Central Ohio Technical College

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Central Ohio Technical College
Type Public
Technical College
Established 1971
Founders Howard LeFevre John Gilbert Reese
President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D.
Students 3,900 full and part time
(all campuses)
Location Newark, Ohio, United States
Campus 155 acres (0.63 km2) (Newark campus),
Athletics Intramural sports
(Newark campus)
Colors Blue & White
Website www.cotc.edu

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is a public two-year technical college located in Newark, Ohio, with extended campuses in Pataskala, Knox, and Coshocton. Founded in 1971, COTC is located on a shared campus with Ohio State University at Newark and currently offers 31 associate degree programs and 12 certificate programs, including the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B.), and Associate of Technical Studies (A.T.S.) degrees.

Academic programs[edit]

Central Ohio Technical College offers career-oriented degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology, Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Trades Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Digital Media Design Technology, Information Technology, Accounting Technology, Advertising Technology, Business Management Technology, Early Childhood Education Technology, Culinary Science Technology, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency Medical Services Technology, Fire Science Technology, Forensic Science Technology, Law Enforcement Technology, Human Services Program, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Services Technology, Associate degree in Nursing (RN), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Radiologic Science Technology, and Surgical Technology.

At Central Ohio Technical College, students can earn associate degrees (including all options and majors) or certificates, and obtain the skills and training needed to apply for jobs in today's workforce. Students choose COTC to gain hands-up, applicable experience to begin working. One of the unique features of COTC is four full-service campus locations throughout the region, as well as convenient online classes. Through the newly developed Workforce Development Innovation Center, COTC continues to meet the customized training and education needs of the business communities.

The campus also offers abundant student recreation and cultural activities, with more than 50 student organizations and clubs. The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center has become a beautiful and friendly hub of student life on the campus, and is also valued by community groups and visitors. COTC is proud to enjoy the support of the community, and to be able to provide students with personal attention, education, facilities, and faculty and staff on a very scenic campus.



Six buildings make up COTC's Newark campus. These include the 81,000-square-foot (7,500 m2) John and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, opened in August 2008, and the John Gilbert Reese Conference Center. The College's current enrollment on the Newark campus is approximately 2900.

Extended Campuses[edit]

COTC maintains campuses in Pataskala, Mount Vernon,and Coshocton which, together, account for about one-third of the College's total enrollment.

Articulation Agreements[edit]

The College has articulation agreements with a number of four-year institutions.

Center for Academic Success[edit]

The Center for Academic Success is a multi-service program consisting of the Communications Resource Center, which includes the Communications Resource Center for writing and speech tutoring at Newark, Pataskala, Coshocton and Knox campuses; the Nursing Student Success tutoring program; the Math Learning Center; and the Education Media and Resource Center. The centers are available to all enrolled COTC students in order to assist students in a successful academic experience.

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Coordinates: 40°04′04″N 82°26′49″W / 40.067912°N 82.446949°W / 40.067912; -82.446949