Career-Technical Transfer Assurance Guides (CTAGs)

Collaboration among the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Education, and other key stakeholders led to the development of policies and procedures to create statewide career-technical discipline-specific articulation agreements and further ensure that students completing coursework at an adult or high school career-technical institution can articulate and transfer agreed-upon technical courses/programs to any Ohio public institution of higher education and among Ohio public institutions of higher education "without unnecessary duplication or institutional barriers."  Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs) are statewide articulation agreements that guarantee the recognition of learning which occurs at public adult and high school career-technical institutions and has the opportunity for the award of college credit toward technical courses/programs at any public higher education institution. CTAGs serve as advising tools, identifying the statewide content guarantee and describing other conditions or obligations (e.g., program accreditation or industry credential) associated with the guarantee.  To be awarded CTAG credit at Tri-C, students must confirm that the College offers a degree program in their career-technical field.  Learn more about CTAG Credit.

Career-Technical Articulation Number (CTAN)

A CTAN consists of learning outcomes representing knowledge and skills in a technical area that are needed to transition from Ohio public career–technical education to an Ohio public institution of higher education. Learning outcomes are based on recognized industry standards in the technical area and are established by faculty panels comprised of subject area experts from across Ohio's public institutions of higher education. Each CTAN in the technical area is assigned an identifying number. Learn more about CTAGs/CTANs and/or see Tri-C's approved courses below.

Administrative and Professional Support

CTAPS001
Office Procedures

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Office Management (142005) and earn a qualifying score of 54 or higher on the corresponding End of Course examination.
BT-2990 3 Cr.

Automotive Technology

CTAUT005
Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair

Student Requirements for Secondary Students: Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Ground Transportation Maintenance (177000). Student must pass the ASE/NATEF Student Certification Examination for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) or Automobile Service and Technology (AST) and seek credit within three years from the date the examination was taken, or within the currency of the industry certificate.

Student Requirements for Adult Career-Technical Students*: Student must successfully complete a NATEF accredited program at a (CT)2 approved Ohio adult career-technical institution. Student must pass the ASE/NATEF Student Certification Examination for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) or Automobile Service and Technology (AST) and seek credit within three years from the date the examination was taken, or within the currency of the industry certificate.

*Adult Career-Technical Students who possess a current ASE Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certification are also eligible to receive credit for this CTAN.
AUTO-1101 3 Cr.

 Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology

CTMLT001
Introduction to Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Science

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Clinical Laboratory Techniques (072100) and earn a qualifying score of 65 or higher on the End of Course examination.
MLT-1000 3 Cr.

Construction Technology

CTCON001
Plan Reading

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Plan Reading (178019) and receive a qualifying score of 64 or higher on the End of Course examination.
CNST-1731 3 Cr.
CTCON002
Construction Safety

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Construction Safety (178018) and earn a qualifying score of 64 or higher on the corresponding End of Course examination. Student must obtain a valid OSHA 30 hour card in general construction.
CNST-1750 3 Cr.
CTCON003
Construction Methods and Materials

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Carpentry and Masonry Technical Skills (178001) and earn a qualifying score of 75 or higher on the End of Course examination.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Civil/Construction Engineering Technology TAG. The number and title are OET016 - Construction Methods and Materials.
CNST-2131 3 Cr.

Criminal Justice

CTCJ001
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete all three required Ohio Department of Education (ODE) courses and receive a qualifying score on the End of Course examinations:
Course 1: The American Criminal Justice System (170911), qualifying score of 47 or higher
Course 2: Police Work and Practice in Public Safety (170913), qualifying score of 56 or higher
Course 3: The Correctional System and Services (170915), qualifying score of 60 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Social and Behavioral Sciences TAG. The number and title are OSS031 - Introduction to Criminal Justice.
CJ-1000 3 Cr.

Education

CTEDU007
Introduction to Education

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Education Principles (350010) and earn a qualifying score of 68 or higher* on the End of Course examination.

