Thank you for your interest in the Wayne County Schools Career Center! We are pleased that you are exploring all the career and educational opportunities we offer and look forward to assisting you in the process. With Adult & Community Education at WCSCC you can:

  • Change careers or develop new skills! Acquire the confidence, expertise, and professionalism necessary to excel.
  • Stay ahead of the competition! Earn critical business & industry certifications, credentials, and required licenses.
  • Get the attention you deserve! Instructors provide individualized assistance and coaching needed to achieve personal success.

 

Mission and Vision

Our Mission: Provide knowledge, skill development, and experiences necessary for a lifetime of personal and professional growth.

Our Vision: Using compassion, respect, and teamwork, we make WCSCC a great place to work and learn.

 

Course Catalog

Click here to download the 2020-2021 course catalog.

 

Adult Education Office Hours

The Adult Education office is opeMonday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

Current Adult Education Handbook

 

Additional Addendums:

 

Plans:

 

Part-time student information/welcome page

Click here for welcome/information page

 

Accreditation

Adult and Community Education, WCSCC, is accredited with Council on Occupation Education, (COE) 7840 Rosewell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org. COE is a national accreditor with specific focus on quality and integrityin career and technical education. As a member of the University System of Ohio, WCSCC is governed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. 

 

Remind app/text

Sign up to get text, email or push notification (with smartphone app) for morning and/or evening school cancellations or postponements. Click here for instructions.

 

Graduate Transcript Request

If you are a graduate of the Wayne County Schools Career Center Adult Education and need your transcript sent to another institution, click here. Please print and complete the form and return it to us along with the $3 transcript request fee.

You may mail the form to us at: WCSCC, 518 West Prospect Street, Smthville OH 44677 or fax it to us at: 330-669-7071.

 

Financial Aid

Sources of financial aid available to those who qualify are:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Stafford Student and PLUS Loans
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
  • Trade Readjustment Act (TRA)
  • Veterans Assistance (VA)
  • Interest-free Payment Agreement

 

Students who have completed a program at the Wayne County Schools Career Center within the last five (5) years, will be granted a $250 scholarship towards a full-time program. Documentation of the previously completed program will be required

 

Additional Policies and Procedures

Additional information such as payment policy, school closings, etc. can be found on our Adult Education Policies and Additional Information Page

 

Career Evaluation & Counseling

Do you ever feel like you could do anything if you only knew what you wanted to "be"? What career direction would be the best fit for your skills and interests? Do you want to know what major to take in college so you don't waste valuable dollars? 

Discover your top career interest areas and identify your best career options based on labor markets statistic, your current skills, personality traits, and interests. Costs vary depending on assessment package selected.

Call 330-669-7073 or email Katie Wiggam for individual counseling and assessments available.

 

The National Career Readiness Certificate: Assuring job readiness through basic skill attainment.  

The National Career Readiness Certificate is based on passing ACT’s WorkKeys® basic skills assessments in the areas of reading, locating information and mathematics. ACT has generated a database with occupational scores based on job profiling which can then be matched to an individual’s National Career Readiness Certificate scores. The certificates are awarded in three categories:

Bronze Level signifies an individual has scored at least a Level 3 in each of the three core areas (Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information) and has the necessary foundational skills for 35 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.

Silver Level signifies an individual has scored at least a Level 4 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 65 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.

Gold Level signifies an individual has scored at least a Level 5 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundation skills for 90 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.

Level scores can be used by employers for selection, promotion, or other individual high-stakes purposes. The scores are designed to be used with the WorkKeys job profiling process for employee selection and promotion decisions and to compare to occupational profiles available on ACT’s website.

 

National Career Readiness Credential/WorkKeys Testing FAQ

Ordering Your National Career Readiness Certificate from ACT

 

Professional Development Workshops

Participate in a variety of personal and professional growth opportunities to maximize your image, communication and organizational savvy. 

  • Adults enjoy a safe, dynamic, and caring environment where they are encouraged to succeed
  • Get connected!  Network with adults who share similar goals, interests, and talents that can link you to career opportunities
  • Be job ready!  Dedicated staff provides personalized attention and support to improve study habits, communication skills, and overall employability

 

Job Seeking Skills

In most of our skill training programs, you will also learn how to network, dress for success, identify and market your skills, prepare an up-to-date resume, cover letter, business card, participate in mock interviews, and more!

