Adult Diploma Program

The Adult Diploma Program provides job training and a new pathway for adults, ages 22 or older, to earn a high school diploma AND industry credentials aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand jobs.

What makes this program different from a traditional high school setting is the delivery of instruction to adults. Instead of measuring academic achievement through clock hours, seat time or credits earned, the focus is on a competency-based approach that provides a self-paced option. Once competencies have been learned, adults then demonstrate mastery of skill. Each eligible adult works with the provider to create a customized student success plan.

Where is the Adult Diploma Program Available?

Adult Diploma Program Information

Age

Open to adults 22+

Diploma Type

State-issued High School Diploma awarded

Availability

Available at approved educational institutions throughout the state. For more information, go to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Ohio-Options-for-Adult-Diploma/Adult-Diploma-Program

Testing

Students do not have to pass the OGT/Proficiency test; however, they are required to pass the ACT WorkKeys.

Duration

Program duration depends on the length of the credential program.

Requirements

No minimum number of High School credits required

Best for...

Best for adults seeking to enter in-demand job fields such as STNA, EMT, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, CDL, IT support services.

 

In-Demand Adult Diploma Careers

  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 
  • Bus Drivers 
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers 
  • Dental Assistants 
  • Electricians 
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 
  • Financial Managers 
  • General and Operations Managers 
  • Healthcare Social Workers 
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 
  • Information Security Analysts 
  • Light Truck or Delivery Drivers 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 
  • Office Clerks 
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants 
  • Sales Managers 
  • Social Workers 
  • Installers 
  • Tellers

 

Last Modified: 8/31/2016 2:03:21 PM