COTC Summer Semester Begins May 17

Fast-track your career or keep moving toward your degree


Fast-track your career or keep moving toward your degree this summer at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC).

Whether you’re home for the summer from another university, just starting your college journey, or a current COTC student, research shows that students who take summer classes have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate. COTC offers a variety of courses, so you can take the classes you need to graduate on time. You’ll also find many transfer-friendly freshman and sophomore courses found at four-year universities – for a fraction of the cost. With online and remote options, COTC’s summer courses will fit into your schedule.

Plus, COTC’s tuition is among the most affordable in central Ohio, and the college annually offers more than $1 million in scholarships.

Community members who have never attended COTC will need to submit the free application for admission at All students who apply, are admitted to COTC, and submit the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at will automatically be considered for scholarships; there is no separate scholarship application to complete. 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. Students who enroll for a minimum of six credit hours per semester in a degree or certificate program will be eligible for scholarships.

The application deadline for COTC’s 12-week summer semester is May 10; classes begin May 17. Class registration is now open and will continue until the first day of classes. COTC will continue offering most classes remotely during its summer semester. All student services will continue to be offered remotely. A limited number of COTC staff will be available on campus to provide in-person services. Learn more at To speak with an admissions counselor, email or call any of COTC’s four campus locations:

Newark: 740.366.9222
Coshocton: 740.622.1408
Knox: 740.392.2526
Pataskala: 740.755.7090

COTC graduates enter the workforce fast
COTC offers both certificate programs that can be completed in as little as one or two semesters and two-year associate degrees. The college’s in-demand programs offer training in some of the fastest-growing careers in the state, including healthcare, business and IT, engineering, and public services and safety.

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.