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COTC Announces Remote, Hybrid and Online Options for Spring Semester

Registration open now

October 21, 2020

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will continue offering most classes remotely during its spring semester due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To support student success, the two-year college will offer more flexibility for students to choose which type of remote class best suits their learning style and life situation. Courses will be delivered in four ways:

Remote-synchronous – Classes will be held entirely in remote sessions using Zoom on scheduled days and times. Students should plan to attend the live, remote sessions to interact with faculty and classmates, participate in class discussions and ask questions in real time. Faculty will also offer live, remote office hours weekly for students to interact with their instructor, ask questions and gain additional help with coursework. Students who miss a live session will be able to view a recorded Zoom session on demand.

Remote-asynchronous – All lectures will be recorded for students to view remotely. Remote-asynchronous courses do not meet through Zoom during scheduled days and times. Faculty will offer live, remote office hours weekly for students to connect with their instructor to discuss course assignments, ask questions or convey any general concerns.

Hybrid – A mix of remote/online learning with scheduled days and times on campus. Hybrid courses are primarily for classes requiring a hands-on experience that cannot be replicated in a virtual environment or which have accreditation and/or licensing requirements that need to be held on campus. Labs meeting on campus will carefully follow CDC recommended protocols to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Online – Online courses are not offered during a specific day and time. Students can access the course at their convenience. However, online courses will have scheduled quizzes and exams as well as homework and course assignment deadlines. Online courses may be delivered in several ways, differing from remote-asynchronous courses, which will be delivered solely by recorded lecture. However, online courses instructors may also choose to offer recorded lectures or virtual office hours.

What course type is best for me?

Remote-synchronous courses follow a more traditional classroom experience, and are a good choice for students who can commit to a set schedule for the entire semester as attendance at scheduled times will be expected. With no pre-set class sessions, remote-asynchronous and online courses offer great flexibility for students whose schedules change frequently, who have work or family commitments that will prevent them from participating at scheduled times, or who have unreliable Internet access. Students choosing these types of course delivery should be self-motivated to complete tasks on their own and be prepared to set aside the same amount of time each week as the scheduled (synchronous) class in order to keep up and be successful.

COTC spring semester calendar not changed

COTC will begin classes for spring semester on January 11 as planned. The spring 2021 academic calendar will not be altered; spring break and other holiday breaks will be followed as scheduled. Courses will be offered in the standard 15-week format with some courses offered in an accelerated, eight-week format. Field experiences are dependent upon site availability. Students will work directly with their course instructor to plan for any field experiences.

College Credit Plus (CCP) courses will continue to be offered. CCP students will still be able to enroll in COTC courses taught at their high school by approved high school teachers or enroll in courses offered through one of COTC’s four campus locations or online.

COTC will follow this academic plan for the entire spring semester regardless of any positive developments around the pandemic. Should there be a resurgence in the virus or governmental restrictions are again imposed, however, COTC could return to completely remote formats for all instruction and student services. All COTC student support services and academic advising will remain available remotely with limited face-to-face services available by appointment.

Registration is currently open for COTC’s spring semester. Students can apply for free at cotc.edu/apply. To be considered for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.ed.gov. Coshocton County residents may be eligible for free tuition through COTC’s Coshocton Promise. Learn more at go.cotc.edu/promise.

Learn more about how COTC can jumpstart your career or help you on the way to your bachelor’s degree at cotc.edu/admissions. To speak with an admissions counselor, email to cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu 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

 

COTC Offers Accelerated 8-Week Courses Beginning October 19

Associate Degree or Transfer Friendly

September 14, 2020

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is adapting to meet the current needs of students by offering a selection of accelerated-format (eight weeks versus 15 weeks) general education courses during the second term of autumn semester. All courses will be taught remotely, offering peace of mind during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Also, the courses offered can count toward an associate degree at COTC or transfer to any public college or university in the state of Ohio, offering students another flexible option to pursue a degree during the pandemic. For students who want to fast-track their career by earning a technical degree at COTC but were unable to begin in August, second-term classes are a great opportunity to get started now on a degree path. At COTC, students can also stay at home this autumn and take many of the freshman and sophomore courses found at four-year universities – for a fraction of the cost.

Second-term courses begin on October 19. The application for admission is due October 12, and students must be registered by October 19. These courses are financial aid eligible for students enrolled in a degree pathway at COTC. To be considered for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.ed.gov. Coshocton County residents may be eligible for free tuition through COTC’s Coshocton Promise. Learn more at go.cotc.edu/promise.