*Exam score represents a combined score on the End of Course exam and the required portfolio.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Education TAG. The number and title are OED007 - Introduction to Education.
EDUC-1011 3 Cr.

Education, Early Childhood Education

CTECE003
Infant and Toddler Curriculum

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable
program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Infant and Toddler Education (350210) through an approved secondary program and earn a qualifying score of 57 or higher on the End of Course examination.
ECED-2500 3 Cr.

Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology

CTEET001
DC Circuits

Student Requirements for Secondary Students: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years of completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course DC Electronic Circuits (175105) with a qualifying score of 61 or higher on the End of Course examination. Student must include proof of laboratory component with their submission. Student must complete the pre-requisite requirement for College Algebra at the matriculating institution. Student will not receive post-secondary credit for DC Circuits until this pre-requisite is satisfied.

Student Requirements for Adult Career-Technical Students: Student must successfully complete an approved Electronics (CT)2 program at an Ohio Technical Center. Student must complete the pre-requisite requirement for College Algebra at the matriculating institution. Student will not receive credit for DC Circuits until this pre-requisite is satisfied.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Electrical Engineering Technology TAG. The number and title are OET001 - DC Circuits.
EET-1161 3 Cr.
CTEET002
Digital Electronics

Student Requirements for Secondary Students: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years of completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Digital Electronics (175007) with a score of 56 or higher on the End of Course examination. Student must include proof of laboratory component with their submission.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Electrical Engineering Technology TAG. The number and title are OET002 - Digital Electronics.
EET-1241 3 Cr.
CTEET003
Programmable Logic Controllers

Student Requirements for Secondary Students: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years of completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Course Industrial Robotics (176025). Student must include proof of laboratory component with their submission.

Student Requirements for Adult Career-Technical Students: Student must successfully complete an approved (CT)2 program at an Ohio Technical Center.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Electrical Engineering Technology TAG. The number and title are OET022 - Programmable Logic Controllers.
EET-2520 3 Cr.

Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology

CTMET004
Manufacturing Processes

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable
course no later than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Manufacturing Operations (175003). Student must earn a passing score on the end of course exam. The score will be determined at the conclusion of field-testing at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Mechanical Engineering Technology TAG. The number and title are OET010 - Manufacturing Processes.
MET-1240 3 Cr.
CTMET005
Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD)

Student Requirements: student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable
program within 3 years of completing the approved program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio department of Education (ODE) course Computer Integrated Manufacturing (175006) from an approved program and earn a qualifying score of 60 or higher on the End of Course examination.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Mechanical Engineering Technology TAG. The number and title are OET012 - Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CADD).
MET-2041 3 Cr.

Emergency Medical Services

CTEMS002
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Student Requirements: Student must hold a current Ohio EMT Certification. Student must include proof of laboratory and clinical components with their submission.
EMT-1302 & EMT-130L 6 Cr. & 1 Cr.
CTEMS004
Paramedic

Student Requirements: Student must hold a current Ohio Paramedic Certification. Student must include proof of laboratory and clinical components with their submission.
EMT-1310 & EMT-2330 & EMT-2340 & EMT-2350 & EMT-2360 & EMT-2371 1 Cr. & 6 Cr. & 6 Cr. & 6 Cr. & 6 Cr. & 5 Cr.

Entrepreneurship

CTENTR001
Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years of graduating from an approved career-technical education institution. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Strategic Entrepreneurship (141030) and earn a qualifying score of 56 or higher on the End of Course examination.
BADM-1301 3 Cr

Exercise Science

CTES001
Introduction to Exercise Science

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Exercise and Athletic Training (072000) and earn a qualifying score of 56 or higher on the End-of-Course examination.
SES-1001 2 Cr
CTES002
Fitness and Health Foundations

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Fitness Evaluation and Assessment (072020) and earn a qualifying score of 61 or higher on the End-of-Course examination.
PE-1000 2 Cr.

