How quickly can I complete the EFDA certificate?
The EFDA certificate is two semesters long. Students take one
course in autumn semester and one course in spring semester to
complete the certificate.
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students are required to take classes in person. All classes are
located at CTEC:
Newark OH 43055
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the
program I want to study?
The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or
degree are listed in a plan of study.
What type of financial assistance is available?
The EFDA certificate is eligible for the short-term
certificate grant available to students with demonstrated
financial need as well as students who are currently in or
exiting foster care. Each student may receive a one-time grant of
up to $2,000 to assist with tuition and fees (does not include
the cost of books and supplies). To be considered, students must
submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate
Grant Application or the Short-term Certificate Foster Youth
Connect with the Office of
Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or
What are the requirements for admission to the EFDA
- Be a certified dental assistant (CDA) or a registered dental
- Have two years of chairside experience in a dental office
- Complete EMS-100 or have
the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS)
for Healthcare Providers including Adults, Children and Infants
How do I get started at COTC?
Follow the COTC Steps to
Enroll to get started. Contact the admissions office at 740.366.9222 or