At OVCT, students come first!

At Ohio Valley College of Technology, the goal of our student services is to equip students with the tools they need to secure a position in a career they love! We understand that achieving this goal requires more than just providing quality career-focused training in the classroom. We have systems and staff in place that provide you the support you need to succeed.

“You will not find a faculty or staff that works harder for student success.” – Carla Douglass

Academic Advising

You can count on our academic team to provide the resources you need to be a successful student. Because our campus is small and personalized, the campus president, academic coordinators and instructors are all available to provide academic advising.

The academic team helps students to:

  • Learn about the campus services, programs, and procedures
  • Clarify their academic goals and develop an academic plan
  • Plan course schedules to meet personal needs and program requirements
  • Understand information about degree and certification options and requirements
  • Identify ways to do well in class and feel satisfied about school
  • Tutoring services available

Your academic team cares about your success and about you as a person. We want to see you succeed and we take pride in your success.

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Career Advising

Choosing a career is an important life decision—one that will influence your feelings of fulfillment and happiness. We encourage you to take this decision seriously by exploring your personal interests, abilities, personality, and work values in evaluating appropriate career choices. Prior to enrolling you will sit down with an admissions representative for a career planning session where you explore your goals and opportunities. Upon graduation, our Career Management Director will help you obtain a position in the career field you enjoy. Career advising, job search assistance, and all of our other career management services are available to our alumni as well. Career advising can be useful for individuals who:

  • Do not know what career field they would like to enter
  • Are having trouble deciding on a field of study
  • Want to confirm a career choice that they have already made

Personal Advising

We understand that life sometimes presents challenges in our personal lives that can affect our ability to achieve educational and career goals. The small, personalized atmosphere on our campus allows for individual advising so that you can make the most of your time at the Ohio Valley College of Technology. We take the time to understand your personal situation and help you sharpen your problem-solving skills to overcome life’s roadblocks. Personal Advising is available to assist students with a variety of concerns, including:

  • Transportation
  • Child Care
  • Personal Finances and Budgeting
  • Time Management

If a student requires other types of assistance not provided by OVCT, such as drug and alcohol abuse, family crisis, etc., we have information and references for community based services that can more appropriately assist them.

“I love OVCT! I learned so much and got lots of hands on experiences! The teachers are wonderful and will help you any way possible! If it wasn’t for me going to OVCT I wouldn’t have landed the great job I have today!” – Starr Reed, OVCT Graduate


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Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for many of our programs and vary by location.