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Programs We Offer

Attending classes at the Adult Career Center means joining other motivated adults like you who are committed to improving their lives through career-technical training.  Our focus is on providing short-term training to offer you the certifications and skills employers ask for most.  Whether you are looking to start a new career, improve current job skills, or enhance your daily life, we are here to help!
Admission to our Career Development Programs are open to students 18 years or older who hold a high school diploma or GED and are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce or start a new career. These requirements may be waived if the student is enrolling in a specially designated program such as the Adult Diploma Program (ADP) or programs designed to enhance a high school students’ credential attainment. All exceptions may require proper documentation and prior administrative approval.

Career Development Programs

Programs are designed to educate students for the purpose of job entry or job advancement. Many of these programs are full-time, and all offer industry credentials and certifications upon completion. All our Career Development Programs are approved by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Adult Diploma Program (ADP)


This program provides job training and a new pathway for adults who are serious about earning a high school diploma and industry credentials aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand careers. This program is FREE to those who qualify.

  • Earn a certification(s) and a state of Ohio high school diploma.

  • Receive extensive job training in selected industries: culinary, health& beauty; healthcare, and manufacturing.
  • Must be 22 years of age or older and living in the state of Ohio.
  • Must take the WorkKeys assessment and attain a program-specific score.

Personal Enrichment Courses

Courses designed to promote personal growth and development.  We provide personal enrichment courses (subject to instructor availibility and enrollment numbers)  in Automotive, Building Trades, Cooking & Baking, Culinary, Health & Beauty, and Manufacturing


Continuing Education Courses

Courses designed to assist in the development of knowledge and skills to maintain one's current professional occupation.  Also known as skills enhancement courses.


Need Help With Your Career Path?

Not sure what career is right for you? Feel free to contact our counselor for assistance with your career exploration!

440-774-1051 Ext. 22279

Important Note!

Career Development Program graduates must attend 90% of scheduled classes and have satisfactorily completed all required coursework in order to receive a certificate of completion.

The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. © 2021. The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District. All Rights Reserved.