Frequently Asked Questions

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I applied to COTC. Is that the same as applying to the paramedic to ADN program?

No. The paramedic to ADN program is a competitive, selective healthcare program. Students first apply to COTC (the college) and indicate interest in a health technologies program (or apply to a pre-health track). Then students complete a separate application to apply to the paramedic to ADN program.

How do I learn about the application process for the paramedic to ADN program?

Students interested in the paramedic to ADN program must register and attend a nursing information meeting

What are the requirements to apply to the paramedic to ADN program?

Pre-requisite classes must be completed

There are classes students must take, have taken or can be awarded transfer credit for — before they can apply to the paramedic to ADN program:

  • A full unit of high school biology or Introduction to Biology
  • A full unit of high school chemistry or Introduction to Chemistry Principles
  • or higher college equivalents
  • or approved COTC transfer credit for Anatomy & Physiology I

Students who have taken the courses or receive transfer credit for the courses must have gotten a grade C or higher. 

ATI TEAS

Students must complete an ATI TEAS exam before applying to the paramedic to ADN program.  Students must create an account to register. 

There is also a fee students must pay to take the ATI TEAS test, so we highly recommend students prepare for the exam and take advantage of test prep materials. Students can re-test if they choose. 

ATI TEAS exam scores are good for 12 months, and the most recent score will be the one considered as part of a student’s paramedic to ADN application.

Paramedic certification

A student applying to the paramedic to ADN program must hold a current paramedic certificate to practice in the state of Ohio.

When are applications for the paramedic to ADN program available/due?

Applications are typically available in late April/early May. The deadline to apply to the paramedic to ADN program is July 1, 2021, and then June 1 each year after. 

Are there additional requirements if I’m accepted into the paramedic to ADN program?

CPR

Students must have a CPR—American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certificate for clinical sites upon being selected into the program.

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students will be required to take classes on campus for the paramedic to ADN program. Some general education courses may be available online, but students should plan to be on campus to use equipment and engage in hands-on learning.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards more than $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 NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete the paramedic to ADN program?

Yes. Students interested in continuing on to pursue a bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has a transfer agreement with:

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.