Renovation 2020-2021: What’s New

Map of the Pataskala Campus

The Pataskala campus will reopen for classes in autumn 2021 after a $4.2 million renovation. The project included a complete renovation of 16,000 square feet of the building’s interior. Key upgrades include:

  • Nursing and allied health skills labs
  • Science and computer labs
  • Digital media technology lab
  • Classroom and academic support spaces
  • Student collaboration spaces
  • Testing center
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and fire suppression systems

The renovation enables COTC to expand academic offerings in the high-demand fields of nursing and information technology, among possible others. The renovated facility’s increased capacity will allow more students convenient access to COTC’s affordable associate degrees and certificates and help local employers fill demand for skilled workers. Students benefit from modern classroom, lab and study spaces conducive to learning in a technology-driven world.

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The John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology

Exterior view of south side of Alford Center

Construction of the new academic building dedicated to science and technology on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College is nearing completion.

The $32 million John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology, a three-story, 60,000-square-foot facility, will become the 11th building on the shared 200-acre campus. The structure adds classrooms, science and research labs, student study space and faculty offices. Faculty moved into their offices in early June and the two institutions will begin holding classes in the new building at the start of autumn semester 2021. The Advancement Office will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, August 13 at 9 a.m.