Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is following Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations to take immediate action to minimize the risk of exposure and slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2109 (COVID-19) in our communities. These decisions will remain in effect indefinitely and be reevaluated on an ongoing basis based upon recommendations from health and government officials regarding the health and safety of our communities. Updates and modifications will be shared on this website as more information is available.


Information for COTC Students and Faculty

March 16-20: COTC is canceling most face-to-face classes, all online classes, and all lab sections at all four of our campus locations (Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala) for the week of Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20.

March 23: COTC will transition all face-to-face classes and all labs to a remote method of instruction. Unless otherwise noted, all clinicals, practicums and internships are suspended.

COTC classes held at other locations: Classes offered at off-campus locations will operate according to each individual institution’s schedule during this time. This includes classes held at C-TEC, Ohio Fire Academy, Knox Technical Center and high schools. Students should check with their respective provider to determine their schedule and if they have classes at any of the above locations.

Spring Semester Class Drop/Withdraw: The last day to drop or withdraw from a full semester or second term course for spring semester 2020 and receive a grade of “W” has been extended to April 15, 2020. Students should contact their academic advisor directly or email cotcadvising@mail.cotc.edu. Students are advised to speak with a financial aid advisor to review the impact withdrawing from a course may have on financial aid. Contact financial aid at 740-366-9435 or finaid@cotc.edu.

COTC will offer its traditional 12-week summer semester beginning on May 11 as originally scheduled. All courses and student services will continue to be delivered in a remote format indefinitely. Registration for summer semester is now open and will continue until the first day of classes. COTC is accepting new student applications for summer semester 2020 as well as autumn semester 2020, which begins on August 25. 

Student services are being delivered remotely. For more information, see Stay Connected.

Additional resources for faculty are available at: u.cotc.edu/teachingresources.


Campus Facilities

All four COTC campus locations (Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala) will implement modified campus operations beginning Monday, March 23. COTC is open for business remotely. All campus buildings will be closed to the public and no in-person services will be available. Staff will only be available via email, and many offices will be available through regular business phone numbers.

Limited Access Student-Use Computers: COTC will offer limited computer and Wi-Fi access for students at each of our campuses. For more information, see Stay Connected.

Rotary Park Playground and Pavilion at 925 Sharon Valley Road, Newark, which is managed by the shared campus of COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark, is closed.



COTC has canceled all student and public events scheduled through June 30, 2020. This includes:

  • All COTC events scheduled to be held on or off campus, including at all four COTC campus locations (Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala)
  • All events sponsored by COTC’s Workforce Development Innovation Center and Lifelong Learning Institute, including those held on campus and at the West Licking County Family YMCA
  • Events scheduled by external organizations


Official Communications

All official communication regarding the college’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak will be communicated from the Office of the President and posted on this website. Additional details are available on this site for the following topics:

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