What is Ohio State ATI?

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a two-year institute in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Ohio State ATI students can earn an Associate’s degree in one or more of 30 majors or “technologies.”   Each program of study provides excellent career preparation, combining coursework with a variety of hands-on practical experiences and the opportunity to make professional contacts with industry insiders. Students who successfully complete prescribed courses earn an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree.

The Associate of Science degree allows students to complete 50 percent of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in agriculture or natural resources at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. This degree also includes the transfer module, a common set of general education courses which apply to other bachelor’s degree programs in Ohio. The Associate of Science degree program offers many advantages: students begin work toward a bachelor’s degree in a smaller, more personal environment, which features one-on-one advising and an excellent faculty/student ratio.

The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students for middle management careers by combining general education courses with hands-on classes that provide state-of-the-art technical and business preparation. Students in any Ohio State ATI program may earn this degree.

For more information, see http://ati.osu.edu/


Ohio State ATI is located near the city of Wooster, Ohio, on Rt. 250, Dover Road. It is adjacent to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).


Take Rt. 30 West. Take the Apple Creek Road exit. Turn left at onto Apple Creek Road. Follow Apple Creek Road until it dead ends at Rt. 250. Turn right on 250 (Dover Rd.) and drive about 5 miles. You will come to an overpass, a Highway Patrol station, and then ATI will be on your right. Turn right into Garrison Circle. The Upward Bound Office is in 030 Skou Hall.