Enroll this Fall in COTC’s Accelerated Courses


There’s still time to enroll at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) this fall. Registration is open for the college’s second-term accelerated courses, which start Oct. 18. Accelerated classes allow students to earn the same college credit as full-length semester courses in half the time.

The popular accelerated class format allows students who did not enroll for fall to get back on track or start their degree immediately without waiting for spring semester. Students with responsibilities like a job or family find accelerated courses help them better fit college into their busy lives.

Most offerings are general education classes that can count toward an associate degree at COTC or transfer to any public college or university in the state of Ohio. Courses are offered in multiple delivery methods.

Amberly Frye of Apple Valley started her COTC career last spring when she enrolled in an accelerated composition course. “I didn’t want to wait until the next semester to get started,” she said. “Anything I can do to expedite completing my degree is helpful.” The accelerated format gave Amberly, a working parent returning to college after a long absence, the chance to test out college courses without a full-semester commitment. She loved COTC’s supportive environment, which she credits with helping her ace her class, and returned to COTC this autumn to take two full-semester classes and one accelerated class.

Second-term accelerated courses begin on Oct. 18. COTC’s free application for admission is due Oct. 11, and the last day to register for classes is Oct. 18. These courses are financial aid eligible for students enrolled in a degree pathway at COTC. To be considered for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.ed.gov. Coshocton County residents may be eligible for free tuition through COTC’s Coshocton Promise. Learn more at go.cotc.edu/promise.


Online Offerings (Content is fully online, no scheduled meeting times)

ECON-105 Principles of Microeconomics

ENGL-112 Composition I

ENGL-113 Composition II

HLT-110 Medical Terminology

HLT-115 Human Nutrition

MATH-130 Intro to Statistics

PHIL-100 Critical Thinking

PSY-100 Intro to Psychology

SPCH-210 Small Group Communications

LET-100 Intro to Criminal Justice

SOC-110 Cultural Diversity

Hybrid (mix of on-campus and remote instruction)

MATH-140-A2 T/TH 9:35-10:55 a.m. in person with additional online work

Remote Synchronous (online with scheduled meeting times)

ECE-110 Observation and Assessment Practices M/W 5:30-7:20 p.m. online via Zoom


COTC will offer two sections of the Basic Healthcare Skills - State Tested Nurse Aide certificate course in Newark and Mount Vernon. The STNA certificate is completed in one course and prepares a basic healthcare worker with skills required by the Training and Competency Evaluation Program (TCEP) prior to gaining eligibility to become an STNA. Employment opportunities include healthcare support workers, health technologists and technicians, and nurses assistants. This course fulfills the STNA prerequisite for COTC’s nursing program for those who wish to continue their education.

STNA Flex Courses (delivered in person and live online)

Registration for NURS-002 State Tested Nurse Aide is one week before the class start date.

NURS-002-YB Basic Healthcare Skills – State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Oct. 11-Dec. 9, M/T/TH, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., held at C-TEC

NURS-002-VA Basic Healthcare Skills – State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Nov. 1-Nov. 20, M/T/W/TH, 4:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Clinicals Nov. 13 and 20), held at Knox Technical Center

Learn more about COTC’s more than 50 career-ready associate degrees and certificates in healthcare, business, information technology, public safety and engineering at cotc.edu/degrees-certificates.

To speak with an admissions counselor, email to cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu 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 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.