (Math for Technologists) OR MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR MAT 1125 (Math for the Culinary Arts & Baking & Pastry Arts Professional ) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective OR Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective OR Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
PRL 2106 (Barbering) OR PRL 2107 (Cosmetology) OR PRL 2108 (Culinary) 30
Services Technology Elective 15
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.