Your Student had Expressed Interest in Taking College Credit Plus
(CCP) Classes- Now What?
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
- 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
- Our COTC campus locations offer small class sizes
and hands-on learning for a more personalized college
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I be aware of/consider if my child wants to take CCP
- 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
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
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.