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.
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.
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.
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).
Under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses, electrocardiography 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.
The Institute for Public Safety at COTC offers an Associate of Applied Science in EMS Technology that is composed of the EMT and paramedic certificates as well as selected general education classes. The AAS is a two-year program and the best choice for students seeking a professional career in EMS with the ability for promotion and advancement.
The Institute of Public Services & Safety at COTC offers a one year OBR approved paramedic certificate program for students interested in becoming certified paramedics. After completing the certificate, the student will be eligible to apply to take The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic exam. Classes are offered on COTC’s Knox and Pataskala campuses.
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.
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.
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.