Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

About Us


Message from the President

I’m delighted that you are interested in knowing more about our outstanding college.

On behalf of the NCSC Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to our college. Each fall, several thousand students begin their academic year at North Central State College alongside dedicated faculty and staff. You may enroll in classes on our main campus in Mansfield, at the Kehoe Center in Shelby, and the Crawford Success Center in Bucyrus. Many classes are available online and in 8-week schedules that allow students tremendous flexibility and improve their success.

Students of all ages are enrolled at NC State., Hundreds of students earn college credit while still enrolled in high school through the College Credit Plus Program. Many are pursuing training, or retraining, for professional careers in business, healthcare, engineering and public service. Others are planning to transfer their credits to other institutions to continue toward an advanced degree.  NC State now offers two bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Kehoe Center, and a Bachelor’s of Nursing on our main campus.

What makes North Central State College exceptional among higher education institutions is its accessibility and affordability by providing high quality and cost-effective opportunities to students of all ages who seek to learn, grow and thrive. This is made possible through our Tuition Freedom program for students who dually enroll with the College while they are still in high school through the State’s College Credit Plus program, and continue with us to finish their associate degree tuition free; or through our College-Now program in partnership with Pioneer Career Center to finish their associate degree, even before they finish high school; or even through the state or college scholarships, and from individual donors. More and more courses are also providing free textbooks online to make higher education even much more affordable.

Whether a single course, a certificate program, an associate or bachelor’s degree, the College aligns technical proficiency, interpersonal skills, and experiential learning to employers’ needs. This is made possible through our programs’ business advisory committees, in partnerships with business and industry employers in or region.

A very special thing happens when you visit our college campus. You will begin encountering people who take pride in their role and care to help students succeed. It may be the campus security officer in the parking lot or maintenance workers and other staff as you progress toward your destination. Once in a building, you will encounter committed and caring faculty and staff who will engage you, guide you and support you as you progress toward your goal, whether it is a course, a certificate or a college degree.

Please take a moment to explore our catalog. You will discover a wide range of information about programs, services, and opportunities in healthcare, business, engineering, manufacturing, information technology, public service, and arts and sciences. You will also discover that, along with our excellent quality, the cost of attending North Central State College remains one of the most affordable tuition rates in the state of Ohio. When comparing salaries after graduation to the cost of an associate degree, the return on investment is extremely high, not to mention that the overwhelming majority of our students graduate without college debt.

In addition, I invite you to explore Career Coach, which will give you localized information on careers, training for those careers, regional job opportunities available in those fields, along with salary and benefits.

When you combine the value of your education here at NC State with the proven, increased earning potential of receiving a baccalaureate degree, an associate degree, or an industry recognized certificate, I hope you will agree that this college is the place to start, and finish, your college education.

We are very proud of our strong reputation. North Central State College is a leader in excellent and affordable quality higher education with employable and transferable programs to help our community and its citizens prosper. We look forward to seeing you on campus very soon! It is an honor and a privilege to be of service.


Dr. Dorey Diab, President

College Contacts

North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Crawford Success Center
130 North Walnut
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

James W. Kehoe Center
175 Mansfield Avenue
Shelby, Ohio 44875

Academic and Student Services

Office of the President 157 Fallerius 419‐755‐4811
Vice President for Academic Services/Chief Academic Officer 158 Fallerius 419‐755‐4733
Admissions 103 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4761
Bookstore 1630 University Drive 419‐747‐5401
Campus Life/Student Engagement 214 Eisenhower 419‐755‐4313
Campus Recreation Center 1729 University Drive 419‐755‐4041
Career Development 102 Byron Kee & 163 Kehoe 419‐755‐4896
Cashier’s Office 140 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4722
Child Development Center 1770 Kenwood Circle 419‐755‐5600
College Credit Plus 108 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4732
Disability and Personal Counseling 138A Byron Kee 419‐755‐4727
eLearning and Innovation 150A Fallerius 419‐755‐4706
Financial Aid 143 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4899
Library/Bromfield Learning Commons 131 Bromfield 419‐755‐4331
Security/Public Safety – Main Campus 161 Riedl Hall 419‐755‐4218
Student Records 142 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4857
Student Success and Transition Center 136 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4536
TRIO Support Services 115 Fallerius 419‐755‐9015
Tutoring Center 119 Fallerius 419‐755‐3322
Workforce Development 156 Kehoe 419‐755‐4740

Academic Divisions

Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Human Services, Humanities, Mathematics, and Social Sciences


Agriculture Management, Biology, Bioscience, Chemistry, College-NOW Bioscience, Health Information Technology, Health Services Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiological Sciences, and Respiratory Care


Accounting, Business Administration, College-NOW Business, College-NOW Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Physics, and Visual Communications Media and Technology

Business Services

Business Office 140 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4741
Human Resources 156 Fallerius 419‐755‐4871
Information Technology Services 074 Fallerius 419‐755‐4734
Marketing and Public Relations 132 Byron Kee 419‐755‐4810
North Central State College Foundation 168 Kehoe Center 419‐755‐4753

Profile of the College

About the College

Prior to its charter as North Central Technical College, the institution was known as the Mansfield School of Technology. It was initiated by the Mansfield Board of Education in September, 1961, and approved by the State Department of Education. The rationale of the Mansfield Board of Education was to establish a two‐year, post‐high school diploma granting school that would prepare men and women for various careers. The graduates were satisfying the rapidly-growing employment needs in the industrial and business society of the area.

