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.
SECOND-TERM ACCELERATED COURSES
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
STATE TESTED NURSE AIDE (STNA) CERTIFICATE
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.
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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 is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.