Chemical Technology and Chemical Technology Operator Certificate (CMT & CMTOC)

Chemical Technology (CMT)

Chemical technicians use sophisticated chemical/biochemical methods and cutting-edge instrumentation to analyze chemical and pharmaceutical substances and evaluate their properties.

The Chemical Technology degree program prepares students to become laboratory technicians or research associates in high-tech research and development or quality control laboratories, academic institutions, and government facilities. Graduates often are employed in chemical manufacturing; polymer/plastic labs; or food/beverage, pharmaceutical, or environmental industries and organizations.

Graduates of the Chemical Technology program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and many continue their education in a bachelor’s degree program in chemistry, biology/biotechnology, chemical engineering, or a pre-professional degree such as pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary medicine.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Chemical Technology Operator Certificate (CMTOC)

The Chemical Technology Operator Certificate prepares students for positions in process technology industries, including chemical blending, processing, and manufacturing; food/beverages; pharmaceuticals; bioscience; and petrochemicals.

Students gain technical skills needed to manage basic control of systems and devices to monitor levels, temperatures, pressures, and transfer of products. Students also learn basic operation of pumps, valves, and vessels, as well as safety and quality standards. 

Students who earn the certificate may continue their education in the Chemical Technology associate's degree program.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Chemical Technology (CMT)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
CMT 111Chemical Technology 1 ( T) 031
CHE 121
CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Lab ( G)
435
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (G)  303
Semester 2  
CMT 112Chemical Technology 2 ( T) 031
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry ( B) 334
CHE 122
CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab ( B)
435
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
CMT 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Chemical Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
CMT 220Analytical Chemistry ( T) 334
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1 (T)  233
XXX XXX Science Elective 1 (T)  334
Semester 5  
CMT 230Chemical Instrumental Analysis ( T) 334
CMT 285Chemical Research ( T) 101
XXX XXX Science Elective 2 (T)  334
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2 (T)  122
XXX XXX Technical Elective 3 (T)  122
Semester 6  
CMT 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Chemical Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4911865

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
Take one of the following series:
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus *
Or
College Algebra
and Trigonometry
Or
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any ART, CULT, FRN, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPN, THE3
or, Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, POL, PSY, SOC3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Technical Electives
CHE 201
CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
5
CHE 202
CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
5
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 132Statistics 23
MAT 253Calculus 35
or, Any of the following courses, if not used as Mathematics elective:
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
or, Any BIO or PHY listed in Science Electives, if not used as Science Elective
or, Any EVT, CET, EET, EMET, MET, PSET, SET
Science Electives8
Select one of the following series:
Biology 1
and Biology 2
Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
and Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
Physics 1: Calculus-Based
and Physics 2: Calculus-Based
or, Any two of the following courses:
Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup
Environmental Geology
Environmental Science: Ecology and Ecosystems

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

  Chemical Technology Operator Certificate (CMTOC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
CMT 171Chemical Operator 1 324
CMT 111Chemical Technology 1 031
MAT 120Technical Mathematics 223
CHE 100Basic Chemistry 223
Semester 2  
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication 303
CMT 112Chemical Technology 2 031
CMT 172Chemical Operator 2 324
EVT 115OSHA 40-Hour Course 223
EVT 187Materials Transportation Safety and Security 122
EVT 160Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 233
Total Credits:  212130

Chemical Technology (CMT)

  • Students will determine and demonstrate safe lab practices and use of lab safety resources
  • Students will utilize basic laboratory equipment and techniques
  • Students will develop an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Students will effectively utilize lab tools in accurate/precise solution preparation
  • Students will apply a variety of lab calculations common in chemical analysis
  • Students will be able to compile and evaluate experimental data 
  • Students will design and conduct an individual research project showing mastery of experimental design and project completion

CHE Courses

CHE 100 Basic Chemistry
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

An introductory course on concepts in chemistry. Topics include: dimensional analysis and problem solving, physical and chemical properties of matter, organization of the periodic table, writing and manipulating formulas, stoichiometry, gas laws, equilibrium, and acids and bases.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 (minimum grade C for both) or appropriate placement test scores
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CHE 105 Chemistry for Consumers
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course for non-science majors on the relevance of basic principles of chemistry to daily life. Topics include: laboratory/data analysis, matter classification, the periodic table, compound formation, chemical reactions, synthesis/analysis of consumer products, and the global impact of consumerism.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 (minimum grade C for both), or appropriate placement test scores
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A college-level general chemistry course for non-majors. Topics include: atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, properties and states of matter, acids and bases, and equilibrium.
Prerequisites: AFL 085, and AFM 094 or MAT 105 or MAT 120 (minimum grade C for all), or appropriate placement test scores
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CHE 111 Bio-Organic Chemistry
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Study of foundational concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Topics include: types of organic compounds and representative reactions, and biochemical compounds and reactions.
Prerequisites: CHE 110 (minimum grade C) or CHE 121 and CHE 131 (minimum grade C for both)
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CHE 115 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A survey of basic general, organic, and biological chemistry. Topics include: dimensional analysis, problem-solving strategies, atomic structure, chemical bonding, reactions, acid-base chemistry, attractive forces, functional groups, structure/reactions of major macromolecules, and metabolism.
Prerequisites: AFL 085, and AFM 094 or MAT 105 or MAT 120 (minimum grade C for all), or appropriate placement test scores
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CHE 121 General Chemistry 1
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A general chemistry course for science majors. Topics include: measurement systems; composition, properties, and reactions of elements and compounds; states of matter; atomic structure and bonding; and solution chemistry.
Prerequisites: High School Chemistry (within three years, minimum grade B) or CHE 100 or CHE 110 (minimum grade C for both) and MAT 121 or AFM 097 (minimum grade C for both), and AFL 085 (minimum grade C), or appropriate placement test scores
Corequisites: CHE 131
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CHE 122 General Chemistry 2
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A continuation of CHE 121. Topics include: kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, acid-base and solubility equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemistry of transition elements.
Prerequisites: CHE 121 and CHE 131 (minimum grade C for both) and MAT 125 or MAT 151 or MAT 153 (minimum grade C for all)
Corequisites: Take CHE-132
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CHE 131 General Chemistry 1 Lab
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies CHE 121.
Prerequisites: High School Chemistry (within 3 years, minimum grade B), or CHE 100 or CHE 110 (minimum grade C for both), and MAT 121 or AFM 097 (minimum grade C for both), and AFL 085 (minimum grade C), or appropriate placement test scores
Corequisites: CHE 121
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CHE 132 General Chemistry 2 Lab
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies CHE 122.
Prerequisites: CHE 121 and CHE 131 (minimum grade C for both)
Corequisites: CHE 122
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

