Accreditation and Licensure:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Career and Job Placement Services:
Career Services Assistance
Ohio Technical College offers employment assistance to each student successfully completing the curriculum as an integral part of its mission through the College’s Career Services Staff. This service is divided into two areas: part-time and career placement. While the College makes no guarantee of future employment, the placement process has been designed to make the most of a student’s energy and abilities.
Prior to graduation, each student participates in a mandatory job-seeking skills meeting with the Career Services Staff. This meeting covers resume writing, communicating with potential employers, interviewing skills, and an after interview follow-up. The student and Career Services Department then build career leads in the cities the student is interested in after graduation. It is through such interviews that students receive the job offers that lead to career employment.
Part-Time Job Assistance
As a part of each student’s initial registration at the start of class, he/she participates in an initial placement interview and completes an information form. It is through this form that the Career Advisor learns whether or not the student is interested in part-time employment while attending OTC and if so, what kind of work the student is qualified to do. The Career Services Advisor will then assist the student in finding part-time work.
Emergency Relief Funds: CARES Act Information:
Under the CARES Act, Funds were awarded to Ohio Technical College for the purpose of making emergency grants available to students dealing with issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. In accordance with guidelines issued by the US Department of Education, we are reporting the following information funding:
- Ohio Technical College signed and returned the certification and agreement form required confirming its intention to use at least 50% of the emergency financial aid grants for students.
- The total funds received, or to be received, under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF):
- The amount of CARES funds distributed to students as of June 30, 2023: $335,517 (285 students)
- The amount of CRRSAA funds distributed to students as of June 30, 2023, 2022: $503,214 (399 students)
- The amount of ARP funds distributed to students as of June 30, 2023: $295,981 (383 students)
- Ohio Technical College determined each student’s eligibility to receive emergency financial aid grants as described in the Distribution Policy (which may be seen here).
- Instructions, directions and guidance was sent to each eligible student’s email, along with a Docusign application for completion by the student. Notice to students was also provided via a posting on the College’s Facebook Page.
Ohio Technical College has designed our distribution policy based on Secretary Devos encouraging institutions to prioritize students with the greatest need, but at the same time consider establishing a maximum threshold for all students
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Refund Policy/Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds:
If the student is not accepted into the training program, all monies paid by the student other than the Application Fee shall be refunded. Refunds for books, supplies and consumable fees shall be made in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10.1. Refunds for tuition and refundable fees shall be made in accordance with the following provisions as established by Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10. The school will send written acknowledgment of the cancellation within 15 days of receipt.
- An applicant not requesting cancellation by the scheduled program start date will be considered a student. Cancellation may be made in written form by the student and directed to the school. The postmark on the written notification will determine the cancellation date.
- A student who withdraws before the end of the first day of class and after the 5-day cancellation policy shall be obligated for any registration fee not to exceed $125.
- The State Refund Policy will apply to all students.
- A student who starts class and withdraws before the period is 15% completed (or during the first full calendar week for Credit Hour Programs) shall be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic term plus the registration fee.
- A student withdraws after the academic term is 15% complete, but before the term is 25% completed (or during the second full week for Credit Hour Students) will be obligated for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic term plus the registration fee.
- A student withdraws after the academic term is 25% complete, but before the term is 40% completed (or during the third full week for Credit Hour Students) will be obligated for 75% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic term plus the registration fee.
- A student who starts class and withdraws after the period is 40% completed (or after the start of the fourth week for Credit Hour Students) will not be entitled to a refund of the tuition nor the registration fee.
- Official withdrawal for refund purposes is the date of termination and is defined as:
- The last day of attendance if the student is terminated by the school, or
- The last day of attendance as reflected by the students’ record if they stop attending and are terminated within 60 days of this date.
- Refunds shall be made within thirty (30) days after receipt of a written withdrawal, or termination or by the College or termination due to ceasing attending. When the student has received federal/state financial assistance, the distribution of the refund will be according to federal guidelines.
