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View additional Open House presentations to learn more about our academic programs, transfer options, financial aid, and more.

Discover everything Columbus State has to offer as you plan for what’s next. On this page, you’ll find recordings of the break-out presentations we typically offer at an in-person Open House event. Even though we are social distancing, Columbus State is here to help you move toward your academic and career goals.

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Campus Locations

Columbus Campus Virtual Tour

Visit Columbus State's main campus virtually. (Length: 10:19)

Delaware Campus & Regional Learning Centers

Our Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers offer convenient classes close to home. (Length: 12:25)

Academic Programs

Majors at Columbus State are organized under eight Career and Academic Pathways. Select the pathway to explore the major that best suits you. You’ll also find presentations on unique opportunities and programs within each Pathway.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Pathway

Get an overview of this pathway, which includes subjects like English, communications, history, anthropology, economics, languages, political science and more. (Length 18:17)

Biological, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

Hear about the STEM club and how it brings together students aspiring to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. (Length 1:31)

Business and Hospitality Management Pathway

Watch a sample classroom exercise in the entrepreneurship major within this pathway. (Length: 1:23)

Computer Science, Information Technology, and Design Pathway

Watch an overview of this pathway and a Virtual Open House for the information technology major. (Length 26:34)

David Nowak, Department Chair (Interim) Jennifer Miller, IST Department Advisor

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Construction and Skilled Trades Pathway

Walk through a day in the life of a facilities maintenance major in this pathway. (Length 1:02)

Education, Human Services, and Public Safety Pathway

Learn about your degree and certificate options for working with the deaf community. (Length 6:34)

Engineering, Manufacturing, and Engineering Technology Pathway

Hear Professor Shane Bendele talk about the engineering technology major and preparing students for the workforce. (Length 1:06)

Health Sciences Pathway

Discover the multifaceted skills learned in the medical assisting major within this pathway. (Length 1:38)

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Learn about the high-demand careers in hospitality and culinary arts, and what CState’s programs offer (Length 14:06)

IT Flexible Apprenticeships

Discover this unique curriculum and apprenticeship opportunity for cybersecurity and software development majors at Columbus State (Length 8:29)

Modern Manufacturing Work-Study - Engineering Technology

Discover how students earn while they learn, getting professional experience in manufacturing and logistics while they finish an engineering technology degree. (Length 10:41)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

View the presentations below to learn about your financial aid options and scholarship opportunities at Columbus State.

Choose Ohio First Information Systems Technology Scholars Program

This program provides a full-tuition scholarship to students pursing an Associate of Applied Science degree in computer science. (Length: 4:38)

Financial Aid

Gain on overview of different financial aid options, including grants, loans and scholarships.

Future Scientists of Ohio/STEM Program

This program provides full-tuition scholarships for students to complete an Associate of Science degree before transferring to a partner institution to complete a STEM major. (Length: 16:47)

Merideth Sellars Laura Shady

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Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP)

HCOP is part of a national grant program aimed at helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds enter health professions. (Length: 9:21)

Honors Program

Learn about the many benefits of the Columbus State Honors program, including a $2,000 annual scholarship. (Length: 11:53)

Student Support

Whether you want to get involved or need help planning for your education and career opportunities after Columbus State, we are here to support you.

Attending Columbus State as an Adult Student

If you’ve been out of high school for more than two years and haven’t attended college before, or if you have some college experience and want to return, this presentation is for you.

Career Coach

Take the career assessment questionnaire to learn more about which career paths may interest you!

Career Services

Learn how Career Services can help you with career exploration, resume review, interview prep, and more. (Length: 4:35)

Columbus State Buckeye Bound

This partnership between The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College aims to increase bachelor degree completion rates of Columbus State students transferring to Ohio State.

Student Engagement and Leadership - Get Involved!

Hear from a current student about ways you can get involved in extracurricular activities, such as clubs, events, volunteering, and leadership opportunities. (Length: 13:40)

Student Support Resources

Gain an overview of the many student support services at Columbus State, such as veterans services, disability services, counseling, and much more. (Length: 8:50)

Transfer Beyond Columbus State

Get answers to common questions about transferring from Columbus State to a four-year college or university. (Length: 23:22)

Admissions & Enrollment

Ready to enroll? Looking for your next steps? Let us help you start your college career at Columbus State.

Get Started

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Connect With Admissions

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Next Steps for Accepted Students


The next step for students planning to begin taking classes during the summer semester is to complete an online New Student Workshop. Within 1-2 business days of completing the Workshop, a member of the New Student Programs team will contact students to confirm their major, provide course recommendations, and answer any remaining questions.


There are two paths for students beginning Autumn 2021, depending on your status:

  • If you are a 2021 or 2020 high school graduate, your next step is to attend New Student Orientation. Sessions begin in May and run through July. Information regarding New Student Orientation will be sent to your Columbus State student email (the one that ends in in early-to-mid May. At New Student Orientation, students will connect with other new students, engage with current student leaders, learn more about being successful as a college student, and schedule their first semester classes with the help of our advising team.
  • If you graduated from high school prior to 2020, your next step is to attend an online New Student Workshop. Within 1-2 business days of completing the Workshop, a member of the New Student Programs team will contact students to confirm their major, provide course recommendations, and answer any remaining questions.

February 2021 Virtual Open House

February 2021 Virtual Open House