School of Business, Information and Public Service

(567) 661-7280

The School of Business, Information and Public Service offers a broad range of degrees, certificates and courses, providing you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills reflecting the trends of today's employers, market and economy. The School provides expert faculty instruction and latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities. We pride ourselves on preparing students to enter the workforce by keeping close relationships with area employers to ensure that our programs are current and relevant.

Successful completion of a program of study at the College does not guarantee licensure, certification, employment in a relevant occupation, or transferability/admission to other educational institutions or programs.

Interest Cards

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  • Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) interest card – At this time, the interest card application is closed.
    Please check back in September to receive information for the Spring 2021 Academy.
Contact us at (567) 661-7280
Joann Gruner
Chair, Food, Nutrition and Hospitality
(567) 661-7214
Elizabeth (Libby) King
Chair, Business Technologies
(567) 661-2142
Mark King
Chair, Criminal Justice
(567) 661-7439
Richard Ottensman
Chair, Fire Services
(567) 661-2271
Matthew Phillips
Chair, Emergency Services Technology
(567) 661-2140
Michael Pfahl
(567) 661-7280

Contact Advisors
(567) 661-2387
Andreanna Rivera-Perez
Judy Loehrke
Paula Marks
Nicole Nitschke

Co-op and Internship Program

Visit our Co-op and Internship Program to view open positions, read student testimonials, and apply for an internship!

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The scholarships found on this webpage are specific to degrees within the School of Business, Information and Public Services. Although procedures and deadlines vary, many scholarship applications require the student to write an essay. Tips for writing a scholarship essay are available from the Writing Center. Some scholarships through professional organizations may require a membership to apply.

In addition to these scholarships there are a variety local opportunities that offer tuition reimbursement based on academic achievement; and other financial aid programs, scholarships and on-campus employment opportunities available at Owens Community College. For more information, visit the College scholarship website.