What is the difference between engineering and engineering
Engineering and engineering technology are separate but closely
related professional areas.
Engineering programs often focus on theory and conceptual design,
while engineering technology programs usually focus on
application and implementation. Engineering programs typically
require additional, higher-level mathematics, while engineering
technology programs typically focus on courses that are more
practical than theoretical in nature.
Graduates from engineering programs often pursue entry-level work
involving conceptual design or research and
development. Graduates of two-year engineering technology
programs likely assume engineering technician positions in
maintenance, production or product development.
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the
The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or
degree are listed in a plan of study.
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students at COTC have the flexibility to take classes
face-to-face or online. The engineering technology program has
courses that must be completed face-to-face for students to learn
through hands-on experience using equipment and technology
in the engineering technology program.
Are there any student organizations on campus related to
Society of Engineering Technology (SET)
Current students in any engineering technology program can
join the Society of Engineering Technology (SET), a
student organization for both COTC and Ohio State Newark
students. Students who are part of SET can gain awareness of
educational and career opportunities available to
their preferred engineering technology
field. Advisor: Whitney Tussing.
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for
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 NWKemail@example.com.
Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate
Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a
bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year
college or university. Many of COTC’s general education courses
are transferrable to public universities in Ohio. Some
universities also accept transfer credit of technical courses in
engineering technology. Graduates may consider:
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.