Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a college degree? Or maybe you recently graduated high school and are looking for options to start college? Whatever your individual circumstances may be, we’ve got you covered at Ohio Valley College of Technology.
For many years, we have helped students by giving them the education and training needed to reach their career goals. We take pride in supporting our students through every step of earning their degree, from the first contact to graduation and beyond.
If you’re ready to jump-start your new career, now is a great time to do so. We are accepting applications for our fall career training classes. Check out the steps below to discover how to get on the fast track to an exciting new career!
Explore Our Programs
First, to enroll in fall classes, you must decide which program is the best choice for you. You can ask yourself some questions to make this decision: do I want to work in healthcare or business, do I want to care for patients directly, and what skills would I like to learn?
If you want to work in a clinical setting directly with patients, our direct admission Nursing program may be right for you. As a registered nurse, you get to help people and make a difference in their lives every day. While enrolled in their nursing classes here at OVCT, students learn critical areas, including nursing values, nursing processes, health promotion and maintenance, nursing roles, and therapeutic communication skills. Students completing our comprehensive nursing training program prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is required to become a registered nurse.
For those who are already a licensed practical nurse, our LPN to RN Bridge program could be a great choice for you. In this program, you can become a registered nurse in only 16 months. Students enrolled in the LPN to RN program will take courses in a variety of areas, including psychology, chemistry, fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology, and medical/surgical nursing. While completing their nursing courses, students will have the opportunity to complete clinical rotations in area healthcare facilities. They will prepare for the NCLEX-RN° exam, which must be successfully passed to be a registered nurse.
If you’re looking to work directly with patients in a medical office, our Medical Assisting program may be the best option for you. As a medical assistant, you will perform both clinical and administrative tasks while helping care for patients. Students will learn various essential skills while completing their medical assisting classes, including assisting with physical exams, taking vital signs, performing lab tests, drawing blood, and assisting with simple surgeries. In this program, you will prepare for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant* exam.
For students who want to work in the administrative aspects of healthcare, our Medical Billing/Administration program may be better for you. Medical billing and administrative professionals manage the front office operations that help healthcare facilities run smoothly. Skills students will learn as they complete their medical office classes include maintaining electronic health records, performing basic coding, handling billing, and protecting patient privacy. Students will prepare for professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Billing and Coding Specialist* and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant**.
If your goal is to work in a dentist’s office, our Dental Assisting program could be a great option for you. As a dental assistant, you will be a valuable member of the dental team, working with dentists and hygienists to provide oral care to patients. Students who choose this program will learn numerous skills in their dental assisting courses, such as exposing and developing radiographs, mixing dental cements, taking dental impressions, and identifying oral pathology. Students completing this program will be eligible to sit for the Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant (NRCDA)* certification exam.
Our Business Administration program could be perfect for those who want to work in a business environment. Business administration professionals have the opportunity to work for a variety of organizations such as large corporations, small businesses, universities, government, and nonprofits. While enrolled in their business classes, students learn critical skills, including managing an office and supervising personnel, understanding accounting, managing employee payroll, market and advertise a business, and utilizing sales and customer service techniques. This program prepares you for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification* exam.
Meet Your Admissions Advisor
Now that you’ve explored our healthcare and business college degree programs, it’s time to set up a meeting with an admissions advisor. To schedule this meeting, call the OVCT campus at 330-385-1070 or request information now. Our friendly admissions advisors are ready to help you with anything you may need as you start your path to a great career.
You will have a dedicated admissions advisor to guide you through the enrollment process. When you meet with your personal admissions advisor, you will learn all about Ohio Valley College of Technology, the courses in your program, and our proven process for getting students on the fast track to a new career. You can ask any questions you have about OVCT or our programs in this meeting.
You will get to tour the campus, see labs and classrooms, meet your instructors, and get a feeling for what attending OVCT is like. We offer you the option to complete your admissions meeting in person or virtually.
Find Out About Financial Aid
The next step is to connect with a financial aid advisor who will explain the financial aid process. They will help you understand which financial aid programs you may qualify for and assist you in applying for them.
Federal grants, state grants, veteran GI Bill programs, and student loans are some of the financial aid resources you will learn about. You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you qualify for any of these financial aid programs. Your financial aid advisor can assist you in ensuring your FAFSA is completed accurately.
At OVCT, we offer various internal grants*** that you may qualify for if you are eligible, including the Nurses Touch Lives Grant, Alumni Grant for Nursing Education, Early Admission Grant, Community Awareness Grant, and Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Scholarship Matching Award.
Getting Registered for Classes
Lastly, it’s time to get registered for your fall classes. At OVCT, we do all the work for you when registering for classes. Each term, we get you registered for the classes you need, so there’s no need to worry about not getting into them.
Make sure you have everything you need to excel in your college classes by making time for schoolwork, getting all the necessary supplies, and talking to friends and family about any extra help you will need as you earn your college degree.
Now you know how to get enrolled for fall classes, so it’s time to get started on your path to a new career. Contact us today!
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/included in tuition/fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.
***For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.
°Passing the NCLEX – RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.