Distance Education at Oregon Institute of Technology
Hands-on education for real-world achievement
At Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), we understand that working professionals like you are busy and determined to advance your education as quickly and conveniently as possible. That's why we offer a growing number of academic programs through online delivery. Online education at OIT is designed to provide the maximum opportunity for employment and promotion. Taking courses online allows you the flexibility to fit a quality education into your demanding schedule.
Founded in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology offers rigorous, practical education emphasizing the application of theory for real-world solutions. OIT is a public university and member of the Oregon University System. OIT prepares students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities.
Don't Confuse OIT with Generic Online Colleges
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, with an option in Applications Development, and the Bachelor of Science in Operations Management are currently available to students across the country. But long before online education was an option — more than 60 years ago, in fact — OIT was already engineering robust academic programs and working to provide relevant, applicable technology degrees.
Today, OIT retains the quality that has always defined its campus programs, while extending new offerings to technology and business students outside of Oregon. Corporate recruiters recognize the OIT name, and graduates recognize the OIT advantage.
What to Expect from OIT
Expertise & Employability
Why should you choose Oregon Institute of Technology? Because OIT is a recognized authority in technology and management education. OIT provides focused curriculum and real-world training, which help graduates become highly knowledgeable and employable professionals in the business and IT industries.
Less is More
At OIT the degree programs you'll find are dedicated to technical career preparation, emphasizing rigorous, yet practical, course work. OIT instructors bring industry experience and background to their classes, so students learn the environment and the subject matter of their chosen fields.
OIT is the Established Leader
After 60 years of establishment, OIT boasts the following attributes:
- 95% of OIT's recent graduates secured employment within 6 months of graduation
- 81% found employment in fields related to their degree programs
- OIT's BS graduates command salaries of $52,000 or more, on average
- Companies like Nike, CDI Solutions, and Mentor Graphics seek to hire OIT graduates
- OIT is the Northwest's only public institute of technology
Online Student Support
New students work with a Distance Education advisor to receive guidance regarding academic planning. An initial phone appointment with an advisor will help determine which courses you will need to take to complete your degree online at OIT. These advisors remain available to assist you throughout your program.
Start Dates and Class Schedules
The academic calendar at OIT follows a quarter schedule. Classes run about ten weeks in length. Summer term is eight weeks in length.
Online students may be eligible for financial aid, and it is available to those who qualify. If you are applying for financial aid from OIT, please note that you will need to be enrolled in at least six credit hours per term at OIT.