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Allied Health

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program is four semester program and prepares graduates to be eligible to take the National and Regional board exams and state laws exam to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Fitness Management

This five semester program provides you for employment in the fitness industry – from a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) to a Group Fitness Instructor (GFI).

Laboratory Sciences: Medical

The Associate of Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences will include majors in Cannabis Laboratory, Chemical Laboratory, and Medical Laboratory.

Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy program is a four semester, clinically-oriented program, which prepares students for licensure by the Ohio State Medical Board.

Massage Therapy Certificate

This certificate program is a two year, part-time, evening program that provides you with the fundamental skills to become a massage therapist.

Medical Assistant

After 2 years, the Medical Assistant program enables you to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics and group practices, and perform administrative and clinical procedures.

Medical Records / Health Information Management

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Certified Associate in Health Information Management Systems (CAHIMS) in 2 years.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hocking's 5 semester Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Practical Nursing

The Diploma in Practical Nursing Program is a full-time three semester program that prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN® Examination) which measures the competencies needed to provide safe and effective nursing care*. 

Registered Nursing

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) Degree / Registered Nursing Program is a full-time four semester program in the nursing major, after the completion of one semester of general studies, that prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN® Examination) which measures the competencies needed to provide safe and effective nursing care*.

STNA Certificate

The State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Program is an 82 clock hour course provided over approximately 3 weeks. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduate will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the Ohio Department of Health which allows the nurse aide candidate to be able to register to take Ohio’s competency and evaluation test to become a STNA.

Transition Program - PN2RN

The PN2RN track is a three semester course of study that allows a Licensed Practical Nurse to complete the requirements for an associate's degree and become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

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Arts, Business, & Science

Accounting & Financial Services

Hocking College’s 2 year Accounting and Financial Services program offers a wide variety of training to meet the needs of the accounting field.

Art and Design

At Hocking College, students develop the skills necessary to become accomplished artists in the two-year art and design degree program.

Associate of Arts (General Studies)

The curriculum for the Associate of Arts (AA) degree, grounded in the traditional liberal arts, prepares students to enter a broad variety of bachelor's degree majors.

Associate of Individualized Study

The Associate of Individualized Study (AIS) is an individually planned program designed to serve an educational objective that isn't offered through another Hocking College program.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree prepares students to enter a broad variety of bachelor's degree majors with a focus on either social or natural sciences after 2 years.

Associate of Technical Study

This 2 year program combines two or more technical degree programs from Hocking College to fit a student's unique needs.

Business Management & Entrepreneurship

In 2 years, Hocking’s Business Management and Entrepreneurship program prepares you for work in a variety of business management jobs.

Cybersecurity and Network Systems

Securing data systems is a major ongoing challenge in today's world, and the 2-year Cybersecurity and Network Systems degree program can prepare you to enter this field.

Early Childhood Education

This 2 year program enables you to become licensed and work as an early childhood educator in Ohio schools, and gives the foundation to pursue a Bachelor's degree and become a full-time teacher.

Fashion Design and Retail Merchandising

The Fashion Design and Retail Merchandising program will provide area students with a 2-year pathway to the vast fashion and retail industry in nearby Central Ohio.

Film and Video Production

The Film and Video Production program will include courses and material in various film crew positions. 

Music Management

This 2 year office management program emphasizes communication, information management, and administrative procedures vital for success in today's business office.

Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) 

The OTM prepares students with an Assoc. of Art or Assoc. of Science to transfer to another public institution in Ohio.

Real Estate Certificate

Hocking College offers a one semester certificate program that prepares students to take the state of Ohio's Real Estate exam.

Website & Applications Development

In 2 years, Hocking College’s Website and Application Development program prepares students for an entry level position as a website or application developer position.

Natural Resources


The 2-year Agroecology program uses the study of ecology to evaluate the productivity of agricultural systems.

Animal Assisted Therapy

The 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Animal Assisted Therapy will include majors in Equine and Canine, including short-term certificates in Canine Training Specialist and Pet Grooming.

Canine Certificates

The Canine Certificate program will allow students to major in either Canine Training or Pet Grooming.

Ecotourism & Adventure Leadership

In 2 years, students will experience some of the most unique training opportunities by obtaining skills that focus on travel that is environmentally sound, culturally sensitive, and economically sustainable.

Equine Health & Complementary Therapies

The 2 year Equine Health and Complementary Therapies Program teaches students traditional and non-traditional equine health care.

Farrier Science & Business

Hocking's 2 year Farrier Science program offers both techniques for shoeing horses as well as a business plan to get you started in establishing a successful farrier business.

