Engineering and Information Technology Careers


COTC’s engineering technology program help students gain the necessary high-tech career skills to join the workforce of tomorrow — for both established and new industries. With input from existing local employers, these degrees and certificates are designed to give students a well-rounded base of education that will allow them to move into any type of high performance manufacturing at the technician level.

And due to Intel’s announcement that they will invest $20 billion in two semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Licking County, creating 3,000 permanent jobs, the region’s high-tech industrialization will continue to accelerate rapidly. Intel plans to hire 70% of its Ohio workforce at the associate degree level. While earning an associate degree does not guarantee employment, COTC’s electrical engineering technology degree positions individuals extremely well for roles at Intel and many other manufacturing firms. 


Electrical Engineering Technology

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology can pursue a career in a wide variety of industries. Many things rely on electrical engineering: computers, telephones, radio, television, radar and sonar, just to name some examples.

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Engineering Technology

The Central Ohio Technical College Engineering Technology (ET) program prepares graduates for exciting careers in a diverse array of STEM-based career paths.


Industrial Electrician Certificate

Students who earn the Industrial Electrician Certificate will work closely with Electrical Engineers to design and develop industrial equipment. The Industrial Electrician Certificate offers students an introduction to the field of Electrical Engineering, an opportunity to learn CAD, and to enter the workforce as Engineering Technicians. Students who complete the Industrial Electrician Certificate can continue on to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree.

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Information Technology

Technology continues to develop and change at a rapid pace, requiring a workforce with technical knowledge to design, develop, support and maintain the software, hardware and infrastructure required for quality systems.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Across the U.S. and around the world, small, unmanned aircraft systems (drones under 55 pounds) are rapidly transforming business and industry. COTC has partnered with the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) to offer a credit-bearing drone training program that will prepare students to take remote pilot certification exams.