Industry Experience

Did you know that your previous work experience may have prepared you to earn college credit toward your chosen degree? Many students who choose to attend OSUIT enter our programs with a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been gained through years of hard work. At OSUIT, we recognize that every student is unique; therefore, we offer several prior learning assessment options through which you may demonstrate the knowledge and skills that you already possess related to your chosen field of study. These prior learning credit opportunities not only save you time and money, but also support your success in the classroom by allowing you to enter your degree program at a point that is appropriate to your level of experience.

Explore the Career Cluster table below for suggested OSUIT degrees that may match your training and experience.

Visit O*NET OnLine for additional information on how your previous work and industry experience may align with this system.


Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Agribusiness Systems
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Visual Communications Technologies

  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Animal Systems
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science
  • Business
  • Environmental Service Systems
Construction Technologies
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology
  • Food Products & Processing Systems
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies
  • Natural Resources Systems
Energy Technologies
  • Natural Gas Compression Program
  • Pipeline Integrity Technology
  • Power Plant Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design/Drafting
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

Visual Communications Technologies

  • Photography Technology
  • Plant Systems
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Automotive Technologies

  • Automotive Service Technology

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Architecture & Construction
  • Construction
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Construction Technologies

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options

Energy Technologies

  • Natural Gas Compression Program
  • Pipeline Integrity Technology
  • Power Plant Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design/Drafting
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Design/Pre-Construction
Engineering Technologies
  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design/Drafting
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Visual Communications Technologies

  • Photography Technology
  • Maintenance/Operations
Construction Technologies
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options

Engineering Technologies

  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Instrumentation Technology

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
  • Audio & Video Technology & Film
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Visual Communications Technologies

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology
  • Journalism & Broadcasting   ·    Performing Arts
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Visual Communications Technologies

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology
  • Printing Technology
Visual Communications Technologies
  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology
  • Telecommunications
Construction Technologies
  • Electrical

Engineering Technologies

  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Instrumentation Technology

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies
  • Visual Arts
Visual Communications Technologies
  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Business, Management & Administration
  • Administrative & Information Support
  • Business Analysis
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies
  • Business Financial Management & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Management
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development
  • Marketing
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Visual Communications Technologies

  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study
Education & Training
  • Administration & Administrative Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/Training
Arts & Sciences
  • Pre-Education

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Finance
  • Banking & Related Services
  • Business Financial Management
  • Financial & Investment Planning
  • Insurance Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study
Government & Public Administration
  • Governance
  • Public Management & Administration
  • Regulation
  • Revenue & Taxation
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development
  • National Security
Arts & Sciences
  • Enterprise Development
  • Planning
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Health Science
  • Biotechnology Research & Development
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science

Engineering Technologies

  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Instrumentation Technology

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Nursing
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Diagnostic Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Health Informatics
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics

Visual Communications Technologies

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology
  • Support Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science

Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts
  • Therapeutic Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Nursing
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Hospitality & Tourism
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant Food & Beverage Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Travel & Tourism
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study
Human Services
  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Family & Community Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development
  • Early Childhood Development & Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Pre-Education
  • Personal Care Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Information Technology
  • Information Support & Services
Information Technologies
  • Information Technologies
  • Interactive Media
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Development
Information Technologies
  • Information Technologies

Visual Communications Technologies

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Correction Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security & Protective Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science
  • Business

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Manufacturing
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
Automotive Technologies
  • Automotive Service Technology

Construction Technologies

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Electrical

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options

Energy Technologies

  • Power Plant Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Instrumentation Technology

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics

Watchmaking

  • Watchmaking
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
Engineering Technologies
  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design/Drafting
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Production
Energy Technologies
  • Power Plant Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design/Drafting
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Welding & Metal Fabrication
Construction Technologies
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Electrical

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Professional Sales & Marketing
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Visual Communications Technologies

  • Photography Technology
  • E-Marketing
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Visual Communications Technologies

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Photography Technology
  • Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Communications & Promotion
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Engineering & Technology
Energy Technologies
  • Natural Gas Compression Program
  • Pipeline Integrity Technology
  • Power Plant Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design/Drafting
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Science & Math
Arts & Sciences
  • Allied Health Science
  • Business

Energy Technologies

  • Power Plant Technology

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology

Information Technologies

  • Information Technologies

Career Cluster Career Pathway(s) Suggested OSUIT Program(s) of Study

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Automotive Technologies
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options

Engineering Technologies

  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Logistics Planning & Management Services
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development

Energy Technologies

  • Pipeline Integrity Technology
  • Sales & Service
  • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Enterprise Development
  • Transportation Operations
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Automotive Technologies

  • Automotive Service Technology

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies

  • All Degree Options
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations
Arts & Sciences
  • Business

Engineering Technologies

  • Electrical/Electronics Technologies
  • Electromechanical Technologies
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology