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Short-Term Certificates

Take Control of Your Career: Short-term certificates help you learn something new or get back to work.

Short-Term Certificates

Scholarships for Certificates


Transfer Degrees

Complete an associate degree at Columbus State, then transfer seamlessly to the four-year college or university you choose to finish your bachelor’s degree.


College Credit Plus

Columbus State partners with more than 40 high schools in Central Ohio to give qualified students the opportunity to earn college credit while they are still in high school.


Other Programs

Earn while you learn. Through our partnerships with local employers, we offer a number of experiential learning programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in paid work experience while earning their degree.

  • IT Flexible Apprenticeship: Columbus State partners with major IT employers in the region to offer students the opportunity for paid apprenticeship positions as they complete a degree in Cybersecurity or Software Development.
  • Modern Manufacturing Work Study: Students complete their Engineering Technology degree working three days a week at a partner company and attending class at Columbus State the other two.
  • Registered Apprenticeships: Columbus State Community College proudly partners with a number of Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor organizations across the state in the Skilled Trades.
  • Internships: A number of departments reach out to local employers to provide internships for their students.

For more information, contact our Employer Engagement & Experiential Learning office.

For students seeking a higher level of academic rigor and campus enagement, Columbus State offers an Honors Program.

Honors Program

If you are a graduating senior interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or medicine, you may be able to attend Columbus State tuition-free with the Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship. 

Future Scientists

Studying internationally exposes students to new ideas and cultures. 

Study Abroad

 Service-Learning classes provide hands-on learning and demonstrate Columbus State's commitment to our community. 


The Humanities Department Symposium Series consists of two annual programs – When East Meets West and American Crossroads – and the biannual Defining Herself conference.  

Humanities Symposium