Frequently Asked Questions

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How quickly can I complete the information technology associate degree?

The amount of time it takes a student to complete the information technology associate degree depends upon how many courses are taken per semester. 

Students who attend full time (and take 3-5 classes on average per semester) will complete quicker than students who attend part time (and take 1-2 classes on average per semester).

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 an associate degree are listed in a plan of study. The information technology program has two plans of study, one for each major a student can choose.

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students interested at COTC have the flexibility to take classes face-to-face or online. 

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate degree?

Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has transfer agreements with four-year colleges.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

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 NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

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.