Higher Ed Partnerships

Higher Ed Partnerships

Dual Admission 

Dual admission allows students to be enrolled both at COTC and another college or university at the same time.  This allows students to take advantage of programs and services such as library privileges, advising, and academic support at both institutions, while seamlessly earning both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree.

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  • Academic support services at both schools (tutoring, library, advising);
  • Student activities (athletics, career counseling);
  • Attainment of a bachelor’s seamlessly and at a lower cost;
  • Collaborative arrangement of financial aid;
  • Programs that lead to professional advancement;
  • Small classes with qu ality faculty

Dual Admission Partner

Currently, COTC has an agreement with Ohio Dominican University (ODU) for Accounting Technology, but seeks to add several more partners in the near future.

Ohio Dominican University Partnership:
Students in the program will be expected to take at least one course per semester with ODU, but may do so at the tuition rate equivalent to that paid by students in ODU’s LEAD program. Students completing the bachelor’s degree in accounting will be eligible to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination.

The Gateway, cotcgateway@cotc.edu, 740-366-9222.
Torrance Powell (ODU Advising), powellt1@ohiodominican.edu, 614-251-4234.

Articulation Agreements

Many Ohio four year colleges and universities will afford the COTC student the opportunity to transfer most if not all of their COTC credit course work into an established program at the four year institution.  An articulation agreement between COTC and a four year institution is a guarantee to the COTC student that specific coursework taken at COTC will enable that student to be granted transfer credit into a particular program at the four year institution.

How an Articulation Agreement Works

Each institution follows their own admissions processes.  A COTC student who wishes to transfer to a four year institution would contact the Admissions Office at the four year institution and follow their processes for application to the four year school.  During the application process, the student must self-identify as a Central Ohio Technical College graduate/former student and indicate a desire to evoke the articulation agreement between the two institutions.  The four year college Admissions staff will then inform the student of the steps that must be taken for this process to be implemented. For further information on these agreements, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 740-364-9543.

COTC Articulation Agreements with 4-Year Institutions

Four-Year Institution
Articulation Agreement Area & Expiration Date
​A.T. Still University
​Tuition discount. No Expiration date
The University of Akron Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN).   No Expiration Date
​​Capital University  All Degrees. No Expiration date.
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Forensic Science.  No expiration date.
​​University of CincinnatiFire Science Technology. No expiration date.
University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN). 

​Expires December 5, 2021

DeVry University
All Degrees.   No expiration date.
Excelsior College All Degrees. No expiration date.
Franklin University
All Degrees.  No expiration date.
Heidelberg University All degrees. Expires April 1, 2020
Indiana Wesleyan
All Degrees.  No expiration date.
Kettering College Health Sciences, emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. No Expiration date.
Miami Unive rsityBachelor of Science in Commerce No expiration date.
Mount St. Joseph University
Criminal Justice.  Expires June, 2019.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Accounting, Business Management, Human Service/Social Work.  No expiration date.
Muskingum University
All Degrees.  No expiration date.
Notre D ame College Associate of Arts and Associate of Science. June 30, 2019
Ohio Christian University
All Degrees.  No expiration date.
Ohio Dominican University
All Degrees.  No expiration date.
Associate of Arts, Associate of Science pathway
The Ohio State University

Technical Education & Training Program for Business Management, Computer Programming, Digital Media Design, Early Childhood Development, and Social Work. 


No expiration date.

Ohio University


Bachelor of Criminal Justice.  Expires June 30, 2020.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Management.  Expires June 30, 2020.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN).  Expires June 30, 2020 .

Oregon Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography . No Expiration Date
Bachelor of Science in Echocardiography. No Expiration Date
Bachelor of Science in Vascular Technology. No Expiration Date
Otterbein University
Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.  June 30, 2021
​​Salem International University  Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science to Bachelor. No expiration date.
Strayer University
All degrees.  No expiration date.
Tiffin University
Business Management, Criminal Justice, Forensics, and Law Enforcement.  No expiration date.
University of Phoenix
All degrees.  No expiration date.
Western Governors University (WGU) All degrees.  No expiration date.