COTC Announces Bold and Supportive “We’re Here for Our Students Promise”

Summer semester registration open

NEWARK, Ohio, April 3, 2020 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is taking bold and supportive measures to ensure that its students' educations are not adversely affected during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In honoring its commitment to providing access to high-quality technical education, COTC will offer its traditional 12-week summer semester beginning on May 11 as originally scheduled. Due to COVID-19, all courses and student services will continue to be delivered in a remote format indefinitely. Students will have uninterrupted access to a nearly full roster of both general education and technical courses, allowing both new and current students to advance in their career and academic paths.

"We're Here for Our Students Promise"

During this extraordinary time, COTC pledges new measures and extended support for students during this crisis.

In continuing its student-first philosophy, COTC announces its "We're Here for Our Students Promise."

  • COTC promises to do everything in its power to ensure that students' educational paths are not adversely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To ensure continued access, all student services including academic support, advising, tutoring, counseling and financial aid are being offered remotely.
  • Students whose clinical or practicum experiences are disrupted due to COVID-19 will be able to continue their course sequence without having to worry about repeating a course. Students should talk to their academic advisor for more information.
  • COTC will do everything it can to ensure students receiving federal financial aid are not adversely affected by a course, clinical or practicum disruption 

COTC is accepting applications for summer semester 2020, which begins on May 11, and autumn semester 2020, which begins on August 25. Learn more at To speak with an admissions counselor, email to or call any of COTC's four campus locations:

Newark: 740.366.9222
Coshocton: 740.622.1408
Knox: 740.392.2526
Pataskala: 740.755.7090

Registration for summer semester is now open and will continue until May 11, the first day of classes. The summer 2020 course schedule will be available on Monday, April 6.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.