Celebrating 50 Years

Reflect on our past, celebrate the present, redefine the future.


In July 2021, Central Ohio Technical College will kick-off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration.

Central Ohio Technical College’s 50th anniversary will be a special opportunity to:

  • reflect on the last five decades of growth and accomplishment;
  • honor the many stakeholders who have helped shape the institution;
  • increase public awareness of the college’s role in strengthening our community; and
  • celebrate what lies ahead as we look forward to the college’s next 50 years as a leading provider of an accessible, affordable and high-quality education for the diverse community of learners in Licking, Coshocton and Knox counties.

Throughout the 50th celebration, several events will take place on and off campus. Follow this page to find out more about our upcoming events beginning in July 2021, read about some outstanding alumni accomplishments, and witness a snapshot of how members of our campus community will give back in a variety of activities.

You can begin our celebration journey by reading about our history.


Vote on COTC’s 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Flavor

COTC and Velvet® Ice Cream Partner

Central Ohio Technical College and Velvet® Ice Cream are collaborating on a delightfully sweet venture to celebrate the college’s upcoming 50th anniversary. And we need your help.

We’re inviting all COTC faculty and staff, alumni, current students and members of the public to help choose a new limited-release Velvet Ice Cream flavor that will be produced exclusively for COTC’s 50th anniversary. We’ll announce the winner in July as an appetizing kickoff to our year-long anniversary celebration. You’ll be able to enjoy the winning flavor at fun anniversary events throughout the year. A limited release for public purchase is being considered.


COTC seeking nominations for 50 Notable Alumni

For almost 50 years, Central Ohio Technical College graduates have made significant contributions to their professions and communities. They are viewed as rising stars by their managers and peers and are established professionals acknowledged for their expertise. Here’s an opportunity to put them in the spotlight and share their story.