Programmatic Accreditation


Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic accreditation focuses on specific academic programs. The following list of COTC programs are accredited through this mechanism.

  • Business Management Technology
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Early Childhood Education Technology, Teaching Option​
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology, Paramedic
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
  • Engineering Technologies
    • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Fire Science Technology
    • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
  • Human Services Technology​
    • Council for Standards in Human Services Education
  • Law Enforcement Technology, Peace Officer Basic Training
    • Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
  • Nursing Technology, Associate Degree Nursing
    • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    • Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation
  • Radiologic Science Technology​
    • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Program Approval

Some programs engage in an external review process as part of program approval including:

  • Early Childhood Educational Technology
    • Ohio Department of Education, Pre-Kindergarten Licensure
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology
    • Ohio Department of Public Safety, Emergency Medical Services
  • Nursing ​Technology, Associate Degree Nursing
    • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Nursing Technology, Practical Nursing​
    • Ohio Board of Nursing

Completion Plan

The 2018-2020 Completion Plan builds upon previously determined strategies and focus areas initiated in the 2014-2016 Completion Plan. The plan is designed to increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded to students and focus on ways to assist students to attain the degree or certificate. This plan is consistent with the mission and strategic priorities of COTC.


The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness provides support to the Student Learning Assessment Steering Committee.

Program Review

The office plays a critical role in supplying data to departments and programs for the program review process. The office also houses a copy of all program reviews for college accreditation purposes.