 

Externships

Through Externships, students increase confidence and gain valuable, related work experience and references, as well as showcasing the knowledge and skills acquired from their training. Area employers provide unpaid work experience, of educational value, to adults completing an office, medical, or industrial full-time program, while tackling important work projects, trying out potential new employees, and investing in tomorrow’s workforce.

Contact Josi Weaver-Kranz, Externship Coordinator at 330-669-7070, Ext 6013, for more information!

 

Job Placement

“Job-ready” adult students (those who have completed Job Seeking Skills) and alumni receive and develop job leads. Job Placement focuses on positions in the computer, office, accounting, medical office, medical assisting, and welding or industrial employment fields. The program is quick, easy-to-use, confidential, and has no obligation. Graduates may contact Josi Weaver-Kranz at 330-669-7070, Ext. 6013.

 

Continued Help To Achieve Successful Employment (CHASE)

  • Refresh your job seeking skills
  • Refine your interviewing skills
  • Keep motivated throughout your job search
  • Grow your list of networking contacts

        Prerequisite: Job Seeking Skills
 

Certificate & Career Portfolio

Upon completion of the following programs students qualify for graduation and a Career Portfolio.

  • Administrative Office Professional
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Medical Assisting
  • Practical Nursing
  • Law Enforcement Training Academy

Adult & Community Education placement exceeds the state target.

 

Staff Credentials

Click here to view or download our Adult Education Staff Credentials

 

Withdrawal and Refund Policy 

If it is necessary to withdraw from skill training, notify your Career Services Advisor or instructor immediately by telephone or in person, then formally in writing. The refund process will begin automatically, without a request from the student.  If you have completed 80% or more of your program, you may be eligible for a WCSCC Adult Education Certificate. Any classes for which you have not completed the required coursework will be recorded on your transcript as “Incomplete.” A request to withdraw after orientation but before the 1st day of class will result in a $100.00 processing fee.

 

Refunds

The following chart outlines the program costs incurred upon withdrawal. Students will not be charged for unissued books or unused supplies/fees.

 

Processing

Withdrawal processing will begin when the AE Office is notified of student’s decision, or a student has been absent and non-responsive for a period of 10 days. The refund process will begin automatically, without a request from the student, at this time.  Once notified of any refund, please allow three weeks for processing. Your institutional fees owed may be lowered if funded through the U.S. Department of Education or an outside funding agency. Withdrawal guidelines may vary by agency for other funding sources. Refer specific questions to the Financial Aid Clerk. Additional notes:

  • Withdrawal date is the last day of attendance
  • Processing may take up to 45 days and another three weeks to receive a refund check if owed
  • Students with outstanding balances will not be eligible to register for additional classes until balance is paid in full 

 

Withdrawal Request Date                                                                                        Charge

After orientation and before 1st  day of class                                                                     $100.00 processing fee

0 – 5% of course hours                                                                                                                 5% of Tuition

6 – 10% of course hours                                                                                                              10% of Tuition

11 – 20% of course hours                                                                                                            20% of Tuition

21 – 30% of course hours                                                                                                            30% of Tuition

31 – 40% of course hours                                                                                                            40% of Tuition

41 – 50% of course hours                                                                                                            50% of Tuition

51 – 60% of course hours                                                                                                            60% of Tuition

≥ 61% of course hours                                                                                                                100% of Tuition

 

Definitions

Clock hour school

The way the Title IV is disbursed is different based on the Federal Guidelines for the type of school. Semester schools and clock-hour schools have separate requirements. WCSCC is a clock- hour school. Daily attendance and the hours a student is in school are tracked to determine the Title IV aid.

 

Overpayments

The term used by the Department of Education to refer to any Title IV funding that must be returned by a student. It occurs when a student has received more money than they are entitled to receive. This can happen because a payment period is for a full period of time noted in the chart below. If a student has not completed at least 60% of the payment period hours, it triggers calculations that may lead to an overpayment due back by the student to the Department of Education.

 

Payment Period

A payment period is how the Department of Education defines eligibility for Title IV fund disbursements. At the end of your payment period, both your attendance (must be a minimum of 90%) and grades (must average a minimum of 73% or 2.0), are verified to assure Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The timing of your disbursement is determined by the school and estimated on your Financial Aid Notification.

 

Federal Student Aid (FSA)

FSA includes all Title IV funds: Pell grants and Federal Stafford Loans and FSEOG.

 

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are available in the Financial Aid Office. Any student not registered to vote is encouraged to pick up a form, complete it, and send it to the Secretary of State.