Learn more about how COTC can jumpstart your career or help you on the way to your bachelor’s degree at cotc.edu/admissions. To speak with an admissions counselor, email to cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu 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

Second term courses:

  • PHIL-100 Critical Thinking
  • ENGL-112 Composition I
  • SOC-110 Cultural Diversity
  • MATH-130 Statistics
  • PSY-100 Intro to Psychology

 

Solving Uncertainty

Local Colleges Offer Options in Unsure Times

June 30, 2020

​While the full impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is still unfolding, it is clear that the pandemic has already affected every aspect of our daily lives. And while health and safety remain our primary concerns, prolonged uncertainty also continues to take its toll.

Will I be safe returning to school or work? Will I get my job back? What will happen if there’s a resurgence in COVID-19?

And for those planning to head to college this fall, whether for the first time or as a returning student, the uncertainty is immense.

Therefore, parents and students alike should both fully understand that there are still many options for enrollment in college this fall, even though some traditional deadlines have passed. Particularly, living at home and taking classes at a regional campus or community college can be a good fit for many families and students during a time of uncertainty. And notably, regional campuses and community colleges also bring the dual benefits of affordability and transferability.

Locally, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark are both open-enrollment institutions, meaning that enrollment is open to anyone who has earned a high school diploma in Ohio or G.E.D. And for both, yes, there’s still time to apply for autumn semester.

As public institutions of higher education, both also offer courses that will transfer to any public college or university in Ohio. This offers students great flexibility for the future as circumstances change. At Ohio State Newark, students can begin nearly any of Ohio State’s 200-plus majors and need only complete 30 credit hours past high school with a 2.0 GPA to transition to the Ohio State Columbus campus. Or, they can complete some majors entirely at Ohio State Newark. At COTC, students can take transferable general education classes, many of which are available online, or even complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree.

We are exceptionally proud to say that at both COTC and Ohio State Newark, small class size and personal attention are hallmarks of the academic experience.

There are many paths in higher education, and certainly, there is no one correct route for all. We encourage each student and family to take stock of their individual goals, resources and comfort levels. While uncertainty will undoubtedly remain with us for some time, we believe that it is critically important to continue taking positive steps toward realizing goals.

Ohio State Newark and COTC have always been, and will always be, institutions deeply intertwined with the welfare of the local communities we serve. Both are ready to help make the steps to college this fall a bit less stressful.

And while each student must decide their own best course of action, we hope that understanding the complete slate of options available, whatever the choice, will help all move forward this fall with hope and confidence.

John M. Berry, PhD
President
Central Ohio Technical College

William L. MacDonald, PhD
Dean and Director
The Ohio State University at Newark

 

No external events at Ohio State Newark/COTC for remainder of calendar year

June 30, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will reserve the use of all campus spaces, not including the Rotary Park Pavilion in Newark, for internal business purposes only, including instruction, through December 31, 2020. No external events or services will be held on campus during this timeframe. This announcement applies to all four COTC campuses in Newark, Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala.

Ohio State has announced it will resume in-person classes this autumn. A teaching-and-learning approach that combines in-person and distance methods is also being developed.

COTC announced that it will conduct classes in remote, in-person and hybrid formats this autumn. Key elements of the plan are the continuation of remote delivery for lecture-only classes and the resumption of full face-to-face instruction for classes that require a student’s physical presence in a laboratory (primarily healthcare program labs).

Both institutions will follow CDC guidelines to lessen the spread of COVID-19. This includes classroom occupancy limits, physical distancing, safety signage and the use of personal protective equipment.

 

COTC Announces Autumn Semester Partial Return to Campus

​Remote, in-person and hybrid classes planned

6/22/2020

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) has announced it will conduct classes in remote, in-person and hybrid formats this autumn. Key elements of the plan are the continuation of remote delivery for lecture-only classes and the resumption of full face-to-face instruction for classes that require a student’s physical presence in a laboratory (primarily healthcare program labs). Due to COVID-19, COTC has conducted most classroom and lab sections, as well as all student services, through remote delivery since mid-March.

“The health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff remained our top priorities during this planning, as did our commitment to continue offering exceptional academic experiences for our students,” said COTC President John M. Berry, PhD.

COTC will begin classes for autumn semester on August 25 as planned and will follow its normal semester schedule, including breaks. However, the majority of academic programs will cease physical contact with students before Thanksgiving break. The semester will conclude as scheduled on December 18, but faculty members will be encouraged to complete post-Thanksgiving break activities and exams virtually.