The original location of the Mansfield School of Technology was 218 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. The limited physical facilities, projected enrollment growth, and need for additional student services led the school’s administration, advisory committees, and the Mansfield Board of Education to seek the creation of a Technical College District in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code. North Central Technical College was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and certified by the Secretary of State on September 26, 1968. This action of the Ohio Board of Regents and the Secretary of State created the Technical College District in the contiguous counties of Ashland, Crawford, and Richland. In August of 1999, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the college to North Central State College.

Currently, the NC State‐OSU campus houses North Central State College and a regional campus of The Ohio State University. Certain physical facilities and services are shared by each institution. The campus represents a model in sharing resources by two separate institutions. Each institution has its own faculty, curricula, policies, and operating procedures. NC State also maintains the James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning in Shelby and the Crawford County Success Center in Bucyrus.

A Board of Trustees, the members of which are public representatives of Ashland, Crawford, and Richland counties, directs North Central State College. Copies of North Central State College’s most recent financial statement are available upon request. If interested, please contact the Business Office at 419‐755‐4741.

Accreditation and Memberships


North Central State College is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission’s* Open Pathways Program.  Through the Open Pathways program, the College focuses on improving systems and processes to better meet the College’s mission while maintaining accreditation.

North Central State College was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as a state-assisted institution of higher education and is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education; U.S. Department of Education; State Department of Education for Veterans; Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation; and the Department of Justice, Immigration, and Naturalization Service.

*Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7‐500, Chicago IL, 60604 • 1‐800‐621‐7440


The College is either a member of or recognized by the following organizations:

  • Health Sciences
    • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
    • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
    • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT)
  • Business Industry and Technology 
    • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Support Services 
    • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
    • American Association of Community and Junior Colleges  
    • Mansfield-Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
    • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 
  • State  Affiliations
    • Ohio Association of College Admission Counseling  (OACAC )
    • Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) 
    • Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    • Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC)
    • Ohio Board of Nursing RN & LPN
    • Ohio Department of Health (STNA)
    • Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
    • Community Health Worker Certificate (Ohio Board of Nursing) 

College Mission

Providing individuals with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to succeed in their chosen paths.

College Vision

North Central State College changes lives and transforms communities through exceptional and affordable education within a caring environment for continuous learning.

College Values

In all we do, we value a culture of integrity, inclusion, and excellence.

We value our students and are committed to creating an accessible environment that is affordable, caring, supportive, inclusive, and learner‐centered.

We value our employees and are committed to creating an appreciative environment that is culturally diverse, collaborative, and respectful.

We value our communities and are committed to creating an environment that is innovative, responsive, and accountable.

College-Wide Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication ‐ Oral and Written
  • Information Literacy
  • Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Professional/Soft Skills

ENDS Policies Statements

1.0 Global Ends Policy
North Central State College exists for the citizens of its service region to have the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen path for learning, work, or enrichment, sufficient for the college to justify available resources.

1.1 Diversity
The College maintains an environment that encourages tolerance of differences while recognizing similarities and providing equalizing opportunities for participation by all.

1.2 Equal Opportunity
The proportion of students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds is at least equivalent to the proportion in the local communities.

1.3 Career Readiness and Development
Students acquire and enhance relevant business and industry credentials, job skills, work habits, job leads and pathways to economic self‐sufficiency especially in high demand technologies.

1.4 Transferability
Students prepared for advanced academic success will have the ability and the prerequisite academic experience sufficient for entry into a four-year college or university.

1.5 Enrichment
Enrichment opportunities exist to reflect community needs and values.


The mission of the North Central State College (NCSC) Foundation is to assist the college in providing lifelong learning opportunities by securing financial and community support. With the help of area donors, friends, partnerships, and leaders, the NCSC Foundation empowers individuals to change their lives through education. The Foundation supports preparing a future ready workforce for area employers and contributes to the betterment of the community.

Each year the NCSC Foundation administers over $300,000 in scholarships to students in financial aid. The Foundation also serves the college with the following goals:

  • Develop financial resources for college projects, including scholarships, programs, technology, and capital improvements that support the NCSC mission.
  • Partners with members of the community to advance the mission of the college, offering educational opportunities, and services for students.
  • Support creative, forward‐thinking projects of faculty and staff in order to be the most current technological institution possible.
  • Harness the support of alumni to expand relationships, give back, stay informed, increase skills, and enhance the value of a student’s degree.

