Redefine What’s Possible

COTC offers multiple pathways to college and career success.

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COTC student Emily smiles while standing outside on the Newark campus.

Gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field or transfer your credits toward a bachelor’s degree program. Whatever your goal, we equip you with the knowledge and confidence to redefine what’s possible.

Save time and money

  • Start immediately with classes in your major.
  • Complete an associate degree in just two years.
  • Certificates can be completed in as little as one semester or one year.
  • More than $1 million in scholarship available annually – most require no extra application.
  • No application fee, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.

Flexibility and support services to meet you where you are

  • Four campuses in central Ohio: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.
  • Five course delivery options: on campus, hybrid, hy-flex, remote and online.
  • New classes begin six times a year: January, March, May, June, August and October.
  • Free tutoring, counseling, veteran services and recreational facilities for your academic and personal well-being.

COTC graduate and peace officer DeLane stands next to a patrol vehicle. Career-ready degrees and certificates

  • You are ready for immediate employment when you complete a career-ready degree or certificate.
  • Programs available in business, engineering, IT, healthcare, public safety and more.
  • 88% of COTC graduates are employed in their field of study within six months.

Transfer-friendly courses and degrees

  • Many general education classes are guaranteed to transfer to all public universities in Ohio.
  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are fully transferable to all public universities in Ohio.
  • COTC has transfer agreements with many universities for our career-ready associate degrees.
  • Complete two years at COTC and save $10,000 or more on your bachelor’s degree.