Knox Campus


Ariel Hall on COTC’s Knox campus was designed with technology and sustainability in mind. Flexible classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories reflect the college’s commitment to learning on the leading edge while Ariel Hall’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification demonstrates a commitment to efficiency. And when you enroll, COTC is committed to unlocking the full potential in you.

Free Tuition

To make higher education even more accessible to Knox County residents, eligible students receive free tuition with the COTC Promise

Contact Us

To meet with an admissions representative, please schedule an appointment for dedicated time to discuss your college and career goals.


Degrees and Certificates at Knox

COTC offers some career-ready associate degrees and certificates and transfer associate degrees in full* at the Knox campus through a combination of in-person and remote learning.** 

Individual general education courses for COTC’s 50+ programs or transfer-friendly credit to other state universities are also available.

Plus, high school students participate in our College Credit Plus program earning transfer-friendly college credit – some finishing a certificate or associate degree before they earn their high school diploma – and saving thousands on their college tuition.

Career-ready Associate Degrees

Gain the skills for a new career or career advancement with an associate degree:

Career-ready Certificates

Gain the job skills for a career in one or two semesters. COTC certificates also count toward an associate degree, helping students advance on a long-term career path with a short-term commitment:



Transfer Associate Degrees

Complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree:

Transfer seamlessly to any public four-year institution in Ohio, and even a few private universities. Our transfer degrees are the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, so you can enter the university as a junior. 

College Credit Plus

Through a partnership with Knox County public schools, high school students can complete COTC’s transfer-friendly Associate of Arts before they earn their diploma. Many graduates go on to universities, starting as a junior, to complete a bachelor’s degree in half the time and at half the cost.

Learn about CCP

*While we make every effort to run the following programs in full at the Knox campus, some courses and/or programs may be canceled due to low enrollment.

**Remote learning options include courses that are delivered online, via Zoom or in our video-connected classrooms. View all learning formats.



Regular admission to a degree or certificate program is open to all who have earned a high school diploma, completed homeschooling at the secondary level or passed the General Education Development (GED) test. COTC may also grant prior-learning credit for certain life and career experiences. New students must submit the free application for admission.


Student Services

COTC’s academic, personal and other support services are available to students at the Knox campus.

Academic Advising

An academic advisor helps students map academic and career goals, register for classes, and stay on track to graduate. Appointments are required. Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment or email

K​athleen McNeil
Phone: 740.755.7411

Learn more about Academic Advising.

Academic and Personal Support

A student success coach helps you build academic and college-life skills to prevent, prepare for and respond to common obstacles students encounter in higher education.  A coach can also connect you with the academic support services available through the Student Success Center (testing and tutoring services) and the Office of Student Life (personal counseling, disability services and student conduct).

Rachel Bailey
Phone: 740.755.7263


Knox campus students can use the library catalog or OhioLINK to request physical materials be delivered to the Knox campus. 

Contact a librarian through chat, phone, Zoom or email.

John L. and Christine Warner Library

Information Technology Services

Computer lab: Room 10

Wireless internet access: Connect to the eduroam network using your COTC student credentials to log in.

IT Helpdesk

Service desk: 740.366.9244 or 614.688.4357 (HELP) Press 3 for Managed IT Services
24/7 service is provided in partnership with Ohio State. If you are calling after regular business hours, please identify yourself as a COTC student so that the support staff can help you most effectively.