Firefighter

CTFF002
Firefighter I

Student must hold current and valid Ohio Firefighter I Certification; Required NIMS 100 and 700
FIRE-1100 & FIRE-1200 & FIRE-1500 3 Cr. & 2 Cr. & 2 Cr.
CTFF003
Firefighter II

Student must hold current and valid Ohio Firefighter I and II Certifications or Ohio Firefighter II Certification. Student must complete training courses offered by an Ohio public career-technical institution (secondary or adult) or public college or university.
FIRE-1100 & FIRE-1200 & FIRE-1500 & FIRE-2321 & EMT-1320 3 Cr. & 2 Cr. & 2 Cr. & 2 Cr. & 2 Cr.

Graphics

CTGRPH002
Vector Graphics

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Multimedia and Image Management Techniques (145105) and earn a qualifying score of 60 or higher on the End of Course examination; or successfully complete ODE course Visual Distribution (340330)and earn a qualifying score of 38 or higher on the End of Course examination.

This class will utilize Adobe Illustrator (most current version available).
VC-1431 3 Cr.

Health Information Management

CTHIM001
Introduction to Health Information Management

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program NO LATER than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Health Information Technology (072135) and earn a qualifying score of 62 or higher on the End of Course examination.
HIM-1301 3 Cr.
CTHIM002
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program NO LATER than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Health Information Management (072140) and earn a qualifying score of 57 or higher on the End of Course examination.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Health TAG. The number and title are OHL021 - Legal Aspects.
HIM-1311 3 Cr.

Horticulture

CTHOR002
Landscape Maintenance

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher educations with a comparable course NO LATER than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Landscape Hardscapes (010640) and earn a score of 56 or higher on the End of Course examination.
PST-1420 3 Cr.
CTHOR003
Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Student Requirements: Matriculate to an institution of higher educations with a comparable course NO LATER than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Landscape Systems Management (010615) and earn a score of 64 or higher on the End of Course examination.
PST-1411 2 Cr.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts

CTCF001
Sanitation and Safety

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within the currency of the credential after completing the approved program. Student must hold a current ServSafe® Manager Certification offered through the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
HOSP-1020 2 Cr.
CTCF002
Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years of completing the approved program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Hospitality Fundamentals (330000) from an approved program and earn a qualifying score of 68 or higher on corresponding End of Course examination.
HOSP-1010 2 Cr.
CTCF006
Front Office Operations

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years of graduating from an approved career-technical education institution. Student must successfully complete Ohio Department of Education (ODE) course Front Office Management and Operation (330030) and earn a qualifying score of 77 or higher on the corresponding End-of-Course examination.
HOSP-1580 2 Cr.

Information Support Services and Networking

CTIT002
Networking/CompTIA Network +

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary courses below and earn a qualifying score on the corresponding End of Course examinations:
Course 1: Networking (145035), qualifying score of 60 or higher, AND
Course 2: Network Management (145045) qualifying score of 50 or higher
OR, student must hold the current CompTIA Network+ certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification
OR, student must have passed Cisco I and II semester tests (proctored and closed book test environment).
ITNT-2300 3 Cr.
CTIT013
Microsoft Server Administration

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Network Operating Systems (145040) and receive a qualifying score of 64 or higher on the End of Course examination
OR, the student must hold the current Microsoft Server Certification (for example, Windows Server 2012 or comparable, Server Administration Exam #70-646 or current equivalent exam).
ITNT-2320 3 Cr.
CTIT015
CompTIA Security +

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program NO LATER than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course below and earn a qualifying score on the corresponding End of Course examination:
Network Security (145050) qualifying score of 55 or higher
OR, the student must hold the current CompTIA Security + certification (Exam #SY0-301 or the current equivalent exam).
ITNT-2370 3 Cr.

Interactive Media Technology

CTIM004
Internet and Web Languages

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program
within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Web Design (145010) and earn a qualifying score on the corresponding End of Course examination of 55 or higher.

