COTC was founded in 1971 as a “technical college” and has a long history of fulfilling its mission to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area. As a technical college located on a campus with The Ohio State University at Newark, COTC’s purpose was and continues to be to provide students with technical skills and professional training designed to meet the immediate and emerging employment needs of new and existing businesses. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of the people, businesses and communities served by the college.
To meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area.
COTC will be recognized as Ohio’s premier technical college focused on student success as well as for excellence in workforce development and technical education.
COTC offers a wide range of high-quality degree and certificate programs for those planning to start a career, pursue a brand-new career, prepare to continue their education at a four-year school, or even just follow a course of study for personal fulfillment. Along with the Associate of Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Technical Studies degrees, students can earn degrees and / or certificates in careers related to Engineering Technology, Architectural CAD, Civil CAD, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Forensic Science, Human Services, Addiction Studies, Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional, Law Enforcement, Basic Peace Officer Training, Accounting, Bookkeeping Skills, Business Management, Human Resources, Management, Office Administration, Culinary Science, Basic Baking and Pastry Skills, Basic Culinary Skills, Digital Media Design, Information Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing (Registered Nurse and Practical Nurse), State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA), Radiologic Science, Surgical Technology, Medical Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Home Healthcare Provider, Electrocardiography, Community Health Worker, and Heavy Equipment Operator