Frequently Asked Questions


How quickly can I complete the EFDA certificate?

The EFDA certificate is two semesters long. Students take one course in autumn semester and one course in spring semester to complete the certificate.

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

Students are required to take classes in person. All classes are located at CTEC:

150 Price Road
Newark OH 43055 

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. 

What type of financial assistance is available? 

The EFDA certificate is eligible for the short-term certificate grant available to students who are currently in or exiting foster care. Each student may receive a one-time grant of up to $2,000 to assist with tuition and fees (does not include the cost of books and supplies). To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Foster Youth Grant Application

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

What are the requirements for admission to the EFDA certificate? 

To be eligible for admission to the EFDA certificate program, you must:

  • be a certified dental assistant with at least two years of chairside experience
  • be CPR certificate or complete EMS-100 Basic Life Support
  • attend a program information meeting

How many students are selected into the program?

We currently accept 12 students into the program each academic year.

How do I get started at COTC?

Follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started. Contact the admissions office at 740.366.9222 or for assistance.