College Credit Plus (CCP) courses will continue to be offered. CCP students will still be able to enroll in COTC courses taught at their high school by approved high school teachers or enroll in courses offered through one of COTC’s four campus locations or online.

COTC’s plans for in-person instruction or services will follow CDC guidelines to lessen the spread of COVID-19. This includes classroom occupancy limits, physical distancing, safety signage and the use of personal protective equipment. COTC will follow this academic plan for the entire autumn semester regardless of any positive developments around the pandemic. Should there be a resurgence in the virus or governmental restrictions are again imposed, however, COTC could return to completely remote formats for all instruction and student services.

All COTC student support services and academic advising will remain available remotely at this time. Further announcements regarding the potential addition of in-person services in these areas will be forthcoming.

“It is uncertain how long the virus will continue impacting our communities,” added Berry. “We believe that our hybrid approach will help ensure the safety of our college community while also offering a breadth of engaged academic experiences.”

To read the entire plan, visit u.cotc.edu/covid19updates and click on the Autumn Semester Academic Engagement Plan link.

 

2020 Blue Line Twilight Run 5K/10K Cancelled

6/12/2020

The second annual Blue Line Twilight Run 5K and 10K, which was scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020, has been cancelled due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Entry fees for the 2020 event have been refunded to registrants who did not elect to roll their registration into the 2021 event. Special thanks to Licking Memorial Health Systems; Romine Company; Donaldson Real Estate; AlphaLink Technologies; Licking County Fraternal Order of Police, MPW Industrial Services, Inc. and Citizens for Hayes (Bill Hayes, candidate) who graciously committed their 2020 sponsorship to support the 2021 event. The 2021 Blue Line Twilight Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 8. Thank you to all who registered and committed to supporting the 2020 event.

The Blue Line Twilight Run is a collaboration between Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and the Licking County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) to honor law enforcement personnel. Proceeds from the annual Blue Line Twilight Run benefit COTC’s Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service and the LCSO’s Stuff the Backpack fund. With this year’s event cancelled gifts to support both causes are greatly appreciated. Gifts to the Officer Cottrell Memorial Fund be sent to: Office of Advancement, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055. Checks should be made payable to the COTC Cottrell Memorial Fund or contact the Office of Advancement at 740.364.9514 to discuss other options.

Support a Future Peace Officer and Local School Kids

COTC’s Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service is presented by the Cottrell family in memory of Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr., who was senselessly killed in the line of duty while working in the Knox County town of Danville in January 2016. Cottrell was born in Newark and graduated from COTC’s basic police academy in 2002. He served in law enforcement for more than 14 years. Established by Cottrell’s mother, Melissa Osborn, and sister, Nicole Kohlmier, the award is presented at each COTC Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) graduation ceremony during the academic year. The $1,000 award assists the recipient with equipment purchases and other expenses associated with beginning a career in law enforcement. Endowing the fund will allow for three $1,000 awards annually from the endowment’s interest, leaving the fund’s principal untouched so the award can exist in perpetuity.

Stuff the Backpack is a program created by the LCSO to help underserved school-age children in Licking County schools served by the LCSO prepare for the new school year. Uniformed officers shop for school supplies with an identified child and their family, creating positive relationships with law enforcement in a fun-filled, encouraging atmosphere.

 

COTC to Offer More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

April 16, 2020

Get career training help for job loss and financial challenges from COVID-19

Community members who have lost their jobs or are facing financial challenges or hardships due to COVID-19 can get financial help for career training from Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). More than $1 million in scholarships will be available to help new students, those transferring from another institution and continuing students, with a special allocation specifically for displaced workers impacted by the pandemic. These scholarships combined with other forms of financial aid can be used for tuition and books as well as living expenses. In some cases students could receive enough funding to cover 100% of their tuition and have funds left to assist with living expenses. Scholarships are available for the 2020-2021 academic year, which begins with the opening of COTC’s summer semester on May 11. Learn more about scholarships, steps to enroll and COTC’s academic programs at go.cotc.edu/covidscholarship.

“If you’ve lost your job or need to train for a new career – even if you’ve never thought about going to college – we want you to know that COTC is here to help you,” said COTC President John M. Berry, PhD.

All students who apply, are admitted to COTC and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will automatically be considered for scholarships; there is no separate scholarship application to complete. Regular admission to a degree or certificate program is open to all who have earned a high school diploma, completed home schooling at the secondary level or passed the General Education Development (GED) test. COTC may also grant prior-learning credit for certain life and career experiences.

