April 2021

Spotlight on Murphie Rambo

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Join us as we welcome Murphie Rambo to the Zane State College family! She has accepted the Recruitment Coordinator position, effective Monday, March 8, 2021. Murphie has her Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Science from Ohio University. Murphie joins us with extensive marketing, web design and customer service experience with her most recent position held at Vance Outdoors. Welcome!

Decision Day and Scholarship Deadline!

College Decision Day is May 1.
Have your students selected their college of choice?

Click here to fill out the FREE and easy application now!

Scholarships – Deadline May 1!!

Click here to visit our Scholarships web page and learn more about each opportunity listed below.

Academic Award eligibility has been restructured. This scholarship now awarded to graduating high school seniors with an ACT composite score of 21 or higher AND a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. The scholarship is for half tuition scholarship for three consecutive semesters and can be used in addition to grants and community scholarships. Students must enroll the same calendar year as graduation. 

Students who do not qualify for the Academic Award Scholarship but have a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA may apply for a ZSC Foundation Scholarship. Foundation scholarships can be used in addition to grants and community scholarships and are usually awarded for fall and spring semesters. 

A list of community scholarships is also available on our scholarships page.

Want to meet with someone to discuss scholarship options? Click here to set up an appointment. 

Money Monday!

Please join us for Money Monday on Monday, April 19th, from 2 to 5 p.m. in our beautiful, new Student Lounge located in College Hall on the Zanesville Campus.

Apply for the 2021-22 aid year and set yourself up for financial success!

Apply for ZSC Academic Award and Foundation Scholarships.

Get the information and resources you need to start and perfect your personal statement.

Get help with your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Students must have a completed FAFSA on file to qualify for scholarships.)

This socially-distanced event lets potential and current students apply for scholarships and get help with financial aid.

Space is limited so save your seat by emailing foundation@zanestate.edu.

FAFSA Assistance

Just a reminder that the FAFSA is open for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Financial Aid staff is just a phone call or email away if students need assistance with the FAFSA. You may reach Stacy Bernard at 740.588.1357 or sbernard@zanestate.edu  or Jody Burchett at 740.588.1277 or jburchett@zanestate.edu.

Spotlight on Business Programs



You will learn to perform accounting functions, record and verify transactions, prepare payrolls, monitor inventory, prepare financial statements, and analyze financial information. Emphasis is placed on both manual and computer accounting programs with the student learning accounting packages along with word processing and spreadsheet software. Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations (bls.gov). Graduates are employed as bookkeepers, auditors, tax preparers, compilers of financial information, cost accountants, and financial analysts.

Accounting and Bookkeeping Certificate

In as little as a year, you can invest in yourself and earn an Accounting and Bookkeeping certificate. If you want to get started in a career in the accounting field, you can gain the industry knowledge used across the globe. Gain the skills and confidence so you have the knowledge to compute and classify data for financial records. If you decide to continue on, you’re halfway done with College’s Accounting degree. Median hourly wage is $18/hour. After completing the certificate, you will be qualified for these jobs: Account Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, and Accounts Payable Specialist

Business Management

Be prepared to take on a management position or create a business plan to open your own company. Learn a wide range of skills and perspectives in the business industry so you can get your point across and help your company thrive. Interrelate all the knowledge you gain at the end of this program in a small business management capstone course. Opportunities abound for real-world experience, including internships. Students take courses that encompass: technical knowledge, computer software applications, economic principles, management practices, understanding human behavior, and realization of social responsibilities and influences. Graduates are employed as small business owner, supervisor, sales representative office, manager, human resource assistant, customer service representative, and insurance agent.


Culinary Arts

If you like to be in the kitchen, working with your hands, and creating delicious dishes, this may be the program for you. Train in a professional quality kitchen lab, learning everything from proper meat preparation to crafting classic desserts—even having a chance to serve hundreds of people at events like ZSC’s Ethnic Food Fair. Learn all of the skills you need for the food service industry, from menu planning to accounting, taught by experienced faculty. Employment opportunities include: restaurants, private clubs, hotels, schools, hospitals, cafeterias, and extended care facilities.


If you’re looking to be your own boss and create your own business, this is your program. Small businesses are a large part of Ohio’s economy. People with an entrepreneur mind are needed to keep businesses diverse and interesting. Entrepreneurship might be for you if: you thrive on challenges, you’re good at problem-solving, you enjoy working with people, you are willing to take risks to succeed, and/or you like to think outside the box.

