Frequently Asked Questions


How quickly can I complete the STNA program?

At COTC students can quickly complete the STNA program in just one semester.

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

Students will be required to take classes in person for STNA. Depending on the location where STNA is taken, students may need to be at a location, in-person five days per week.

Where can the STNA certificate be completed?

COTC partners with other locations to provide students more options to complete the STNA certificate, and STNA can also be completed on the Coshocton campus. 

  • C-TEC (Newark)
  • COTC Coshocton campus
  • Knox County Career Center/Knox Technical Center (Mount Vernon)
  • COTC Pataskala Campus

What else can I consider studying in nursing after I complete the STNA?

Students are encouraged to continue their nursing education. Many students who complete the STNA certificate are working to meet the STNA requirement to apply to either the practical nursing certificate program or the associate degree nursing (ADN) program. 

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college?

The STNA certificate is eligible for the Talent Ready Grant available to support students who have financial need, are enrolled in a short-term certificate that may be completed in less than one year (less than 30 credit hours), and leads to a certification or a workforce credential in an in-demand job or career. The grant is intended to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees (up to $2000) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted.

Learn more and apply for the Talent Ready Grant

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.