  • To be eligible for scholarships, take these steps:Community members who have never attended COTC will need to submit the free application for admission at cotc.edu/apply.
    File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov as soon as possible.
    Enroll for a minimum of six credit hours per semester in a degree or certificate program.

COTC is accepting applications for summer semester 2020, which begins on May 11, and autumn semester 2020, which begins on August 25. Class registration for COTC’s summer semester is now open and will continue until the first day of classes. Due to COVID-19, all courses and student services will continue to be delivered in a remote format indefinitely. To speak with an admissions counselor, email to cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu 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

Learn more at cotc.edu/admissions.

COTC graduates enter the workforce fast
COTC offers both certificate programs that can be completed in as little as one or two semesters and two-year associate degrees. The college’s in-demand programs offer training in some of the fastest-growing careers in the state, including healthcare, business and IT, engineering, and public services and safety.

 

2020 Concert and Fireworks Cancelled

April 16, 2020

After careful deliberation and with a deep sense of responsibility for the well-being of our community, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark announce that the 2020 Independence Day concert and fireworks event at the shared Newark campus has been cancelled. The annual family-friendly event, jointly sponsored by COTC, Ohio State Newark and the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, has been a long-standing free gift to the community. The annual COTC and Ohio State Newark alumni celebrations held in conjunction with the event have also been cancelled.

 

COTC’s WDIC Makes Virtual Training Available to Help Local Employers Ready for Future Needs

April 7, 2020

The Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) recognizes that area employers are the engine that will continue to drive the local economy. While urgent workforce needs have shifted dramatically in the last weeks, many area employers are taking proactive steps now to upskill staff remotely in preparation for future increased productivity demands. To support local employers, the WDIC is now offering its frequently requested employee training programs in a remote format.

WDIC Employee Training Now Available Remotely:

  • Leading Effective Virtual (or in person) Meetings
  • Core Communication: The Basics of Communicating Effectively
  • Maximize Your Communication: Including a Communication Style Assessment
  • Customer Experience & the Hierarchy of Customer Needs
  • Learning to Lead: Shifting from an Employee to a Leadership Mindset
  • Excel Basic, Excel Intermediate, and Excel Advanced
  • Lean Processes for Every Work Environment
  • Lean/ Six Sigma White Belt training
  • Computer Applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, & MS Project)
  • Ohio TechCred training provider: Employers could receive up to a $2,000 reimbursement for each approved credential employees earn. Read about Ohio’s TechCred program at ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/techcred/apply.
  • VitalPass Leadership, Sales, and Organizational Effectiveness Series
  • VitalPass Leadership Essentials Series

Stackable Training Modules
E-learning modules designed to be completed individually or to complement each other in a series are also available. For example, a need for communication development training could include three e-learning courses such as Listening, Body Language and Reframing the Question/Response. All e-learning modules can be tailored for specific employee and organizational needs.

To register or learn more about these programs, please visit cotc.edu/wdic or contact Vicki Maple, EdD, vice president, economic development and workforce solutions, at 740.364.9565 or maple.2571@mail.cotc.edu.

The WDIC is committed to improving the skills of the local workforce and to grow economic development in Ohio, providing a competitive edge and furthering the mission of COTC to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area.

 

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

April 3, 2020

Summer semester registration open

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 cotc.edu/admissions. To speak with an admissions counselor, email to cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu 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 Removes Barriers to Summer and Fall Enrollment

April 2, 2020

Moves to test optional admissions

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is eliminating enrollment barriers for community members who want to get onto a career path now. The college has temporarily modified its admissions policy to “test optional” through autumn 2020 to allow all who want to take advantage of COTC’s career training and upskilling opportunities to enroll without delay. With American College Testing (ACT) test dates postponed and Accuplacer tests currently unavailable online, the college’s test optional policy will allow students to still apply and be admitted for upcoming semesters.

“COTC is here to help students in any way we can,” said COTC Provost Eric A. Heiser, PhD. “Access to career training is critically important for our communities, and changing to a test-optional policy will allow students to complete the application process and register for classes.”

College officials will use multiple measures in assessing a student’s transcripts to determine course placement. Once normal operations and testing resume, students can, without penalty, change their course placements if needed. COTC is offering all classes remotely until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Applicants to COTC healthcare programs will still need to complete the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS tests will be given virtually; students in these programs should reach out to their academic advisor for additional information.

