Learn to Earn

Get a jump on a career in a high-demand field with Learn to Earn

Earn college credits through Stark State College Credit Plus (CCP) courses that lead to a certificate for a high-demand job in

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Automotive
  • Welding
  • Precision Machining and CNC Programming

It’s simple. It’s free. And you can finish it while you’re still in high school. Earn your high school diploma and an industry-recognized credential and get working. Then you’re also set to use the free college credits you’ve earned toward a Stark State certificate or associate degree to further your career.

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

See your high school guidance counselor to complete these steps

  • select the option that’s right for you
  • fill out an application
  • submit your high school transcript
  • share your placement or ACT scores

With your diploma and certificate you may apply for entry-level positions in your field and/or apply for scholarships at Stark State and use your free credits toward a certificate or an associate degree

Computer Technology
Help Desk and Computer User Support

Prepares you for CompTIA A+ and Network Plus certificate exams


  • Introduction to Computer Networking
  • Microsoft Client Operating System
  • Microsoft Networking I
  • PC Upgrade and Maintenance
  • Help Desk and Computer Support Specialist

Microsoft Office

Prepares you for Microsoft Office Specialist certificate exams


  • Computer Applications – Word
  • Computer Applications – PowerPoint
  • Computer Applications – Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook

HVACR Technology

Prepares you for Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 2 certificate exam


  • HVACR Principles I
  • HVACR Principles II
  • HVACR Field Installation Techniques and Procedures

Automotive Technology
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Prepares you for Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certificate exam


  • Automotive Technical Skills
  • Automotive Systems and Engine Technology
  • Engine Diagnosis and Major Service
  • Vehicle Chassis Systems
  • Automotive Electrical and Accessory Systems
  • Automotive HVAC Systems

Applied Industrial Technology
3G Welding Certification Exam Preparation

Prepares you for American Welding Society Certified Welder certificate exam


  • Principles of Welding
  • Welding Laboratory
  • 3G Welding Certification Exam Preparatory

Applied Industrial Technology
Precision Machining and CNC Programming

Prepares you for NIMS Machining Level 1 certificate exam


  • Machine Tools
  • Advanced Machine Tools
  • Computer Numerical Control

These pathways are currently aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Industry Credential and Workforce Readiness Graduation Pathway.