Healthcare Careers

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Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

COTC graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Technology with this traditional five-semester plan of study.

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Behavioral and Mental Health Certificate

Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment. They are employed in hospitals, community mental health centers, psychiatric clinics, social service agencies and geriatric nursing homes.

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Community Health Certificate

Having a Community Health Certificate enables you to be a front line public health worker who serves as a liaison or intermediary between the community and health/social services.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology

COTC is excited to offer the first and only accelerated Bachelor of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology degree in Ohio. Students can choose to major in general or cardiac ultrasound. 

electrocardiography students

Electrocardiograph Technician Certificate

Under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses, electrocardiograph technicians operate equipment that records and measures heart activity (EKG/ECG diagnostic examinations) and report results to the treatment team. These measurements are used to assist cardiologists and other physicians in diagnosing and treating problems with a patient’s heart and blood vessels.

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Electrocardiography for the Cardiac Sonographer Certificate

This short-term certificate program allows sonographers and sonography students to quickly upskill or advance their careers as electrocardiography (EKG) technicians. Students learn how to interpret and perform electrocardiograms (EKGs/ECGs) and, upon completion, are eligible to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam. 

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Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate

This certificate program trains certified dental assistants in the art of restorative dentistry. EFDAs perform advanced remediable intra-oral dental procedures (sealants and fillings) under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

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Health Services Technology

Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Health Services Technology and become a healthcare technician who assists medical staff completing specialty tasks and accommodates patient needs.

Home Healthcare Provider students

Home Healthcare Provider Certificate

Home health aides provide in-home care to people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment. Help is often provided to older adults in need of assistance. Many seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible; having the assistance of home health aides supports this option. 

LPN Nursing student

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing

Central Ohio Technical College offers a four-semester transition option for licensed practical nurses. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses.

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Medical Coding

The medical coding associate degree prepares students for employment as a medical billing and coding professional at many locations of employment.


Medical Coding One-year Certificate

The one-year Medical Coding Certificate can be completed in one calendar year and continues a student’s education to expand upon job opportunities.


Medical Coding Short-term Certificate

The short-term Medical Coding Certificate can be completed in just two semesters (less than a year) and is the quickest way to begin a career in medical coding.

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Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing

Central Ohio Technical College offers a four-semester transition option for paramedics. The curriculum provides a balance of general education and nursing courses. A student applying to the paramedic to ADN program must hold a current paramedic certificate to practice in the state of Ohio.


Patient Care Technician Certificate

Patient care technicians with multiple skills play a vital role in direct patient care. After completing the certificate, the student will be certified as a State Tested Nursing Aide and become certified in CPR. Phlebotomy and electrocardiogram (ECG) are also part of this certificate.

Phlebotomy Student and patients

Phlebotomy Certificate

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research or blood donations. They primarily work in hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary non-degree award from a phlebotomy program. Professional certification is highly desired for employment.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (known as LPNs or LVNs, depending on the state in which they work) provide basic medical care.

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Radiologic Science Technology

The radiologic science technology program at Central Ohio Technical College combines extensive classroom, laboratory and clinical learning situations to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice radiology.

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State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

Do you want to pursue a career in the health care field? Enrolling in Central Ohio Technical College’s STNA program is a great way to get started!

Surgical tech students

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are important members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel.