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Education to fit your goals.

College Credit Plus makes it possible to earn college and high school credits at the same time. Eligible students in grades 7-12 can earn college credit through COTC for free.

Earn a certificate or an associate degree. Our career programs are meant to help you get immediate employment upon graduation or you can start your bachelor’s degree here with a transfer degree. We partner with many four-year universities to easily transfer COTC credits to continue your education.

Return to COTC after one or more years. If you previously attended COTC, we are excited to welcome you back and help you get back on track to achieve your goals.

Keep college credits you earned somewhere else. Check out Transferology and let us help you review how close you are to completing a certificate or associate degree with COTC. Take a few classes with COTC as a visiting student to transfer back to your home institution.

Advance or change your career. You may be eligible for college credit based on an existing credential through the state of Ohio One-Year Option or your professional, and/or military experience and training.

Military and veteran students may have some additional benefits available to you. We can help you work through the admissions process and the forms you may need to complete to receive them.

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Upcoming semester start dates

  • Spring Semester – January 11, 2021
  • Summer Semester – May 17, 2021
  • Autumn Semester – August 25, 2021

Fast-track your career.

Learn job skills at COTC.

Fast-track your career.With your education from COTC, you will gain the confidence to enter the workforce with the technical skills to meet employers’ current needs. You are ready for immediate employment as soon as you complete one of our 50+ career programs. Employers are looking for you too – 92% of COTC graduates are employed in their field of study.

Whether you want to start a new career or advance in your current one, COTC can help make it possible.


Start your bachelor’s degree.

Begin your college journey at COTC.

Start your bachelor’s degree.Our world has changed over the past year, but not your goals. And now, more than ever, COTC is a great place to begin your bachelor’s degree. At COTC, you can stay at home and take many of the freshman and sophomore courses you’ll find at four-year universities – for a fraction of the cost.

Undecided about how long you’ll be in school? Or what to choose as a major at COTC? That’s OK. We’re here to help.


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Tell us about you as a student returning to COTC.

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We can review your college credits to see how close you are to completing a certificate and/or a degree.


College Credit Plus

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If you’re a high school student now

College Credit Plus (CCP) is an opportunity to earn both high school and college credits at the same time — at no cost to you. Students who are eligible to participate in CCP can pursue, and in some cases complete, a certificate or an associate degree while in high school.