Healthcare Management

This program is ideal if you want to manage or supervise the business aspects of a healthcare business. This may be in a hospital, physician’s office, assisted living, or long-term care facilities. This degree provides an education in the management or administration path in the healthcare field, with a foundation of medical courses including medical terminology, the healthcare system, and healthcare information management. The business specific courses include principles of management, organizational behavior, financial management, and human resources management. Management of medical records, medical reports, and data interpretation for the medical field are key processes in managing a medical facility.

Human Resources Management

A company’s most important resource is its employees. Keeping employees in all positions satisfied is necessary to make sure business runs smoothly. Learn to administer benefits, participate in the hiring process, and bridge the gap between support and managerial staff. Classes include: staffing and employment functions, strategic compensations, labor relations, and cultural diversity for human resources. Employment opportunities include: manufacturing, banking, retail, education, non-profit, and health services.  In 2016, the average salary of a HR Manager was $59,530 according to Payscale.com.

Marketing Management

Develop a range of business marketing skills and perspectives of the industry so you can get your point across and help a company thrive. Opportunities in business to business, consumer, and non-profit marketing are wide spread. Program classes include: marketing, retail management, principles of professional sales, advertising, and graphic design. Learn the ins and outs of marketing and be ready to help businesses succeed. Career opportunities include: advertising, sales, media buying, communications, market research, social media, and special event planning.

Real Estate

The key to someone’s new home may be the key to your future. Obtain the skills you need for a successful real estate career in this exciting program. Learn about all facets of the industry, including buying, selling, appraising, developing, and managing real estate, with classes in market analysis, real estate law, real estate finance, brokerage, appraising, economics, and accounting. Graduates are poised to take the State of Ohio Real Estate License Exam, and be prepared for career opportunities such as real estate agent, analyst, broker assistant, real estate appraiser, and leasing agent.

Real Estate Certificate

In about four months, learn to rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Upon completing the four courses, you will be prepared to take the State of Ohio Real Estate License Exam.

Campus Visit Opportunities

We have something for everyone!

Walk-In Wednesdays

Come see us soon! Want some free shades to brighten your day? Come talk with our admissions team at Walk-In Wednesday and get a free pair of Zane State College sunglasses! No appointment needed!

Career Exploration Admissions Visit—Virtual or In-Person

Not sure about what major you should choose or what career path you should take? Talk with Zane State’s admissions experts and explore career fields, lifestyles, and salaries through a fun and interactive assessment activity. Plan to spend an hour during this engaging, one-on-one conversation. Leave feeling confident and ready for your future. Click here to register!

Campus Tours

Schedule now for your opportunity to tour our beautiful campus led by one of our amazing students. Click here to set up your tour.

Upcoming Campus Events

April 20 – Medical Lab Technician Week

April 21 – Mid-East Buffalo Wildlife Visit

May 3 – Rapid Acceptance Day for our Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Applied Science

May 4 – Women in STEM Day

May 5 – Public Service Open House

Free Summer Bridge Program

The TRIO Student Support Services Summer Bridge Program is designed to help students transition smoothly to Zane State College. The SSS Summer Bridge will set students up for continuous success in College. The Summer Bridge program is 100% free to all participants and runs from June 1 through July 1 (Monday through Thursday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students will have the chance to improve skills in foundational subjects covered by select courses, such as mathematics (MATH 0995) and reading and writing instruction (ENGL 0980).

Opportunities for tours, games, and social development activities are offered all at no cost to students. Lunch is provided.

To register, email trio@zanestate.edu.

Summer Classes at ZSC

Summer Session

This summer, we will be delivering our courses in online and remote learning formats. We offer Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) and Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG) courses—guaranteed to transfer to Ohio’s public colleges and universities. Take courses this summer to get a head start! Our courses are convenient and they align with the needs of future employers. Our tutoring services are completely free, and we also offer after-hours tech support. Prepare for tomorrow with the right education today. Let’s move forward together. Classes begin May 24 and June 21! Click here to view the catalog!

Interested in Submitting Information in the Next Monado Messenger?

Contact Murphie Rambo at 740.588.5000 or mrambo@zanestate.edu