Columbus State Community College

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Columbus State Community College is a community college providing two-year professional training in a variety of fields. Abbreviated CSCC, the school is located in Columbus, Ohio. Transfer programs are available for students who wish to begin their college careers at CSCC and then transfer to a four-year institution.

CSCC offers degrees in academic fields such as architecture, nuclear medicine, geographic information systems and nursing. CSCC students may also pursue a variety of two-year professional training. Career programs are available in areas such as engineering, public service, business, health and human service. Many students participate in campus clubs and student-run organizations.

Founded in 1963 as Columbus Area Technician’s School, the school only had 67 students. In 1965 it was renamed Columbus Technical Institute. Today the 70-acre campus and its ten nearby satellites host over 30,000 students every year. The Columbus campus is home to the Discover Exchange, the school’s bookstore.

A new 100-acre campus in Liberty Township opened in 2010. CSCC joined with Ohio State University to make these new facilities available for students and faculty from both schools.

Columbus State now offers various online learning opportunities for its students. Web based courses allow current students to work on their degree without attending all classroom lectures–but they are still required to pass examinations and tests which are administered on campus. The school also offers hybrid courses which include a combination of classroom attendance and online learning. In addition to online courses, CSCC also offers online associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study, including business, photography, nursing, and technology. Online bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered through strategic partnerships with Bowling Green State University, California University of Pennsylvania, DeVry University, Franklin University and several other four-year universites.

General Information

Admission Office

550 East Spring Street

Box 1609

Columbus, OH 43216-1609

(614) 287-2669

(800) 621-6407

Fax: (614) 287-6019

Contact: Tari Blaney

Director of Admissions
Main Address

550 East Spring Street

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 287-5353

Total undergrads: 23,060

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,060


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Select applicant populations such as underage, international, felon, and dismissed transfer students may be required to submit documentation to determine admission status. Some technology programs have special admission requirements. COMPASS required for placement.

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,C
Human Resources Management A
Logistics/Materials Management A,C
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Office Management A,C
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts A,C
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A
Desktop Publishing C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Word Processing C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering A
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Automotive Engineering Technology A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Electromechanical Technologies A,C
Industrial Technology A
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,C
Quality Control A
Surveying Technology A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging A,C
Child Care Management C
Child Development A,C
Family/Community Services C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology A,C
Medical Transcription C
Mental Health Services Technology A,C
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Surgical Technology A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A
Sport/Fitness Administration A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Food Service C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork A
Sheet Metal Technology A
Welding Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Transportation & Materials Moving – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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