Designed for students still deciding on a major or those who know that they'll eventually transfer to a different college or university, the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) is a student’s greatest resource to earn college credit while still saving money and time.
What is the Ohio Transfer Module?
The Ohio Transfer Module is a set of general education requirements that include common knowledge and skills required by all higher institutions in Ohio. The complete series of the Ohio Transfer Module includes 36 to 40 semester credit hours in the following categories:
- English Composition
- Oral Communication
- Mathematics, Statistics and Logic
- Arts and Humanities
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Natural Sciences
What Happens During the Credit Transfer Process?
The credit transfer process includes Hocking College and the receiving institution (the college or university where the student wishes to transfer to) collaborating to review the curriculum of each class. All credits taken from the Ohio Transfer Module list of approved classes satisfy all requirements and are able to be transferred to any higher institution in Ohio. Any credits taken outside of the list of approved classes are reviewed and awarded on a course-by-course basis. Therefore, classes taken in the Ohio Transfer Module will be transferred, but classes taken outside of the module will be reviewed and considered for transfer but are not guaranteed.
What Can Students Do Within the Ohio Transfer Module at Hocking College?
Generally, the Ohio Transfer Module is designed for students who know that they will be transferring to another institution to pursue a four year degree. However, along with completing the Ohio Transfer Module, students can also earn their degree in Associate of Arts or Associate of Science. Completion of either degree results in the completion of the Ohio Transfer Module. If, after transferring to another institution and a student would like to complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science, that student can do so through a process call Reverse Transfer.
Do Students Have to Complete the Ohio Transfer Module for Their Credits to Transfer?
No. Students do not have to complete the Ohio Transfer Module to receive credit at their receiving institution. Transferred credits will be reviewed by Hocking College and the receiving institution. Credits will then be awarded on a course-by-course basis.
What are the Advantages of Taking Credits Through the Ohio Transfer Module at Hocking College?
Hocking College allows students to complete college credit for a lower price than offered by larger or private institutions. This way, students can save money and finish their degree without mountains of debt in student loans. The Ohio Transfer Module also gives students the opportunity to work toward their degree without having to retake classes. Therefore, when students transfer to a different institution, they can continue their studies and finish their degree on time.
Entering the Ohio Transfer Module at a community college can be very beneficial for most students. Not only can the transfer module help you complete required classes, but it can also save you money and help you discover new majors that might peak your interest. The Ohio Transfer Module is a great way to start your college career.