The Ohio TechNet consortium consists of 11 community colleges that collectively provide services reaching 71 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Many of these colleges are recognized on the Manufacturing Institute’s M-List, which demonstrates that they are teaching manufacturing students to industry standards. Specifically, these schools offer students the opportunity to earn NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications as a standard part of their manufacturing education programs.
Partner institutions include Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Lakeland Community College, Lorain County Community College, Owens Community College, Rhodes State College, Sinclair Community College, Stark State College and Zane State College. Each college received approximately $1 million to create or expand job-driven training for the advanced manufacturing sector. LCCC directly manages an additional $4.1 million in support of statewide data collection and third-party evaluation, creation of an Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Alliance with colleges, employers, state and workforce leaders, and a special initiative to expand access to state-of-the-art safety education and training.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College was chartered in 1969, and today offers more than 75 associate degree and 40 certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Its main campus is in Clifton, with branch campuses in Evendale (the Workforce Development Center) and Harrison (an airport) and one tentatively scheduled to open in August 2012 in downtown Middletown. The College also maintains satellite operations at the Great Oaks Career Campuses and other locations across the region.
Columbus State Community College
Columbus State provides Central Ohio residents the educational opportunities they need to get to the next phase of their career – whatever that may be. First, you can go here and get a two-year associate degree in a Career & Technical field, which qualifies you for a job immediately. Or, you can get an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science, which represents the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and you can transfer to another college. Third, we offer a variety of short-term training opportunities and continuing education through our Community Education and Workforce Development division. Check out our Majors and Programs for more on our offerings.
Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) opened in 1963 as Ohio’s first community college and remains Ohio’s oldest and largest public community college. Tri-C’s campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, Westlake and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment.
Eastern Gateway Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College continues to offer choices for students in all walks of life – degree seekers, career climbers, knowledge seekers. We have degrees, certificates, programs, and courses to prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution, to ready you to enter the workforce immediately, to enrich your life, and to broaden your horizon. Eastern Gateway serves Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties with three locations — the main campus at Jefferson County Campus, Steubenville; Valley Center, Youngstown; and Warren Center, Warren.
Lakeland Community College
Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community. Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 13,000 credit and 7,000 noncredit students annually.
Lorain County Community College
The Lorain County Community College experience introduces students to a campus environment and encourages personal exploration, growth and discovery of new interests. LCCC offers a unique and rewarding experience because of its courses, educational partnerships, professors, students, facilities and setting. Lorain County Community College is part of The University System of Ohio, one of the largest comprehensive public systems of higher education in the nation. With more than 15,000 students and an additional 3,000 students taking University Partnership courses to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees, it’s easy to see why LCCC’s impact is felt across the community.
Owens Community College
The Owens Community College experience can help you prepare for a career, retrain for a new one, continue your professional development or start the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Campus locations in Perrysburg Township and Findlay and learning center in downtown Toledo offer numerous academic programs leading to a variety of careers. Owens’ dedicated and passionate faculty members have real-world experience in their field. Meaning, they can tell you what you need to know about your area of interest and the type of job environment you’re getting into. Experience the flexibility of class times – during the day, at night and on weekends. Hundreds of classes and some complete degree programs are taught online as well.
Rhodes State College
Rhodes State College is a public, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree granting career education programs, non-credit workforce development, and consulting for business and industry. The college prepares students for entry into careers, develops the regional workforce through credit and non-credit occupational training, and offers curricular programs that prepare students for transfer completion baccalaureate programs at selected colleges and universities. With over 4,100 students, the college’s core institutional values of integrity, caring, responsibility, respect, and quality guide its policies and practices.
Sinclair Community College
Graduate with the right skills to succeed in today’s jobs. Sinclair offers over 220 programs, including specialized and technical areas of study that are in high demand in the Dayton region. In the last four years, more than 15,000 credentials have been earned by Sinclair students. Sinclair offers course schedules and options, including online, to match your lifestyle. Credits easily transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Ohio and elsewhere, with more than 100 university transfer agreements that make it easy to transfer to advanced study. More than 3,500 students transfer every year from Sinclair.
Stark State College
Stark State College provides quality, high-value associate degrees, certificates, and professional development in a diverse, student-centered learning environment. The College is dedicated to lifelong learning; affordable, transferable higher education; and career success. Stark State College advances quality of life through access, academic success, stewardship, and business and community partnerships.
Zane State College
With a wide variety of two-year associate degree programs, certificate programs, workshops, and occupational skills training, Zane State College’s experienced-based education provides high value at an affordable price. The reasons our students choose Zane State College are diverse. Many want a career that can help them provide a better way of life for their families and themselves. Others want a close-to-home option where they can earn the first two years of a baccalaureate degree before transferring to another college or university. Regardless of the reason you ultimately choose to attend Zane State College, once you start here, you can go anywhere.