Explore Degrees and Certificates

COTC offers multiple pathways to career success.


Choose from mulitple degree and certificate pathways. 

A bachelor’s degree requires completion of at least 120 credit hours. COTC offers one bachelor’s degree.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science: Prepares students for employment or advancement in a specific career with more in-depth knowledge and practical application of skills. 

An associate degree requires completion of at least 60 semester credit hours. COTC offers three types of associate degrees:

  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science: Complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and transfer to any public four-year university in Ohio.
  • Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science: Prepare students for immediate employment after graduation with a specific career focus, and in many cases, can also transfer to a four-year university.
  • Associate of Technical Studies: A customized degree designed by the student with guidance and approval by COTC. 

Some associate degrees also allow students to choose a major. A major is an area of specialization within an associate degree.

COTC also offers two certificate options for students.

  • Short-Term Certificate: An award for the completion of less than 30 semester credit hours for a specific career. 
  • One-Year Certificate: An award for the completion of 30 semester credit hours or more for a specific career.