Degrees and Certificates

Degrees and Certificates

​​ Ariel Hall

COTC offers multiple pathways to career success.

Associate Degree: An award that requires completion of at least 60 semester credit hours. COTC offers three types of associate degrees:

  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to any public four-year university in Ohio.
  • Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degrees have a specific career focus and prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation.
  • Associate of Technical Studies degrees are a customized degree designed by COTC and the student with a clearly identifiable career objective. 

Major: An area of specialization within an applied associate degree that includes at least 12 semester credit hours.

One-Year Certificate: An award for the completion of at least 30 semester credit hours for a specific career.

Short-Term Certificate: An award for the completion of less than 30 semester credit hours for a specific career. 

Each link listed below contains detailed program information, links to learning outcomes, plans of study, and additional information for each area of study.

Arts and Sciences

Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

Associate of Technical Studies

Engineering Technology Careers

Engineering Technology

Electric Transmission & Power Distribution Technology

Heavy Equipment Operation Technology
       No new applicants being accepted

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Business and Information Technology Careers

Accounting Technology
Business Management Technology
Culinary Science Technology
       No new applicants being accepted
Digital Media Design Technology
Information Technology

Public Services and Safety Careers

Criminal Justice Technology

Early Childhood Education Technology

Emergency Medical Services Technology

Fire Science Technical Rescue

Fire Science Technology

Forensic Science Technology
     No new applicants being accepted

Human Services Program

Law Enforcement Technology

Healthcare Careers

Anesthesia Technology

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
Health Services Technology
Healthcare Certificates
Nursing Technology

Radiologic Science Technology

Surgical Technology

COTC Short-Term Technical Certificates

Bookkeeping Skills Certificate
Architectural CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Certificate
Basic Baking and Pastry Skills Certificate
    No new applicants being accepted
Basic Culinary Skills Certificate
    No new applicants being accepted
Peace Officer Basic Training  
Civil CAD (Computer Aided Drafting)
Emergency Medical Services Technician
Heavy Equipment Operation Technology Certificate
    No new applicants being accepted
State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
Addiction Studies Certificate
Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional Certificate
Community Health Worker Certificate
Electrocardiography Certificate
Home Healthcare Provider Certificate
Phlebotomy Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Certificate
    No new applicants being accepted
Mental Health Technician Certificate

One-Year Certificate/Degree Programs

Emergency Medical Services Paramedic
Surgical Technology
Practical Nursing
Culinary Science
    No new applicants being accepted
Human Resources 

Office Administration