Get an early start on college with CCP


CCP Student Guide cover page. College Credit Plus is the dual-enrollment program in Ohio that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses through Central Ohio Technical College. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no cost to students and families.

Students have the opportunity to participate in College Credit Plus (CCP) with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in three different ways:

  • COTC college courses are taught by high school teachers at the high school. (Partnering high school)
  • COTC college courses are taught by COTC faculty at the high school. (Partnering high school)
  • COTC college courses are taught by COTC faculty at any of COTC’s four campuses and/or online.

View our CCP Student Guide to learn more about steps to enroll and pathways students can pursue to get an early start on college.

CCP State of Ohio Updates

New CCP Requirements – House Bill 110

As of October 1, 2021, colleges and universities and secondary schools must provide information about mature subject matter in college courses to students and parents or guardians.  

Based on legislature in House Bill 110, now part of Ohio Revised Code 3365.035: the subject matter of a course enrolled in under the College Credit Plus program may include mature subject matter or materials, including those of a graphic, explicit, violent, or sexual nature, that will not be modified based upon the College Credit Plus enrollee participation regardless of where course instruction occurs. 

CCP students and parents/guardians will (both) be required to sign a Mature Subject Matter Permission Slip acknowledging college courses may include “mature subject matter” as defined in Ohio Revised Code 3365.035.

Additionally, as part of the enrollment process, CCP students will be required to answer a couple of questions on a form related to college courses potentially including “mature subject matter.”  

CCP students (and/or parents/guardians) can request to review a course syllabus to preview learning goals, objectives, assignments, and potential for the course to include “mature subject matter” prior to registering for a COTC class by emailing:

CCP Eligibility for 2023-2024 

The State of Ohio has finalized and expanded the CCP Eligibility rule for the school year 2023-2024. The expanded CCP Eligibility rule went into effect February 13, 2022. View the expanded CCP Eligibility rule on the State’s website. 

Students who are eligible for CCP must also meet any COTC course requirements prior to enrolling. 

Contact our CCP team at or call 740-366-9222 regarding questions related to CCP Eligibility. 

CCP Student Success

Get an early start on college with CCP

Lyndsey, a current law school student, completed the first two years of her bachelor’s degree at Central Ohio Technical College allowing her to save money that enabled her to pursue a law degree.