COTC is preparing for a more traditional autumn semester with engaged classroom learning, thriving student activities and community events that bring the university community together. The college will continue to follow all appropriate measures to promote the health and well-being of the community with the partnership and approval of local, state and federal health authorities.
At the same time, COTC will take advantage of the opportunities where students can learn differently — on-campus and at home. With the lessons of the pandemic, the college is more equipped than ever to support flexible class arrangements and students who require accommodations.
At COTC, we know that you need flexibility to fit your education around your busy life and individual needs. That’s why we’re offering more flexibility in course-delivery options than ever before. 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.
At COTC, students create lasting friendships and opportunities through hands-on experience and smaller class sizes where professors get to know and care about their students and their goals.
The career development office at COTC offers a free major exploration and career planning assessment for college students called Focus 2. Respond to a series of career-related questions to be matched with programs at COTC. Then explore What Can I Do With This Major to learn about career fields and employers in those fields.
If you need more help or prefer to discuss your goals with a person, schedule an appointment with a member of the admissions team. We love assisting students with their college and career planning.
COTC’s tuition is already below average of all community colleges in Ohio, but we make attending college even more affordable with scholarships and grants. COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships each year thanks to the generosity of our many donors who believe in the transformative power of a COTC degree or certificate.
Coshocton County residents may attend COTC for free. The Coshocton Promise guarantees that tuition will be covered for qualifying students.
College Credit Plus (CCP) students who choose to continue at COTC may be eligible for CCP Scholarship, which covers up to half the cost of tuition.
On the Newark campus, the 60,000-square-foot John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology (pictured) will open for classes in autumn 2021, bringing a health science simulation center to the campus. This multi-disciplinary space, mirroring an acute care hospital, contains two patient rooms, an emergency room and an operating room with an adjoining scrub-in station so COTC students can experience various “real life” medical scenarios in a learning environment. The Advancement Office will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, August 13 at 9 a.m.
The Pataskala campus will reopen for classes in autumn 2021 after a $4.2 million renovation including new high-tech laboratory, classroom and academic support spaces. The addition of nursing and allied health, science, and computer labs enables COTC to expand academic offerings in healthcare and information technology, and now offers several transfer degrees and career-ready associate degrees and certificates in full at the Pataskala campus, with more programs on the way. Individual general education courses for COTC’s 50+ programs or transfer-friendly credit to other state universities are also available. The Advancement Office will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, August 27 at 9 a.m.