Adult Diploma Program

The Adult Diploma Program is a state issued high school diploma program approved through the Ohio Department of Education. 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.  For more information, please visit the Ohio Department of Education.

 Essential Office Technologies

Offered at Holmes County Library, 3102 Glen Dr, Millersburg, OH 44654

Program Objectives

  • Provide a program that includes both instruction and practice that is appropriate to help students who successfully complete, obtain a high school diploma.
  • Prepare those who successfully complete to sit for certification exam.
  • Provide the student with a pathway to higher education.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in computer and online skills, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, data entry, telephone order entry, telephone customer service, bank deposit and reconciliation, and Google Apps.
  • Prepare to sit for certification.
  • Provide adults age 22 and older, who do not have a diploma or GED, the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma.

Program Cost:

This is at no cost if the student successfully completes and obtains program requirements.

This 150-hour program will provide Microsoft Word, Level 1; Microsoft Excel, Level 1; knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint; Gmail; Google Drive; Google Docs; Google Calendar; Google Sheets; data entry; telephone order entry and customer service-telephone; bank deposit and reconciliation; and general office skills.

ACT WorkKeys is a requirement of this program. The three WorkKeys assessments (Applied Math; Graphic Literacy; Workplace Documents) must have a minimum score of a 3 in math with an overall score of 13 is required for Adult Diploma Program students.

Course Hours: 150

  • Microsoft Word:  30 hours
  • Microsoft Excel:  40 hours
  • Microsoft PowerPoint:  10 hours
  • Digital Literacy:  Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, Computer Applications:  10 hours
  • Google Apps:  Google Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets: 20 hours
  • OPAC Customer Service, Banking, Clerical:  40 hours 

Certifications 

  • Certiport Microsoft Office: Word Specialist - required
  • Certiport Microsoft Office: Excel Specialist
  • OPAC Clerical: Alphabetic Filing
  • OPAC Clerical: Spelling
  • OPAC Keyboarding/Data Entry: Data Entry (Vendor, and/or Inventory, and/or Invoice)*
  • OPAC Keyboarding/Data Entry: Keyboarding
  • OPAC Keyboarding/Data Entry: Keyboarding 2
  • OPAC Customer Service: Telephone Order Entry
  • OPAC Customer Service: Customer Service-Telephone
  • OPAC Financial: Bank Deposit - required
  • OPAC Financial: Bank Reconciliation *

* Either/or required

 Phlebotomy Technologies

Offered at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, 1783 S.R. 60, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Program Objectives

The objectives of the phlebotomy program are to:

  1. Provide a program that includes both instruction and practice that is appropriate to help students obtain entry-level skills as a phlebotomist.
  2. Provide a program which advisory committee members review so that industry guidelines and practices are maintained.
  3. Support the profession of a phlebotomist by preparing graduates who are competent in the skill of phlebotomy as a skilled member of a health care team.
  4. Prepare graduates to successfully complete the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the profession of phlebotomy to accurately perform the appropriate pre-analytical processes of laboratory testing.
  2. Demonstrate and adhere to HIPPA, infection control, and safety standards.
  3. Present the soft skills (ie. professional attitudes, conduct, and dress) that are necessary for obtaining and maintaining gainful employment in the healthcare community.
  4. Meet requirements set forth in this program to take the National Healthcareer Association certifying examination for Phlebotomy Technicians, minimum of 90% attendance, GPA of minimum 73%, and the ACT WorkKeys minimums as noted above.Pass Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Program Cost:

This is at no cost if the student successfully completes and obtains program requirements.

This program is designed to educate the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomist in a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office. Phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of samples required for laboratory analysis, i.e. blood, stool, urine, etc.

The program consists of 100 classroom hours, held at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center and 100 externship-training hours held at assigned off-site medical facilities.  Participants cannot pass this class without completing all 200 hours of the program with a minimum attendance of 90% and minimum of 73% GPA.  (In some cases, that will require up to a three-week leave of absence from work in order to complete the externship requirement).

ACT WorkKeys is a requirement of this program.  The three WorkKeys assessments (Applied Math; Graphic Literacy; Workplace Documents)  must have a minimum score of a 3 in math with an overall score of 13 is required.

The Adult Diploma Program students must be 22 years of age or older, and for the purpose of obtaining a high school diploma approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is qualified to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination.  Passing this certification test earns the student national certification as a phlebotomy technician from NHA and is a requirement of the program.

Start Date

September 25, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Admission Requirements

Individuals must NOT have any previous or pending disqualifying offenses

 

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