Industrial Electrician

Short-Term Certificate

Overview

Why Choose COTC?

Job Readiness

Students who earn the Industrial Electrician Certificate will work closely with electrical engineers to design and develop industrial equipment. This certificate offers an introduction to the field of electrical engineering, including computer-aided drafting (CAD). Students who complete the Industrial Electrician Certificate can enter the workforce as engineering technicians, or they can pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology.

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Talent Ready Grant

The Talent Ready Grant is offered through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to support students who have financial need, are enrolled in a short-term certificate that may be completed in less than one year (less than 30 credit hours), and leads to a certification or a workforce credential in an in-demand job or career. The grant is intended to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees (up to $2000) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. 

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Engineering Preview Day

Learn about COTC’s engineering degrees and certificates and explore our labs to see how you will gain the necessary high-tech skills for a career in one of the region’s rapidly growing industries.

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Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between engineering and engineering technology?

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 program?

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 engineering? 

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 college? 

The industrial electrician certificate is eligible for the Talent Ready Grant available to support students who have financial need, are enrolled in a short-term certificate that may be completed in less than one year (less than 30 credit hours), and leads to a certification or a workforce credential in an in-demand job or career. The grant is intended to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees (up to $2000) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted.

Learn more and apply for the Talent Ready Grant

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete the certificate?

Students interested in continuing their education to pursue an associate degree can 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.