Personal Support Services


Central Ohio Technical College has many services available to help students be successful inside and outside the classroom.


Textbooks: online bookstore

​In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Barnes and Noble booksellers – including our own campus bookstore – is fully compliant with textbook provisions, as ISBN numbers and existing retail price information are available on the bookstore website, and students may obtain them BEFORE purchase.

Here is the link to the bookstore, and sample directions below:

Click Here to go the COTC Online Bookstore.


Emergency Grants

Life happens and COTC is committed to helping students stay in school. Students who are facing a temporary financial struggle may be eligible for financial assistance.


Campus Corner: Student Food Pantry

The Campus Corner: Student Food Pantry opened in autumn 2017 as a direct response to the need among our community of students for more resources to fight food insecurity.

With tuition, fees, textbook costs and living expenses, it has become increasingly difficult for students to juggle the costs of living with the costs of obtaining a degree, and thus many students are finding themselves choosing between essentials such as food and the costs of college. The food pantry was established to provide non-perishable food to those in need at COTC.

Only a student ID is required to utilize the Campus Corner.


Food Services

Students serve themselves from chafing dishes.

Table of Contents

Three students hold trays of food from the campus cafeteria.

The Table of Contents is our market-style dining operation featuring:

  • Breakfast served daily, including made-to-order Belgian waffles
  • Weekly comfort food rotations, including in-house smoked meats, build-your-own pasta bowls and Mexican platters
  • Baked potato bar
  • House-made soups
  • Grilled-to-order burgers, chicken and veggie burgers
  • Spicy chicken served with house-made chipotle mayo and chicken tenders
  • Fries, chili cheese fries, loaded fries, fried pickles, cheese curds and corn poppers
  • Whole or personal pizzas
  • Made-to-order panini station
  • Fresh deli sandwiches and salads
  • Variety of snack foods, frozen items, and grab-and-go items
  • Separate station for preparing allergen-safe meals
  • Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

​Sexual Violence Education & Support

We are the area within the Office of Student Life that addresses situations of sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner abuse, and sexual harassment. We cover the prevention and the education aspect, as well as the advocacy and support aspect of sexual violence.

​​Support and Advocacy
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Contact Student Life at 740.364.9578


AmeriCorps–COTC Student Resource Center

Helping students navigate campus and community resources.

The AmeriCorps–COTC Student Resource Center provides one-on-one assistance to all COTC students. Student Resource Center coordinators help students who face personal barriers to their academic success by connecting them to resources on campus and in the community. They address non-academic challenges, including:

  • Housing and rent
  • Utility bills
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Legal services
  • Mental health, addiction and personal counseling
  • Sexual assault or domestic violence support
  • Disability services
  • Technical assistance and access to computers, WiFi and other technology
  • And More


​​​Relationships between men and between women are just as likely to be abusive as relationships between women and men, and they can be just as dangerous and harmful.


Job and Family Services

The Job and Family Services organizations below offer a wide range of assistance for Ohioans. This includes employment and training assistance, unemployment benefits, cash assistance, food assistance, child care, child and adult protective services, adoption, and child support.


Crisis Services

Call during business hours: Student Life/Counseling Services 740.364.9578

Knox & Licking Counties 211 logo