College Policies


Central Ohio Technical College approves, issues and maintains all college-wide policies using a consistent process and format. A college-wide process provides continuity, ease of access and understanding, and transparent guidance to the college community. Contact Jan Tomlinson, executive assistant to the president, at​ or 740.364.9510 with questions about policy content or how a policy applies.

College policies provide specific direction for operations, administration or programs. Policies are applicable college-wide and are developed through the college policy process and adopted by they executive leadership team, which may additionally take them to the COTC Board of Trustees at its discretion. Policies enhance the college’s mission and operational efficiency, mandate action or constraints, and must be consistent with relevant statutes, regulations, bylaws or rules. Interim policies may be approved when regulatory, accreditation or other urgent needs require the policy to be in place before the college’s policy formulation process can be finalized.

The college policies web page is furnished to provide convenient access to college-wide policies. Please note that individual units may maintain departmental governing documents/standard operating procedures applying only to that unit that are not in conflict with college-wide policies. Such documents do not override college-wide policies. It is the responsibility of all individuals to identify and familiarize themselves with all college policies.


Policies providing the framework for college governance and general administrative matters.

1.1.10 College Policy Process
1.1.11 Freedom of Expression Policy; SB40 Report; Campus Space Rules
1.1.20 Public Records Policy; Ohio Public Records Act
1.1.22 Records Management Policy
1.1.25 Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
1.1.26 Sexual Misconduct Policy; Title IX Flowchart
1.1.3 Responsible Use of Computers Policy
1.1.40 IT Security Policy

Human Resources

Policies related to the work relationship with the college

Business and Finance

3.1.01 COTC Expenditure Policy
3.1.02 COTC Accounts Payable Policy
3.1.03 COTC Accounts Receivable Policy
3.1.04 COTC Asset Management Policy
3.1.05 COTC Petty Cash Policy
3.1.06 Leases Policy
3.1.07 Short-Term Investments Policy
3.1.08 Federal Awards Policy
3.1.09 Purchasing
3.1.10 Travel

Academic Affairs – Gateway/Enrollment Services

Academic and Enrollment Policies and Procedures
4.1.10 Time Limit for Completing Degree Requirements Policy
4.2.10 Prior Learning Assessment Policy
4.3.10 Assessment and Pla​cement Policy
4.4.10 Faculty Qual​ifications and Credential​ing Policy
4.5.10 Religious Accommodations for Students Policy

5.1.10 Withdrawal Policy
5.1.20 Privacy and Release of Student Education Records Policy
5.1.30 Short Message Service (SMS) Texting Policy
5.1.40 Valuing Our Veterans: Support & Assistance Policy
5.1.50 Student Demographic and Personal Identity Policy

Syllabus College-Wide Policies and Important Links for all student class syllabi​​

COTC’s Privacy Statement

Student Life

6.1.01 Concern and Feedback Policy
6.1.02 Student Death Policy
6.1.03 Code of Student Conduct Policy
6.1.04 Anti-Hazing Policy