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Adult Diploma Program Decreases Age Requirement

(MARIETTA, OH) Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has reduced the age requirement from 22 to 20 years old for the Adult Diploma Program. This program provides a pathway available to any Ohio resident age 20 or older without a high school diploma. It gives the student a route to earn an ODE-issued high school diploma through three academic assessments called WorkKeys, in addition to receiving free training/credentialing for in-demand jobs through Adult Tech at the Washington County Career Center. This is all offered at no cost to the student.

Students do not need to pass the OGT/Proficiency test, and no minimum number of High School credits are required.

Students can select from the following programs available at the Washington County Career Center – Adult Technical Training:

CDL Class A

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Medical Assistant


State Tested Nursing Assistant (S.T.N.A.)


Tony Huffman, WCCC superintendent, commented, “In a state of approximately 11 million people, Ohio has over 1 million and Washington County has over 6,000 residents who do not have a high school diploma due to drop out. The Adult Diploma Program is a free two-for-one in that simultaneously, the individual earns both a certificate of completion/workforce credential and their high school diploma. It’s an amazing opportunity for any local Ohio non-high school graduate resident age 20 or older. Give us a call to find out more.”

For more information on the ASPIRE Adult Diploma Program, visit or call 1.740.885.5990. The Washington County Career Center is located at 21740 State Route 676 in Marietta, Ohio.

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