Oregon Institute of Technology, more popularly called Oregon Tech or OIT, is a public institute of technology located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Established in 1947, it is the only one of its kind in the northwestern part of the United States and was founded initially to re-educate and train returning World War II veterans.
Today, in addition to its main campus in Klamath Falls, OIT maintains satellite campuses in Portland, Oregon, La Grande, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various technical and health-related fields and grants Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and non-degree professional certificates.
Recognizing the fact that today’s working professionals have to deal with a lot of pressures at work and at home that may make it difficult for them to attend regular on-campus classes to pursue higher education, OIT has an online distance education component that allows these working professionals to complete their certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degrees wherever they are as long as they have access to the Internet.
Courses offered online are mostly academic programs in the high-demand health technologies. These include four-year online degrees in Information Technology and in Operations Management. There is also a degree-completion program in Allied Health Management for students who have already earned their Associate degree. OIT is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Cost of tuition for Distance Education online degree programs is US$200 per credit hour. Thus a typical three-credit hour course would cost US$600. In addition, a distance delivery fee of US$60 is charged per online course. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students is extended to help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.