CHE 198 First Year Special Topics in Chemistry
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Chemistry, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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CHE 199 First Year Independent Project in Chemistry
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Chemistry that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Chemistry faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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CHE 201 Organic Chemistry 1
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

An organic chemistry course for students preparing for science-related employment or additional science education. Topics include: principles of carbon chemistry including bonding, structure, mechanisms, properties, reactions, synthesis, acids, and bases.
Prerequisites: CHE 122 and CHE 132 (minimum grade C for both)
Corequisites: Take CHE-211
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CHE 202 Organic Chemistry 2
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A continuation of CHE 201. Topics include: mass spectrometry; infrared, ultraviolet/visible, and NMR spectroscopies; aromaticity; chemistry of benzene, carboxylic acids, amines, aldehydes, and ketones; and oxidation and reduction.
Prerequisites: CHE 201 and CHE 211 (minimum grade C for both)
Corequisites: Take CHE-212
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

CHE 211 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
2 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 4 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies CHE 201. Laboratory experiences include: general organic laboratory techniques; isolation, purification, and identification of organic compounds; simple synthesis; and determination of unknowns.
Prerequisites: CHE 122 and CHE 132 (minimum grade C for both)
Corequisites: Take CHE-201
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CHE 212 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
2 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 4 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies CHE 202. Laboratory experiences include: simple, complex, and multistep synthesis; and isolation, purification, analysis, and identification of organic compounds.
Prerequisites: CHE 201 and CHE 211 (minimum grade C for both)
Corequisites: Take CHE-202
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CHE 298 Second Year Special Topics in Chemistry
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Chemistry, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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CHE 299 Second Year Independent Project in Chemistry
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Chemistry that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Chemistry faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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CMT Courses

CMT 111 Chemical Technology 1
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental concepts and techniques in chemical technology. Topics include: the chemical technology major at Cincinnati State, career development, professional communication, chemical technicians' roles in industry, using Microsoft Office Suite, industrial/laboratory safety and hygiene, and laboratory statistics.
Prerequisites: None
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CMT 112 Chemical Technology 2
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of CMT 111. Topics include: maintenance, calibration, and use of laboratory glassware and equipment; solution preparation skills; laboratory math and statistics; and using computers for data analysis.
Prerequisites: CMT 111
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CMT 171 Chemical Operator 1
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on the Process Industry and the roles and responsibilities of Process Technicians. Topics include: applied chemistry and physics; process industry equipment; occupational safety; and skills and attitudes needed to succeed as a Process Technician.
Prerequisites: None
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CMT 172 Chemical Operator 2
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of CMT 171, emphasizing chemical systems and operational processes and responsibilities of a Process Technician. Topics include: instrumentation, systems used in process technology operations, process documentation (P&ID's and PFDs), start-up and shut-down requirements, and process operator responsibilities.
Prerequisites: CMT 171
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CMT 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Chemical Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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CMT 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Chemical Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 191
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CMT 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Chemical Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 192
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CMT 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Chemical Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 193
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CMT 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Chemical Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 194
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CMT 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Chemical Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 195
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CMT 198 First Year Special Topics in Chemical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Chemical Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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CMT 199 First Year Independent Project in Chemical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Chemical Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Chemical Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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CMT 220 Analytical Chemistry
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis with emphasis on wet chemical techniques. Topics include: sample preparation; volumetric, gravimetric, electrochemical, and separation methods; and statistical treatment of data.
Prerequisites: CMT 112, CHE 122, and CHE 132
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CMT 230 Chemical Instrumental Analysis
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis. Topics include: instrumental techniques, electrochemistry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and statistical treatment of data.
Prerequisites: CMT 220
Corequisites: CMT 285: Chemical Research
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CMT 285 Chemical Research
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

Students apply knowledge of instrumental analysis to complete an independent research project, including developing a procedure, performing necessary testing, applying statistical techniques, and incorporating the data into a formal report and oral presentation.
Prerequisites: CMT 220
Corequisites: CMT 230: Chemical Instrumental Analysis
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CMT 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Chemical Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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CMT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Chemical Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 291
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CMT 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Chemical Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 292
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CMT 294 Internship 1: Chemical Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 111
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CMT 295 Internship 2: Chemical Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CMT 294
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CMT 298 Second Year Special Topics in Chemical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Chemical Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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CMT 299 Second Year Independent Project in Chemical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Chemical Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Chemical Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Ann Fallon, MS
ann.fallon@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Jennifer Geiger, BS
jennifer.geiger@cincinnatistate.edu

James (Doug) Woodruff, MBA
james.woodruff@cincinnatistate.edu