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Start your bachelor’s degree.Our world has changed over the past year, but not your goals. And now, more than ever, COTC is a great place to begin your bachelor’s degree. At COTC, you can stay at home and take many of the freshman and sophomore courses you’ll find at four-year universities – for a fraction of the cost.

Undecided about how long you’ll be in school? Or what to choose as a major at COTC? That’s OK. We’re here to help.

  • Complete the first two years of a four-year degree – our Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs are designed just for this purpose.
  • Or take a few classes – many of COTC’s general education classes fit Ohio’s Transfer Module, which means they’ll transfer to any public college or university in Ohio.
  • We also have transfer agreements with private four-year colleges.
  • Learn how easy it is to transfer to a four-year institution after COTC.
  • Be sure to ask your COTC advisor about transferability before registering for classes.
  • Find out about the transferability of specific courses.
  • Middle and high school students can get a jumpstart on their college careers and save thousands on tuition.

Why choose COTC?

  • Small class size means personal attention from faculty.
  • Our tuition is among the most affordable in the state.
  • We offer more than $1 million in scholarships annually – most require no extra application.
  • Free tutoring sets you on a course for success.
  • Four campus locations and online options for many general education courses offer flexibility.
  • Whether you prefer on-campus classes, virtual or a combination, COTC now offers five delivery options – on campus, hybrid, hy-flex, remote and online – as we build on our commitment to meet students where they are.

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