2016 was an exciting year for Central Ohio Technical College as we celebrated the institution's 45th anniversary. However, 2017 promises to be a remarkable year. We recently learned that the college is producing the highest-paid graduates among two-year colleges in the state. COTC is ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its
2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential.
PayScale is a compensation data and software company that collects compensation and career data from individuals and uses the data to power compensation software for employers. The company has been publishing the College Salary Report since 2008. The report looks at how higher education impacts career outcomes.
We've always known that the return on investment at COTC is phenomenal. However, this ranking shows that our graduates go on to have high-paying, successful careers in technical fields that are growing.
Some of the COTC programs with the highest paying, in-demand occupational outlook according to Ohio Means Jobs are nursing technology, radiologic science technology, diagnostic medical sonography technology, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, architectural computer aided drafting and civil computer aided drafting.
This is just a sample of the 45 degree and certificate programs that students choose at COTC to gain hands-on, applicable experiences to begin working in a technical field. Or, students may choose to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree at many of Ohio's public colleges and universities to expand their career options. COTC now has articulation agreements with 22 four-year institutions.
The mission of Central Ohio Technical College is to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area. Our students are completing degrees that train them for in-demand jobs that compensate them well. I couldn't be more pleased with this ranking, how well our students are doing after graduation and with the direction the institution is headed. It's a wonderful time to be a part of Central Ohio Technical College.
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The Office of the President has established the “Legends of Loyalty” award. This award is intended to identify and recognize the recipients dedication and commitment to the college. It spotlights individuals who have, over the years, made a significant impact on the history of the college, and have gone above and beyond their required duties and proven unselfish allegiance.
The 2017 Legends of Loyalty recipients are:
Ken Ollish, Sandra Siegrist, Whit Tussing and Lisa Smith
The 2016 Legends of Loyalty recipients are:
John Alford (posthumously), Scott Wilson, Barry Riley and Steve Riley
Pictured (l-r): Mike Cantlin, Stephanie Cantlin Athen, Barb Cantlin, Ron Alford (all family of John Alford), Dr. Bonnie L. Coe, president of COTC, Scott Wilson, Barry Riley and Steve Riley
The 2015 Legends of Loyalty Award recipients are:
Pictured (l-r): Joan (Jodie) Robinson, Robert (Robby) Robinson and Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., president of COTC.
The 2014 Legends of Loyalty Award recipients are:
Calvin E. Roebuck (posthumously)
Pictured (l-r): Jim Roebuck, Lydia Roebuck, (son and wife of Calvin Roebuck), Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., president of COTC, Carolyn Simpson and Art Ghiloni