Fish Management & Aquaculture Sciences

The Fisheries Resource Management and Aquaculture program prepares you for a career working with both game and non-game species for fish in just 2 years.

Forest Management

After 2 years, graduates of the Forest Management program have the skills to gain employment with public and private forestry organizations.

Geographic Information & Global Positioning Systems Certificate

The Geographic Information and Global Positioning Technology trains students in mapping, scientific data collection, computers and much more, in just one year.

Natural Resources Law Enforcement

The Natural Resources Law Enforcement program prepares students for emergency service and visitor assistance careers in natural resources fields in 2 years.

Parks and Museum Education

In 2 years, students in the Parks and Museum Education Program are trained to educate others about the environment and human connections to it.

Timber Harvesting & Tree Care Certificate

In just 1 year, the Timber Harvesting/Tree Care Certificate provides experience in basic climbing equipment and its proper use in tree forestry.

Water and Wastewater Management

The 2 year Water and Wastewater Management program teaches students comprehensive skills in collecting, analyzing, distributing, and monitoring water/wastewater.

Wilderness Horsemanship

In this 2 year program, graduates will gain practical experience in working with horses, mules, and people in wilderness settings.

Wildlife Resources Management

The 2 year Wildlife program is a hands-on, experience-based curriculum that teaches field skills and a strong conceptual understanding of wildlife management, ecology, and conservation.

Public Safety

Addiction Counseling

Hocking's Addiction counseling program is Ohio’s only two-year program that prepares you for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor. 

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

This 2 year program gives students the ability to attend the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in the fourth semester.

EMT / Paramedic Certificate

The EMT certificate program prepares students for entry level employment as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic (Advanced Life Support) in 2 years.

Fire & Emergency Medical Services

Fire and Emergency Medical Services is a 5 semester program that prepares students to meet community needs for fire and emergency medical protection.

Firefighter Certificate

The Firefighter II Certification is one of the fastest growing certificate programs at Hocking College and can be earned in just 1 semester.

Ohio Peace Officer Basic Certificate

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (O.P.O.T.A.) certification is one of the most popular Hocking College certificate programs and can be earned in just one semester.
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Workforce Development

Advanced Energy

The Advanced Energy Program provides students with the skills necessary to enter a career in the growing field of Photovoltaic (PV) installation in 2 years.

Architectural and Mechanical Design

Hocking College's 2 year Architectural and Mechanical Design program will be centered around robotics and automation and emulate real-world advanced manufacturing processes.

Automotive Technology

Hocking College’s 2 year Automotive Technology program trains students in conventional and advanced vehicular service techniques.


Hocking College’s 2 year Culinary Arts program teaches the fundamentals of baking and pastry production as well as the management skills of the modern kitchen.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Certificate

Hocking College's CDL Training School offers truck driver training in a variety of course models to fit any timeline and only takes 1 semester to earn your CDL.

Construction Management - Carpentry

In 2 years, students in the Carpentry program are prepared to be involved in planning, estimating, scheduling, and execution of a variety of commercial and residential projects.

Construction Management - Commercial & Residential Electricity

The Electrical Construction Management program trains students in commercial and residential electricity management and skilled craftwork in just 2 years.

Culinary Arts

Hocking College’s 2 year Culinary Arts program incorporates cooking and management skill training in a state-of-the-art cooking laboratory.

Fermentation Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Fermentation Science is a 2-year program and will include majors in Craft Brewing, Viticulture and Wine Making, Distilled Spirits and Culinary Fermentation.

Heavy Equipment Management

This 2 year program helps students to become proficient in operating machines like bulldozers, tracked excavators, backhoes, skid steers, off road dump trucks, and more.

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate

The Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate provides training and experience in the operation of heavy equipment, as well as the fundamentals of equipment maintenance and repair in just one year.

Hotel & Restaurant Management

This program focuses on providing students with the opportunity to gain hospitality training and a broad knowledge of the business side of hospitality and restaurant management in just 2 years.


As one of the in-demand jobs nationally and specifically in Ohio with job growth projected at 15%, students will receive training in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration; working towards industry recognized certifications and troubleshooting techniques to be job ready upon graduation. 

Laboratory Sciences: Chemical and Medical Cannabis

The Associate of Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences will include majors in Cannabis Laboratory, Chemical Laboratory, and Medical Laboratory.

Welding Certificate

This 16-week training in welding uses a variety of AWS certification models that offers training in methods like ARC, MIG, TIG, soldering, metallurgy fundamentals, pipe welding, and more.

Coming Soon

Hocking College is currently developing new academic programs. All of the developing programs are expected to launch by the Autumn 2019 semester.

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