Frequently Asked Questions

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If I want to enroll in this certificate program, do I need to register for and attend an information meeting? 

All students interested in studying the Fire with EMT Certificate program must register and attend an online information meeting.

Why do I need to register for and attend an information meeting?

The Fire with EMT Certificate program has requirements that must be completed to enroll. Information meetings are held to go over the requirements in detail. 

What are the requirements for the Fire with EMT Certificate Program?

Ohio Fire Academy (OFA)

An OFA Fire Science checklist can help students keep track of the program requirements. 

CTEC

A C-TEC Fire Science checklist can help students keep track of the program requirements. 

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?

The Fire with EMT certificate program includes hands-on learning and some classes are taken face-to-face. There are some online courses that can be taken as part of the Fire with EMT certificate program.

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 an associate degree after I complete the certificate?

Yes, students who complete the Fire with EMT Certificate are encouraged to continue their education because they have already earned credits toward the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology degree

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.