Frequently Asked Questions


How quickly can I complete the supply chain management program?

COTC offers both a one-year certificate and an associate degree in supply chain management.

The associate degree can be completed in two years for students who take classes full time. Students who attend full time (and take 3-5 classes on average per semester) will complete quicker than students who attend part time (and take 1-2 classes on average per semester).

The certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters.  

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. 

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

The majority of the certificate or degree can be completed either online or on-campus. Some courses will require students to attend in-person.  

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

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.