Frequently Asked Questions


How quickly can I complete the semiconductor manufacturing technology program?

The semiconductor manufacturing certificate can be completed in two semesters. 

The amount of time it takes a student to complete the semiconductor manufacturing technology associate degree depends upon how many courses are taken per semester. Students who attend full time (and take 3-5 classes on average per semester) can complete this degree in two years. 

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 an associate degree or certificate are listed in a plan of study. 

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

Students interested at COTC have the flexibility to take classes face-to-face and online. Many degrees, including semiconductor manufacturing technology, require face-to-face courses for hands-on learning. 

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.