Why COTC

Why COTC

 


Location, Location, Location, Location

That's four locations so you can take classes close to your home or workplace: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala. Start any degree at a campus near you or online for the ultimate convenience. All campuses have an academic advisor, tutor, IT lab and library resources to assist you in achieving your goals.

In, Out and On to a Career

Finish your education sooner with a two-year degree, one-year certificate or semester-long certificate in more than 45 degrees and certificate options. Our career programs are meant to help you get immediate employment upon graduation or move into a bachelor's degree at one of the 25 four-year institutions with which COTC has articulation agreements.

Save Money on a Bachelor's Degree

In addition to career programs, COTC offers an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science which fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree. The credits you earn in these degrees transfer to any public, four-year institution in Ohio. You'll enter as a junior and save money on your bachelor's degree when you start at COTC.

An Education for Less

Tuition at COTC is among the lowest in the state, but we go a step further to help you pay for college. In 2018-19 COTC offered more than $800,000 in scholarships. Students are automatically considered for most scholarships based their admission application and FAFSA – no separate scholarship application is required. Coshocton County residents may even go to COTC free with the COTC Coshocton Promise which guarantees that tuition will be covered for students with an annual household income of $60,000 or less.

Learn by Doing

The COTC difference is in the way you learn: by doing. Most of your time is spent in a lab to learn job skills that help you enter and do well in the workforce. Many programs use robotic and simulation technologies to provide reality-based — and sometimes dangerous — scenarios without risk. To apply those classroom concepts to the real word, students participate in an internship, clinical or practicum.

Support to Help You Succeed

Students come to COTC with differing levels of academic abilities and challenges both inside and outside the classroom. That's why COTC provides advice and support on a wide range of issues for all students for free! The Center for Student Success has tutors, open labs and a learning skills specialist. The Office of Student Life provides disability support, personal counseling, student organizations, fitness facilities and career counseling.

Success on Industry Exams

Our students excel on industry-based exams. Radiologic Science Technology students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national credentialing examination. Our practical nursing certificate graduates exceeded the national average on the NCLEX-PN by 3 percent. Peace officer basic training graduates' scores on the state certification exam were second best among open enrollment academies.

Accreditation Matters

COTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation is important not only because it demonstrates quality but also because it allows COTC students to received federal and state financial aid. It also ensures that credits earned will transfer to other schools if you choose to continue your education. Many individual programs have accreditation from national and international agencies that specialize in those fields. ​​​​​


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