A new relationship between Central Ohio Technical College and Capital University will allow students to seamlessly transfer between both institutions. The presidents of the two institutions signed a Transfer Articulation Plan (TAP) yesterday (Monday) outlining the partnership agreement guaranteeing admissions to Central Ohio Technical College students at Capital University in all programs except Nursing. The agreement also allows Capital students interested in technical programs access to COTC.
"It's a great agreement for both institutions," said COTC President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D. "Agreements like this help yield well-rounded professionals."
"The needs of students always come first," said Capital University President Denvy Bowman, Ph.D. "Students in our criminal justice program may be very interested in the public service and safety associate degree programs available at COTC."
In recent years, The State of Ohio has asked technical and community colleges to work with universities on developing articulation agreements which ease the transition between institutions and remove barriers for students.
"By signing this articulation agreement, COTC and Capital University have taken a big step toward making a college degree more accessible and more affordable for students and their families," said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey. "These seamless transitions between two-year and four-year schools can make a huge difference as students are planning for their future, and can allow them to earn a bachelor's degree at a lower cost. I am pleased that Ohio's colleges and universities see the value in these agreements."
With the addition of Capital University, COTC now has articulation agreements with 22 four-year institutions.
"We are all about providing options for our graduates," said Coe. "A high-quality, private institution like Capital University is a wonderful opportunity for our students."
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.
Located in the Columbus, Ohio, community of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school that transforms lives through higher education. Its relevant liberal arts core and deep professional programs are delivered in a demanding, hands-on environment by internationally renowned professors who care deeply about engaging students in and out of the classroom. This high-impact learning gives students the knowledge, focus and experience they need to become purposeful leaders in their communities, their fields, and their world.