COTC Expands Career-Ready Programs at Pataskala Campus

Healthcare and IT Options Grow


Earn a degree or certificate in some of Ohio’s fastest-growing fields and get started in a fulfilling career you’ll love. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) has expanded career-ready programs in healthcare, IT and digital media that can be completed in full at its Pataskala campus, located at 8660 E. Broad Street. The campus underwent a $4.2 million renovation last year, bringing a new nursing and allied health skills lab, science and computer labs, classroom and academic support spaces, and student collaboration spaces to the completely renovated facility.

The following programs are available for autumn semester 2022:

Healthcare Careers Offered at COTC Pataskala

State Tested Nurse Aide – complete in one semester
Phlebotomy Certificate – complete in two semesters
Practical Nursing Certificate – The practical nursing certificate program can be completed in one year (three semesters). Graduates of the program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).
Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing – This four-semester transition degree will allow certified paramedics to complete the education they need to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). COTC graduates of the paramedic to ADN program are prepared to function in beginning staff-level RN positions in a variety of healthcare facilities and are also prepared to continue their education if they choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
LPN to Associate Degree Nursing – available spring semester; three-semester transition program

Technology Careers Offered at COTC Pataskala

Information Technology Associate Degree – complete in four semesters
Digital Media Design Technology Certificate – two semesters

Growing Demand

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030, adding more jobs than any other occupational group, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment in computer and information technologies, web development and digital design are projected to grow 13%.

Why choose COTC?

  • Small class size means personal attention from faculty.
  • Our tuition is among the most affordable in the state.
  • We offer more than $1 million in scholarships annually – most require no extra application.
  • Free tutoring sets you on a course for success.
  • Academic Excellence – COTC’s nursing programs are widely recognized among the best in central Ohio. Graduates of COTC’s practical nursing certificate program have achieved NCLEX-PN pass rates exceeding the national average for the past three years. COTC’s nursing programs are fully accredited by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Getting Started is Easy

To learn more about working in healthcare, attend a COTC Healthcare Visit Day on Friday, March 25, 1:30-3 p.m. or Friday, April 22, 1:30-3 p.m. Register online at

To contact an admissions counselor or schedule an individual appointment, email or call the COTC Gateway at 740.755.7090.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.