Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College

Newark, OH
student ratio
total students
$4,296 | $7,056
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Central Ohio Technical College

At Central Ohio Technical College, students acquire the high-tech training to excel in today's competitive workforce. In fact, nearly 90% of them secure full-time employment within six months of graduating.

Central Ohio Technical College is a state-assisted institution that offers more than 40 associate degrees and certificate programs in business, health, engineering, and public service technologies. Students gain the skills and experience to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating or continue their education at colleges and universities throughout Ohio.

The college's mission is to meet the technical training and education needs of both students and employers in the region. It fulfills this mission by providing full-service campuses in Coshocton, Mount Vernon, Newark, and Pataskala as well as providing online courses.

Associate programs in the arts and sciences

Associate programs in the Arts and Sciences include the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Advertising Technology, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Science Technology, and AAS in Digital Design Technology (with options in graphic design and web design).

Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) programs are also offered. They include courses in arts and humanities, English composition and literature, sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.

Associate programs in allied health

Associate programs in allied health include the AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, the AAS in Health Sciences Technology program (with options in medical coding and pharmacy technician), the AAS in Radiologic Science Technology program, and the AAS in Surgical Technology program.

Associate programs in business

Associate programs in business include the AAB in Business Management Technology program and the AAB in Accounting Technology program.

The AAB in Business Management Technology program includes introductory courses in entrepreneurship, human resources, management, and marketing. Elective courses include entrepreneurship, human resources, management, marketing and sales, and office administration.

The AAB in Accounting Technology provides proficiency in computerized accounting and spreadsheet software and knowledge in several areas including auditing, finance, forensic accounting, and payroll.

Associate programs in education

The Associate in Early Childhood Education Technology program prepares students for Pre-K Associate Licensure and fulfilling careers as assistant and professional lead teachers.

It also provides students with the skills and background to earn bachelor's degrees in teacher education programs at four-year institutions like Ashland University, Muskingum College, and Ohio State University.

Associate programs in engineering

Engineering programs include the AAS in Engineering Technology program (with mechanical and civil engineering majors).

The civil engineering program includes hands-on courses in construction materials and testing, green construction, mapping, soils, and structural and foundation design surveying.

The mechanical engineering program trains students to develop and test mechanical systems; install mechanical, hydraulic and thermo-fluid systems; and use measuring and diagnostic devices to evaluate and test products.

Associate programs in nursing

Nursing programs include the AAS in Nursing Technology program that integrates general education and nursing courses and provides clinical laboratory and clinical practice experience. Additional nursing programs are the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Transition, Practical Nursing (LPN), and State Test Nursing Aide.

Associate programs in public safety

Public safety programs include the AAS in Criminal Justice Technology program that provides in-depth knowledge in three areas of the justice system: corrections, courts, and law enforcement. Additional programs are offered in emergency medical services, fire science, forensic science, and law enforcement.

Financial aid at Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College is committed to helping students finance their educations. It offers several types of financial aid including grants, loans, scholarships, and employment opportunities.

Federal programs include the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, and Federal Direct Loans.

The college awards merit-based and need-based scholarships and provides academic and administrative jobs for students who don't qualify for the Federal Work Study program.

Supportive services at Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College provides extensive academic, career, and social resources to meet students' diverse academic and personal needs.

Academic resources include multi-subject academic assistance; writing, speech development, and math labs; and study skills and time management development. Career services consist of career exploration, resume guidance, interview skills development, and career fairs. Social resources include disability support services, counseling, and veteran support services.

Co-curricular opportunities at Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College provides a variety of co-curricula programs to facilitate students' social, intellectual, and cultural growth including more than 35 student organizations and over 30 multicultural events.

Cultural events consist of concerts, master classes, visits to museums, and weekend excursions. Educational programs include debates, films, lectures, and open forums on contemporary topics. Social activities include movies, intramural sports, exercise facilities, poetry contests, leadership work shops, and community service events.

Experienced faculty members

Central Ohio Technical College employs experienced faculty members -- like Steven R. Huizenga, PhD -- who teach students how to excel in their fields. Most instructors have master's degrees and many hold doctoral degrees. They are also mentors who support their students in achieving academic success, personal growth, and professional development.

Dr. Huizenga, an assistant professor of philosophy, is an enthusiastic and caring teacher who received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2013. One of his goals is to help students develop critical thinking skills, increase their intellectual capacity, and strengthen their humility and respect for others. He believes these qualities build students' characters and enables them to strengthen their communities.

Campus locations

Central Ohio Technical College's original campus in Newark is a partnership with the University of Ohio at Newark. The 135-acre campus has beautiful green spaces, bridges, and ponds.

The college's campus in Coshocton consists of the exquisitely renovated Montgomery Hall, which has state-of-the-art classrooms and labs as well as a lecture hall and community room. The Knox Campus in Mount Vernon also has state-of-the-art classrooms and labs and relaxing meeting spaces. The Reynoldsburg/Pataskala campus is home to the college's Institute for Public Safety, which administers its public safety programs.

Location & Contact

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055-1767

Teri Holder

Interim Director of Gateway Operations

Phone: 740-366-9222
Fax: 740-366-5047

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Graphics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Support Specialist
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Architectural Drafting and CAD/CADD
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • CAD/CADD Drafting/Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Drafting and CAD/CADD
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Surgical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Science/Firefighting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Associate Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled3,648
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$20
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,296
    • Out-of-state tuition *$7,056
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,648
    • Male Student Percentage30%
    • Female Student Percentage70%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.7%
    • Black or African American10.77%
    • White or Caucasian80.13%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.41%
    • Asian.55%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races2.77%
    • Unknown3.51%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Nurses Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, Forensic Science Club, Campus Chorus, Student Senate
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty255
    • Full-time Percentage24%
    • Part-time Percentage76%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 1,875 students to 125 faculty