I applied to COTC. Is that the same as applying to the
paramedic to ADN program?
No. The paramedic to ADN program is a competitive, selective
healthcare program. Students first apply to COTC (the college)
and indicate interest in a health technologies program (or apply
to a pre-health track). Then students complete a separate
application to apply to the paramedic to ADN program.
How do I learn about the application process for the paramedic to
Students interested in the paramedic to ADN program
must register and attend a nursing information meeting.
What are the requirements to apply to the paramedic to ADN
Pre-requisite classes must be completed
There are classes students must take, have taken or can be
awarded transfer credit for — before they can apply to the
paramedic to ADN program:
- A full unit of high school biology or Introduction to Biology
- A full unit of high school chemistry or Introduction to
- or higher college equivalents
- or approved COTC transfer credit for Anatomy & Physiology I
Students who have taken the courses or receive transfer credit
for the courses must have gotten a grade C or higher.
Health Selection Exam
Students must complete the HESI exam for the Paramedic to
ADN program. View more information about the HESI exam, how
to register, and the cost here.
A student applying to the paramedic to ADN program must hold a
current paramedic certificate to practice in the state of Ohio.
When are applications for the paramedic to ADN program
Applications are typically available in late April/early May. The
deadline to apply to the paramedic to ADN program is June
1 each year.
Are there additional requirements if I’m accepted into the
paramedic to ADN program?
Students must have a CPR—American Heart Association Healthcare
Provider Certificate for clinical sites upon being selected into
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the
program I want to study?
The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or
degree are listed in a plan of study.
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students will be required to take classes on campus for the
paramedic to ADN program. Some general education courses may be
available online, but students should plan to be on campus to use
equipment and engage in hands-on learning.
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for
COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students
Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants,
scholarships and loans.
Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for
some scholarships. Other scholarships
require an application.
Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at
740.366.9435 or email NWKfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete the paramedic
to ADN program?
Yes. Students interested in continuing on to pursue a bachelor’s
degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or
university. COTC has a transfer agreement with:
How do I get started at COTC?
Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then
follow the COTC Steps to
Enroll to get started.