The Adult Diploma Program (ADP) 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.

While the program is offered at no cost to students, there are required commitments the student must fulfill to participate and continue enrollment in the program.

  1. Potential Adult Diploma students will receive an introduction to the program and Medina County Career Center’s Adult Education Center. They will be assessed using the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education) to determine placement in the program, open OMJ and Ohio SAFE Accounts, complete enrollment paperwork and individually conference with an Adult Education staff member in regards to testing results, goal setting and career planning.
  2. Prior to admission into one of the approved Medina County Career Center Adult Diploma Courses, a student must pass each section of the Work Keys testing (Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents). Each program offered has its own Work Keys minimum score for enrollment.
    The Medina County Career Center has identified the following programs as eligible Adult Diploma Courses*:

    Program Total Clock Hours
    Phlebotomy Technician 88
    State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) 87
    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 600
    Medical Office Administrative Assistant (MOAA) 600
    Dental Assisting 740

    *Course availability is subject to change.
    *Some Adult Diploma Program eligible programs are NOT eligible for Federal Student Aid.
    *Work Keys cut scores are available and discussed during counseling at orientation.

  3. Tutoring support is available from Project Learn – Contact 330-723-1314 for additional information
  4. Students enrolled in the Adult Diploma Program are required to adhere to all enrollment and program-specific policies as stated in the MCCC Student Handbook and/or Program Handbook.
  5. Part-time students will take the Work Keys assessment prior to enrollment; proof of tutoring, if recommended, is required prior to scheduling the test.
  6. An applicant who does not meet or exceed the required Work Keys scores for their recommended program may request a retest of the section(s) in which the applicant did not obtain a passing score. Retesting can occur up to three (3) times before additional remediation would be required for advancement through the Adult Diploma Programming. Special testing services may be provided for individuals with special needs, with acceptable documentation.
  7. Once the student has enrolled in one of the ADP approved courses, they must complete the required clock hours as well as complete the required credential exam for the course, in order to be eligible for their High School Diploma. The program provides a one-time credential test fee. If a student fails the credential exam, they may test again per the program guidelines, at the student’s cost.
  8. If a student drops-out of their chosen ADP credential program, or does not maintain proper attendance per program guidelines, there is a six-month waiting period for re-entry into the program. Students may appeal to the Director of Adult Education in cases of extenuating circumstances.
  9. Upon meeting all the above requirements, including proper completion of the program approved course and passing the credential exam, the student will then be eligible to receive their High School Diploma issued by the State Department of Education.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please visit: and