Adult Diploma Program

The Adult Diploma Program provides job training and an alternate pathway for adults, ages 18 or older, to earn an industry-recognized credential aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand jobs (after passing the WorkKeys, course requirements, and assessments) AND awarded a state-issued high school diploma.

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.

Adult Diploma Program Information

  • Age: Open to adults 18+
  • Diploma Type: State-issued High School Diploma awarded
  • Availability: Available at approved educational institutions throughout the state.
  • 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.

Supplemental Adult Tester Windows

  • Fall end-of-course: Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2023
  • Winter end-of-course: Feb. 5-March 1, 2024

In-Demand Adult Diploma Careers

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Electricians 
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fiber Optic Technician
  • Firefighter 
  • Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Logistics
  • Machining 
  • Manucuring
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Office Technologies
  • Phlebotomy
  • Production Assistant
  • Public Safety
  • Robotics
  • ServSafe/Hospitality
  • State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA)
  • Tower Technician
  • Welding


Last Modified: 6/28/2024 8:45:25 AM