Get an early start on college with CCP

Overview

Student Guide cover 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@mail.cotc.edu

COVID-19 

Policy changes have been made by the State of Ohio due to COVID-19. New students for the 20-21/21-22 school year are eligible to participate in CCP if they have a high school (unweighted) GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

COTC is providing placement testing for students on a limited basis for eligibility and admission consideration to CCP. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we prefer to test students remotely; however, some on-campus testing is available if needed. Connect with an Admissions Representative to determine whether you need placement testing: ccp@mail.cotc.edu

For more information about College Credit Plus at a state-level, see the Ohio Higher Ed University System of Ohio’s College Credit Plus Student and Parent Guide, or visit the College Credit Plus page


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.