A Career to Build

COTC radiologic science technology alumna Mara Weber made her own path.

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Mara Weber began a traditional four-year degree at The Ohio State University at Newark but realized it wasn’t the right path for her. She wanted to get a degree quicker allowing her to get into the healthcare setting and begin making a difference. Being at Ohio State Newark, the co-located campus of Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), gave her an advantage.


Ohio State Newark/COTC Student Food Pantry Use Soars During Pandemic

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Jamie White already knew that many college students struggle with not having enough food. White, who coordinates the Campus Corner: Student Food Pantry at The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), noted that a year ago 47% of campus students surveyed stated that at some point in the semester the food they bought just didn’t last and that they didn’t have money to buy more.


COTC Awarded $99,000 from Facebook to Enhance Remote Learning

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), a leader in career-based technical education and transfer degrees, is once again expanding critically needed access to higher education for central Ohioans. The two-year college has been awarded $99,000 from Facebook to create a one-button digital studio and smart classroom at its Newark campus and complementary smart classrooms at its three extended campus locations in Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala.


COTC Announces Remote, Hybrid and Online Options for Spring Semester

Registration Open Now

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will continue offering most classes remotely during its spring semester due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To support student success, the two-year college will offer more flexibility for students to choose which type of remote class best suits their learning style and life situation.


A Dream in the Night

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Just a few years ago, information technology (IT) student Kennard Haynie Jr., known as KJ, would lay his head down at night in his Baltimore, Maryland, home thinking that higher education would always be just a dream for him.


COTC Recognizes Faculty Anniversaries

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Two Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) faculty members have achieved extraordinary milestones this year: Professor Scott Wilson has been teaching at COTC for 40 years, and Associate Professor Kenneth Ollish has served 35 years on COTC’s faculty.


COTC Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is accepting nominations for three alumni awards: the Outstanding Alumni Award, the Transitions Alumni Award and the John C. “Jay” Barker Community Service Alumni Award. The award recipients will be announced at the virtual COTC Alumni Holiday Reception in December. The deadline for nominations is October 30.


COTC Offers Accelerated 8-Week Courses Beginning October 19

Associate Degree or Transfer Friendly

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is adapting to meet the current needs of students by offering a selection of accelerated-format (eight weeks versus 15 weeks) general education courses during the second term of autumn semester.


Ohio State Newark Professor Receives Diversity Award

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The Ohio State University at Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, PhD, and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) President John M. Berry, PhD, presented the 2020 President’s & Dean/Director’s Diversity Award to Associate Professor Tiyi Morris, PhD.


Bressoud Recognized by Ohio State Newark and COTC

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The Ohio State University at Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, PhD, and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) President John M. Berry, PhD, presented the Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award to Suzanne Bressoud, director of marketing and public relations for both Ohio State Newark and COTC.


Funding Available to Complete COTC Short-Term Certificates

Includes Allocation for Foster Youth

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is expanding the availability of Ohio Department of Higher Education short-term certificate grants to help those looking for a new career get the job readiness skills they need in one year or less.


New Partnership Offers Hope with Free Career Training

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A trailblazing new partnership is forming in central Ohio that will build dreams and careers. Park National Bank, Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) have collaborated to help some of Licking and Franklin County residents change their future for the better by offering free education for in-demand careers.