All Degrees and Certificates

COTC offers multiple pathways to a career.

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Accounting Technology

Accounting technology education provides students with extensive opportunities for employment. Accounting technology students become proficient in computerized accounting and spreadsheet software.

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Addiction Studies Certificate

​The number of citizens affected by substance use disorder is in the millions and Ohio is severely affected. The Addiction Studies Certificate program prepares individuals to work in an entry-level position in many community health programs. Coursework includes training in how to assist individuals and families with a variety of issues arising from addiction problems. 

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Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

COTC graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Technology with this traditional five-semester plan of study.

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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts (AA) offers students the opportunity to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree affordably and transition to any public college or university in Ohio.

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Associate of Technical Studies

Create your own plan of study to meet your unique career goals. Students can create their own degree plan and earn an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) through two different options: the one year option or by combining areas of study.


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Associate of Science

Student’s pursuing the Associate of Science (AS) may take courses that fit a variety of four-year major pathways that are available at a selection of convenient times on Central Ohio Technical College’s campuses, as well as online.

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Behavioral and Mental Health Certificate

Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment. They are employed in hospitals, community mental health centers, psychiatric clinics, social service agencies and geriatric nursing homes.

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Bookkeeping Certificate

Students who choose to study bookkeeping within the accounting technology program at COTC gain knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment as a bookkeeper. Bookkeepers record financial transactions such as purchases, sales and payments for a person or business/organization. 

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Business Management Technology

The Associate of Applied Business in Business Management Technology at COTC is a fully accredited online program. Students will take a variety of courses in the areas of human resources, marketing, management and entrepreneurship to prepare for today’s business world. 

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Community Health Certificate

Having a Community Health Certificate enables you to be a front line public health worker who serves as a liaison or intermediary between the community and health/social services.

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Criminal Justice Technology

The criminal justice technology degree at COTC prepares students for a rewarding career in criminal justice. Those who enroll in the program can expect to learn about the three facets of the justice system: law enforcement, corrections and courts. 

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Customer Relations

The customer relations certificate examines problem-solving and caring for customers’ needs. Students will enhance their skillsets with an emphasis on communication, active listening, empathy, adaptability and time management. 

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology

COTC is excited to offer the first and only accelerated Bachelor of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology degree in Ohio. Students can choose to major in general or cardiac ultrasound. 

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Digital Media Design Technology

The digital media design curriculum at COTC is a broad and intensive exploration of the process and the business of digital design. Students can expect to study the principles of design, color theory, social media and typography. Students will also take courses in specific digital software tools. Skills taught include critical thinking, design approaches, the underlying theories of digital media and a variety of digital media production techniques.

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Digital Media Technology Certificate

This certificate program provides students the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in a variety of multimedia production areas, including industry standard software (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud applications); professional concepts (e.g., social media, interactive and web technologies, print production) and digital media hardware (e.g., digital cameras, scanners, recording equipment).


Electrical Engineering Technology

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology can pursue a career in a wide variety of industries. Many things rely on electrical engineering: computers, telephones, radio, television, radar and sonar, just to name some examples.

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Early Childhood Education Technology

The early childhood education technology program at COTC prepares students for rewarding careers as professional lead and assistant teachers of children birth through preschool ages and as assistant teachers in the public school setting.

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Electrocardiograph Technician Certificate

Under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses, electrocardiograph technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity (EKG/ECG diagnostic examinations) and report results to the treatment team. These measurements are used to assist cardiologists and other physicians in diagnosing and treating problems with a patient’s heart and blood vessels.

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Electrocardiography for the Cardiac Sonographer Certificate

This short-term certificate program allows sonographers and sonography students to quickly upskill or advance their careers as electrocardiography (EKG) technicians. Students learn how to interpret and perform electrocardiograms (EKGs/ECGs) and, upon completion, are eligible to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam. 


Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate

COTC offers initial EMT courses in conjunction with our affiliated partners at CTEC of Licking County, Knox County Career Center, and the Ohio Fire Academy. EMS 120 is a 7-credit hour/one-semester course. Students completing the course will be eligible to apply to take The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician exam.

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Engineering Technology

The Central Ohio Technical College Engineering Technology (ET) program prepares graduates for exciting careers in a diverse array of STEM-based career paths.