For more information, call the Foundation Vice President, Chris Copper at 419‐755‐4753.

All gifts to the North Central State Foundation are tax deductible under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The NCSC Foundation is a tax‐exempt organization, formed in 1990 to seek, receive, and distribute funds, equipment, property, and other donations for the benefit of the students and programs provided by NCSC.

Physical Facilities

Located on a 600‐acre tract of land, the campus offers a variety of physical facilities to support many academic and extracurricular activities. The campus consists of ten buildings, encompassing an area of approximately 250,000 square feet.

The Henry R. Fallerius Technical Education Center (2441 Kenwood Circle) contains classrooms, lecture halls, technical laboratories, data center, faculty offices, tutoring, the Liberal Arts Division, and the administrative offices for North Central State College

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Center (1640 University Drive) serves as a comprehensive student center which includes the student union, quiet and active game areas, music‐listening rooms, cafeteria, and a student coffee house.

The Louis Bromfield Hall (1660 University Drive) includes the Information Commons.

The Byron Kee Center for Student Success (2441 Kenwood Circle) houses a comprehensive array of services and educational support activities to assist students as they pursue their educational careers. Departments located in Kee Hall include Admissions, Recruitment and Gateway Services, Student Records, Financial Aid, Cashier’s Office, Disability Support Services, Career Services, Institutional Advancement, and the Foundation Office. Support offered in Byron Kee include registration, assessment, tutoring, academic advising, and personal counseling, along with support courses in reading, writing and college survival skills.

The Health Sciences Center (2401 Kenwood Circle) contains classrooms, a lecture hall, laboratories, faculty offices, and the Health Sciences Division.

The Child Development Center (1770 Kenwood Circle) provides childcare services for the children of students and staff and serves as a teaching laboratory for college students preparing for careers working with young children and their families.

The Campus Bookstore (1630 University Drive) sells textbooks, academic supplies, and related items.

The Campus Recreation Center (1729 University Drive) contains a gymnasium, weight room, cardio‐aerobic fitness equipment, locker room facilities and offers intramural sports throughout the year.

Riedl Hall (1760 University Drive) houses the main campus security office.

The James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning, (175 Mansfield Avenue) located in Shelby, houses the Ralph Phillips Conference Center, classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, College-NOW Engineering and Business programs, Workforce Development, and the Business, Industry and Technology Division.

The Crawford Success Center (CSC), (130 North Walnut Street) located in Bucyrus, is dedicated to raising the educational attainment in Crawford County by creating and supporting community access to North Central State College. The 7,000 square feet space houses offices, classrooms, computer labs, and meeting space for small and large groups.

Guarantee of Job Competency

North Central State College guarantees that graduates are occupationally competent (see policy 13-02). The guarantee applies only to job skills identified in the program outcomes for a specific degree. The guarantee applies only to graduates employed on a full‐time basis in a position directly related to the area of their program concentration, during the 12 months immediately following their graduation.

If a graduate is judged by his or her employer to be lacking in technical job skills identified by the program outcomes for his or her specific degree program, North Central State College under the conditions of the guarantee policy will provide the graduate up to nine, tuition‐free, semester credit hours of additional training. Cost of books, insurance, uniforms, laboratory and activity fees, and other course‐related expenses are the responsibility of the graduate and/or the employer.

Special Conditions for the Guarantee

The employer must provide to the College:

  • Identification, in writing, of areas of deficiency within six months of the graduate’s initial employment.
  • Verification, in writing, of specific job skills the employee is lacking which relate directly to the degree’s program outcomes.
  • A written educational plan for retraining developed in cooperation with the appropriate academic department at the College.

Retraining will be limited to nine semester hours of credit related to the identified skill deficiency and to those classes regularly scheduled during the period covered by their training plan and must be completed within a calendar year from the time the educational plan is agreed upon.

The guarantee does not imply the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a particular career.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of North Central State College not to discriminate based on sex, race, age, creed, religion, national origin, disability status, veteran status or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. (see policy 15-03)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race or national origin in any educational program or activity of North Central State College.

Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity of North Central State College.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination based on handicap status in any educational activity of North Central State College.

An internal, formal grievance procedure for violation of such acts has been set forth by North Central State College. Information on this policy is located in Student Records, Human Resources, and the Admissions, Advising and Enrollment Services Office. Inquiries regarding the College’s obligation in this area should be directed to the Enrollment Services Office. Inquiries regarding the College’s obligation in this area should be directed to:

Title VI & IX Coordinator
Vice President for Academic Services/Chief Academic Officer
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
(419) 755‐4823

Section 504 Coordinator
Specialized Support Services Coordinator
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, OH 44906
419‐755‐5611 (TTY/Voice)