Frequently Asked Questions


How quickly can I complete the business management technology program?

Students interested in the business management technology program can quickly complete a certificate and/or an associate degree.

The business management technology associate degree can be completed in two years for students who take classes full time. Students who attend full time (and take 3-5 classes on average per semester) will complete quicker than students who attend part time (and take 1-2 classes on average per semester).

There are certificates students can complete quickly, each in just two semesters in the business management technology program.

Students who complete a certificate have earned credits that can be applied towards the business management technology associate degree.

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. The business management technology program has multiple plans of study students can choose from. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students can complete a certificate and/or associate degree in business fully online, fully face-to-face or any combination of the two.

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate degree?

Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has transfer agreements in business with four-year colleges.

Students who know they want to pursue a bachelor’s degree can also consider a broader area of focus in business and complete the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in business. The Associate of Science with a concentration in Business is intended to transfer to any public, four-year college or university in Ohio. 

What is the difference between the Business Management Technology degree and the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Business?

Students who are undecided about which Associate Degree path in Business to choose should review a chart provided by the State of Ohio.

Getting Started in Business for Undecided Students

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.