Providing you with what you need to succeed
C-TEC is more than just an outstanding educational resource in Licking County. Our dedicated instructors and counselors are here to provide you with the guidance, coaching and training you need for success in the real world.
We understand what it’s like to head into the competitive job market for the first time; or take on new responsibilities at work; or even the intimidation of completing your GED. What it comes down to is we understand people and we understand education. Together, that spells success. Let us help you make it happen!
Financial Aid & Payment Plans
Paying for Tuition, Books & Fees
All charges (tuition, books, fees and supplies) must be paid on or before the first day of class, unless
- A monthly payment has been arranged and signed by both the student and C-TEC. A payment plan is detailed on a Cost & Funding Summary that shows the charges, dates and amounts of each payment. Interest is not charged, but a late fee will be assessed, or
- The student presents written assurance that an employer, agency or other third-party will pay the otherwise uncovered balance. Promised employer payments will not be accepted as a substitute if it depends on grades or completion, or
- Sufficient financial aid has been approved and confirmed. To arrange a payment plan, contact the program coordinator or Financial Aid Office.
Applying: Contact our Financial Aid Administrator - Christine Westbrook at
to discuss funding options.
C-TEC has been approved for the following sources of financial aid:
- Pell Grants – a federal award for students enrolled in programs of at least 600 hours. the Pell Grant is based on student need and is determined by income level from the prior year. Tax returns and W-2s are necessary to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Financial Aid Office will help you complete the FAFSA or you can complete a FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Direct Loans through the Federal Government - Student Direct Loans are subject to eligibility requirements that apply to all Federal Student Aid programs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
- Veterans’ Administration now includes Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance with room and board allowances.
- Members of the National Guard may be eligible for chapters 1606 and 1607 or the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Federal Tuition Assistance for members of the National Guard who have served on active duty.
- Chapter 31 benefits are for Disabled Veterans.
- Numerous agencies and other funding sources including:
1. WIA (Work Incentive Act) for the unemployed and other workers from low income workers.
2. TAA (Trade Adjustment Act) for workers who have been laid off because of jobs lost to foreign competition or jobs being moved to other countries.
3. BVR (Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation)
Learning Disabilities and Admission
Students with significant and documented learning disabilities may be admitted on the basis of a post-high-school Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP establishes a viable set of occupational goals and the competencies the student will be expected to achieve during his/her training in order to meet those occupational goals. The student will be evaluated on the basis of the IEP, not the goals set for the training program. An IEP is arranged in a meeting of the assessment coordinator, instructor, program supervisor, student, and any representative the student desires.
The following free classes are offered:
- Reading skills
- Math skills
- GED preparation
- English Skills for Other Languages (ESOL)
- WorkKeys Prepartion
Resume & Job Search Assistance
We'll help you create a new resume or update your current one and provide job search info including online issues.
Free On-Line Career Exploration
Use the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) to emplore careers, Ohio employment data, and education and training requirements.
Career Counseling & Interest Exploration
Unsure of your career direction? Job search not going well? Meet with one of our career counselors for advice or assistance in these areas or others:
- Loss of job or anticipating job loss
- Re-entering the workforce after an absence
- Career/job coaching
- Deciding on further education
- Job dissatisfaction
- Retired, but wanting to work
- Job dissatisfaction
- Complete a Career Interest Assessment to explore your interests and values and identify a new career direction or find your best job fit. Contact Christine Greetham or Jim Davis, Career Counselors to schedule: (740) 364-2280.
Testing services available to students, public and local employers.
WorkKeys: Weekly test sessions for pre-enrollment in C-TEC classes and pre-employment testing offered for business/industry.
National Career Readiness Certificate: Complete the WorkKeys Assessments and receive a platinum, gold, silver or bronze certificate and distinguish yourself to employers.
Certified Testing: Authorized Testing Center offering many professional/certification and licensure tests such as ACT dietetics, nuclear medicine, COMPASS/ESL, and ETS ParaPro.
GED: Licking County GED Testing Cener (see below for more information)
Test Anxiety Brochure
Attain a lifelong goal! Prepare for the world of work. Attend classes – throughout the county – at convenient locations and times to prepare for the GED. For more information about free classes for the Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly the GED), call (740) 364-2280.
NEW 2014 GED TEST
The current version of the GED® test along with your scores expire at the endof 2013. Why change the GED test? Well, in the US, not enough people have the needed skills or knowledge to fill available jobs. The 2014 GED Test is de- signed to help bridge this skill gap. It is the only test aligned with current high school standards and career/college readiness expectations. Passing the GED® test is a key to opening doors to college, a better job, and earning the respect you deserve. Don't miss this chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.
Where to learn more and how to start my GED?
• Candidates go to http://www.ged.com to begin the GED testing process (i.e. register, pay for the test, schedule the test, order study materials and/or practice tests, etc).
• GED Test only available on computer starting in 2014 (no longer offering a paper test version).
• Four GED subject areas can be scheduled on separate days or all on the same day.
• Four content areas (8 ¼ hours with timing as follows):
• Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes-includes 10 min break)
• Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
• Science (90 minutes)
• Social Studies (90 minutes)
• Each content area has a passing required score of 150 & a total score of 600. Each test section must score 150.
• The official 2014 GED practice test is available for purchase online at MyGED portal.
• Three opportunities to test per year, per content area. Discounts for retakes are also available in 2014 to offset the $30/section retake cost to $10/section retake cost mirroring the 2013 cost structure. Two discounted retakes per test section are allowed.
• Costs for the computerized 2014 GED test will be $120.00. To offset the price increase from $40.00 for the 2013 paper-based test, recent Ohio legislation will supply a voucher for $80.00 to first-time 2014 GED test takers. Contact Anne Bowman at 740-364-2267 for voucher details.
For additional information on the GED process click here.
Don't feel prepared to finish the GED® test?
Don't worry—we can help! Even with your busy schedule, you can prepare,
plan, and succeed. We'll ensure you're registered and have all the support you need to finish and pass. GED prep classes are FREE!
GED prep information: Call (740) 364-2263.
On the first day of Orientation bring picture I.D. (Ohio driver's license, State of Ohio I.D., or U.S. passport).