COMPLAINT OR GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE:
All student complaints should first be directed to the school personnel involved. If no resolution is forthcoming, a written complaint shall be submitted to the School Director or President of the College. Whether or not the problem or complaint has been resolved to his/her satisfaction by the College, the student may direct any problem or complaint to the Executive Director, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, Phone 614-466-2752: toll free 877-275-4219.
- Students from Ohio should contact the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools: Executive Director, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, Phone 614-466-2752: toll free 877-275-4219. The State Board of Career Colleges and Schools has been designated by the Ohio Board of Higher Education as the entity that regulates Ohio’s private post-secondary career colleges and schools.
- PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, 333 MARKET STREET, HARRISBURG, PA 17126-0333.
- THE INDIANA COMMISSION ON PROPRIETARY EDUCATION, 402 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, ROOM W462, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204-2767, phone 317-232-1320 or Toll Free 800-227-5695.
- Maryland students are encouraged to contact MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION at Associate Director for Private Career Schools, Planning and Academic Affairs, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201.
- Tennessee students realize that any grievances not resolved on the institutional level may be forwarded to TENNESSEE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION, Nashville, TN 37243-0830. Telephone: 615-741-5293.
- All Delaware student inquiries should be addressed to: Education Associate, Private Business & Trade Schools Delaware Department of Education 401 Federal Street, Suite #2 Dover, DE 19901-3639.
All complaints considered by the Associate must be in written form, with permission for a copy of the complaint to be forwarded to the school for its response. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as to the final resolution.
- Kentucky students: To file a complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, a complaint shall be in writing and shall be filed on Form PE-24, Form to File a Complaint, accompanied, if applicable, by Form PE-25, Authorization for Release of Student Records. The form may be mailed to the following address: The 300 Building, 300 Sower Boulevard, 4th floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. The forms can be found on the website at www.kcpe.ky.gov.
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the College has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the College for a response. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. Please direct all inquiries to:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges * 2101 Wilson Blvd. / Suite 302 * Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 247-4212
A copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is available at the College and may be obtained by contacting the main office. Programs that are similar in length, content, and cost may be available throughout the United States. For a
listing of these schools, which are accredited, please contact the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges at the address above.
Campus Security Reporting:
Title IX: Office of Civil Rights – US Department of Education:
Title IX Coordinator:
Ohio Technical College
3174 East 51st St.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Tel: (216) 881-1700 X106
Title IX Training Program: Click here for summary of program. Detailed training materials may be obtained from the Title IX Coordinator
Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations:
A conviction for any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, during a period of enrollment when receiving federal aid, will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work study assistance. A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed does not count, nor does one received as a juvenile, unless tried as an adult.
The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.)
|Sale of Illegal Drugs
||1 year from date of conviction
||2 years from date of conviction
||2 years from date of conviction
||Indefinite period of ineligibility
||Indefinite period of ineligibility
To regain eligibility, a person must successfully complete a drug rehabilitation program recognized by a federal, state or local government agency and the program must include at least two unannounced drug tests OR if the conviction was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record. If a student is denied eligibility for an indefinite period, the student can regain eligibility after completing a drug rehabilitation program as described previously or if the conviction is reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three convictions for possession remain on the record. In such cases, the nature and dates of the remaining convictions will determine when the student regains eligibility
Student Responsibilities if Convicted During Period of Enrollment
According to the US Department of Education, if a student is convicted of a drug offense after receiving Federal aid, they must notify the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid immediately.
That student will
- Be immediately ineligible for further aid and will be required to pay back all aid received after the loss of eligibility.
- Be required to self‐certify their eligibility for Federal aid with regard to drug convictions on the FAFSA.
If a student has been convicted of a drug offense while applying to receive Title IV Federal financial aid, they are required to report the conviction on item number 23 of the FAFSA. For additional information (PDF) on this requirement call a Federal representative at 1‐800‐433‐3243.
Annual Security Report
Ohio Technical College (OTC) strives to maintain an environment that is safe for all students, employees and visitors. In Accordance with the Clery Act, section 34 CFR and the Higher Education Act section 485. See this link for additional information (PDF).