College Credit Plus provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families.

Students have the opportunity to participate in College Credit Plus at Central Ohio Technical College in three different ways:

  • Students take college courses taught by high school faculty at the high school. (Partnering high school)
  • Students take college courses taught by COTC faculty at the high school. (Partnering high school)
  • Students take college courses at any of COTC’s four campuses and/or online.

Benefits of CCP at COTC 

  • Your student is able to save money on future college tuition cost.
  • Your student can get an early start on college or even complete a certificate and/or an associate degree.
  • Students who take CCP classes at COTC and want to continue at COTC after graduation are eligible for a half-tuition scholarship for even more college cost savings.
  • Our COTC campus locations offer small class sizes and hands-on learning for a more personalized college experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I be aware of/consider if my child wants to take CCP classes?

  • Make sure your child has time for the rigor of college course work especially alongside any extracurricular activities.
  • If your student wishes to take classes on a COTC campus, they will be in a diverse environment and college courses may have “mature subject matter” as defined in Ohio Revised Code 3365.035.
  • Unless the student tells their professor they are a CCP student, professors are not provided that information.
  • Parents or guardians do not have automatic access to their student’s college information, like grades, without their student’s permission. COTC students complete an Information Release Form and can give permission for others to have access.
  • Grades your student earns will appear on both their high school and COTC college transcript.
  • If a student fails a CCP class or withdraws after the official census date (14 calendar days after the class starts), the school district can ask for the cost of tuition and textbooks to be repaid by the student/parent.

What if my child has an IEP or 504 accommodations?

The IEP or 504 accommodations a student has in high school do not automatically transfer to college. Accommodations can often still be provided for high school students during admissions testing and while taking college courses through CCP, but are assessed case by case by Disability Services. Please visit our Disability Services page for more information.

How do I know when COTC semesters are in session?

COTC provides an academic calendar that outlines important dates and deadlines. College calendars and high school calendars do not always align. It’s best to review both the COTC calendar and the high school calendar. 

How can I view COTC course offerings?

COTC has a course catalog anyone can view to see what classes are offered and when each semester.