Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take classes online or face-to-face?
Students pursuing a healthcare certificate and/or associate degree should expect to take classes face-to-face to experience hands-on learning. Some general education classes may be offered online.
Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?
Each program at COTC has a plan of study that lists the courses students take to complete a certificate or degree.
The health services technology associate degree has multiple plans of study.
- Health Services Technology Associate Degree Plan of Study
- Medical Coding Associate Degree Plan of Study
- Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional Certificate Plan of Study
- Community Health Worker Certificate Plan of Study
- Electrocardiograph Technician Certificate Plan of Study
- Home Healthcare Provider Certificate Plan of Study
- Patient Care Technician Certificate Plan of Study
- Phlebotomy Certificate Plan of Study
Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete a certificate?
Students who complete a healthcare certificate are encouraged to keep going because they are well on their way to completing the Associate of Applied Science in Health Services Technology.
Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate degree?
Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has a transfer agreements with:
What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college?
COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year.
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.
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.