Current high school or middle school students must have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) to enroll in College Credit Plus classes.

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 cotc.edu/admissions. To speak with an admissions counselor, email to cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu 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

 

Ohio State Newark/COTC Cancel All Events through June 30

March 31, 2020

Following guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding limiting spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark have extended the cancellation of all student and public events through the end of June. The institutions had previously cancelled all student and public events scheduled for the remainder of the spring semester (which concludes on May 1, 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 Ohio State Newark events scheduled to be held on or off campus and at the SciDome at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
  • 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
  • Public and private events scheduled to be held at any of these campus locations, including ACT testing, the Heisey Wind Ensemble concert on April 25 and the Senior Living Expo on May 21

New-student orientation and admissions sessions continuing virtually
All college and university services for current, newly admitted and prospective students at both Ohio State Newark and COTC are being offered remotely until further notice.

Ohio State Newark admitted students can find helpful resources regarding next steps in the enrollment process, including interviews and presentations at go.osu.edu/admittedstudents. For questions or to speak with a member of the admissions team, please call 740.366.9333 or email to Newark-askabuckeye@osu.edu.

COTC admitted students can contact COTC Gateway Admissions at cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu; continuing students can contact Academic Advising at cotcadvising@mail.cotc.edu or call any of COTC’s four campus locations.

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

COTC Commencement
COTC’s spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 1, will be postponed. The college will continue to evaluate information as the situation progresses and communicate a decision as to a rescheduled date in the coming weeks. Even though the commencement ceremony is postponed, students who have successfully completed their associate degree or certificate will be mailed their diploma or certificate after the end of the semester.

Ohio State Newark Graduation Celebration and Ohio State Commencement
Ohio State Newark’s annual Graduation Celebration to recognize students who complete a majority of their degree programs at the Newark campus is cancelled. The Ohio State University’s spring commencement ceremony is postponed.

Ohio State Newark Buckeye Leadership Camp and Ohio State Newark Summer Enrichment Camp
Ohio State Newark’s summer camps for middle and high school students are cancelled. Registrants will be contacted by Diane Kanney, Ohio State Newark director of enrollment, regarding any refunds.

Annual Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
Campus leadership will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make a decision regarding this event in the coming weeks.

 

COTC and Ohio State Newark Moving to Modified Campus Operations Beginning March 23

March 19, 2020

The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) four campus locations (Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala) will implement modified campus operations beginning Monday, March 23, and continue indefinitely. Both institutions will remain 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. Teleworking will be implemented where possible for all staff members. There will be a limited onsite presence to maintain business continuity, including public safety and security and facilities staff.

Both institutions have moved most classroom and all lab sections as well as all student services to remote delivery methods for the remainder of the semester. Unless otherwise noted, all clinicals, practicums and internships are suspended indefinitely.

Rotary Park Playground and Pavilion at 925 Sharon Valley Road, Newark, which is managed by the shared campus, will also be closed indefinitely.

 

Ohio State Newark/COTC Cancel All Events for Remainder of Semester

March 17, 2020

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent recommendation to limit or cancel all gatherings, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark have cancelled all student and public events scheduled for the remainder of the semester (which concludes on May 1, 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 Ohio State Newark events scheduled to be held on or off campus and at the SciDome at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
  • 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
  • Public and private events scheduled to be held at any of these campus locations, including ACT testing, the Heisey Wind Ensemble concert on April 25 and the United Methodist Church egg hunt on April 4

A limited number of larger campus events may be transitioned to a virtual format. In those instances when an event will transition to another format, event organizers will reach out directly to participants and a message with additional information will be communicated on the COTC and/or Ohio State Newark web sites.

One Book/One Community Author Discussion and Book Signing

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

The on-campus event scheduled for April 13 is cancelled, however, a limited number of complimentary copies of the book are still available. Individuals can request that a complimentary copy be mailed to their home by contacting walsh.276@osu.edu or 740.364.9514.

COTC Commencement

COTC’s spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 1, will be postponed. The college will continue to evaluate information as the situation progresses and communicate a decision as to a rescheduled date in the coming weeks. Even though the commencement ceremony is postponed, students who have successfully completed their associate degree or certificate will be mailed their diploma or certificate after the end of the semester.

Ohio State Newark Graduation Celebration and Ohio State Commencement

Ohio State Newark’s annual Graduation Celebration to recognize students who complete a majority of their degree programs at the Newark campus is cancelled. The Ohio State University previously announced that the university’s spring commencement ceremony is postponed.