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CTAG 

Students who successfully complete certain technical programs or classes, often at vocational schools or career centers, while in high school and/or after high school graduation are eligible to receive transfer credit at Ohio public colleges and universities. This transfer of credit is described by the State of Ohio Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG)

The COTC Course Catalog lists all classes offered, and in the description for each course, it will be noted if CTAG credit is available. 

Students who believe they may have CTAG credit, should submit official transcripts from any and all schools they have attended. 

Official transcripts can be sent electronically to cotcrecords@mail.cotc.edu, or they can be mailed to:

Central Ohio Technical College
ATTN: Student Records
1179 University Dr.
Newark, OH 43055

MTAG

Certain types of military training and/or coursework align to existing college and university courses and military members or veterans can be awarded appropriate credit according a State of Ohio guarantee called Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs).

The complete list of MTAGs approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) can be found at transfercredit.ohio.gov.

COTC can review military credit through official transcripts sent by the branch of the military that is applicable to the student. Students can request official military transcripts through two websites:

Official transcripts can be sent electronically to cotcrecords@mail.cotc.edu, or official transcripts can be mailed to:

Central Ohio Technical College
ATTN: Student Records
1179 University Dr.
Newark, OH 43055

Ohio Transfer 36

Students may complete college level courses through with more than one college either while in high school (through College Credit Plus) or after high school graduation. The state of Ohio recognizes this and has formed Ohio Transfer 36, which requires general education coursework to be transferable across public colleges and universities. General education coursework typically includes subject areas such as Math, English, Science, etc. 

For example, if a high school student participates in College Credit Plus (CCP) and successfully completes a college level Math class with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and a college level English class with Columbus State, the English class would be transferable to COTC or vice versa, the Math class would be transferrable to Columbus State – according to the Ohio Transfer 36.

The purpose of Ohio Transfer 36 is to help ensure students completing courses at Ohio public colleges or universities do not have to duplicate college level work in general subject areas if they complete courses at more than one public college or university in Ohio

Students should be sure to request official transcripts from all schools they have attended. 

Official transcripts can be sent electronically to cotcrecords@mail.cotc.edu, or official transcripts can be mailed to:

Central Ohio Technical College
ATTN: Student Records
1179 University Dr.
Newark, OH 43055

Articulation

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) has articulation agreements with high schools/career centers, as well as with other colleges and universities. 

Articulation agreements are essentially a type of ‘contract’ between two schools agreeing training and coursework completed at one school can be eligible for credit at another school. 

High School/Career Center

In high school, some students choose to take career-related classes and/or attend a career center to complete classes and training in a career. COTC will award students college credit for some career-related coursework and training based on articulation agreements. 

Review the COTC list of high school/career center articulation agreements for more details.

Colleges/Universities

Students who complete courses at COTC have opportunities to take the credit they have earned and transfer it to a four-year college or university to continue their education.

In many cases, students at COTC can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree but need to finish the last two years at another (four-year) college or university. COTC has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities that will award students credit for their completed college coursework.

Learn more and view articulation agreements COTC has with other colleges and universities.