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Whether you want to get into a career quickly, begin your college journey toward a bachelor’s degree or finish a degree started previously, COTC can get you there.

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Offering flexibility to meet your needs.

How are classes offered at COTC?

At COTC, we know students need flexibility in their schedules. Many of our technical courses require hands-on participation in our campus labs to learn and master job skills. Other courses — such as lectures — can be attended in a variety of ways. That’s why we offer and deliver face-to-face, online and hybrid courses.

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Four campuses in central Ohio

Plus online courses to fit your schedule

With four campus locations, COTC has a whole community of current students and alumni you can connect with and become part of. 

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. 


COTC helps you create your college path.

Explore COTC majors and career options.

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.

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COTC is affordable.

Low tuition, scholarships and grants to pay for college.

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 and Knox County residents may attend COTC for free. The COTC 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 a CCP Scholarship, which covers up to half the cost of tuition.

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Wonder if college classes fit your schedule?

"A week in the life" shows how our students manage their time.

Some of our students are attending college for the first time, while others are changing careers. Some students have full-time jobs and others work part-time on campus. Some students have families, some have hobbies, and some are still figuring it out. We invite you to meet three current students and learn what their typical week looks like.

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Investing in our facilities to expand opportunities for our students

Newark Campus

The 60,000-square-foot John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology (pictured) opened 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.

Founders Hall, the college’s oldest and largest building, is closed for a $23 million dollar renovation to transform the building into a modern, welcoming facility emphasizing openness and natural light. With an increased focus on high-quality teaching, learning and co-curricular environments, the renovated facility will become an inviting location for study and engagement, offering a multitude of exciting future possibilities when it reopens in 2024.

Pataskala Campus

The Pataskala campus reopened 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.