Academics

Overview
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Explore Degrees and Certificates

COTC offers multiple pathways to career success.

Choose from associate degree and certificate pathways. 

An associate degree requires completion of at least 60 semester credit hours. COTC offers three types of associate degrees:

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Plans of Study

All academic certificates and degrees at COTC have a plan of study that outline what courses need to be taken. Plans of study are reviewed annually and are updated as-needed to remain current and in line with industry standards, the job market and to meet regulatory/accreditation requirements. 

Students who wish to use financial aid must be certificate or degree seeking and be enrolled in a plan of study to use financial aid.

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Perkins V

​The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and continued Congress’ commitment in providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for quality career and technical education (CTE) programs for individuals seeking to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy.

Perkins V represents an important opportunity to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose and follow career and technical education programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value.