Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is a state-assisted, post-secondary institution of higher education offering associate degree and certificate programs in business, health, engineering and public service technologies.
The college is located in Newark about 40 miles east of Columbus. The college shares the 200-acre Newark campus and some personnel and services with The Ohio State University at Newark. Classes are also offered at full-service locations at Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala extended campuses.
COTC and Ohio State Newark have separate governing boards of trustees, faculties and programs. Students share in social, sporting and cultural activities and are considered one student body.
Over 3000 students are enrolled at COTC each year. The college has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges since 1975. More than 13,000 students have graduated.
The COTC service district includes Licking, Knox and Coshocton counties, an area of 1,784 square miles and home for more than 268,000 people. About 52 percent of the students come from this district. They average 23 years of age and about 80 percent are part-time students.
The faculty and administrators are continually evaluating the technical and general education curricula to ensure that the college is meeting the employment needs of Central Ohio. Technology advisory committees, composed of professionals, labor representatives and others play an important role in this process.
Faculty members are carefully selected for their academic credentials as well as for their actual work experience in technical fields.
COTC's technology programs are organized within five academic areas: Arts and Sciences, Engineering Technology, Business and Information Technology Careers, Healthcare Careers and Public Service and Safety Careers. Each technology program at COTC includes general education courses the college regards as essential for the education of every student. These studies allow a student to acquire
the necessary abilities to obtain and keep a job, listen and read with understanding, speak and write clearly, think soundly and employ mathematics quickly and
Most COTC graduates immediately enter the job market.
Some graduates choose to continue their work at another college or university. The AA and AS transfer seamlessly to any public four-year institution in Ohio. The college has articulation agreements with a number of four-year institutions in Ohio for most of its applied business and applied science degrees.
Central Ohio Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Phone: 312.263.0456. ncahigherlearningcommission.org
COTC is also a member of the American Association for Higher Education, the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Council on Education, the American Technical Education Association, the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges and the Ohio College Association.