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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!

Career Development Programs

Our Career Development 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).

 Get started today by registering for an information session!

Adult Diploma Program (ADP)

The Adult Diploma Program (ADP) gives students an opportunity to earn an official high school diploma from the state of Ohio, and an approved industry credential in the program of their choice, from the select programs offered.  The program is free to adults who are over 22 years old, living in Ohio, do not have a diploma or a GED, and have earned the required score on the WorkKeys exam.  In addition to receiving a diploma from the state, certifications are also offered  in a number of program areas. Get started today by registering for an Adult Diploma Information Session with ADP Coordinator:  Diana Gott.  

Personal Enrichment Courses

Courses designed to promote personal growth and development.  Also known as special interest courses focus on leisure activities, hobbies, computers, recreation, fitness and personal development.

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.


Online Courses

A wide range of highly interactive courses are offered. These convenient and affordable courses are delivered by instructors who are experts in their field.


Apprentice Training in Industrial Maintenance, Millwright, Machine Repair, Automatic Screw Machine, Tool & Die, Machinst or Sheet Metal Fabrication is a combination of on-the-job experiences designed to provide the apprentice with the skill and knowledge necessary to function as a journeyman. Contact Ralph Bentley for more information.

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. 22254 

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 Boys Scouts and other designated youth groups. © 2020. The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District. All Rights Reserved.