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Ohio Technical College (OTC)

1374 E 51st St, Cleveland, OH

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About
Ohio Technical College, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was established in 1969 and was known as Ohio Diesel Mechanics School. The school occupied the second floor of a building in the warehouse district, but as popularity for the program grew, the school moved to a larger location and added diesel automotive programs to its curriculum. By 1984 the school had added a full automotive service program and experienced continued growth., resulting in one of the many name changes the school has experienced in its history. In 1994 the school began offering associate degrees, resulting in the current name of the school, and assisting students in pursuing managerial positions. Today the school is continuing its growth with the development of new programs and a partnership with BMW.

Academics
Ohio Technical College provides educational opportunities related to the automotive industry through a number of programs. These programs result in certificates or associate degrees and reflect the large number of specializations within the automotive repair industry. Additionally, the school offers programs in diesel generators and technology. Instructors are professionals from the automotive industry and work hard to ensure that students receive the best education and training possible to enter the workforce as professionals.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Ohio Technical College must be over 18 years of age and have met the minimum basic curriculum requirements prior to admission. To begin the process for admission students must contact the school, at which point an advisor will consult with the student regarding program choice, career goals, and assist in starting the application process.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) and the OTC Financial Aid Application. The information provided in these documents will be used to determine need, program eligibility and monetary awards.

Programs Offered

Below is a list of the programs that may be offered at Ohio Technical College. Programs may differ from the list below, to see a full list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (216) 881-1700.

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Auto Mechanic

The auto mechanic programs that are listed below are sorted by the number of contact hours offered.

1,800 Contact Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $30,000 per year*
  • Takes about 18 months to complete

2,100 Contact Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $34,000 per year*
  • Takes about 18 months to complete

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, General

The vehicle maintenance and repair technologies, general programs listed below are sorted by the number of contact hours offered.

1,800 Contact Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $30,000 per year*
  • Takes about 18 months to complete

2,100 Contact Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $34,000 per year*
  • Takes about 18 months to complete

Auto Body (1,800 Hours)

The auto body program takes about eighteen months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $31,000*
  • Students who complete this program take, on average, $12,000 in student loans**
  • Around 100 students completed the auto body program last year
  • Students complete this program in usually 18 months

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Medium and Heavy Vehicle Truck Technology (1,800 Hours)

Medium and heavy vehicle truck technology program takes on average eighteen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $31,000*
  • Students who complete this program take, on average, $12,000 in student loans**
  • Around 70 students completed the medium and heavy vehicle truck technology program last year
  • Students usually complete the medium and heavy vehicle truck technology program in 18 months

Notes:
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to $18,000 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. Students wishing to apply to Ohio Technical College must pay an application fee of $100. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (216) 881-1700 x122, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at OTC. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$4,397
Receiving Student Loans88%$7,092

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 16%.

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IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.