NEWARK, Ohio– There are many reasons why working adults believe they can’t go to college to get a degree which can further their career or change the direction of their life. One of them is that they simply don’t have the time. With work during the day and family obligations in the evening, students feel they won’t be able to take the classes they need to complete an associate degree. However, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) has added courses for autumn semester that can help make getting a degree more manageable. Students will have the option to take a limited number of courses at 6 a.m. during the week. Weekend classes are also available.
“Many of our students are working during the day and taking care of their children in the evening, or have other evening commitments, when the majority of the classes we offer are held,” said COTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Lauri White. “We wanted to give them some other options. By offering classes before their work day would start or on the weekend when they might have some more down time, we are making an associate degree a real possibility for working students.”
Psychology and English courses are being offered at 6 a.m. during the week this autumn. Biology, English and physics courses are being offered on Saturday.
“We really hope that students take advantage of this opportunity to take their classes before they go to work or on the weekend,” said White. “If we find that these class times work for students, we will add more classes at those times so students can complete their degrees in a way that works for them.”
Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.