Accreditations & Memberships

Overview

Accreditations

Central Ohio Technical College is fully accredited at the institutional level by the ​Higher Learning Commission.
Address:  230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411​
Phone: 312.263.0456; Fax: 312.263.7462​. The process is cyclical with the last reaffirmation of accreditation occurring in 2018-2019.

In addition to accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, many of COTC’s academic programs are accredited by one of the following agencies.

Accrediting Agency: Academic Program:
Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP) Business Management Technology
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP​)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology

Address: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300; Fax: 312.704.5304
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Education Technology, Early Childhood Development & Teaching options
State Department of Public Safety Emergency Medical Services Technology
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Providers (CoAEMSP).
Emergency Medical Services Technology
Technology Accreditation Committee of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC-ABET). Engineering Technology Programs
Architectural Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress​ ​Fire Science Technology
Council for Standards in Human Services Education. 
The Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) has been approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to serve as an accrediting body
Human Services Technology
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
(accredited by each acad​emy offering)
Law Enforcement Technology
Peace Officer Basic Training
Accreditation Commi​ssion for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)​ (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).

Address: 3343 Peachtree Rd, NE., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326;
Phone: 404.975.5000
Nursing Technology, Associate Degree Nursing
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Science Technology
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 
Surgical Technology
Other Certifications/Licensures (Programmatic)  
Ohio Department ​of Education, Pre-Kindergarten Licensure Early Childhood Education Technology, Teaching option
Ohio Board of Nursing Nursing Technology, Associate Degree Nursing
Ohio Board of Nursing Nursing Technology, Practical Nursing Certificate
Student State Licensure, National Certification and National Registration
Pass Rates
 
Ohio Board of Nursing Nursing Technology, Associate Degree Nursing
Ohio Board of Nursing Nursing Technology, Practical Nursing Certificate
National​​ Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting Surgical Technology
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiologic Science Technology
Ohio Department of Education Early Childhood Education Technology – Teaching option

Memberships

Central Ohio Technical College is a member​ of the Higher Learning Commission; the American Association for Higher Education; the American Association of Community Colleges; the American Council on Education; the American Technical Education Association, Inc.; the National League for Nursing; the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges; the Ohio College Association; the Ohio Two-Year College Placement Association; the League for Innovation in the Community College and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. COTC programs qualify for Veterans Administration benefits.

State Authorization

What is State Authorization?

State authorization refers to federal, state and professional licensing board regulations that impact online postsecondary educational programs offered across state lines that lead to professional licensure or certification. Compliance with these regulations ensures that your degree from Central Ohio Technical College (COTC)  will be recognized, COTC students will be eligible to sit for licensure in states other than Ohio, and COTC students have access to state licensure information.

SARA

The state of Ohio is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), an agreement that establishes common standards for states offering online/distance learning education courses and programs to students in other states while maintaining compliance with state regulations. As a member participating in SARA, COTC can offer educational opportunities in all 49 SARA member states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico without seeking individual approval in each state. COTC was approved as a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) in 2015.

To learn more about NC-SARA, visit nc-sara.org.

Authorization & Academic Approval by State

Out-of-state students who are seeking a professional license program through online courses at Central Ohio Technical College should first contact their home state licensing agency. NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for these programs, and Ohio licensing requirements may not meet the criteria of other state.

​​​Licensure Programs State Authorization Information​

Accreditation

Central Ohio Technical College is fully accredited at the institutional level by the ​Higher Learning Commission.
Address:  230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411​
Phone: 312.263.0456; Fax: 312.263.7462​. The process is cyclical with the last reaffirmation of accreditation occurring in 2018-2019.

Contact

Chad Weirick, EdD
Dean of Arts and Sciences
740.755.7327

Academic student complaint procedure
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Completion Plan

Central Ohio Technical College is undertaking a definitive shift in how we guide, support, teach, and care for our students. The 2021-23 biennial completion plan reflects the strategic goals of the institution during this two-year period. Additionally, the goals within this plan are aligned to the college’s current strategic framework. At its core, this completion plan is our roadmap for how we will improve our service to students, help them stay on track, and ultimately move them towards a successful graduation.

 

COTC Completion Plan 2021-2023