Under Ohio's Articulation and Transfer Policy, students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits among Ohio's public
colleges and universities and equitable treatment in the application of credits to admissions and degree requirements. Students who successfully complete
approved technical programs are eligible to have technical credit transfer to public colleges and universities, saving both time and money.
The Ohio Career-Technical Career Transfer (CT)2 website provides information about Ohio’s Articulation and Transfer policy. This includes areas for which statewide agreements have been developed that provide for the transfer of Career-Technical credit.To learn more about (CT)2, visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer/ct2.
The Course Equivalency Management System (CEMS) System
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) Equivalency Management System (CEMS) is used by secondary and post-secondary institutions to submit courses and programs, creating matches for Ohio Transfer Modules (OTM), Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs), Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs) and Advanced Placement (AP).
Secondary Career-Technical institutions, Ohio technical centers, community colleges, and universities with CTAG programs are required to submit their course information to the Ohio Department of Higher Education Course Equivalency Management System (CEMS). Once submitted, faculty panels review submissions to determine whether a match is appropriate for transfer credit.
Students, families, and academic advisors can access CEMS for information regarding credit transfer opportunities.
Faculty and staff must establish a CEMS account in order to access the system and enter courses. CEMS training materials can be found online at https://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer/cems/training.The Ohio Transfer to Degree website is https://transfercreditohio.gov.
ODHE Interactive Learning Modules: Roadmaps for CTE Credit
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has released a pair of interactive learning modules designed to help educators, families, and students more easily understand the various ways CTE students can earn and receive college credit.
The two modules - one for students and families and one for teachers and administrators – are each about 25 minutes in length. Viewers have the opportunity to interact with the presentation at various points to provide guidance and information customized to individual situations.
The student/family module describes various options for earning college credit (CTAGs, AP, and CCP), and the benefits of accessing these programs individually and in combination. It also provides resources for college and career planning.The teacher/administrator module addresses these programs from an educational perspective, including segments on topics such as verification forms and the CTE course approval process.
These modules can be found on the ODHE website at:
Dennis Ragins is based at the University of Akron and is the OBR Northeast Regional Manager for (CT)2 initiatives, including
CEMS.You can reach Dennis at 330.972.2051, or by email at email@example.com.