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Hocking College Becomes Ohio Peace Officer Regional Training (OPOTA) Site for Southeast Ohio.

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College applied in December 2021, to become a Regional Training Center to deliver Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Certified Advanced Training and 2022 Continual Professional Training (CPU). Dwight Holcomb, Executive Director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, had sent out an announcement on November 11, 2021, requesting applications. Applicants needed to have experience educating students, have specific facility requirements, qualified instructors and provide high-quality training to law enforcement officers. On January 28, 2022, the college was selected as the successful candidate for the Southeast Regional Training Center for Southeast Ohio. 

Careers Offered at Hocking College Make Ohio’s Top Job List

by Melinda Casilli

The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation recently updated Ohio's Top Job list for 2022. Included are both in-demand and critical jobs for Ohio.

Hocking College Receives Grant to offer Scholarships for Short-Term Certificates

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

Beginning in January 2022, Hocking College has increased scholarship opportunities for students enrolling in one or more Short-Term Certificate programs, thanks to a grant received from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Students enrolling in one of the eligible certificate programs and meeting the enrollment eligibility criteria will be considered for up to a $2,000 award. The award will be applied to the expenses of tuition and fees.

Ten Tips to be Successful with Online Learning (from the pros!)

by Samantha Crist

For many, 2020 is a year of firsts: from the first time experiencing a major pandemic to the first time experiencing a statewide lockdown. But for many students, it’s also the first time they will take an online course.

Temple to retire from Hocking College NR Law Enforcement program

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, OHIO—When Ken Temple attended Hocking College, the campus was a little different.

Franklin University Announces Tuition Guarantee

by Tracey A. Maine

On May 18, Franklin University announced it would not raise undergraduate or graduate tuition this year. Students registering for the 2020-21 academic year will receive a tuition guarantee of $398 per undergraduate semester hour and $670 per graduate semester hour until graduation.

Certificate programs offer quick opportunity to get ahead

by Matt Berry

Standing out in a crowded job market isn’t always easy. One way to set yourself apart from the crowd is to take a certificate training program.

From Student to Law Enforcement Officer: Hocking College Alum Robert Everett

by Tim Brunicardi

Ever since he was a child, Hocking College alumni Robert W. Everett knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up, a law enforcement officer.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Hosts First-Ever K-9 Unit Demo at Hocking College

by Tim Brunicardi

On Tuesday, April 9 students from Hocking College’s Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice and Animal Assisted Therapy Programs were invited to attend a K-9 unit demonstration courtesy of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.

What is the Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund Scholarship?

by Tim Brunicardi

Sponsored by the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund (OSOCMF) Scholarship provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of peace officers, firefighters and certain other safety officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty anywhere in the U.S.

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