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Entrepreneurship Certificate

The entrepreneurship certificates introduce students to key concepts applicable to entrepreneurship and running a start-up company.

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Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate

This certificate program trains certified dental assistants in the art of restorative dentistry. EFDAs perform advanced remediable intra-oral dental procedures (sealants and fillings) under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

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Fire Science Technical Rescue

Technical rescue is a highly specialized “high risk/low frequency” area of fire department operations that requires a disproportionate amount of training and education when compared to “low risk / high frequency” operations in Fire and Emergency Services (FES).

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Fire Science Technology

Begin or advance your career as a firefighter with an Associate of Appied Science in Fire Science Technology from COTC. The two-year program at COTC is the only degree program in central Ohio accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). ​

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Fire with EMT Certificate

Students who pursue the Fire with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate gain entry-level skills in both firefighting and emergency medical services. Many fire stations seek students with skills in both firefighting and emergency medical services. 

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Health Services Technology

Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Health Services Technology and become a healthcare technician who assists medical staff completing specialty tasks and accommodates patient needs.

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Home Healthcare Provider Certificate

Home health aides provide in-home care to people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment. Help is often provided to older adults in need of assistance. Many seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible; having the assistance of home health aides supports this option. 

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Human Resources Certificate

Students who choose to study human resources within the business program at COTC gain knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment as a human resources generalist. This certificate option allows students to gain proficiency in Microsoft® Office software programs.

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Human Services Program

The most rewarding aspect of a career in human services is the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping others and making a difference. Explore our program opportunities.


Industrial Electrician Certificate

Students who earn the Industrial Electrician Certificate will work closely with Electrical Engineers to design and develop industrial equipment. The Industrial Electrician Certificate offers students an introduction to the field of Electrical Engineering, an opportunity to learn CAD, and to enter the workforce as Engineering Technicians. Students who complete the Industrial Electrician Certificate can continue on to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree.

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Information Technology

Technology continues to develop and change at a rapid pace, requiring a workforce with technical knowledge to design, develop, support and maintain the software, hardware and infrastructure required for quality systems.

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Law Enforcement Technology

The law enforcement technology program at Central Ohio Technical College’s Institute for Public Safety offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology.

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LPN to Associate Degree Nursing

Central Ohio Technical College offers a four-semester transition option for licensed practical nurses. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses.

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Management Certificate

If you have interest in business management, the Management Certificate at COTC is a great place to begin. The Management Certificate includes coursework focusing on a variety of areas including business law and financial practices in business. Students will also gain experience and learn technologies commonly used in business.

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Medical Coding

The medical coding associate degree prepares students for employment as a medical billing and coding professional at many locations of employment.


Medical Coding One-year Certificate

The one-year Medical Coding Certificate can be completed in one calendar year and continues a student’s education to expand upon job opportunities.


Medical Coding Short-term Certificate

The short-term Medical Coding Certificate can be completed in just two semesters (less than a year) and is the quickest way to begin a career in medical coding.

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Office Administration Certificate

Students who choose to study office administration within the business program at COTC gain knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment in an office setting. This certificate option allows students to gain proficiency in Microsoft® Office software programs.

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Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing

Central Ohio Technical College offers a four-semester transition option for paramedics. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses. A student applying to the paramedic to ADN program must hold a current paramedic certificate to practice in the state of Ohio.


Patient Care Technician Certificate

Patient care technicians with multiple skills play a vital role in direct patient care. After completing the certificate, the student will be certified as a State Tested Nursing Aide and become certified in CPR. Phlebotomy and electrocardiogram (ECG) are also part of this certificate.

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Peace Officer Basic Training

Central Ohio Technical College’s Institute for Public Safety offers peace officer basic training designed to prepare students to meet the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.

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Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research or blood donations. They primarily work in hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary non-degree award from a phlebotomy program. Professional certification is highly desired for employment.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (known as LPNs or LVNs, depending on the state in which they work) provide basic medical care.

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Radiologic Science Technology

The radiologic science technology program at Central Ohio Technical College combines extensive classroom, laboratory and clinical learning situations to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice radiology.

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State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

Do you want to pursue a career in the health care field? Enrolling in Central Ohio Technical College’s STNA program is a great way to get started!

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Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are important members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel.