Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the value of a technical education?

The Labor Department estimates that 90% of fastest growing occupations in the next decade will require career and technical education. 65% of the top jobs in the US require more than a high school diploma, but less than a 4-year college degree.

What is the best place to get a technical education?

A college that focuses on preparing students for the 21st Century technological workplace.
Who do you want for instructors?
Your instructors should be people that have practiced the skills they are teaching you in actual businesses. Your instructors must have certifications that are required by businesses today.

Are you training at the best facility?

You will be taught on leading-edge equipment that is used in the real world. You will not be trained on dated or obsolete equipment that business and industry no longer use. When you graduate or receive your certificate, you’ll be ready to work from day one.

What does Columbus Technical College guarantee you?

If one of our graduates educated under a standard program or his/her employer finds that the graduate is deficient in one or more competencies as defined in the standards, the technical college will retrain the employee at no instructional cost to the employee or the employer.

What programs are offered?

We have programs in Business, Health Sciences, Professional Services and Technology. For a complete list, please view our Programs of Study.

When is college in session?

Technical colleges operate on the quarter system:

  • Summer: July-September
  • Fall: October-December
  • Winter: January-March
  • Spring: April-June
How do I afford a first-rate education?

Financial Aid is available, including:

  • HOPE Grant
  • HOPE Scholarship
  • Pell Grant
  • Military waiver
  • Scholarships

To learn more, please review the Financial Aid information.

How do I apply?

Visit Admissions and complete the application and Admissions checklist.

What resources are available to help me succeed in college?

The CARE Center assists with student recruitment, preparation, adjustment, retention and graduation from Columbus Technical College. Additionally, Career Counselors will assist students in selecting career pathways; and Career Placement Specialists will assist students and graduates in meeting their employment objectives. The Learning Support Center is a tutoring center with the mission of providing support and assistance to students in meeting the expected outcomes of the core curriculum.

More Questions?

For more information, please call 706.649.1800.