This course is NOT a pre-requisite for Graphical Web Design. Students need not fulfill the requirements for this class to receive credit for the Graphical Web design class if they meet the outcomes of Graphical Web Design.
VCIM-1570 3 Cr.

Media Arts

CTMDA003
Introduction to Single Camera Video Production

Student requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Video Production (340145) and earn a qualifying score of 59 or higher on the End of Course examination.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Communication TAG. The number and title are OCM008 - Introduction to Single Camera Production.
FILM-1180 3 Cr.

Medical Assisting

CTMAT004 & CTMAT005

Basic Administrative Medical Assisting Functions & Perform Bookkeeping Functions

Student Requirements: Student must provide proof to receiving institution that: (1) she/he holds the CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT credential and that (2) she/he has completed a medical assisting program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
MA-1503 & MA-150L 2 Cr. & 1 Cr.
CTMAT006
Process Insurance Claims

Student Requirements: Student must provide proof to receiving institution that: (1) she/he holds the CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT credential and that (2) she/he has completed a medical assisting program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
MA-2110 2 Cr.
CTMAT008
Fundamental Procedures

Student Requirements: Student must provide proof to receiving institution that: (1) she/he holds the CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT credential and that (2) she/he has completed a medical assisting program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
MA-1403 & MA-140L 2 Cr. & 1 Cr.
CTMAT009
Specimen Collection

Student Requirements: Student must provide proof to receiving institution that: (1) she/he holds the CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT credential and that (2) she/he has completed a medical assisting program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
MA-1321 & MA-132L 2 Cr. & 1 Cr.
CTMAT010
Diagnostic Testing

Student Requirements: Student must provide proof to receiving institution that: (1) she/he holds the CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT credential and that (2) she/he has completed a medical assisting program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
MA-2413 & MA-241L 3 Cr. & 1 Cr.
CTMAT011
Patient Care

Student Requirements: Student must provide proof to receiving institution that: (1) she/he holds the CMA-AAMA or RMA-AMT credential and that (2) she/he has completed a medical assisting program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
HTEC-1610 & MA-2860 & MA-2980 2 Cr. & 2 Cr. & 1 Cr.

Medical Terminology

CTMT001
Medical Terminology

Student Requirements: Students must matriculate to an institution of higher education with a comparable course NO
LATER than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Medical Terminology (072150)] and earn a score of 61 or higher on the End of Course examination.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Health TAG. The number and title are OHL020 - Medical Terminology.
MA-1020 3 Cr.

Performing Arts

CTPAT001
Stagecraft

Student Requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program within 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Stagecraft (340250) and earn a qualifying score on the End of Course examination of 66 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE: This CTAN is an approved OAN in the Arts and Humanities TAG. The number and title are OAH028 - Stagecraft.
THEA-1430 3 Cr.

Pharmacy Technician

CTPT001
Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

Student requirements: A pharmacy program must contain 350 clock hours of instruction. This course must provide at least 75 clock hours. To be eligible for credit, student must hold the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) credential.
MA-1010 & PHM-1300 2 Cr. & 3 Cr.
CTPT002
Pharmacy Concepts

Student requirements: A pharmacy program must contain 350 clock hours of instruction. This course must provide at least 75 clock hours. To be eligible for credit, student must hold the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) credential.
PHM-2080 & PHM-2701 1 Cr. & 4 Cr.
CTPT003
Pharmacy Laboratory/Clinical Experience

Student Requirements: A pharmacy program must contain 350 clock hours of instruction. This course must provide at least 225 clock hours of psychomotor experiences. To be eligible for credit, student must hold the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) credential.
PHM-2860 3 Cr.

Programming

CTPROG002
Java Programming

Student requirements: Student must matriculate to an institution of higher education with an approved or comparable program no later than 3 years after completing the approved secondary program. Student must successfully complete the approved Ohio Department of Education (ODE) secondary course Object Oriented Programming (145065), and receive a qualifying/passing score of 55 or higher on the End of Course examination.
IT-2650 4 Cr.